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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.
  • 1.2 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?

  • 1.3 MultiJet 75 Pop 3dr

    rebecca quick , cornwall . Date: 15/09/2008
    • 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
      57.4

    My car

    I picked my 1.3 MultiJet diesel up on the 28th January this year and drove it out of the showroom. I have lost interest im dsimply not interested in driving anything else now. The build quality is unrivalled in it's segment and the running costs are the best I have ever come accross.

  • 1.2 Lounge 3dr

    Gerald Smith Date: 29/07/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 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

    My car

    I have recently had this car as a brand new rental in the South of France for 2 weeks. In almost every respect it is a little gem. It's design, obviously, is superb. And in that area of France with its twisting narrow roads and the long steep hills up towards the mountains it handled excpetionally well. The 1.2 is under-powered for those hills and so the 1.4 would presumably be much better (a 1.6 is due out in '09 I believe). At one point I had 5 adults in it and everyone perfectly fine.

    Only drawback was the difficulty reading the info dial as it has very bad reflections most especially in bright sunlight. On many occasions it was in fact illegible! Not such a problem in the UK...

    I was so impressed that we will buy one next year when we move to France.

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