2012 FIAT 500
2012 FIAT 500 Owner Reviews
- Exterior Styling
- Interior Comfort
- Quality & Durability
We bought one of these for our daughter from Q Fiat in Dallas about 8 months ago as she liked the style and expected MPG. Unfortunately her MPG has averaged 30.2 which is just crazy for a car this small. When she ************* liked the one with the pink stripe and leather interior and we paid right around $21,000. She is leaving town and we wanted her to have someting a little more substantial so we went back to Q and were offered $12,000 trade in value (7,000 miles) on a new Chevrolet. That car cost us around $1100/month in depreciation. The bottom line is it is a cute little car but it costs more to drive than a larger, safer car with better MPG and normal depreciation rates. If you buy one buy it for it's cuteness but do not buy it thinking it has a low operating cost- especially now that the market is flooded with them.
Exciting driving experience!!!
I have to say that I was former MINI Cooper owner. I was looking for a car that was stylish and gave me a better driving experience and that is what my FIAT Sport 500c is able to deliver. Lets face it the cost of the car was also very alluring as well. I have a long commute that is mostly highway driving so, it was important for me to find a car that has the fuel economy that I was looking for but was also able to make my pulse race. This totally wonderful car and I love the manual transmission!! The upgraded Bose sound system and wonderfully comfortable interior is GREAT. When I drove my MINI in the past, It felt like I was on the floor. The MINI was low to the ground that it made me feel uncomfortable on the highways. Thanks FIAT for making a fuel conscience car that feels like your driving a normal sized car tat can still fly on the highways!!
Amo il mio 500
I did a lot of research before buying my 500 comparing it to cars from MINI, Chevy, Ford and Hyundai and the 500 stood well above the crowd. Yes, the 500 is not a car for everyone, it is more of a niche vehicle than a mass production car here in the USA and for my needs it fits perfectly. Over the recent holiday I made the 3 hour trip to visit my family and the 500 eagerly ate the miles. Comfortable seats, slick shifting manual transmission and a suspension that while not Caddy smooth was never jarring. Amenites like the Bose sound system and satellite radio were a joy. A who friend worried that the tiny Multi-Air engine would not be able to handle highway cruising was dead wrong. I had no problem passing semi-trailers moving at 80 mph. The rolling hills of the great plains seldom required the "constant rowing" I had read about. If I were to gripe about anything about the car it would be the narrow foot well for the driver. Heel-toe clutch work took a bit of adjusting to for my size 11 feet due to the smallish space. Otherwise I have no other complaints. Would I recommend the 500? Yes! Nor do I expect everyone to like it. I personally find the 500 to be a great car.
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