Thursday, July 15, 2010
The adorable Cinquicento !
It was coming up to 11pm, and after a long flight, I was not in the mood for a fight, and I was told the only car available was a Fiat 500!
If you have read my interview by Kiran Chhabria from earlier this year, you will know that I do have a hidden passion for this car, so I hid my pleasure from the car rental clerk and begrudgingly took the keys to my red Cinquicento :)
As I stepped out into the Milan summer, I was greeted by a downpour of rain. Perhaps a good thing the convertible I originally wanted wasn't available !
There was a short shifting band sporty feeling manual gearshift, and my 2 hour drive to my meeting was enlightened (despite pouring rain).
Windows and sunroof open, I did miss the convertible, but I had no regrets I was left with this "consolation" for my trip. This book isn't let done by it's cover. In fact, the cover does the whole package total justice.
Well done Fiat! I was sad to say goodbye to the Cinquecento, but hope I will get another chance to enjoy one ...... soon!