A $500 Fiat 500
And what should I do with it?
I got this 2012 Fiat 500 and I only paid $500 for it. Now I should mention that it needed a transmission, a front ball joint, and a rear tire pressure sensor. So I'm in it for a bit more now. $1143.12 to be exact after repairs, tax, title, windshield wipers and a tank of fuel. Still, I only paid the princely sum of $500 for the actual car with 113,000 miles on the odometer. And it runs!
However, this is the bottom end of the line of 500's, the POP version. It has no air conditioning, no turbo, no factory Bluetooth. I cannot foresee myself driving it during the dog days of summer nor on long road trips. Yet, I feel the need to do something with this car. Something fun. Maybe a racing stripe in the colors of the Italian Flag down it to break up the dreary grey.
If I lived in a place that had a track nearby, I could envision taking it to that, just for the fun of it. Sadly, I live in Southeast Ohio. In the White Trash Triangle, as I call it, and there are no local race tracks suitable for a road car. And please don't tell me about Mid Ohio Raceway. It's just to far to go on a routine basis, for myself personally.
Back to the dilemma, what does one do with a $500 Fiat other than a simple commute to work? Do I add a spoiler to it or modify the body? Paint it something ridiculous, say to resemble a great white shark and 3D print a fin for the roof? I just don't know.
And this is where you, dear reader, come in. Post a comment about what you'd do with it if it were yours. Give me an idea.
As it turns out, it DOES have A/C. Those Italian stylists hid the switch in the fan knob. Clever.