Fiat 500 Car Reviews

The Fiat 500 is a small city car that has been in production since 2007 in its current form. The model is a 3-door hatchback with four seats. It comes with a very good selection of engines, petrol and diesel, and can be purchased with a 5-speed or 6-speed transmission. The car provides very good fuel economy, especially with the 0.9 litre TwinAir Turbo, and represents great value for money.

Price Range: £-1 - £22,255
Insurance Groups: 5 - 27
MPG Range: 40 - 76
Score: 3.5/5
Very customisable
Value for money
Fuel economy
Not as fun as rivals
Ride quality could be better
Only four seats

Latest Fiat 500 Car Reviews:

Fiat 500C 1.2 Pop 3dr - March 2012
For those looking for an affordable and competent open car, the Fiat 500C 1.2 Pop fairs admirably. Performance levels are respectable and the low running costs and decent purchase price are sure to...
Fiat 500C 0.9 TwinAir Dualogic 3dr Pre-Model - March 2012
The 500C Twin Air is probably the best of the Fiat 500s because of its TwinAir engine. The retractable roof has its drawbacks but the Fiat 500C 0.9 TwinAir Dualogic 3dr is guaranteed to put a smile...
Fiat 500C 1.4 Lounge Dualogic 3dr - March 2012
Benefitting from a good level of trim and nippy performance, the 500C 1.4 Lounge Dualogic has good performance credentials but doesn't offer the fuel economy of its cheaper brothers. Those who prio...
Fiat 500 1.2 Pop 3dr - March 2012
The Fiat 500 1.2 Pop offers chic retro looks at an affordable price. Its performance is impressive for such a small car although the overall driving experience is unremarkable.
Fiat 500 1.2 Pop Dualogic 3dr - March 2012
Those looking for a city car which offers decent performance and high levels of efficiency are sure to be fans of the 500 1.2 Pop Dualogic. The 1.2 litre engine delivers decent performance and ther...

Fiat 500 Overview

In addition to the stylish exterior sported by the Fiat 500, the inside of the cabin is very comfortable with a good level of equipment. It has a good safety rating and comes as standard with seven airbags. The car delivers a smooth driving experience that is also a lot of fun.


One of the greatest advantages of buying a Fiat 500 is that it is very customisable. Three trim levels are available in the UK – Pop, Lounge and Sport. There are also fifteen interior trims and nine wheel options available.

Background

The Fiat 500 was first produced in 1957. The car was modified several times as the Nuova, D, K or Giardiniera, F or Berlina, L or Lusso and R or Rinnovata up until production ceased in 1975. The model was made as a 2-door or 3-door and used a 4-speed manual transmission.


The Fiat 500 did not reappear until 2007. It is available as a 3-door hatchback or convertible, and there are now over half a million personalised combinations of the car featuring many different trims and accessories.


Many special editions of the car have been produced since its introduction. The Abarth 500 is a high-performance variant, while the 500 by Diesel represents a partnership with the Italian clothing brand. The Ferrari version models, with production limited to 200 units, were built to serve as courtesy cars for Ferrari customers while their vehicles are in service.


A Felipe Massa version was presented to the Brazilian Formula 1 driver in 2008, while a Barbie version was released in 2009 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the iconic doll.


The car has been recognised for several awards, and an electric version of the Fiat 500 is set for 2012 production.

Summary

The Fiat 500 is a reliable city car that offers style, comfort and practicality. Moreover, it is incredibly customisable and represents great value for money.

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