Vintage New Model Intro: Fiat 131 Mirafiori (Brava)


The Fiat 124 had a moderately successful run in the US, but its successor never quite caught on. Why? Toyota and Datsun, for starters. Of course, that’s not to say the 131 wasn’t capable of racking up high mileage, as this example with 559k miles makes rather poignantly clear.  In Europe, the 131 did well enough, although the halcyon days of RWD sedans was quickly ending there. I’m rushing out of town for a few days, so no more commentary from me. It’s not really needed anyway, as R&T does a pretty thorough job here of going through all of the 131’s details.