2012 Fiat 500 Sport: Old and New
August 03, 2011
I knew the original Fiat Cinquecento was smaller than the new 500. I just didn't realize how big of a margin existed until I tossed this animation together this morning. Overall, the original is about 20% smaller.
At 5'10", our Fiat 500 fits me just fine. I can't imagine I'd be able to find an acceptable amount of comfort in the old one. And can you imagine Riswick in the old Cinquecento? I suppose he could open up that ragtop and drive with his head above the roof. Then again, I could also see him strapping one to each of his feet and using them as roller skates (wait, I think I need to Photoshop that).
Does anybody out there have any experience in the original Fiat Cinquecento? Please let us know how accommodating the interior is (or isn't).
Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor