Fun. This car is a hoot, yet relaxing to drive at the same time. 1.2 maybe could have had a bit more power but thats just nit-picking. It goes from A to B and looks a million dollars in the process both inside and out. Why cant more cars have this much caracter? Why do they all have to have boring black plastic interiors! Well done Fiat on bringing back a classic. Space inside is more generous than you might think too, for such a small looking car. Very quiet inside, good quality all-round like the Panda its based on. Very impressed. Cant look at that cheeky face without smiling. This car is probably as close to an original mini as you'll get nowadays without the old mini problems! Fantastic.
Today, I had a generously long test drive in the base model 500. This Fiat is on my list of possible new cars along with the Mazda 2, Corsa and Clio.
Not too sure about the overall running costs, but on the test drive I had the fuel gauge indicator didn't seem to move at all. As for tax, the 1.2 petrol is only £35 a year I'm told - so sounds promising.
As for the ride, could do with a little more power maybe - but generally very smooth and a nice slick gear change. A good driving position as well.
The car's main plus point for me though, is how it looks. This is a stunning car looks-wise, with chrome finishes everywhere and a host of options to personalise the vehicle.
So overall, a very good car from what I can gather. I'll write a more detailed review if I buy it - or, what might be more accurate to say - when I buy it!!
I purchased a Fiat 500 last month and it has been an absolute dream,
From the clean green lines to the coloured coded theme.
The ride is as smooth as the attire that I wear,
And the glass sunroof allows birds to mock my hair.
The knobs inside have the most majestic of feel,
And the leather caress’ my cheeks when positioned behind the wheel.
The dash is overpowering like my partners joop cologne,
But when you put your foot down they would both begin to moan.
The shape overall slightly resembles a ball,
But im a big fan as is my partner Paul.
Inside its roomy and surprisingly spacious,
And the funky design is elegant and gracious.
The cabin’s accessories are ten out of ten,
And the stereos impressive when playing ‘Raining Men.’
This car is my pride, my joy, and my dream,
Just don’t tell my partner who is already jealous and green.
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 !!!!
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