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500cSquirrel
09-06-2013, 12:46 PM
Hello all,

I have been watching the forums and posting here and there for a while but have not gotten around to an owners post. I purchased my 500 in May 2013 under the guise of a "commuter car." I was actually in the market for the 500 Pop hatchback when I stumbled on a one off sale in Palm Springs. This baby was on sale for the hatchback price. Further, I had yet to be introduced to the orange/copper known as Rame. Once I saw her I immediately fell in love. She is a 2013 500c with Chocolate/Ivory interior, Ivory steering wheel, and stock hubcaps.

As for modifications, I have only added a washable drop-in BMC filter. I plan on an intake (although I want to keep the stock engine cover), and an exhaust system that adds some umph but not as loud as the Abarths. I found a set of wheels for her but they are 17s and only offered on the UK Fiat Punto's from a few years ago. The wheels are not expensive but the shipping overseas rivals the cost of the wheels...

On a side note, I drove about 100 miles to get this car and although the color combo was new to me, I figured it would be like any other car. I recently took the car to Walther's Fiat (in Riverside, and much closer than the dealer I purchased it from) and got many ooohs and aaaahhs from the sales staff. They had not seen the color combination in the cabrio.


I definitely enjoy the car and look forward to several hundred thousand miles of enjoyable driving/cruising in it. I attached a few pictures of the car for all to see. Ciao!

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msjulie33
09-06-2013, 02:29 PM
That's a pretty car!

NGEN
09-07-2013, 08:26 AM
That does look good! Definitely not a color combo that you see often.

JoeB
09-07-2013, 01:07 PM
That is gorgeous! On a side note, I love the fancy schmancy alloys on my Abarth Cabrio, but Fiat did a nice job on the stock steelies-with-hubcaps, too. Those wheels look very nice on your car.

500cSquirrel
09-07-2013, 04:21 PM
Thanks all for the comments on the car. @JoeB, I like the Abarth wheels and I also like the stock UK POP wheel covers with extra chrome. 7798

Tweak
09-07-2013, 10:54 PM
Such a cool and unique color, enjoy the forum and thanks for sharing your pics!

Gigante
09-07-2013, 11:07 PM
Congrats and welcome. The color combo looks really nice, great choice. We love our 500c, the rag top is fantatic. Enjoy your 500c and this forum, lots of great people here who can share their experience with you.xyxwave

doadea
09-08-2013, 09:31 AM
I love the color combo as well. Definitely rare