Can someone please tell me why Chrysler wants to muck-up a car before it even goes on sale. I speak of course about the 2012 Fiat 500 that you see here. The 500 is a very cool little car exactly the way it is. Yet Chrysler, like they do with everything else, feels the need to slather it with tacky accessories (see Mopar 10) in the hopes that it will peak buyer interest. This one for example looks like a Mopar accessories catalog threw-up on it. I mean really… MOPAR emblems on a Fiat – who are they kidding? How about this; instead of giving us useless visual add-on’s, how about providing enthusiasts with something they can really use. How about a cat-back exhaust system, or a set of performance shocks, or a trick air intake. You know, things that actually make the car better.
In their press release Chrysler states, With its beautiful Italian styling, timeless functionality, efficient design and innovative technology – the same attributes that made the original version a timeless icon – the new Fiat 500 is relevant for an entirely new generation of drivers.
This statement hits the nail on the head. So why then, after stating it, would you go and show us this mess (which will be revealed at the 2011 North American International Auto Show). Give us accessories that we can actually use, and then we’ll buy the cars. Better yet, just give us the Fiat 500 Abarth and make us happy right from the get go!