Cabriolets, open tops, soft tops…whatever you like to call them are becoming the latest craze, it seems, amongst car manufacturers these days. Every marque wants a finger in the cabriolet pie. Perhaps the smallest and cutest open top car available on the market is the all new, super snazzy Fiat 500C.
Very, very tempting it is, to buy one of these. After first setting my eyes on a Fiat 500, I wanted one. Awesomely fun and the boasting the best small-car looks around, the fiat 500 just fell onto my wish list. Now Fiat have come along and added the Fiat 500C to the model range, and I just can’t keep my eyes off it! Before it was a little easier, but now with the freedom of topless fun, fresh air and sun, I’ve just ‘gotta’ go and get one!
Small proportions (3.55 metres long) make for easy parking in built up cities, while the Fiat 500C’s small mass makes for frugal motoring. It might be small but is it small on safety? No way! With ABS, EBD, 7 airbags, stability control and traction control the Fiat 500C is very big on safety, and makes it one of the safest small/tiny cars on the market. Eurocap crash tests gave the Fiat 500C the full five star safety result – which really y is impressive, and proves that good things can come in small packages.
At the push of a button the soft top slides back to open up the heavens before you. For a delightful experience with the one you love, take the Fiat 500C on a run on a warm night. With the top open, the starry night sky and comfortable reclining seats are a perfect companion for enjoying a romantic moment. And, to really put a smile on your dial while capturing a good dose of vitamin D, cruise the beach front on a warm summer’s day. What funkier and more pleasing way to get around.
The exterior of the Fiat 500C has a number of great features worth mentioning. The racy, chunky lines are shown in five magnificent body colours: Ambient white (My pick), Provocative black, Pasodoble red, Funk white and Ruby red. The Fiat 500C has 16-inch Chio alloys that look incredibly hot, and provide the 500C with some of the finest set of heels in town. One of the nicest design features, and there are a few, are the chrome additions on the front and rear bumpers. So many cars these days go for plain Jane looks, but not so with the stylish wee Fiat 500C.
Take a seat, and almost instantly what catches the eye are the funky headrests, which have dome-shaped cushions to fit around the head. Very well proportioned seats are sculptured nicely to fit the human body – with loads of Italian style and flair. Two tone fabric and plenty of support make the Fiat 500C cabin a fun and relaxing place to spend some time. Use of chrome in the facia and surrounding trim gives the 500C a little bit of extra zip inside the freshly designed interior. Superbly designed switch gear is ergonomically sound, eye catching and simple to use. A car as good as this deserves to be well equipped, and Fiat have come to the party here. Climate control air conditioning, a trip computer, power windows, remote central locking, a height adjustable steering wheel, a height adjustable driver’s seat, 50/50 split folding rear seats, a chrome kit, a luxury leather steering wheel, tinted rear windows, a rear spoiler, ABS with EBD, dual stage driver and front passenger airbags, side airbags, window airbags, a drivers knee airbag, front seat belt pretensioners, a six-speaker MP3 compatible CD playing audio system, steering wheel mounted audio controls, a Bluetooth handsfree mobile connection with steering wheel mounted controls and a USB media connection port. Isn’t this an impressive luxury-cum-feature list! There would be a few larger cars hankering for a list as expansive as this one.
The Fiat 500C seats four adults quite comfortably. So you can take three friends out for a night on the town no problems at all and, of course, in plenty of style.
Does it drive like an Italian car should? The answer is a definite yes. The Fiat 500c allows you to enjoy travel swiftly courtesy of a sporty 1.4 litre 16 valve petrol engine boasting 74 kW of power and a maximum 131 Nm of torque. The choice you need to make is whether you want to have a six-speed manual gearbox or Fiat’s Dualogic automatic transmission applying the power to the road. Certainly the car is very surefooted on the road, the ride compliant and the engine response nippy. In fact, I coulod have a lot of fun in one of these cars. The Fiat 500C can run on to an impressive top speed is 182 km/h, with 100 km/h coming up in just 10.7 seconds for those who like to squeal the wheels. And hey, all this open top motoring is even better when it doesn’t cost much – eh!? You’ll love the fuel efficiency that’s made the Fiat 500 one of Australia’s most economical cars. The Fiat 500C uses only 6.3 litres/100 km over a combined road task usage.
Get to your destination with a big smile on your face by driving the fabulous new Fiat 500C.
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