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New Fiat 500 Jolly is Not Exactly Cheap, But It's Definitely Cheerful – Photo Gallery

Oh man, would you look at this little scallywag? Have you ever seen a more cutesy and happy-looking Fiat 500 than this modern version of the Fiat 500 Jolly Ghia? We surely haven't, but the pricing of this spiaggine is not to our liking - $89-friggin'-grand.
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The original Fiat 500 Jolly spiaggine designed by Ghia and built between 1957 to 1974 wasn't cheap either, but the modern equivalent is $4,000 more than a Mercedes-Benz SL400 Roadster. Of course, it's about two times as heavy and considerably larger than its grandpa, but $89,000? That's absurd!

While the original had a sticker price double than that of a normal Cinquecento, the all-new Fiat 500 Jolly is $72,155 more expensive than a US-specification 2015 Fiat 500 Pop. So what does the new one offer?

Jolly Car announces that its take on the Fiat 500 Jolly promises "Italian design, German quality, Swiss precision." We don't question the unparalleled charm of this little rascal thanks to its bamboo seats, wooden door sills, and the cute tent you can deploy over the cabin when it rains. On another note, you can bet that the Jolly isn't as safe as a normal Fiat 500 in the event of a crash, not by a long shot.

Before deciding to drop $89,000 on a glorified golf cart with a 1.2-liter engine and air conditioning, we need to pose a question: this or a Jaguar F-Type V6 S convertible, which costs less than the Jolly? Incidentally, we're not the only ones that believe the Fiat 500C Abarth is the much wiser choice.

 
 
 
 
 

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