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For Unashamedly retro, the Fiat 500C is cheap to run, decent to drive and full of character. The cabin is well packaged, so the rear seats can just about accommodate adults.

Against It's not a full convertible because the roof pillars remain in place, even when the roof is down. The ride is fidgety and rear visibility is awful with the hood lowered.

Fiat 500 Convertible
33 5stars

A charming recreation of a much-loved classic, with modern amenities and top-level safety features. The Fiat 500C isn’t particularly comfortable, but it's enjoyable and extremely endearing.

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There are 20 Fiat 500 versions available

Convertible 1.2 Pop S/S 2dr £13,420
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Convertible 1.2 Colour Therapy 2dr £13,770
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Convertible 1.2 Lounge S/S 2dr £14,700
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Convertible 0.9 TwinAir 85 Colour Therapy 2dr £14,970
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Convertible 1.2 S 2dr £14,970
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Convertible 1.2 Cult 2dr £15,700
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Convertible 0.9 TwinAir 85 Lounge S/S 2dr £15,900
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Convertible 1.4 16v Turbo T-Jet Abarth 2dr £16,005
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Convertible 0.9 TwinAir 85 S 2dr £16,170
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Convertible 1.2 GQ 2dr £16,490
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Convertible 0.9 TwinAir 105 Lounge S/S 2dr £16,500
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Convertible 0.9 TwinAir 105 S 2dr £16,650
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Convertible 0.9 TwinAir 85 Cult 2dr £16,900
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Convertible 1.3 MultiJet Lounge 2dr £17,100
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Convertible 1.3 MultiJet S 2dr £17,370
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Convertible 0.9 TwinAir 105 Cult 2dr £17,500
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Convertible 0.9 TwinAir 85 GQ 2dr £17,690
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Convertible 1.3 MultiJet Cult 2dr £18,100
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Convertible 0.9 TwinAir 105 GQ 2dr £18,170
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5
Convertible 1.3 MultiJet GQ 2dr £18,890
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The Fiat 500C comes with a choice of four engines. The 1.2-litre petrol is our pick because it’s lively enough, economical and keeps prices acceptably low.

Lounge trim costs a fair chunk more than entry-level Pop models, and while the 15-inch alloys and chrome detailing look good, the Pop is better value for money.

Discounts are small on the 500C – it's a desirable little car, with Fiat UK selling all it can import. There's scope to extensively personalise your car, with different roof colours and paint schemes to choose from, plus a series of sticker kits, decals and graphics. There are also frequent special editions to look out for – albeit at a price.

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