An ordinary family car? You must be mistaken. In his time the Fiat 132 is in Germany even a TV star. No, not as any offender vehicle or for the commissioner. It is a television series in which it plays the leading part. Not very glorious, it is rather the loser. It also occurs not under his own name, but he is called Amalfi. It disguises an Italian car with the name of a southern Italian city / coastal landscape. And it is something changed, too. But it can be still identified.
A four-part television series about a fictional car dealership, in which naturally just about everything goes wrong. And the Fiat 132 alias Amalfi right in the middle. He becomes the central annoyance and DM-grave for family Schmitting and runs only probably well when it is rather not more needed. Why Fiat did not protested to the choice of this vehicle barely disguised? The plot fits the prejudices of Fiat's middle class as chalk and cheese. Perhaps because then everybody noticed really, what type of vehicle it was.
To rescue the reputation of the broadcasters one must mention the series a year later with the same subject. Here is then an easy disfigured VW Passat taken. The rest of the 132 is quite simple, because he is considered the first car made by robots. Whether complete, we do not claim now. Why in Italy? Maybe because it has given for many years problems with initially low salary and then with too many strikes. Also the production quality has suffered partly. Particulars e.g. here.