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OWNER RATING 10 /10
  • Comfortable on long trips; economical; roomy for four adults
  • Every one wants to talk to you about it; driver's seat is a bit high
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10

by Eric Young

We have owned our Fiat 500 TwinAir for two years now.

With service intervals of 30,000km recommended by Fiat, it makes annual servicing very cheap. We did, unfortunately, get one with faulty ignition coils, however, but with these replaced we have now done 45,000kms with services for the last two years totalling $500.

Covering more country miles than city ones, we have travelled from the Blue Mountains to Brisbane via New England Hwy in it and have driven it on other long distance trips on country roads.

We are now considering a second Fiat 500 to keep the TwinAir company, with a lounge Convertible the front runner. Pricing is great on the Pop but the power and handling of the TwinAir has to be driven to be understood. It pulls up over the Great Dividing Range like a champion, often the larger car behind pulls into the fast lane to over take the little 500 but in the end they pull in behind giving up their ambition to pass.

Comfortable and economical are two words to describe it, but fun is my favourite word and as a Convertible it’s gotta be even more fun.

When My wife and I travel away in the Fiat 500 TwinAir we fold the read seats down and there is a large cargo area at our disposal. And while we have said on several occasions that we take too much away with us, the power of the TwinAir engine is amazing even with an overloaded cargo area.

The handling and braking of the Fiat 500 TwinAir are also very impressive. I participate in club level motorsport and have won several events, but even on the open road the handling and braking are excellent.

If you want to know how to spell fun its is spelled like this: Fiat 500 TwinAir.



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