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Old 07-01-2013   #1
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500 - Girls car?

So, is the Fiat 500 a girls' car, or is it for anyone?
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Re: 500 - Girls car?

It's a car, does it really matter who drives it?
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I say no, its a nice little car and to me, that is all that really matters!

I only really ask because I am buying one (the results of this don't bother me, i am awaiting collection date) but friends are telling me its a girls car. I just wanted to see what the general consensus was
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Re: 500 - Girls car?

I couldn't see a younger male looking right in a 500, maybe if you are say over 26 then you might get away with it.

I didn't go for a 500 becuase I thought they looked too girly. But an abarth 500 is a different story

*prepares for insults from young male 500 drivers*
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I am soon to be one... 25 and get mine (hopefully) this week!

But, at the end of the day it is opinion, I have no problem with you saying I drive a girly car :P
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Re: 500 - Girls car?

no its not a girls car it's a little old ladies car

oh and don't forget it won gay car of the year in 2010
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Re: 500 - Girls car?

I'd say yes. When I popped into a dealer to look at one, the female sales person asked "Is this for you wife?"
Plus, when I was buying mine, plenty of people including women said "why the hell do you want one of those, it's a girls car"
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Re: 500 - Girls car?

My son (13) called it a gay car, but that was only because he wanted me to get an MX5 (hairdressers car) instead. he liked it more when he found out I was getting the 500c but he still calls it a gay car. I am a 50 year old male
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Re: 500 - Girls car?

I would say its a girls car purely because we went to Fiat showroom to look at one and neither of my boys could get the seat back far enough to get a comfortable driving position and their heads were touching the roof lining.
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Personally I feel they are targeted to the female audience, I haven't really seen many men driving around in these little 500's tbf!
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Re: 500 - Girls car?

My wife doesnt know how i drive my 500 every day as a daily driver.

I think its great everyone who goes in it thinks its great, but yes they prob wouldn't buy one!

Its not aimed at girls thats the typical english attitude to run people down.
When you really want one!

To sum up i love it the wife don't!

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I voted No. The 595 Competizione and Convertible Turismo with leather interior at Top Gear Live last October left an lasting impression on me. I tried both for size.

Neighbour's spouse have regular 500c with dualogic gearbox and that is what I would aim for if you can get it with the 1.3 Multijet too.
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500 is for the girls the abarth is for boys...............thats what my sexist one track mind says anyway
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Depends how insecure you are I suppose.
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I can tell you know mate that I wouldn't want one
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