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Posted: 08/20/11 09:48am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

kaydeejay wrote:

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Why tow it? Just pick it up and put it in one of your storage compartments


The Fiat 500 is to long ! It is 16.2 inches longer than the Austin/British Leyland etc Mini.
Wow, it doesn't look that big out on the road.
But then I guess the original Mini was kinda small (and I have owned 7 of 'em over the years at some point in my distant youth).


I would like to buy an orginal . Never have owned one . My half- hearted try to find one hasnt been successful. The orgininal Mini was exactly 10 feet long .


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Can this vehicle be flat towed ?


You may already know that yes it can be towed on all 4 wheels.
The new 2012 5th edition manual states that all you need to do is place the manual transmission in neutral.
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jlfernan wrote:

Just got a new Fiat 500 automatic. The range of dolly prices are impressive. Since it's pretty small car, I'm assuming I don't need a super-heavy-duty dolly. Any suggestions?


I personally would never use a dolly without brakes. do these light/cheap ones come with them? but can't y0u tow it 4 down? if so IMHO it is foolish to use a dolly.
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Motor Home Mag May 2012 they specifically sing the praises of the Fiat 500, worth a read for you.

Disclaimer: didn't actually read the article since does not pertain.


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While we were at Blue Ox, in Nebraska, in May of last year, they were building the first baseplate for a Fiat 500. So I know they have them available!

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Just got a new Fiat 500 automatic. The range of dolly prices are impressive. Since it's pretty small car, I'm assuming I don't need a super-heavy-duty dolly. Any suggestions?

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Acme EZE Tow is one of the lightest, lowest pricing and it is available with brakes. I have read on different rv forums that most that own them are very satisfied. Here is the link: http://cartowdolly.com/eze-tow-dolly/


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jlfernan wrote:

but can't y0u tow it 4 down? if so IMHO it is foolish to use a dolly.
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It's an automatic, can't tow it four down.

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