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New Fiat 500 1.3 MultiJet Pop Review

New Fiat 500 1.3 MultiJet Pop Review

By Stephen Turvil
Jan 14, 2011
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The new Fiat 500 1.3 MultiJet Pop is tremendous fun to drive, economical, and has a list price of only £11,865. This stylish diesel powered run-around produces 95bhp which propels fashion conscious motorists to 62mph in 10.7 seconds. It also achieves a staggering combined average of 72.4mpg and can be taxed for £20, so this particular 500 is kinder to your wallet than an Inland Revenue rebate.

These pint-sized running costs complement the 500's engaging handling. This nimble little plaything can be enthusiastically thrown into corners and it should emerge composed and grinning like a Cheshire Cat. This is partly due to the firm suspension that helps this Italian run-around feel sure-footed, and provides its occupants with a comfortable ride. Throw in precise steering and slick manual transmission and you have a worthy urban cruiser.

The new Fiat 500 1.3 MultiJet Pop's specification includes electric front windows, a CD player, power steering, and an engine immobiliser to prevent a sticky fingered charlatan pinching your pride and joy. Options include electronic stability control for £310, parking sensors for £260, and metallic paint for a further £400. This specification is fine overall, but it's surprising that air-conditioning is a £510 option.

The Fiat 500 is a rare thing in motoring - it is genuinely iconic. This is party due its lengthy history that, in the original form, dates back to 1957. The current generation shares its predecessor's quirky character, fun-focussed handling, affordability, and unmistakeable distinctiveness. These factors combine to make the 500 one of the most fashionable small cars on the market. Well done Fiat.

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By Stephen Turvil
Jan 14, 2011