Fiat Cinquecento

Especially the Sporting

Forget the Panda that preceded this little gem, the first small Fiat that didn't rot to bits in the UK. The right size and width for a small car with great handling and decent performance on the sporting model. Coupled that with bags of space on the inside and a decent interior made this car the first decent alternative to the mini in the UK.

This car ended my love affair with the mini and the decent drivers seat cured my aching back.