I’ll soon be moving on to other things, but before I wrap up on the whole adventure with the Cinquecento, here are some final numbers from my trip:
2,359 miles from Dana Point, CA to Knoxville, TN
37 hours of driving time
65mph average speed
Some things to keep in mind – the drive eastward on Interstate 40 is mostly an uphill climb from sea-level to 7,400-foot elevation. Even with the A/C on and everything mated to a 69hp 1.2L engine, the 500 performed quite nicely and turned in superb final numbers.
Overall, this was the highlight of my summer, if not my year, and more. I grew quite attached to the car and I was really sad to see her go. Hopefully, FIAT does bring it to the U.S., but it was an honor to be part of the unofficial debut.
Re-trace portions of my journey and long streches of highway as a passenger and also fiddle with the 500′s media console here: