7 Years agoNews
|First Drive: 2012 Fiat 500 Cabrio|
|Officially, the little red "C" clipped onto the last zero in the 500 logo stands for "Cabrio," as in convertible, but a better word might be "compromise." But then, "cabrio" does roll off the tongue better than "extra-large sunroof."|
For all practical purposes, that's really what the old-timey ragtop on the 500's roof is. Fiat is quick to point out that the rollback design is true to the 1957 original, which is commendable in a way, but no less a compromise. American consumers who remember the 1970s will better associate the roof with Volkswagen Beetles of the era, though this one's significantly better.
В Most important, it's motorized. A pair of buttons above the rearview mirror works the...