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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 17 Fiat 500 versions available

Convertible 1.2 Pop S/S 2dr £13,160
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Convertible 1.2 Colour Therapy 2dr £13,510
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Convertible 1.2 Lounge S/S 2dr £14,560
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Convertible 1.2 S 2dr £14,560
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Convertible 0.9 TwinAir 85 Colour Therapy 2dr £14,710
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Convertible 1.3 MultiJet Pop 2dr £15,560
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Convertible 0.9 TwinAir 85 Lounge S/S 2dr £15,760
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Convertible 0.9 TwinAir 85 S 2dr £15,760
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 1.2 GQ 2dr £16,080
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Convertible 0.9 TwinAir 105 Lounge S/S 2dr £16,360
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Convertible 0.9 TwinAir 105 S 2dr £16,360
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Convertible 1.3 MultiJet Lounge 2dr £16,960
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Convertible 1.3 MultiJet S 2dr £16,960
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Convertible 0.9 TwinAir 85 GQ 2dr £17,280
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Convertible 0.9 TwinAir 105 GQ 2dr £17,880
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Convertible 1.3 MultiJet GQ 2dr £18,480
What Car? says:2 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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