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.
  • 1.4 Sport 3dr

    Andrew Hood Date: 10/07/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Further to my review of my own 500 1.2 - forgot to mention i did actually drive this one first, was just as much fun but the road noise and the engine noise is more intrusive in the cabin with those bigger (16" on this occasion) alloys. 1.4 is buzzy but smooth but a little slow off the mark so anyone wanting a sportier feel might need to wait for the Abarth. It is alot of money as well for a small car... but still as lovable. Love mine.

  • 1.2 Pop 3dr

    Andrew Hood Date: 07/07/2008
    • 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

    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.

  • 1.2 Pop 3dr

    P S Date: 28/06/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    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!!

  • 1.4 Pop 3dr

    Kyle Holland Date: 17/06/2008
    • 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

    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.

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