The Happy Car - 2012 FIAT 500 Long-Term Road Test

2012 FIAT 500 Long Term Road Test

2012 Fiat 500 Sport: The Happy Car

July 07, 2011

Fiat 500 Thumbs Up.jpg

True story: I was driving home last night on surface streets and stopped at an intersection to make a left turn. This guy in an oncoming black Benz CLK stuck his arm out the window and was looking at me.

"WTH is your problem, pal?"
I thought to myself. As he drove by I realized that he was smiling and giving me the Thumbs Up, just because I was driving our long-term 2012 Fiat 500.

The 500 seems to impart happy feelings to other drivers who just love the cuteness of it.
Perhaps there hasn't been a happy car like this since the new Beetle came out in 1998.

Is the Fiat 500 also fun to drive? Oh, hell no.
But if it gives the owners and other drivers happy feelings, then there's nothing wrong with that.

Albert Austria, Senior VE Engineer @ 4,500 miles
Thumb courtesy of Ron Montoya

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