No, TTAC hasn’t been hijacked by car dealers other than Mr. Lang. Scouring the local newspapers, TTAC’s Great White North contingent found brand new Fiat 500s being sold for the incredible price of $12,995 for the base “Pop” model.
While the $11,798 Nissan Versa sedan is still cheaper, style conscious Toronto residents will no doubt opt for the 500, which has been selling briskly in Toronto and Canada at large. More importantly, most of the 500s seen around town are the more upmarket “Lounge” or “Sport” versions – the Pop trim level, seen here, doesn’t even come with A/C as standard equipment.
Eventually, we were able to track down internet copies of the ad. The dealer website for Peel Chrysler lists a black Pop as selling for $14,995 after discounts (which seems a little high, given its $14,995 MSRP), but two classified ads show the car as selling for $12,995. As of this writing, inventory data (at least empirical data – there are tons of ads touting huge stocks of Fiat 500s at dealers) wasn’t available but it casts the idea of Fiat’s brisk sales and upcoming models for Canada only in a bit of a different light.