Given the success of the Fiat 500, there seem to be few certainties more racing than that the 500C will go the same way. Indeed if you like the 500, it’s hard to see why you would not like the 500C even more.

Unlike so many converted hatches, it has lost none of the charm or style of its parent, and far from being worse to drive, it’s actually a tangibly better steer. You get all the pleasure and none of the pain.

Steve Cropley Autocar

Steve Cropley

Editor-in-chief
Its not just our favourite budget rag top, it is by a mile

Apart, that is, from the price. Whether the extra is a genuine reflection of what Fiat needs to charge to maintain a sensible margin or blatant profiteering we cannot say.

What we can say is that there are few cars of a comparable price that have more charm and none that is a convertible. Its not just our favourite budget rag top, it is by a mile, neither the Peugeot 108 Top or Citroën C1 Airscape have the character, allure or ability as the little Fiat.

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