Winner of the Victorian Hat Fetish Award…
Fiat re-invents the box by making it massively less useful to actual human beings who aren’t looking for a conversion that includes a hydraulic ramp.
Highly derided are its ‘storage solutions’ that include pockets that only fit two slim CD cases (useful for those with very limited CD collections) and cubbies on the dash cunningly designed to launch your mobile phone through the passenger side window during cornering.
Let us also not forget the massive headroom so helpful for those with Victorian hat fetishes and the engines that struggle to pull the skin from a dead leper (or fresh custard, for that matter).
Or indeed the extended front end that ‘protects the radiator’ from frontal collisions, cleverly making it so big that it guarantees that you hit something because you can’t see the bloody end of it.
Even the rear window line consists of, um, black stickers (I kid you not). Fiat has cunningly managed, in one masterstroke, to convince us all that they think we’re totally stupid, and because the 500 was really quite well received that they can fob us all off with any old rubbish.
A worthy winner in our pantheon of WTF?!
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