A QUIRKY woman who bought a Fiat 500 to prove her individuality drove past 11 similar cars while taking it home, it has emerged.
Nikki Hollis chose the retro-styled hatchback as a reflection of her unique personality, only to discover quite a lot of other people had the exact same idea.
She said: “I’m a real individual, so I couldn’t bear the thought of getting a normal-looking car like stupid, boring people have.
“It was between this and a Mini Cooper, but I went for a Fiat 500 because it feels like I’m driving a Smeg fridge.
“I got the prettiest model in sky blue because I’m wild and free, a bit like the sky or whatever.
“It is interesting that there seem to be so many similar-looking cars on the road today, but that’s probably because all the Fiat 500 drivers are like a secret society of very interesting people and they’ve all come out to greet me.”
She added: “Still, I can’t wait to show all my friends. I bet they’ve never seen a car like it.”