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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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41 reader reviews for Fiat 500 Hatchback.
  • 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.

  • 1.2 Lounge 3dr

    Giovanni Marseglia , Herts . Date: 15/11/2008
    • 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
      43

    My car

    I collected my 500 nine says ago and have since notched up 700 miles. It is much more than a town car, being quiet on the motorway. I chose the 1.2 lounge model after falling in love with the fabulous glass roof. I though I would mourn the passing of my V6 Alfa 156, but instead am feeling reborn. This car makes me feel happy. I went for optional leather & climate control. This further ups the quality feel of the car. At work yesterday, I was informed that I have the coolest car in the car park. I agree. I just cannot understand why What Car has given this a three-star rating. Yes, some cars may use less fuel or go faster, but no other car offers such a brilliant looking package for the miniscule asking price. Frankly, if either were of primary concern, you would look elsewhere. This is the motoring equivalent of the new iPod Nano.

  • 1.2 Pop 3dr

    sarah mattock Date: 07/10/2008
    • 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'm instrested in buying the new fiat 500 1.2 Pop. Fiat say that the mpg for the 1.2 Pop is 44.1 on urban. Have you managed to get 44.1 mpg on urban or possibly more?

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