Fiat 500C Convertible Review

Most people with a heart couldn’t help but fall in love with Fiat’s 500 cute city car, and we’re pleased to announce that consumers will be falling even harder for the Fiat 500 C.

Okay, the teddy bear-like Fiat 500 was not for everyone. Some will have shaken their head at how adorable it was, with men trying very hard to remain unmoved whilst their partners tried to get them to stroke and bear hug theirFiat 500. But for consumers who like their metal cute, the new Fiat 500 C will turn your legs to jelly whilst melting your heart. Naturally, there needs to be substance behind the looks. Thankfully, there is, with more value, better build quality and excellent running costs. Let’s take a closer look at what the new Fiat 500 C offers.

Substance Behind Those Puppy Eyes

The problem consumers might have is falling into the trap of buying a cute as a button car before finding out that it actually drives really poorly. Some consumers will continue to love their car in spite of its obvious weaknesses, because when you have a car that’s this adorable it will surely only get really upset if you offend it by rubbishing its performance to its face.

We’re getting carried away. The Fiat 500 C is not a real person.

The Fiat 500 C has a similar driving set-up to its 500 cousin, and shares a chaotic with the Ford Ka and Fiat Panda. For this reason, you can expect decent performance if nothing exemplary. Entry-level engine comes in the form of the 1.2-litre 69bhp, but for more power consumers can opt for the 85bhp TwinAir, or even the 1.4 100bhp. The MultiJet 1.3-litre engine is also a powerful choice, and is recognised for being of the better small diesel engines around. Standard is a five-speed manual gearbox but there is the option of going for the Dualogic robotised gearbox instead.

Shiny Happy People

As mentioned, the cuteness of the Fiat 500 C is a serious selling point. The design is inspired by the original of the 1950s, and for any cynics out there, all we can say is that the world needs smilier, happier cars and this is one of them. It chirps along without a care in the world and brings a smile to anyone who it passes by. There is the option of a convertible 500 C, which is also inspired by a 1950s Fiat – the 500 cabriolet.

Because of the roof and the retro styling, space in the rear is pretty darn good for the Fiat 500 C. The interior is also well crafted and looks great, and if you opt for the ivory finish with the convertible 500 C, you’ll really feel that you’re driving around in the 1950s with style and sophistication. A fascia and chrome-ringed vents are also worth mentioning.

Facts and Figures

Fiat 500 C deals include the specified roof, as well as various finishes, including the aforementioned glistening ivory finish. Fiat 500 C deals also include the Lounge trim level, which comes with a premium of £1,400. Fiat 500 C finance options may be worth discussing in this regard, as with this tempting trim level you get ESP stability control, Bluetooth connectivity, front fog lights, as well as rear parking sensors and climate control.

The diesel units are good options if you’ve got one eye on running costs, with fuel consumption figures coming in at 65mpg. The 1.2-litre petrol variant offers up 50mpg, whilst the economic 0.9-litre unit delivers an impressive 69mpg.

Final Thoughts

People may well buy the Fiat 500 C based on its looks alone, but it’s worth knowing that there is a proper machine underneath all that lovability. Sure, it’s trendy and retro chic, but its drives well and does exactly what a city car should do. It’s just got the bonus of those looks.

If you want to get hold of a new Fiat 500 C don’t hesitate to leave us a message on our contact page, or give us a call on 01903 538835 to find out more aboutour Fiat 500 C lease and Fiat 500 C finance deals.

Will Titterington
  • 9th June 2016

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