Does the petrol Fiat 500C drive as well as the diesel version?

In your road test you thought the 500C drove like a sports car and was as good as the Mini Cooper thanks to the anti-roll bar. Is this the same as a torsion bar, which appears to be installed in the Diesel 500C but not the rest according to Fiat specifications? Do the petrol versions, particularly the 1.2 Pop drive as well as the diesel?

Asked on 10 June 2010 by Mike Reed

Answered by Honest John
They all now have the 2010 suspension, based on Ford's improvements to the suspension used in the 500-based Ford Ka. This involves a transverse torsion anti roll bar in the 'C' beam back axle, softer rear springs, and different dampers. You just have to look underneath to spot the torsion bar. Old stock cars built in 2009 don't have it. From 2010 almost all do.
Similar questions
My daughter has completed her studies and will hopefully soon be starting work as a midwife. She currently has an ageing Fiat Punto, but with a salary on the horizon is looking to upgrade and is keen on...
I am looking to replace my 2009 Citroen C5 VTR+ Tourer 140 HDI with one that is 2 or 3 years old. I travel 8000 miles a year, 30% in town and the balance on motorways. I recently started using Millers...
We are a retired couple doing only about 6000 miles a year, but we love the look of the Range Rover Evoque. Which one should we choose? It would be a manual by preference with five doors but we don't really...
Related models
Characterful and charismatic. Funky retro look inside and out.

Value my car

Save £75 on Warranty using code HJ75

with MotorEasy

Get a warranty quote

Save 12% on GAP Insurance

Use HJ21 to save on an ALA policy

See offer