FIAT 500L, MINI Clubman competion?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dieselman, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. Dieselman

    Dieselman Banned

    Messages:
    34,206
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2003
    Car:
    Peugeot 403 Convertible
    We've got a number of these knocking about prior to launch.

    Will it be a competitor to the MINI Clubman, what do you think?


    [​IMG]
     
  2. trapperjohn

    trapperjohn MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    7,316
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2008
    Location:
    Lancashire
    Car:
    124 300D 24V Estate
    How do they compare price wise? Mini Clubman is mega buckS IMO.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Dieselman

    Dieselman Banned

    Messages:
    34,206
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2003
    Car:
    Peugeot 403 Convertible
    To start at £15k apparently.
     
  4. developer

    developer MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    8,165
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2007
    Car:
    S212 E63 S
    Who's we?
     
  5. SPX

    SPX MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    15,348
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2010
    Location:
    Ap Norf
    Car:
    That one
    I like it, it'll probably be about half the price of a Clubman as well...
     
  6. trapperjohn

    trapperjohn MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    7,316
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2008
    Location:
    Lancashire
    Car:
    124 300D 24V Estate
    About 2k less than the Clubman then.

    I suppose it will be a "fashion/design" thing then.

    I think it has a chance but I wont be having one any time soon. You could buy 15 210s for the price of 1 Fiat 500!!
     
  7. trapperjohn

    trapperjohn MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    7,316
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2008
    Location:
    Lancashire
    Car:
    124 300D 24V Estate
    How about a Clubvan just for fun.

    MINI UK
     
  8. Apial

    Apial Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    738
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2004
    Car:
    300ce-24 sportline,BMW i3 Rex
    Well the Clubman starts from £14400, so there is not a lot of price difference. Perhaps you meant is it a competitior for the Countryman?
     
  9. GP801

    GP801 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,855
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Location:
    Sussex and Tuscany
    Car:
    2003 W209 CLK, 2005 R171 SLK in UK, 1995 S124 E280 in Italy
    The 500L is not exactly a looker. They look worse in the metal than in the pictures IMHO. The usual problem of trying to overextend the range. In fact just like the Mini.
     
    1 person likes this.
  10. Creepy coupe

    Creepy coupe Active Member

    Messages:
    81
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2009
    Sorry, but I can't see someone wanting to buy into the BMW brand going for a Fiat.
     
  11. Igurisu

    Igurisu Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    680
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2011
    Location:
    Lancashire
    Car:
    911 Turbo
    I was on the production line in Serbia for build trials in August and quite impressed with the interior. The exterior is a bit marmite I guess, will depend on whether or not you like the existing 500.
     
  12. V12

    V12 MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    5,610
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2002
    Location:
    Southampton
    Car:
    S320CDI LWB
    Isn't that just a panda with the square corners sanded down?

    P.s. sort out your photography skills!
     
  13. GP801

    GP801 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,855
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Location:
    Sussex and Tuscany
    Car:
    2003 W209 CLK, 2005 R171 SLK in UK, 1995 S124 E280 in Italy
    I see what you mean but the Panda is quite cute in a quirky sort of way. This just looks wrong and out of proportion. They have been avaialble in Italy for a short time now and they really do not look any better on the road.
     
  14. trapperjohn

    trapperjohn MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    7,316
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2008
    Location:
    Lancashire
    Car:
    124 300D 24V Estate
    It will probably sell better than this!!!!
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2014

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.