2012 FIAT 500 Long Term Road Test


2012 Fiat 500 Sport: Sun Blocker

August 29, 2011

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I signed out the 500 for the weekend and knowing that temps would hit triple digits and that the Fiat's transparent sunroof shade was about as effective as a screen door in a submarine, some Yankee ingenuity was in order.

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Knowing that I wouldn't look as good as Mr. Montoya in a head wrap (shown above and which he fashioned during a recent drive through Death Valley) and that all that sun streaming into the cabin would be doing its best to broil the girlfriend and I anyway, I pondered my options. After confirming that a hand towel was about the same size as the sunroof glass I had my solution. A few pieces of tape and a minute later I had a very effective sun blocker.

John DiPietro, Automotive Editor @ 7,456 miles

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