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Discussion in 'Classic and Retro FIAT's' started by rajeev_pillai, Apr 22, 2020.

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    rajeev_pillai Regolare

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    Posting in the forum after a long time, moved to United Kingdom few years back and got busy with life. Now, just wanted to share about the new member to our family. A 2017 model FIAT 500 in Glam Coral colour. Bought this car from https://www.cazoo.co.uk/ and was delivered before the lock-down. Primary use was for city driving and school drops. Wife wanted a mini cooper or FIAT 500. I was not comfortable with the seating position in mini, so the obvious choice was FIAT 500.

    Some pictures to make it flavourful.
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    N.B: These are not taken by me, downloaded from cazoo website.
     
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  2. limraj

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    Congratulations on grabbing the iconic 500!

    Please also post how is the car while driving.
    Mainly, I read somewhere that it is a pocket rocket although with 69bhp/1.2L engine.
     
  3. rajeev_pillai

    rajeev_pillai Regolare

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    Thanks limraj.

    I will do a video as soon as I can find my camera holder.
    Yes this is a 1.2L engine, which is same as my Punto active.
    It is quick considering the less body weight and better gear ratios. Gear shifts are much smoother too.
    It also has a city driving mode, which makes the steering further light. So far I have not used that.
    Only negative is the steering feedback, which is not good as my Punto.
     
  4. limraj

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    That is electric power steering for you!
    EPS is going to stay here, for its ability to be controlled by computer inputs than the fuel economy gains.
    But, we can continue to enjoy the existing cars with power steering.

    Waiting for video review!
     
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  5. revvingengines

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    Congrats on owning the 500, Rajeev! Quite a unique colour too. :)
    Looking forward to reading/viewing your ownership experience on this thread.
     
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    Wonderful buy. Congratulations!
     
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    Thanks mate, the official name of this colour is Glam Coral, a pinkish red shade.
    This car is primarily for my wife, so its fine with me. :)

    Thanks
     
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    Great buy. Congratulations. Atleast you still have the option of buying FIAT there. :)
     
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