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Fiat Doblo
« on: November 17, 2009, 17:01:57 »

http://www.autoblog.com/2009/11/16/fiat-reveals-new-doblo-will-it-come-to-america-to-challenge-f/

You're feasting your eyes on Fiat's new Doblo. First debuting in 2001, Fiat has manged to sell over one million Doblos, both as panel work vans (know as the Doblo Cargo) and as five or seven passenger "leisure activity vehicles." This is the first ground-up redesign in the Doblo's relatively short life, and we're thinking Fiat might have bigger plans for its tiny work truck.

If you look closely at Chrysler's five-year plan, you'll see the following bullet point, "Ram large and small commercial van (2012, supplied by Fiat)." So let's see... small commercial van, supplied by Fiat... we're thinking they mean the Doblo. And with the Ford Transit Connect doing well in the U.S., the Doblo might find some takers. But, whatever Fiat brings over as a new Ram is still a few years off. Until then, chew on the fact that a version of the Doblo is made and sold in North Korea as the Ppeokkugi. Full press release, after the jump.
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Re: Fiat Doblo
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2009, 18:29:34 »

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Re: Fiat Doblo
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2009, 18:31:00 »

not bad kinda windowy for a delivery van though.

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dude it's not like it's the darling of the company it's a commercial vehicle :roll:
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Re: Fiat Doblo
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2009, 18:45:37 »

not bad kinda windowy for a delivery van though.

"both as panel work vans (know as the Doblo Cargo) and as five or seven passenger "leisure activity vehicles." "

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dude it's not like it's the darling of the company it's a commercial vehicle :roll:

Just because it's a commercial vehicle doesn't mean it should be or has an excuse to be ugly.  I'm sure some people will love it, I just think it looks like any other ugly elementcubesoul crapbox.

I liked how the old ram vans looked, I liked how the old dodge commercial panel minivans looked too.  Even the Ford ( :x) work vans look ok now (at least the low trim level ones with the awesome ugly turn signals over headlights design)
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Re: Fiat Doblo
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2009, 18:53:56 »

Look at Ford's Freestyle-based panel van.  This thing will be a direct competitor.

besides guys, we've seen far worse. Look at Civics.....heck look at my daily driver!
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Re: Fiat Doblo
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2009, 19:18:40 »

I generally think my daily driver looks good. But it isn't a foreign job.

I like the old commercial vans. Fan of the Econolines and would like to see Dodge do something like that. But the 6s in them were always a joke.
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Re: Fiat Doblo
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2009, 12:59:08 »

Gag me with a lobster fork. :x
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Re: Fiat Doblo
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2009, 15:32:25 »

I like fullsize traditional vans.

I even like the Sprinter, though only in dually form.

The Ford Transit looks like an Escort with a swollen ass.

That thing...oh, words don't fail me, but don't pass Farley's "Family-Friendly" statute... :blink: :x
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