I like the Fiat 500, I really do. I want to be friendly to our Fiat guests, not chase them off American shores again, and when I think about getting a smaller runabout for town, I really do consider it. But "less room than a 911" is a pretty tight squeeze, especially for a kid. And that's how intrepid carseatspotter Dave Thomas called it on the Recaro car seat wedged into the back of a 500 in LA.
Of course, maybe there's no room for a car seat because the 500 was originally designed to hold a stroller.
I've had screenshots of the Fiat 500 edition of the Seed Pli on my desktop for months now--actually, for most of the time, they've been trapped, unbloggable, on my iPad--ever since kids design guru [and DT advertiser] Ralph Monte sent along the tip.
The Seed is a slim Nordic-style stroller from a Danish startup; it reminds me of a pared down Mutsy with some Bugaboo overtones. But unlike the Bugaboo and Mutsy, the Seed folds down so flat, it can fit into the most ridiculously small storage spaces--like, uh, the Fiat 500. Sometimes you can even see out the back, too.
Of course, packing all this means there's nowhere to put the Seed Pli Onesie and Fiat rainboots.