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Now that Chrsyler is part of Fiat, and its two midsize cars are a piece of crap; while Fiat have the Malibu/Vectra-based Croma: Can Chrsyler build their next midsize car upon the Malibu Platform?
How and when did Saab get started and when did GM buy them?
If anybody knows an Italian girl around 15 years old with long red locks please tell me her name,email and where she lives.(she went to Lefkada, Greece, for her holidays this year).Her family has a grey fiat Croma.
I will be driving soon, and I now have 4 options as to what car I buy. 1. My dad's white 2004.5 Volkswagen Passat TDI (turbodiesel) wagon which has about 60,000k and is in very good condition. It has about average level of options such as vinyl, heated seats, sunroof, and a couple other niceties. 2. My mom's previous white 2000 Volvo S40 1.9 L Turbo. It's in ok condition, but it's got the usual 11 year old car issues (plenty of dents, some carpet spills, slight plastic peeling, wheels could use a repaint, etc.). It has about 100,000k, but recently had the usual major replacements like timing belt, etc. And the turbo ceased & so had to be replaced around 85,000k. Does not have many options other than power drivers seat, heated seats, and trunk mounted 6 CD changer. 3. My grandfather's black W210 Benz E 420 sedan with the V8. It has about 70,000k, and is in pretty good condition. It has some good options, like a sunroof and power seats, the usual Benz treatment, including beige leather with dark wood trim. It also has that really nifty cassette player that flips around (owners of the car know what I'm talking about :p ) It had some problems, but about $2,000 was put into it to fix all problems. 4.Any car I can buy for around $6,000. I can go a tad bit higher, but not by much. ok, couple of facts: 1. I'm a teenager who comes from a family that is fairly well off (a little over $100,000 yearly income) but my parents are very responsible, and don't EVER waste money. However, I want a car that will fit my image so don't suggest a Ford Granada, Chevy Citation, Nasr Ramses (look it up, that is an excuse of a car :D ), or Fiat Croma. 3. If I buy a car, it needs to be safe, and fairly reliable. NO SUV's. 4.im a car enthusiast who is the most well versed on cars of anyone I know, so I want something that's not a bore to drive (i.e. Chevy Aveo), and in your answers feel free to use all automotive terminology and suggestions. Thanks so much for listening!
i am italian boy,i am 13 do you like fiat? http://www.fiat.it/cgi-bin/pbfiat.dll/FIAT_ITALIA/home.jsp
good for first time drivers? i like medium sized cars. i started looking at a RAV4, CR-V, and a Grand Cherokee. i dont like the little tiny cars like Camrys. or huge ones like SUVs. can you give me some ideas for a medium size car? not to long, not to big. thanks(:
Which models of Alfa Romeo cars were sold in the U.S.? Every day on the way to school, I drive past a lot full of old and not-so-old looking Alphas, and I'm just curious as to what models they are. Thanks.
Funzzy, i own the 92 9000 my windows are broke so i wanted to get the whole door or just the glass windows if it fits, so a 95 9000cs is all i found on S.I., N.Y.,,,before callig a mobile glass co. Funzzy, i own the 92 9000 my windows are broke so i wanted to get the whole door or just the glass windows if it fits, so a 95 9000cs is all i found on S.I., N.Y.,,,before callig a mobile glass co. Funzzy, i own the 92 9000 my windows are broke so i wanted to get the whole door or just the glass windows if it fits, so a 95 9000cs is all i found on S.I., N.Y.,,,before calling a mobile glass co.
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|Body and chassis|
|Class||Large family car|
|First generation (154)|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Large family car|
|Body style||5-door liftback|
|Platform||Type Four platform (Tipo Quattro)|
Alfa Romeo 164
|Wheelbase||2,660 mm (104.7 in)|
|Length||4,495 mm (177.0 in)|
|Width||1,755 mm (69.1 in)|
|Height||1,425 mm (56.1 in)|
|Curb weight||1,095 kg (2,414 lb) approx|
The original Croma (Type 154) was a five-door notchback liftback penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro of Ital Design and built on the Type Four platform, which was designed in cooperation between several companies and was also used for the Saab 9000, Lancia Thema and Alfa Romeo 164. Although the other models were executive cars, the Croma was marketed in the large family car segment, replacing the Fiat Argenta in the Fiat lineup.
The Croma was the first large car produced by Fiat to feature a transverse-mounted engine and front wheel drive.
The Croma was 1987 Semperit Irish Car of the Year in Ireland.
The Croma received a significant facelift in 1991 with new front design including changes to the lights, bumpers grille and sheet-metal changes to wings and bonnet. Also in 1991 the direct injected diesel engine was equipped with a variable geometry turbocharger ("VNT").
Production ceased in 1996, and Fiat abandoned the large family car segment. The Bravo/Brava-based Fiat Marea small family car replaced the Croma and Tempra as the largest saloon and estate in Fiat's model range.
The Croma was available with a variety of petrol and diesel engines, the former from the Fiat DOHC engine family. Base models had the 1585 cc, 83 PS (61 kW) and 1995 cc, 90 PS (66 kW) "Controlled High Turbulence" (CHT) powerplants, followed by two fuel injected 2.0 L units, one with 120 PS (88 kW) and the other a turbocharged and intercooled version giving 155 PS (114 kW). The later 2.5 L petrol V6 unit was from Alfa Romeo, but as with the 1.6 L engine, was not available in all markets. The 2.0 CHT was designed specifically to provide low fuel consumption under light and medium loads thanks to two separate inlet manifolds of different diameters.
The Fiat Croma was the first passenger car in the world to have a direct injection Diesel (Turbo D i.d.) engine, in 1986. Other diesel engines were the Fiat's 1.9 L fitted with a turbocharger with direct injection, giving 92 PS (68 kW), and the 2,499 cc unit supplied by Iveco, with a normally aspirated version giving 75 PS (55 kW) and a turbocharged one with 115 PS (85 kW). This one replaced the original 2,446 cc with 100 PS (74 kW). Diesel engined variants of this car were not marketed in the UK.
|Second generation (194)|
|Assembly||Cassino – Piedimonte S. Germano (Frosinone), Italy|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Large family car / Large MPV|
|Body style||5-door estate / MPV|
|Platform||GM Epsilon platform|
|Transmission||5 and 6-speed manual
|Wheelbase||2,700 mm (110 in)|
|Length||4,755 mm (187.2 in)
4,783 mm (188.3 in) (facelift)
|Width||1,775 mm (69.9 in)|
|Height||1,600 mm (63 in)|
In 2005, Fiat announced a large cross-over wagon with an upright tailgate, reminiscent of that of the Fiat Stilo, resurrecting the Croma nameplate. Again, Giugiaro styled the exterior, while the chassis was provided via the short-lived link with General Motors. The new Croma (Type 194) is therefore based on the extended variant of the GM Epsilon platform sharing components with the Opel Vectra and Saab 9-3. It went on sale in Italy in June 2005.
Unlike the previous model, and aware of its lack of image in the upper market segments, Fiat opted for not developing a standard large family car but developing a "Comfort Wagon", an automobile with design elements of both estates and large MPVs. Its height of 1,600 mm (63.0 in) falls between the Mitsubishi Grandis and Ford S-Max large MPVs (1,655 mm (65.2 in) and 1,660 mm (65.4 in) respectively) and SEAT Altea XL (1,525 mm (60.0 in)).
In February 2007, Fiat UK announced that the Croma would no longer be generally available in the UK, after less than 900 were sold in the whole of 2005. Production of the second generation Croma stopped in early 2011. Despite not being a showroom hit the Croma managed to sell in quite reasonable numbers with 65,000 sold in one year alone.
The Croma has seven airbags as standard including knee bag for the driver. As standard the Croma is equipped with anti-lock braking system and electronic brakeforce distribution. It has a five-star EuroNCAP crash rating for adult occupant protection:
|Euro NCAP test results|
|Fiat Croma (2008)|
The Croma got a minor facelift at the end of 2007 and was termed the Nuova Croma. A new grille (Bravo look) and rear bumper, as well as some material changes inside are the main differences. Fiat now designates the revised model as "Station Wagon" instead of the previously used term "Comfort Wagon". The Nuova Croma is only sold in mainland Europe.
The Croma, built at Fiat's Cassino factory, has three trim levels and five engine options. Like the chassis, petrol engines were supplied by Opel, beginning with the brand new evolution of the Family 1 Ecotec 1.8 L with 140 PS (103 kW), followed by the torquier Family II Ecotec 2.2 L with 147 PS (108 kW). However, the bulk of the sales is represented by Fiat's own Multijet engine, available in three variants 1.9 L with 8 valves and 120 PS (88 kW), 1.9 L with 16 valves and 150 PS (110 kW), and the range topper five-cylinder 2.4 L 20V, with 200 PS(147 kW). The Diesel engines are fitted with a standard six-speed manual gearbox, 6-speed automatic (standard on 2.4 engines) is also available.
|1,8 MPI 16V||I4 DOHC 16V||1,796 cc||140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp) at 6,300 rpm||175 N·m (129 lb·ft) at 3,800 rpm|
|2,2 MPI 16V||I4 DOHC 16V||2,198 cc||147 PS (108 kW; 145 hp) at 5,800 rpm||203 N·m (150 lb·ft) at 4,000 rpm|
|1,9 MultiJet 8V||I4 DOHC 8V||1,910 cc||120 PS (88 kW; 118 hp) at 4,000 rpm||280 N·m (207 lb·ft) at 2,000 rpm|
|1,9 MultiJet 16V||I4 DOHC 16V||1,910 cc||150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp) at 4,000 rpm||320 N·m (236 lb·ft) at 2,000 rpm|
|2,4 MultiJet 20V||I5 DOHC 20V||2,387 cc||200 PS (147 kW; 197 hp) at 4,000 rpm||400 N·m (295 lb·ft) at 2,000 rpm|
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