Fiat 500| A new look

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If you’ve been following my blog you know this isn’t the first time I tried a Fiat 500. It’s one of my favorite cars in terms of design and size and a proof of that is my last year’s review.

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Now I got to that point in my life where I need to buy a new car and the choice is not easy. Also, I want to make sure I buy the right one and to be able to decide I had to try the Cinquecento one more time.

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This time I went for a Diesel, which turned out to be much more economical. In terms of space, I like a small car that I can park anywhere, but also with enough interior space because I like my shopping now and then and I have quite tall friends! Of course my friends will complain, especially if I send them to the backseat, but at least my shopping bags will fit. More shopping, less lifts home.

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Something that let me down on both of the cars was the sound system, so that’s something I’ll have to invest if I decide to go for this car. Even a 5 minutes ride to town needs to have background music. Good sound quality most of all.

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I guess all is left for now is choosing the colours.

 

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Fiat 500 L

After this long summer break, I’m back to experiencing driving new cars and sharing it with you. If you’ve been following my blog, you know I wrote a review of the Fiat 500, you can read it here.

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This time I tried the Fiat 500 L, a car that has nothing to do with the Cinqueciento. It’s much bigger which makes it harder to find a parking space and actually park. In other hand, it has a lot of visibility and since it’s bigger, the spaces, especially at the back are bigger too. You can actually fit in the back seats, no matter your size.

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But when it comes to being comfortable, I’m sorry but that’s not the case, and you don’t need a very long ride to start feeling it. The engine also makes a lot of noise compared to all the cars I drove till now. And if you want to hide the noise with music, the sound system in this car also has a lot of failures.

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Although, if you want to try it yourself or search for more information, click here.

Next month I’ll bring you one of my favourites, so stay tuned.
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Renault Clio

This new five-door Renault Clio was the car that I drove for a longer period of time since I’m doing car reviews, for the simplest fact that it’s very economical!

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It has a simple and minimalist interior, although the plastics aren’t and don’t look as cheap as the other Renaults I drove before.

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The large touchscreen display is great, especially when you’re using the GPS to get somewhere. Although, every time you want to turn off the GPS, before you arrive to the destination, it’s a tough job! Let’s say the turn off button isn’t very “findable”.

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On the back seats of this Clio you can find enough room for two adults, maybe even three if they’re good friends.

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The boot is bigger than the old Clio which is perfect for everyone if I may say!

But where the heck do I put my CDs? There’s no such a thing as a CD player! I agree that we’re on this new technological era or whatever and that’s the reason I bring an iPOD with me for the long rides, but I think it’s too early to sell my CDs on Ebay.

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