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Thursday, January 3, 2013

{2013 Fiat 500 versus Fiat 500 Topolino}

Last year, actually last week, we went to Atlanta, Georgia, for stocking up at our favorite stores: Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Cost Plus World Market and Costco. We also stopped at Lenox Square Mall to go to Neiman Marcus. Quite surprised to find a 2013 Fiat 500 parked in the mall as being the Best Gift You'll Ever Get... Or Give.
It instantly did bring back memories from Italy, from the time we worked and lived there in Il Veneto.
At that time when we had moved from Pennsylvania to Italy, there was a strike at the harbor of Genua so our containers did not arrive in time. But my Dad did lend us his Ford Fiesta to drive down to Italy. That's what we did for our trip of about 12 hours one way to Cornuda, TV in Italy, all the way from the south of The Netherlands.
Here is the 2013 Fiat 500 at Lenox Square Mall
My husband Pieter standing in front of those cute Fiat 500 models at Lenox Square Mall...
Just had to snap these pictures with my iPhone!
Hah, here is my Dad's Ford Fiesta parked at work (seen left in photo), beside one cute red Fiat 500 Topolino and there is another one in front... It was quite a change in car-size, coming from Pennsylvania, USA to Italy!
Actually the Fiat 500 is born on July 4, 1957. Just click that hyperlink for some videos of this cute Little Mouse as it translates to in English from the Italian Topolino.
Fond memories of Italy!
Are some of you driving a Fiat 500 at present? 
Or any cute little car for that matter?


14 comments:

  1. Mariette it is so cute. We have just purchased a new Ford Fiesta in moonlight silver. We love it. xx

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  2. Dearest Mariette,
    oh, I love this tiny little old Car! Fiat Toppolino reminds me of my Childhood....
    Well, the new one, they rebuilded well and he almost looks like the Original!
    But, the old cars, Oldtimers, they still have more heart and soul ...I gues....
    Have a happy week,
    Love and hugs
    Claudia

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  3. Dearest Mariette
    So cute this car ! Yes , our second car is a little FIAT but 1100! We use it in town because it is so practice for parking !
    Olympia

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  4. These are very cute, Mariette and the style has not changed much over the years! I wish I had one, but we must have 4 wheel drive here. Peiter looks very good as a car salesman! xx

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  5. Dearest Mariette,
    Really cute lovely car. My husband always drives Honda's and at the moment it is "fit". He loved the car topic(*^_^*) 
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  6. Such a nice cute car !!!...love from me...xxx...

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  7. Dearest Mariette,

    Fiat 500 so cute indeed and cozy inside. I love most the old one, smaller and diffidently vintage,
    I wish I have one of the old one one day ;)
    have a nice day

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  8. Liebe Mariette,

    ich freue mich mit.

    Alles Liebe

    Elisabeth

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  9. That's a nice display! Fiat sure is cute. I drive medium size car myself, but I see tiny smart cars from time to time.
    I haven't been to Lenox Mall for ages. I guess many thing have changed there.

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  10. Ciaoooooooooo amica cara e Buon Anno Nuovo!!
    Bellissima la 500,pensa mio padre ne aveva una tantissimi anni fà,bellissima macchina,la ricorda ancora con piacere!!
    Un caloroso abbraccio cara amica a presto!!
    Sabry!!

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  11. Dearest Marietter,
    What a cute car. Perhaps it´s a birthdaygift for one lucky person,
    Hugs
    Astrid

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  12. Dearest Mariette,
    What is lovely car! I love to need for me but I had Honda prelude coupe.
    I thinking of cute car in my mind...
    We having a very HOT weather 41 today in Victoria.
    Have a nice day
    Hugs and love to you always!
    Michiko



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  13. Dear Mariette,lovely car Fiat,i had ones,now i have a Chevrolet,have a lovely weekend!
    Dimi..

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