The Fiat 500 has been named the #1 coolest car under $18,000 by Kelly Blue Book in their "Best, Coolest and Top 10 Lists" competition.
In their "Top 10 Coolest Car List", Kelly was looking for "...the select few, the cars that not only do everything you want and need a car to do, but also do it in an engaging and enjoyable manner, like the friend you have that’s “just fun to be around.” The Fiat 500 won the category.
Kelly's take on the Fiat 500 is:
"Combining European style and heritage with a starting price of $16,000, the 2012 Fiat 500 bridges the gap between the sportier, pricier Mini Cooper and the more pedestrian Toyota Yaris. If you like the big personality of the Mini Cooper but would gladly sacrifice some performance for a more comfortable highway ride and a lower price, you'll find the Fiat 500 worth a look."
"More affordable than a Mini Cooper and more gregarious than a Toyota Yaris, the 2012 Fiat 500 offers a new mix of economy and style."
Source: Kelly Blue Book