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Fiat 500 interior

Available with 1.2- and 1.4-liter gas engines and an excellent 1.3-liter turbodiesel (five- and six-speed manual transmissions), the 500 would represent, for the American driver, something of an adjustment. I drove the turbo- diesel (68 hp, 107 pound-feet of torque) from Milan to Modena a couple of weeks ago, and the car requires a considerable winding of the big key in its back to get it to accelerate. -- Dan NeilDan Neil/ Los Angeles Times