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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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39 reader reviews for Fiat 500 Hatchback.
  • 1.3 MultiJet 75 Lounge 3dr

    steven crabtree , lancashire . Date: 06/01/2009
    • 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

    This car was bought for my wife just over a week ago, and we love it. The little car makes us smile everytime we look at it, driving about in it gets a lot of attention as their not many about, this makes it feel a bit exclusive. Other 500 drivers give you the nod when you pass which makes it feel like your part of somthing not just driving any old car. The car we have is just 12 months old and is the 1.3 diesel, the salesman told us that this car was owen by the daughter of Richard Cort and has been driven by Quentin wilson for a Tonight with Trevor McDonald special on down sizing vehicles. Well how true this is only time will tell. Anyway the car is great just what you need to make driving more enjoyable. Now all we need are a few extras to personalise it.

  • 1.3 MultiJet 75 Sport 3dr

    rebecca quick , cornwall . Date: 20/12/2008
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      57

    My car

    This is my second review of this car. I have now racked up a further 5000 miles and this car just gets better and better. The 1.3 MultiJet diesel engine has got quieter the older it gets. The power is all there and cruising at 70 is effortless. Most of my journies are short yet i'm still getting an average consumption of over 57 MPG. While I concede that there is some road noise it is nothing compared to the Ford Ka, which is rediculously loud, the small Citroens are all much louder and so too are the peugoet 107 and 207. The build quality has withstood it's first 10,000 miles in as much as there are no annoying squeaks or rattles. The car feels chunky, solid and safe. My little Fiat 500 turns heads everywhere it goes and still makes me grin every time I look at it.

  • 1.2 Lounge 3dr

    John Smith Date: 19/12/2008
    • 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 have never driven any car with such refined,almost no road noise.

    All mecanical elements perfect, ride and handling in city and motorway 5*****.

    At 10000 miles no rattles and sqeaks on the cabin, and the looks of everithing.

    I think the cabind is not to be seem in any other car, it feels 100% exclusive, even the MINI doesn´t have a cabin so original as the 500.

    The price of the 500 along with the Kit beats any other par.

    Finally depreciation is almost none, and I am very satisfied with the Fiat dealer..

    Nice job FIAT.

  • 1.3 MultiJet 75 Lounge 3dr

    Carol Thompson Date: 03/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      51

    My car

    I have never driven any car or van which such dreadful road noise.

    The dealer service is poor and Fiat UK are appalling.

    To get a faulty gearknob replaced it took two visits to the dealership six telephone conversations with Fiat and a letter to Fiat's managing director.

    At 4000 miles several rattles and sqeaks are starting to appear in the cabin and I know there's no hope of getting these fixed.

    It must be the only car on the market without height adjustble seatbelts; even the petrol cap has to be opened by a key.

    When compared to the Mini One its price difference is not much, if you compare 5 Years servicing costs £150.00 against £750.00 for the Fiat. You also pay £250.00 for standard paint on the Fiat unless you want white.

    Finally this car cost £11,220.00 in April 08 and I have just been offered £6900.00 for it - that's £4320.00 deprication in seven months. A 3 year old Mini would be worth more than that.

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