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Twelve Cars of Christmas – Fiat 500 C – Number 3

The new Fiat 500 C brings Italian flare to Motoring.co.uk's Twelve Cars of Christmas list by gracing position three.

By Stephen Turvil
Dec 02, 2009
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The new Fiat 500 C brings Italian flare to Motoring.co.uk's Twelve Cars of Christmas list by gracing position three. This party-popper of mechanical magnificence contains our favourite vehicles based on economy, space, price, style, and popularity. So, why does this fashionable lifestyle statement appear on the list?

The United Kingdom was the first country in the world to sell the 500 C - the convertible version of Fiat's iconic city car. There is a choice of three engines, the 1.2-litre 69bhp and 1.4-litre 100bhp petrols, and the 1.3-litre 75bhp diesel. The most enticing choice for last minute Christmas shopping is the 1.4-litre. This hits 62mph in 10.2 seconds, reaches 113mph, and returns a combined average of 46mpg.

This fabric-roofed convertible is also available with two specifications, Pop and Lounge. The Pop (not a fizzy Christmas drink) has power steering, climate control, CD/MP3 player, and customisable remote control. The Lounge version adds parking sensors, fog lights, and chrome finishing on various bits and pieces.

The Fiat 500 C deserves its place on the Christmas list because it is strikingly distinctive and appeals to a wide range of motorists. This memorable vehicle is also practical - the interior space, low running costs, and easy parking are guaranteed to bring a smile to Santa's face. These characteristics, plus a sack-full of charisma, cement the 500 C's reputation as a fantastic little car.

The new Fiat 500 C costs from £11,300 to 14,100 on-the-road.

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By Stephen Turvil
Dec 02, 2009
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