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The Fiat 500 was first introduced an amazing 50 years ago, which illuminates the new models' retro styling. Somehow, the 500c (convertible) manages to have a large amount of room within its (as it appears) tiny cabin, but that could be due to its large open-air, roll-back cloth sunroof. This means that the 500 is not a convertible in the traditional sense, though it does loosely fit into this category.

The Fiat 500c made its debut this year in North America (the first Fiat model to do... (full review continues below)

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Fiat 500C Convertible

Fiat 500C Convertible
Year
2012
MSRP
$19,500
Fuel Economy
30 City / 38 Highway
Engine
1.4L 4C
Seats
4
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Fiat Convertible Reviews

The Fiat 500 was first introduced an amazing 50 years ago, which illuminates the new models' retro styling. Somehow, the 500c (convertible) manages to have a large amount of room within its (as it appears) tiny cabin, but that could be due to its large open-air, roll-back cloth sunroof. This means that the 500 is not a convertible in the traditional sense, though it does loosely fit into this category.

The Fiat 500c made its debut this year in North America (the first Fiat model to do so in several years) as being larger and more comfortable than its MINI Cooper competitor.

The convertible version of the Fiat 500 comes in many different trims and variations. Trims for the vehicle include: the C Pop and the C Lounge trims. There is also a specially-designed 500 by Gucci variant available. The standard 500c ranges in starting price from $19,500-$23,500, while the 500 Gucci has a starting price of $23,500 as well. The Fiat 500c certainly has the potential to be the next ""small"" thing with its reference to the original Fiat 500 (or Ciquencento, in Italian), which had an original fun of eighteen years. And, now that Chrysler manages the brand, there is even more potential as it incorporates unique and shared ideas

The 500c convertible (also called Cabrio) is great for those looking to catch some sun. It keeps the hatchback's side roof structure, but instead of the standard roof, the top center is supplemented by a power-sliding soft-top that stacks up against the flip-up truck. This leads to the ability to lower the roof when going speeds up-to sixty mph and reduced wind noise, but it also leads to decreased visibility for the driver, so should the convertible model be for you, keep this fact in mind!

The 500c has one engine offering, a 1.4L, four-cylinder that produces 101 and works in tandem with a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. Though this really isn't a ton of power, the Fiat 500 makes up for this lack with its energetic engine and fantastic fuel economy ratings, 30 mpg in the city and an amazing 38 mpg on the highway, to be specific. Though there are some minor issues with cabin comfort due to the convertible top, overall, we find the Fiat 500c to be a feisty, fresh-faced vehicle with a lot of spunk and a ton of style. If drivers can deal with the slow speeds and lack of power, they'll have a unique vehicle that will be a head-turner everywhere they go.