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2013 FIAT 500 L

2013 FIAT 500 L

High Heel Shifting


Just when I thought I had driven a cool FIAT, and established the Italians and every other country was coming in the 500L, I discovered another FIAT 500 in my driveway to test for a week. fiat-turbo-full-view

24Fiat Turbo Full View….. Not a problem I thought, I am getting used to a smaller car and really liking the FIAT lineup. I grabbed my purse, camera and a friend and headed to a Chamber of Commerce meeting.

Equipped with high heels and fake spray tan on my legs I proceeded to pull out of my driveway in reverse… hmm where is reverse? Low and behold this is a stick shift 5-speed car. Not only 5-speed but turbo (there was no indication on the exterior) so when I did shift in to” R” the FIAT took off like a rocket. I pulled over and took off my heels replacing them with slippers I keep in my purse. When you drive a clutch and brake and accelerator pedal it does havoc with your heels and your calf portion spray tan disappears (don’t ask).

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Photo courtesy of http://www.wikihow.com/Shift-from-1st-to-2nd-Gear-in-a-Standard-Transmission-Car

fiat-500-heels25The Fiat 500 lineup has been expanding since the day it was born, now offering a convertible, sport Abarth version and the new 2013 500 Turbo which is the best of both the standard car and the sizzling hatchback. So I say this 500 T is for the person who wants something a little faster than the regular 500 but doesn’t want to spend the $22,000 for the Abarth. The Fiat 500 Turbo has a MSRP is $19,500. Let’s just say the guys will change their mind about 500’s are for “girls”. The 500 T has low front fenders, 16-inch aluminum wheels complete with red brake calipers, blacked out headlight with black bezels and a spoiler that gave the 500 Turbo and edgier look compared to its sisters.

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