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2012 Fiat 500C

Fashion-Forward Fiat For Fun Northern California is an odd place – and that's just the cars. For every Toyota Prius-driving eco-yuppie, you'll find a diehard Datsun 510 enthusiast. And you can't toss a bushel of puntarelle without hitting a grease-powered Mercedes-Benz in the East Bay. But here's a better case in point: A few weeks back, I was driving an arrest-me-red Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible and it barely turned a head. One week later, there was a Mercedes-Benz E350 Bluetec parked in my driveway and I couldn't stop fielding questions. Like I said, odd. So when I... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
1.4L Four-Cylinder
Power:
101 HP / 98 LB-FT
Transmission:
5-Speed Manual
MSRP:
$21,750 as tested
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    Fiat rolls out limited edition 500 Pop-Bi in Japan
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    Want to get your hands on the latest special-edition Fiat 500? Don't book your flight for Malpensa – head to Japan instead, where the Italian automaker is offering this limited-run Pop-Bi edition. Characterized by its yellow and black paint, the Fiat 500 Pop-Bi is available with either a fixed roof or the retracting canvas panel of the 500C. ...

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    First Drive: 2012 Fiat 500C
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    Pop-top Cinquecento Makes For A Sunny Disposition What price the sun? That's the question Fiat is asking potential buyers of its new 500C. All else remaining (mostly) equal, would $4,000 come between you and the chance to have bright, unfiltered Helios riding shotgun? Or, using forty Benjamins to mark your steps, would you gladly throw the money down ...

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    Fiat redefines "trunk space" for MillionTreesNYC initiative
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    Narrowing down the list of things for which New York City is known can be a daunting task, but its parks are arguably up there. Now the city is planning to plant a million new trees across its five boroughs over the course of the next decade, and Fiat has signed on to help. As part of the MillionTreesNYC initiative, Fiat North America has donated eight ...

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    Fiat redefines "trunk space" for MillionTreesNYC initiative
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    Narrowing down the list of things for which New York City is known can be a daunting task, but its parks are arguably up there. Now the city is planning to plant a million new trees across its five boroughs over the course of the next decade, and Fiat has signed on to help. As part of the MillionTreesNYC initiative, Fiat North America has donated eight ...

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    Video: 2012 Fiat 500c priced from $19,500 [w/video]
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    The 2012 Fiat 500c is one adorable little drop-top, and it'll be available at retail outlets this spring, priced from $19,500. That price point gives the 500c the distinction of being the only cabrio under $20,000, though it's safe to assume that the price tag will jump quickly when adding options. Fiat promises to give buyers plenty of choices to ...

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    New York 2011: Fiat 500c says spalancata e lasciare che il sole
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    That bit of Italian in the title? It means "open wide and let the sun in"... we think. Either way, the 2012 Fiat 500c is doing just that. Maybe not the sun, but it is letting in the bright lights of the New York Auto Show stage. Set to hit our shores this spring, the droptop two-door Fiat is powered by a 1.4-liter MultiAir inline-four-cylinder engine. ...

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    2012 Fiat 500c drops its top in New York
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    Fiat will unveil the brand's newest take on the tiny 500 at the 2011 New York Auto Show later today. The 2012 500c delivers a unique power-operated dual-layer panoramic folding top that leaves the vehicle's roof arches in place, and Fiat says that the design protects vehicle occupants from wind noise and buffeting unlike any other convertible on the ...

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    2012 Fiat 500 Cabrio released in U.S. "just in time for spring"
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    Good news, lovers of open-air motoring: Fiat has just announced that its diminutive little 500 Cabrio will be hitting the U.S. market "just in time for spring" as a 2012 model. That's a little nebulous, mind you, as the announcement doesn't specifically say when we should expect the droptop 500c to actually hit a dealership near you. In any case, the ...

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    Report: Fiat 500 Cabrio to drop its top in New York
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    Fiat is getting ready to bring 500 Cabrio to the States. According to fresh reports, the top will drop on the 500C at the upcoming 2011 New York Auto Show. Shortly after making its U.S. debut, the Fiat 500C will head to dealer showrooms in time for spring to actually appear (nevermind what the calendar says). Click through the gallery below for a ...

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    Too much? Chinese customer orders $670k gilded Fiat 500
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    The beauty of the Fiat 500 is that it's loaded with Italian style, but comes cheaper than anything this side of a Vespa. So if you were in the market, how much would you consider spending on a Cinquecento? $20K? Maybe $30k for a fully-loaded Abarth? How about €500,000? That's equivalent to about $670,000, and stands as the absurd price some ...

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    Chrysler joins Association for Natural Gas Vehicles; is this a sign of what's to come?
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    Over the summer, Fiat chief executive officer Sergio Marchionne set aside some time to visit historic Mackinac Island near Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Marchionne found this site to be a fitting location to discuss how compressed natural gas (CNG) could fuel Chrysler's future. The CEO outlined Chrysler's commitment to CNG development, stating: If an ...

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    Confirmed: Fiat 500 Abarth coming to U.S., all-electric 500 BEV to launch first
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    The other day we told you to bone up on your Italian because the Fiat 500 configurator came online. Now you should seriously start saving your Lira because the high-performance 500 Abarth model has been confirmed for the U.S. market. No date has been confirmed, but we've been told that the launch of all 500 models will be staggered and the Abarth is last ...

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    Confirmed: Fiat 500 Abarth coming to U.S., all-electric 500 BEV to launch first
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    The other day we told you to bone up on your Italian because the Fiat 500 configurator came online. Now you should seriously start saving your Lira because the high-performance 500 Abarth model has been confirmed for the U.S. market. No date has been confirmed, but we've been told that the launch of all 500 models will be staggered and the Abarth is last ...

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    Fenice Milano strikes again with blinged-out Fiat 500C
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    Top down or ground up? If you're going to launch an over-the-top design statement, you'd better to both. So, hot on the tails of the Diva edition Rolls-Royce Ghost, Fenice Milano has released a similar treatment for the far more humble Fiat 500C called La Dolce Vita. Like the Diva, the Dolce Vita is dominated by more gold trim than one might expect to ...

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    Fiat 500C Sardinia by Romeo Ferraris is an ode to Italy's Emerald Coast
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    When you think of Italian cars, some of the images that come to mind might be of graceful cabrios gliding along picturesque coastlines. Thing is, short of exotica from Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini or Pagani, the only Italian convertibles currently on offer are the Alfa Spider and Fiat 500C. As gorgeous as it is, the Alfa is on its way out, leaving the ...

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    Hotter versions planned as Abarth 500C and Punto Evo hit the market
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    Revealed a few months ago at the Geneva Motor Show, the Abarth versions of the Fiat 500C and Punto Evo are now ready to hit European markets. But that's just the tip of the proverbial iceberg as the hot-hatch house is reportedly planning even hotter EsseEsse versions of both. The Punto Evo Abarth – based on the recently facelifted version of the ...

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    Report: 4-door Fiat 500 is U.S. bound, maybe a subcompact sedan, too
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    We are eagerly awaiting the somewhat funky and cute Fiat 500. The tiny two-door has won over fans in many parts of the world and will get its chance to wow us soon enough. A few minor hurdles could limit its success here, though. One, it's a two-door and the American love affair with the four-door body style is hard to break. Two, the 500 is downright ...

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    Fiat launches new Diesel edition 500C in Japan
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    One of the major benefits that Fiat brought to the Chrysler table is its proficiency with diesels. This, however, is something else entirely. The latest in a series of special edition 500s created in conjunction with the Italian denimware label, the 500C by Diesel follows the fixed-roof versions and the one-off charity-benefit convertible unveiled nearly ...

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    Spied: Fiat 500 spotted with manufacturer plates in Colorado
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    This cellphone image caught by a tipster may be a bit fuzzy, but we can definitely see that this is the Fiat 500 caught in action. This image was captured on Saturday near Fort Collins, CO. The lead vehicle, a Mini Cooper, was also likely part of the trip, since both vehicles wore manufacturers plates from Michigan. What might the little Italian car be ...

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    Chrysler turns to Fiat for boost in Canadian small car market
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    Chrysler's international sales in both the minivan and pickup categories are strong, but the company lacks strong small vehicle sales outside of the U.S. In Canada, Chrysler may be fairing well in the light truck market, but is virtually non-existent in both the B-segment and the C-segment of passenger cars. With limited international success in the small ...

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