fiat 500 auto

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  1. tofo

    tofo Funster

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    good lady and i are deliberating on whether
    a fiat auto 500 is possible to toad
    not changing car till next year
    just a bit of forward planing
    i have read that an estate 500 will be available
    next year that may be the one for us
    if its a dsg (manual auto thingy)
    over to you let battle commence
     
  2. rainbow chasers

    rainbow chasers Read Only Funster

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    If its' auto, it will have to be a trailer - having said that, smart trailers are getting very easily available and they are similar size.
     
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    I thought it already was, they call it Panda.
     
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    Towing a fiat auto

    Hi Tofo

    I have towed my Fiat panda 09 auto since new some 7000 miles ago. I understand that the gearbox fitted to the 500 is the same as the Panda and is a dsg semi auto.

    This auto box is a conventional gearbox which is fitted with an automatic clutch. It is NOT the same as an automatic gearbox. I've had no problems with mine.

    The only thing to be mindful of is that before towing, you must ensure you engage neutral with the engine running and brake depressed to avoid selecting a false neutral. Don't forget to unlock the steering and leave the ignition key on the first position to ensure that the steering is unlocked.


    Regards

    Williat1
     
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    I wish they would stop doing these semi -autos! It gets so confusing! lol!
     
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