Fiat 500 – first impressions

Fiat 500 – first impressions

Metrosexuals and fashionable women have universally decreed the Fiat 500 as cooler than frostbite. That’s because they haven’t driven it. I will admit that it has a funky interior, and from the front it’s ‘cute’-ish. However, from the back it looks like a melting snowman, which isn’t cool.

Also, the ride is choppy and jiggly, the gear lever collar traps your fingers (Ben Dillon, fellow scribe complained of the same), and the driving position isn’t spectacular. But, women and guys in touch with their feminine side don’t care about those things; they just want a car that’s trendy on the inside, and easy to park on Ponsonby Rd to go for a frappemochaccino with Fifi the Maltese-cross. Therefore the Fiat 500 should sell as well as botox treatments.

Metrosexuals and fashionable women have universally decreed the Fiat 500 as cooler than frostbite. That’s because they haven’t driven it. I will admit that it has a funky interior, and from the front it’s ‘cute’-ish. However, from the back it looks like a melting snowman, which isn’t cool.

Also, the ride is choppy and jiggly, the gear lever collar traps your fingers (Ben Dillon, fellow scribe complained of the same), and the driving position isn’t spectacular. But, women and guys in touch with their feminine side don’t care about those things; they just want a car that’s trendy on the inside, and easy to park on Ponsonby Rd to go for a frappemochaccino with Fifi the Maltese-cross. Therefore the Fiat 500 should sell as well as botox treatments.

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