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

    spencer barringer Date: 01/06/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    As a vehical tec i have driven many vehicals on pre-delevery inspection! This car really brings the fun back in driving with a great range of engines and award winning diesel engine ! Fiat have come along in a long way they have got the suspension high to help get in and out of so you dont think your getting into and out of an egg box! You may think that might cause the car to roll on cornering but the wheels are set into each corner equaling great ballance of the vehical ! You can order the car to any spec on internal and external appearances and for a few quid more get all mod cons bluetooth, air con, ect, so you feel indvidual and no one 500 is the same. well it would be hard to find two the same with all the options(same with lounge, sport range ect)! The car is packed with clever well detailed gizmos and my favourite the fuel cosumption gauge and instant consumption ! The boot space is great for a small car ! The car comes into the cheap tax bracket and even though the car is priced cheaper than the German mini or beatle it does not feel or look it ! Plus if you want to take the mikey at the traffic lights there is 1.4 turbo 150 bhp+ abarth version in pipe line thats is going to be fantastico ! Just like the good old days with the mk1 Punto GT !!!!

  • 1.2 Sport 3dr

    Carolyn Flynn Date: 22/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought a Fiat 500 1.2 sport last week after owning a Fiat Punto for the last 4 years. This car more than lives up to my expectations. It looks amazing (cheeky and fun), drives very well and the quality of the interior is second to none. Mine has leather seats, tinted rear windows and blue me. This allows me to plug in a flash drive for music so no more CDs cluttering it up and bluetooth to my phone so I just use the steering wheel contols to make and receive calls. OK it has not got lots of interior space but it is a SUPER mini! Ive had lots of cars over the years, from 4x4s to this, and I have to say the Fiat 500 is the best hands down, from the amount of positive attention it's received others think so too!

  • 1.2 Lounge 3dr

    robert day Date: 09/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    what an excelent little car!!!!! my wife and i own a 1.2 lounge model in red and what a super red it is. I can not beleave that whatcar only give this car 3 stars, its got so much going for it i don't know where to start, but i will say this for the money asked for this car its a steal and the build is fantastic we also looked at a mini but it wasn't pracitcal at all and it was £4500 MORE!!!!!and didn't have any where near the same levels of kit as standard it was all extras.(the boot is useless as well)

  • 1.4 Sport 3dr

    Matthew Kimberley , Staffordshire . Date: 22/02/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    As the second 500 I drove, the 1.4 Sport had a lot to live up to. The interior was much less 'cute chic' and more 'city sporty,' which takes away one of the 500's key strengths. On the up side, the little diesel was replaced by the Panda 100hp's 1.4 petrol motor, which has a brilliant note to it. It makes the car much more brisk than its diesel counterpart, although mpg is disappointing at well below 40. It was around 37 after the balanced route I drove it on, which isn't good enough for a 1.4, especially seeing as my own Clio 182 achieves about 32-33 on the same run, and that's a 2.0-litre. However, it was fun to chuck around even though the electric steering was a bit numb, and the Sport button should really stay pressed at all times. In all honesty, for city driving, where the 500 really excels, it'd be hard to argue with the 1.3 diesel Lounge, but for petrolheads the 1.4 is a great fun engine, as long as you don't mind sub-par running costs. I just feel the Sport misses the point of the whole 500 ethos, and I think most people who have fallen in love with the outside of it will prefer the inside of the Lounge, rather than the Sport.

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