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Old 09-24-2014, 10:07 PM   #1
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Towing the Fiat 500

Just would like to hear from people towing a Fiat 500 and hear dislikes and likes. I am looking to buy a dinghy,Fiat seems to be a good fit for towing. ( light weight & etc)
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First quest is: Does the factory allow it to be towed without voiding the warranty?
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Old 09-25-2014, 12:02 AM   #3
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Yes you can flat tow a 500, stick ONLY. If you want a real good alternative try the Jeep Cherokee. You have to get the Active Drive II transmission on which ever model you go for.
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Old 09-28-2014, 02:18 PM   #4
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Should I assume that the Fiat 500 is not to popular for toad or have they not been in U S long enought for people to use them . Thanks
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Very small and stick shift are likely the limitations that shy folks away from toad usage. It those are not issues for you it likely is a good candidate.
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Thanks VSheetz, I was just looking for toad that was easy to tow and didn't have to remove fuzes , start motor every few hours, etc. Just bought motor home a few weeks ago. I have been pulling travel trailer for years. I have looked a motor home mag. For review of toads. Trying not to spend a bunch of money also.
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Old 09-28-2014, 02:39 PM   #7
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If/When I replace ours I'm going to get a Fiat
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Just would like to hear from people towing a Fiat 500 and hear dislikes and likes. I am looking to buy a dinghy,Fiat seems to be a good fit for towing. ( light weight & etc)
Just bought one to do as you want to do. I was going to tow a MX 5 Miatia but it got to small for this old man. I really need to understand the key in the ignition and if it need to be in the correct position ie on or off or whatever.
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Suggest to consider checking the classified ads here, Craigslist, etc. for a toad already equipped for towing. I have seen some nice cars for reasonable money.
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Fiat makes an awesome TOAD! Manual transmission + no steering wheel lock + low weight + fully manufacturer approved to flat 4 tow w/ ignition switch OFF + low purchase price = effortless tow.Click image for larger version

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Smile Fiat 500 sport

We have had our 2012 Fiat Sport for 33k miles. It is a roomy well built autombile. It has the 1.4 engine with the 6 speed automatic transmission. There is plenty of room for two people.

We tow the car with the dolly. It takes about 6 minutes to attach.

If you get the Fiat, be ready to get stopped alot with many questions and smiles. We have been stopped going down the highway with questions about the auto.

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I'm still happy with my Fiat after towing about 5000 miles and driving about 8500 miles. I chose the Fiat because if it's small size and weight. It drives nicely for a small car, feels pretty sporty. It's not a Cadillac but it feels stable at 75mph on the freeway. The ride is as good as you can expect from a small car. Plenty of leg room in the front seats. I keep the rear seats down and use the back for carrying stuff, lots of room. The base Pop model comes with 15" wheels, the Sport model comes with 16" wheels. I test drove both and found a noticeable improvement in the ride with the 16" wheels. The only option in the Sport model I wanted was the 16" wheels but didn't want to pay the extra $3000. The dealer made the mistake of telling me they had an extra set of Sport wheels they had taken off another car. I ended up negotiating 16" wheels and tires for an additional $1000. My wife and I have both owned cars with manual transmissions in the past and don't mind driving a stick. Those that can't/won't drive a stick will have to live within their limitations and look for something else.
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We enjoy towing our Fiat on an ACME tow dolly. Never know it is back there.
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Thanks VSheetz, I was just looking for toad that was easy to tow and didn't have to remove fuzes , start motor every few hours, etc. Just bought motor home a few weeks ago. I have been pulling travel trailer for years. I have looked a motor home mag. For review of toads. Trying not to spend a bunch of money also.
Try a manual trans Ford Focus after 2012. No steering wheel lock, just put in neutral, release brake and pull.
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