My very first impression when I first drove away from the showroom was that it had an exhaust blow, I returned to the dealer to have the noise checked out and was told that they had not had another 0.9 Trekking in, so had nothing to compare the noise Too ? but was told that everything was ok with the vehicle, so drove away, if that is the case, then I am sorry Fiat but the noise inside the vehicle on acceleration is totally unacceptable, Did they forget to put some sound deadening in ?? As for the performance, the small engine performs well in what is quite a large car, but you do have to use the gearbox a lot to maintain momentum, the gear change shift light is set for maximum fuel economy, but I found that by trying to drive to the light, you had to change back down a gear as the engine couldn't maintain the speed, Other than these problems I found it to be comfortable, practical in daily use, and does what it says on the tin!. But I would not be tempted to purchase another one.
Ronald Clark, lINCOLNSHIRE, March 25th 2015