Fiat 500 vs MINI Cooper Ridestory

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Fiat 500 vs. MINI Cooper

John Montgomery, President of Lancia Unlimited, recently delivery of an exclusive, factory-numbered 500 which he ordered during year’s Fiat FreakOut . the Lancia Unlimited car club’s meet which was held at the Mansion in North Carolina.

is John’s 7th Fiat, hence he Prima Edizione production One of the three unique colors, was selected over brilliant red or gray since white the lines better. The car has with big side stripes, emblazoned an unmistakable 500 like the contrasting found on an old fashioned black and striped prison uniform.

makes you wonder if John is adjusting to life on the automotive since Fiats have locked away from on our shores for nearly 30 years.

renegades hoped for Fiat s

Ironically, the Fiat Lancia car club is 28 years old. started as a renegade gang of who in the early days called “Fiat Lancia Underground”, aptly named since had just departed North

“FLU” endured almost decades of obscurity and isolation Fiat bid arrivederci here. We are the Nelson Mandela of car clubs, quips. Several hundred enthusiasts hung on, imprisoned on the of the North American market clinging to the faint hope Fiat may return one day. In Fiat returned back to European based roots to itself, building landmark like the Fiat Panda, and Lancia Delita.

When patriarch Giovanni Agnelli away in 2003, a young accountant named Sergio was appointed by the Agnelli family to what many thought be it’s certain decline.

As near death experience on in 2004, Sergio “the and his team went to work to a dramatic turnaround that once again put Fiat in the driver’s seat of manufacturing Over the next decade, won the lion’s share of F1 constructors F1 team driver titles and Rally championships, honing technological skills that eventually trickle down to the Group brands. The cars getting much better and the Group once again strong as they honed trade, not only with Maserati and Alfa Romeo, but holdings like Iveco, New Tractor, Case and Kobelco machinery and Teksid, the world s engine block manufacturer.

All this technology trickles to the core of every house that s why the new Fiat 500 is packed dozens of high tech that clearly point into the Italian car food

Will MINI’s Cooper to dominate?

Meanwhile, Mini spent the last decade the trail in America and the world a small car that is nimble, and fun not to mention capable of turning all on the street corner. Since most auto manufacturers sought to find that holy grail chemistry made Mini king of the car kingdom.

The 2 year old Chrysler/Fiat is the key that has unlocked the door North American Fiat Mini’s well worn makes it easy for the Fiat 500 to sporting a near 25% price over the now ballooning Cooper. is just one of the newly released American Fiat enthusiast that knows he’s got a car fully capable of nipping at the of it’s BMW progenitor right out of the

The little Fiat is still the renegade; not only European Car of the in 2008, it’s refined and for this market. Fiat itself again on these with a slick, high package that’s so damn it spins heads like a Adding to 16 new Chrysler products in the two years, Sergio is wasting no rolling out the Fiat 500 variants. The 101 HP 500 in early 2011 with models; Pop, Sport and all featuring the patented multi-air train technology.

Just a few months later the Convertible was launched, making it the expensive drop top on the market.

500 vs. JCW MINI

Sergio The Boss” is not done yet by any means. The first USA version Abarth 500 ultra rocket will be ready for July 1st, 2011. availability for the Abarth will be quarter of 2012.

A hell “A” segment car with 170 HP and a six speed box surely put the Fiat mob into lock down and certainly the chains of posh and pampered buyers. Take note BMW America, that new JCW Mini be good, because just time hardened Fiat don t take prisoners.

John a catalog of talking points while serving time) the virtues of owning a Fiat 500 compared to the MINI Cooper. quite a list that change your mind if thinking about buying a Cooper.

Compare Fiat 500 and BMW Cooper

• The Fiat 500 base MSRP is $4600 less than the base BMW Mini

• Fiat 500 has a 5 star European rating for driver passenger Mini has a 4 star rating on passenger safety.

• Fiat has aerodynamic CD; Fiat. 35, base 37, Cooper S. 39

• Fiat base weight is 352 less than the Mini s weight.

• Fiat s maximum capacity is 970 lbs. 154 lbs more Mini s 816 lbs.

• Fiat s ft. turning radius is 3 foot than the Mini s 38 ft.

• The Fiat s clearance is 4.1 inches; the base s is 5.5 . The Fiat puts you 1.4 closer to

• Fiat has lower insurance than the Mini yet same 4 years, 50K miles.

• Fiat has 3 36K free maintenance, includes car and is transferable!

• Fiat has twice the of USA/Canadian content Fiat s is made in Michigan. The Mini is 35% UK, 25%

• Fiat parts prices lower in price than BMW parts.

Exterior Interior

• Fiat offers 14 exterior but only two are $500 extra. offers 10 but 7 of them are $500

• The Fiat is taller overall more upright seating for better road view the Mini.

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• Fog lights on Fiat Sport are standard. Fog lights for base cost $250.

• The Fiat has fixed glass sunroof Mini has no such thing.

• s electric sunroof is an $850 The Mini sunroof option $1000.

• The Fiat has quieter DBA level at idle and at speed on the

• The Fiat has lower emissions the Mini as well as lowest in Fiat leads Europe in low vehicles.

• The Fiat Bi-Halogen use the very latest hi-tech

• The Fiat has more percentage of within the wheelbase devoted to room.

• Fiat drivers fit up to the percentile adult, up to 6 2 without headliner.

• Drivers up to 6 5 fit well in the 500 the sunroof option (which 2 headroom.)

• Fiat rear passengers cover a 70th up to 5 9 without bumping liner.

• The has more rear seat leg Fiat 32.2 , Mini has .

• The Fiat 500 has 6.5 cubic foot space, more than the s 5.7 cu. ft.

• The Fiat has a longer luggage w/ seats upright, even it s shorter outside.

• The Fiat 500 has a luggage floor with the folded down too!

• The holds 30 cu. ft. of cargo w/ seats down; the base Mini 24 cu. ft.

• The Fiat base front seat has storage compartment seat cushion. Mini not.

• Fiat s centralized pod bezel is directly in front of the not on Mini.

• Fiat drivers do not to tilt their head to see the controls, only look

• The Fiat center armrest is the Mini center armrest is a option.

• Fiat offers seats mirrors for less Mini s $750 cold combo package.

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• Fiat a security system as standard, a Mini option.

• Fiat Me interactive link has steering controls USB port. The system read your text out loud.

• Fiat s Blue Me is $400 option, a similar (with Navigation) is a $1750 on the Mini.

• The Fiat has Eco-Drive , a down application to review driving and minimize your carbon

Performance Safety Comparison:

• mileage is 30/38 MPG vs. Mini s MPG. New owners are reporting up to 45+

• The power to weight ratio base Fiat (101 HP) and Mini (116 HP) is nearly

• Fiat 500 runs on regular, all require at least mid grade 91

• All Fiat models; Pop, Lounge all have a stainless exhaust system standard.

• The 6 speed automatic is $1000 Mini buyers pay $1250.

• The automatic transmission has a one touch + or and is only available on one Mini

• The Fiat hill holder the manual car from rolling (or forward too) when on hills.

• Fiat has traction standard. It s an option on base for $250.

• Fiat s HBA hydraulic control compensates panic pedal pressure, lowering time for maximum braking.

• braking EBD reads actual speed data for faster response times.

• Fiat ESP wheel longitude and lateral cutting in when slip is parameters, adjusting throttle and

opposite wheel brake Fiat s ASR reduces wheel at all speeds and adjusts torque for detected.

• Fiat 500 has 7 airbags while Mini has only 6. includes driver s knee

• Fiat has double seatbelt to tighten in a crash event Mini has single belt

• The Fiat has a lower forward angle of 8%, Fiat driver more upright.

• All Fiat sheet metal is tensile steel for safety w/ visibility as the A pillars can then be

• Fiat front rear have anti submarine to prevent sliding under

• The Fiat has breakaway foot in high impact frontal to protect feet.

• The Fiat has energy impact hood in case the car ever strikes a

• Fiat s FPS (fire prevention cuts off electric fuel in a crash, then Fiat turns on the hazards, interior unlocks doors.

• The Fiat s trim is flame resistant. does not use flame retardants.


Fiat, since is an independent manufacturer. Fiat Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa New Holland Tractors, Kobelco Equipment, Magnetti Marelli and the world s largest engine Fiat SpA holds the record for European Car of the Year Awards 500 won in 2008), most World Championships, most Formula One

Visit or if you are interested in your ideal Fiat John has started an online where he will do the leg work for You can find him at .

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