The Truth About Cars » fiat brava http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:16:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » fiat brava http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Put Up Or Shut Up Challenge: Fiat 131S Mirafiori Climatizzata http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/put-up-or-shut-up-challenge-fiat-131s-mirafiori-climatizzata/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/put-up-or-shut-up-challenge-fiat-131s-mirafiori-climatizzata/#comments Wed, 04 May 2011 20:30:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=393652 Nobody rescued the low-mile ’66 Coronet from its date with The Crusher (though as far as I know it’s still alive), but now we’ve got a new Put Up Or Shut Up Challenge! When was the last time you saw a car with “Climatizzata” badges? Not many 131s were sold in North America (the later […]

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Nobody rescued the low-mile ’66 Coronet from its date with The Crusher (though as far as I know it’s still alive), but now we’ve got a new Put Up Or Shut Up Challenge!

When was the last time you saw a car with “Climatizzata” badges? Not many 131s were sold in North America (the later ones were badged as Bravas), and this is a complete, rust-free example of that rare Italian steed. Its history? Ran when parked.

OK, a semi-orphaned Malaise Era Italian car that’s been sitting for years sounds challenging. But just look at what it could be!
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Defying Stereotypes: The 500,000 Mile 1980 Fiat Brava http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/defying-stereotypes-the-500000-mile/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/defying-stereotypes-the-500000-mile/#comments Wed, 12 May 2010 16:56:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=356285 Not suitably impressed by the recent 446,000 mile Neon? How about a 1980 Fiat Brava with a half-million miles, on its original engine no less! It just goes to show that anything can be kept going forever, with the right attitude, perseverance and a (full time?) dedicated mechanic. 818now.com has the full story on Gil […]

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Not suitably impressed by the recent 446,000 mile Neon? How about a 1980 Fiat Brava with a half-million miles, on its original engine no less! It just goes to show that anything can be kept going forever, with the right attitude, perseverance and a (full time?) dedicated mechanic. 818now.com has the full story on Gil Cormaci (is chauvinism at work here?) and his stereotype defying Fiat that recently rolled over its odometer for the fifth time.

Yes, his mechanic Tony Jamie Morar of three decades has the paperwork (and yacht) to prove the Fiat’s exploits in longevity. Cormaci drives it 150 miles daily on his commute. He even claims that the air conditioner and sliding steel roof are both functional, and it gets thirty miles to the gallon, since he (Jamie, presumably) converted it to a manual transmission in the early nineties. Now that’s commitment.

In his own words: “Fiats are great cars, but were misunderstood and abused by drivers who didn’t properly care for them, Cormaci argues. He is in the process of restoring a 1969 Fiat Coupe.

“We actually had three Fiats,” Cormaci lamented. “We had a 128, but that isn’t with me anymore.”

The secret to Fiat immortality: “He attributed the longevity of his Fiat Brava to regular oil changes, routine mechanics visits and smooth, moderately-paced driving.”

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