The 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo

The 2013 Fiat 500 Turbo is easy to photograph, and beautifies a blog.

First press car of the new year, and I turned over the odometer to 4 digits YES (5th car I’ve broken in).

It probably looked like I was a new driver when I first picked it up.  It’s a big engine for the size and weight of the car, with a short wheel-base and high centre of gravity; this is a potentially twitchy recipe.

I was using the brakes like in my Jetta, wrong. Apply 30% of that pressure, that’s better.

Don’t get confused, this is a ‘drivers car’ – it doesn’t belong in the ‘compact car’ category.

The backseat is small for passengers (but who wants ’em).

And the trunk is tiny; that’s a small bag. Note the seats fold down – a weekend-away worth of stuff and 2 passengers would be no problem. But beyond that, doubtful.

This is a great second car for someone who loves driving.

You have to stay switched on while driving, which is fine, but not all the time.  Sometimes you just want to cruise to get some milk, or run the dog to the groomer.  That’s why I say second car.

High performance means high level of care, remember – The Thing About Nice Rims is This

2013 Fiat 500 Turbo

Starting at $15,995
This one $18,495

Get it in manual, and spend the extra few bucks on a turbo.


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