Fiat 500C Joins the Fleet

Peg received delivery on her brand new 2012 Fiat 500C that she purchased from Safford Fiat of Tysons Corner. She had it built exactly the way she wanted it from the factory in Toluca, Mexico and it only took about 7 weeks. Her sales “specialist”, Sarah Schroeder, was fantastic and we would recommend her if you are interested in buying a Fiat. The dealership as a whole was okay except for a delay in mailing us our check for trade-in and the half-assed cleaning prep they did (scratched the side glass).



Even though the motor is pretty small compared to most of what is in Bubba’s Garage, the little Fiat moves around fairly decent.

Engine - Inline four-cylinder, liquid-cooled
Displacement - 83.48 cu. in. (1368 cu. cm)
Compression Ratio - 10.8:1
Power (SAE net) - 101 bhp (75 kW) @ 6,500 rpm (73.8 bhp/L)
Torque (SAE net) - 98 lb.-ft. (133 N•m) @ 4,000 rpm
Max. Engine Speed - 6,900 rpm (electronically limited)

This is definitely the tiniest motorized vehicle in our garage.

Wheelbase - 90.6 (2300)
Overall Length - 139.6 (3546.7)
Overall Width - 64.1 (1627.0)
Overall Height - 59.8 (1519.6)
Ground Clearance - 4.1 (104.0)
Curb Weight, lb. (kg) - 2,430 (1104.5)—6-ATX
Fuel Tank Capacity, gal. (L) - 10.5 (39.7)