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Review of: Fiat 500C
Car Review By:
Ahmad Wali
Version:
2013
Price:
£12,960 - £19,060

Reviewed by:
Rating:
4
On July 17, 2013
Last modified:July 20, 2013

Summary:

Fiat 500c is a charming convertible with a blend of classic styling and modern equipment. It offers excellent security and safety for the passengers. It may not be the perfect choice for large families, but it surely is one fun to drive vehicle.

With just some modifications on its exterior, the Fiat 500 convertible still has the cute retro appearance that gives it an appealing and styling look. It offers minimal running costs as well as great driving experience. Also, unlike most other convertibles, the Fiat 500 with its rigidly fixed roof pillars provides a stiff feel, making it a stable, secure and solid convertible on the road.

Just in case you love customizing your sports car and giving it that personal feel, the Fiat 500 has a wide range of paints with different sorts of graphics that really can be personalized according to your desire.

Fiat 500 Convertible Price

Model Price
Convertible 1.2 Pop S/S £12,960
Convertible 1.2 Lounge S/S £14,360
Convertible 0.9 Twinair Lounge S/S £15,560
Convertible 1.4 16v Turbo T-Jet Abarth £16,005
Convertible 1.3 Multijet Lounge £16,760
Convertible 1.2 byGucci £17,860
Convertible 0.9 Twinair byGucci £19,060

Power and Performance

The 1.2-liter engine with 68bhp, 0.9-liter Twinair, 1.3-liter with 94bhp and the 138bhp Abarth are different engine options available for 500C. Though the lowest of these engines – the 1.2-liter, is not as fast as it should be, but at least it can at least keep you satisfied on the motor way. The other engine – 1.3bhp with 94bhp is much stronger that you will enjoy greater pace than its other siblings.

Interior & Exterior

The Fiat 500 does not have adjustable driver’s seats, but rather it can impressively change the angle of the chair base. On the other hand, the steering wheels do not also adjust for reach; but you can be sure that the Fiat 500 will not cut short the expectation of the driver.

The space inside the convertible is practical and can even take a couple of adults in its space. As for the boots, they are a bit small for luggage and just big enough to carry a few extra bags. Where the luggage is a bit more in number, then the boot size can be expanded further by folding the back seats.

Some of the standard features include central locking, front electric windows, chrome trim, climate control, parking sensors, painted mirrors, front fog lights and then even 15-inch alloys are all part of equipment that come along with the convertible. Some of the equipment that can be added to enhance the driving experience, but it will cost you more pounds.

Safety and Reliability

The other sibling of the convertible has a 5-star rating for crash tests, and so that means that with their structural similarities in the rigid roof pillars, the Fiat 500 convertible will also have such high reputation. There are seven airbags as well as a knee airbag, but unlike most other convertible it misses out on stability control.

The pillars of the convertible are rigid; with some level of agility and smartness as a result of its small body. Especially when the roof is stowed, it can elicit great excitement when cruising.

eBest Cars Verdict

Though the Fiat 500 is costly to buy, the recurring expenses like insurance and other services are easily affordable. It offers good fuel economy that will save your cost. Some car reviewers state that it is a ladies car and very fun to drive with friends.

Fiat 500c is a charming convertible with a blend of classic styling and modern equipment. It offers excellent security and safety for the passengers. It may not be the perfect choice for large families, but it surely is one fun to drive vehicle.
 

About the author: Ahmad Wali

 

Ahmad Wali is associated with automotive industry from past 4 years. Also the member of the Cars Edition Magazine and critique for latest car reviews. Apart from Automotive industry he is an Entrepreneur running blog network including UK eBest Cars. Say Hello on twitter

 

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