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Small and sweet; that’s the easiest way to describe the little Fiat 500C’s character. The cooler, breezier sibling of the now-iconic Fiat 500 hatchback, it’s one of the cheapest options you can look at if you’re after a small, city convertible.
There’s no doubting it’s a style-focused choice, and it offers a long list of customisation options to continue the fashion-heavy theme, including 10 different seat designs, 12 colours of dashboard, six sets of bodywork stickers and 11 different key covers – plus a plethora of special editions to appeal to your inner style icon. But, while the trims may be many and varied, under the bonnet the only choice you have is a mild hybrid engine.
Rivals for the Fiat 500C include the more expensive but more premium Mini Convertible, and other small cars with cabrio-style fabric roofs, such as the Citroen C1 Airspace. You could also consider the Smart ForTwo EQ Cabriolet, if the idea of running a fully electric car has piqued your interest over recent years.
So, if you don’t need huge amounts of space but want a bit of the wind-in-your-hair thrills, read on to find out if the Fiat 500C is the car for you. And whichever car you decide to go for, don’t forget to head to our New Car Buying pages to see how much you could save on a brand new car.