Fiat 500 vs the competition


So you’re thinking about getting a Fiat but before you go in you’re curious. How does it stack up against the competition?

Well, let us break it down for you.

The Fiat 500 is a 2012 IIHS Top Safety pick getting a rating of “Good” across the board. (Rating ranges from Poor to Good)

The 2013 Fiat 500 has won several awards including the 2012 Ten Coolest New Cars Under $18,000. For more awards won click here.

The 2013 Fiat gets an EPA Estimated Manual Transmission of 31 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.

Other advantages include over 40 standard and available safety & security features, better city and highway fuel economy than the Mini Cooper and more standard airbags than Mini Cooper, Kia Rio Hatchback, and Nissan Versa Hatchback***.

For more stats on the Fiat vs the competition check out our detailed infographic.

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A Look At The 2014 Fiat 500c GQ Edition


Whenever a new model of our favorite FIAT comes out we get excited. This new 2014 FIAT 500c GQ Edition is no exception. FIAT partnered with GQ to create this handsome vehicle and it’s got some stylish finishing touches that set it apart.

A few of which include the GQ logo embossing the seats and on the door. Also, the black headlamps, satin chrome accents and red center caps on the 16-inch five-spoke wheels add a bit more masculine flair to the Fiat.


This car which combines sporty and stylish so effortlessly has a 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine and 160 horsepower. It will be available early 2014.

If you’d like more information be sure to call us at 573-875-5000.

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The Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio at Joe Machens Fiat is Made of Pure Muscle


You made have seen the above ad released by Fiat USA recently that made you stop and look at it again. While at first glance it may look like simply a picture of a Fiat Abarth Cabrio, on second glance you realize that it actually several human bodies in the shape of  the Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio. When you find out that this wasn’t photoshopped but that it actually is a collection of human beings forming a well-know silhouette of the Abarth, you really do a double take.

Photographer RJ Muna and body artist Craig Tracy came together to make this idea a reality in a five-day photo shoot in San Francisco.

Check out the behind the scenes video below and feel free to read more quotes from the artist about their experience here.

To drive a Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio come to our dealership at 500 Vandiver Dr Columbia, MO!

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Fiat 500L Arrives at Joe Machens Fiat

Now’s a great time to come by Joe Machens Fiat! The Fiat 500L has finally arrived!


Here’s a look inside at the beautiful interior.


Admit it, you just imagined yourself in the driver’s seat. It’s okay. We all do. Come in and make it a reality!


Say hello to Mark Winstead, our new GM!


Hope to see you soon!


Visit our website:

We’re located at 500 Vandiver Dr Columbia, MO 65202.

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Customize Your Fiat 500 Sport at Joe Machens Fiat

When it comes to your Fiat 500 there are so many ways to customize your ride and add your own style. Here are just a couple ways you can accessorize.

1. Stripe

On the roof of your Fiat, along the door or across the hood – this stripe adds a sporty feel to your car. Further customization through your choice in color can incorporate your personal style.


2. Chrome Fuel Door

This statement making feature is a favorite adding a bright, race inspired look.


3. Cargo Tray

This feature provides a rugged, durable storage space for anyone moving lots of gear or supplies in and out.


4. Chrome Mirrors

Another great favorite among Fiat fans, this chrome mirror adds a finishing touch to your vehicle and let’s your style shine!


5. Bike rack

Love to go out for a bike ride? Then this feature will fit right into your lifestyle and make transporting your bike a breeze.


6. Key fob cover

These fun and stylish key fobs brighten up your key and let you express yourself.


Stop by Joe Machens Fiat and we’d be happy to help you customize your Fiat! Vist our Parts department or call (573) 875-5000.

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Welcome to Joe Machens Fiat

Thanks for joining us on our blog!

We’re excited to talk about all that’s going on at the dealership, general Fiat news and helpful tips for taking care of your car.

We’re located at 500 Vandiver Dr Columbia, MO 65202 and our website can be found at

If you’d like to set up a service appointment feel free to call Service: (888) 960-8757.

We look forward to seeing you at the dealership!


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