The New Fiat 500c Convertible Minicar is the Least Desirable Convertible on the Road

Sorry Fiat, but anĀ extra-large sunroof does not a convertible make.

As seen in the Western Addition near Alamo Square:

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I cry foul.

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2 Responses to “The New Fiat 500c Convertible Minicar is the Least Desirable Convertible on the Road”

  1. rob says:

    Firstly, do you have no knowledge thatn this design is a re-interpretation of the 1950′s classic with a similar fold-down roof?
    Secondly, is it not the cheapest drop-top car on the market?
    thirdly, are you not aware of the advantages in torsional stiffness of the chassis for this roof configuration.
    fourthly, just spend a little time driving one and see what your opinion is then.

  2. sfcitizen says:

    Uh, yes? http://sfcitizen.com/blog/2010/08/03/if-your-mini-cooper-car-is-too-big-to-park-in-san-francisco-consider-a-fiat-cinquecento/

    Arguably, the 500c isn’t a convertible at all, but I think the Smart Four-Two convertible has you beat, if you consider that car a true convertible.

    Why not just have a regular sunroof then? The torsional stiffness would be even better, right? The VW Rabbit / Golf cabrio had a basket handle for stiffness, but it was a true convertible, IMO.

    All right, maybe I’ll check one out sometime. My biggest objection is the “c” in 500c. When I first saw this car, I thought somebody had put a vinyl top on a regular 500 as a joke. Oh well.

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