My first (and last) new car. Bought it new for US$1800 and sold it 4 years later for US$1800. Despite a bad rep in the US, my FIAT was the most reliable car I ever owned, economical and practical beyond measure. It could go on a single tank of gas for weeks.
I owned it throughout my college/grad years and it took me all over the east coast US and Canada. I often couldn't afford maintenance (spent one winter push starting it down the hill I lived on cause I couldn't afford a tune-up) but it was always delightful. Noisy on highways (wind noise from flat side windows) and less than powerful (top speed was 89mph downhill with a backwind), it was amazingly fun to drive and best on windy roads. Handled better in snow than my Volvo wagon did. Excellent sight lines all around and back seat in my 4-door often carried tall (over 6 ft) people comfortably.
Too bad FIAT left the USA market!