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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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Fiat 500
41 reader reviews for Fiat 500 Hatchback.
  • 1.2 Pop 3dr

    laura mosby , west yorkshire . Date: 29/09/2014
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      43

    My car

    i'm gutted i cant give this little car a 5 star because from a distance it is a fab little car for someone maybe learning to drive or just does a little city driving, the city steering option is great for parking in tight spots, its a good price but unfortunately basic models dont have air con which is a bit annoying, i really do think that should be fit as standard in cars, another gripe i have is that it doesnt have boot lights again i dont know if this is an optional extra but theres nothing worse than trying to find things in your boot in darkness.

    Unfortunately I have had quite a few problems with my Fiat 500 Pop and this to me for a 2 year old car is dissapointing and frustrating.

    i'am just going to bullet point my problems that ive had over the two years of owning my ill, attention seeking 500. * Clutch likes to squeel (Fiat have fixed it twice) *air intake pipe broke off (wasnt covered in warranty even though the cars only two year old and was badly made) *new handbrake cables *play in strut top (front replaced but rear now making same noise)

    I dont know if thats bad for a new car but i definately wouldnt say it was good, unfortunately i would hesiate before recommending the Fiat 500 to anyone, as a previous reviewer also said i have lost faith in Fiat and will definately not purchase one in future.

    Its a good budget car but so is a Volkswagen Up and with that comes a better spec and a Volkswagen engine!

  • 1.2 S 3dr

    Jeanette Martin , Cheshire . Date: 23/07/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      58.9

    My car

    I bought my little Fiat Sport in May and absolutely love it! I traded in my Toyota Yaris (which I loved) but wanted something a bit nippier and newer, the 500 felt a little on the small side at first but after a few weeks getting used to it I wouldn't want anything bigger, it's perfect for me, my partner and our Chihuahua. The seats are extremely comfortable and the raised gear knob makes it easier to shift from gear to gear. The Blue and Me has been a godsend with all controls on the steering wheel .... how did I manage without it before?!

    It's nippy around town and was actually really comfortable driving over 300 miles to Cornwall with the back seats down and filled up with suitcases, etc. etc. The mechanic who services my car had a look at it to check it over before driving to Cornwall and said it was spot on, no problems and nothing needed doing. Wherever I drive I always get people having a sneaky peek at it!

    I'm hoping to keep this car for as long as possible as I love it! Cheap to run, insure and cute as a button (with a sporty feel) .... what more could a lady ask for!!

  • 1.4 Lounge 3dr

    Iain Mair , Kent . Date: 09/09/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    This review is actually for a 500C (convertible). We bought a TwinAir Lounge 6 weks ago and are very happy with it. The quality of build and materials used for the interior are particularly impressive; it's a well-built car & feels solid. The electric roof mechanism works a treat; just got to get used to external noise through it, when it's fully closed. The 900cc TwinAir engine, with only two cylinders, is a "rev"elation ! We initially test drove the 1200cc, four cylinder version, but I felt it was rather gutless, especially on A roads, etc. The TwinAir has more bhp, 85 in fact and can really fly, with a great throaty engine note.

    On the downside, the boot is tiny (but, hey it's a 500 convertible) and the car is more of a city vehicle; great in London with the roof down (and a gas mask on) but more of an effort on long journeys. The handling on fast country roads takes some getting used to; nowhere near as sharp as my wife's previous car, a 2007 Zafira or my 2006 BMW 320d.

    Still, it is what it is as they say and we're really pleased with it. In New Age Cream with a black roof and red seats/trim, it turns heads too. Well done Fiat.

  • 1.4 Lounge 3dr

    Charles Smiles , West Sussex . Date: 16/08/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      38

    My car

    I upgraded to an Abarth 500 12 months ago after previously owning a Fiat 500 twin Air Lounge. I had no issues with the TA, it was a super car, but I wanted something a little more lively, hence the A500. Have 16" alloys and find the ride fine, seats are very comfortable and it is a joy to drive. I keep it in Sports mode all the time and locally get about 34mpg and on distance trips 42 > 45 mpg. (I must admit I do like to DRIVE the car, not just potter around. All in all very pleased with it and must admit I am surprised the number of times people approach me to ask questions about the car as it promotes a lot of interest.

    Hopefully in 12 months time if the 50/50 finance deals are still 'on the table' I'll be upgrading to a 595.

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