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Fiat 500 Review: New 2008 Fiat 500: Reestablishing Italian pride of Fiat

Small coupe cars with two mini doors have always been the point of fascination of most car buyers. Their charming outlook and elegant body structure always attracts them in large numbers. Whether it is a car fair or any auction, the one counter where you will find the most gathering is small cars. Amongst all the cars falling into this bracket, Fiat 500 has always been popular amongst its buyer.

2008 Fiat 500 has been re-launched after its introduction 50 years ago. This version was an amalgamation of modern technology and ancestral outlook, which has attracted numerous buyers and it even got the 2008 car of the year award. Since its arrival in the market, this car has never looked back and its sales graph seems to be exponentially increasing. The features that have attracted experts are stated below:

Exterior design

The length, width and height of 2008 Fiat 500 are 355 centimeters, 163 cm and 149 cm respectively. The car is extremely luminous with short hoods and minimal overhangs. You will be able to see the rear and front light clusters, as the side links are rounded up to the tail and nose. The rear end of the car sports a chrome plated handle resembling a bicycle saddle.

There have been quite a few changes incorporated into this car. Glass roof has taken the place of canvas roof with luminous and linear interpretation. It is also outfitted with day time running lights which activates automatically with the start of engine. Again, its styling has been done with a lot of care and precision using non-metallic and metallic colors.

Interior design

The cabin of 2008 Fiat 500 is roomy and airy with enough leg space for both the drivers and passengers. Large rings encircle the whole space giving it a protective and embracing look. Its seating arrangements are also well looked after, with bottom tone fabric and upper lunette. The luggage cabin is also capacious, as it can allow almost 185 to 550 liters of storage.

Steering

Steering of 2008 Fiat 500 is good to grip and is assisted with pinion variable and rack power. Its steering wheel is grouped into a single panel with trip computer, speedometer and rev counter.

Braking and suspension

2008 Fiat 500 is well equipped with ultra modern braking and suspension system. Its front brakes are 240 mm solid discs or 257 mm ventilated discs and rear brakes are 180 mm drums or 240 mm discs. Besides, this car has front MacPhersion strut suspension with coil springs, telescopic dampers and anti roll balls. Again, it has a rear trailing beams suspension.

Apart from the conventional features, 2008 Fiat 500 has been provided with all the necessary safety features for making your ride safer than ever. Without a doubt, it can be said that this car has reestablished the Italian pride of Fiat.

Tech specs

Body: 2-door

Engine: 1.4L I4 100 hp

Transmission: 6-speed manual

Torque: 97 units

Power: 100 hp

Tires: 205/40R17

Verdict:

For: Its attractive look is one of its major advantages

Against: Its safety features can be further enhanced

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