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Fiat Questions

How Do I Replace The Motor For Windshield Wipers

Curious on what I have to do to get to the motor on our 79 fiat spider 2000.

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My Eobd Light Has Come On On My 2009 Fiat 500 (20000 Miles) Why? And What S...

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1977 Fiat 124 Spider

I was driving my car and I heard a hissing sound and the next thing I knew the cabin was filled with smoke and I could smell, and taste, that it was heated coolant that turned into a gas. I followe...

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Engine Turns Over But No Start

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Engine Rattle Ticking In Drive Or Reverse Engine Die

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Fiat Overview

Fiat was founded in 1899 as the "Societa Anonima Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino" ("Italian Automobile Factory of Torino, Incoporated" in English). The company has been known since its very early years by its acronym, FIAT (which is also the Latin word for "Let it be done").
Through the years, Fiat has made its name and its fortunes by targeting two disparate markets: sports and performance enthusiasts, and buyers looking for economical family transportation. More than a century later, Fiat still makes its mark in both arenas.
One of the company's original founders was the innovative entrepreneur Giovanni Agnelli, who became Managing Director by 1902. The Agnelli family has been part of the Fiat management ever since; the original Giovanni Agnelli's grandson (also named Giovanni but called Gianni) headed the company from 1966 to 1996, and his grandson, John Elkann, now serves as vice-chairman of the Fiat board of directors.
Some of Fiat's best-selling and most innovative models through the years have included the sporty Spyder, the econobox Panda, and the sturdy hatchback Punto. Fiat's design team is currently led by the legendary Giorgetto Giugiaro, whose trademark curvilinear style has inspired many imitators in the European and North American markets.

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