New 500 truly excellent!!!
Nothing apart from the battery being flat on the first day as the car had been displayed for a month. A jump start got it going immediately.
A truly excellent car. There are only a very few small things we can fault. The good things: it drives well. Good handling and performance. Fuel economy is very good - around 4.8litres/100km.
Fiat have really worked hard and come up with something truly brilliant. We had a new Mini Cooper and just couldnt get on with it. This is a remake of a Fiat car by ITALIANS!! It oozes style (people stop and look - or ask questions - even here in Italy they're still quite rare) and is very practical.
I have a light blue ('light hearted blue' in Italian) Lounge. It's incredibly well equipped with MP3 player that accepts a memory stick, trip computer, e/windows and mirrors, AC, glass roof, very comfortable seats, along with lots of other items that are not obvious straight away such as the dash lights automatically come on in low light, auto indicators, remote boot opening, etc.
If this fits in your budget and you're looking for a bit of style you can't buy better - unless you go for dull boring Toyotas and Fords.. Buy one!! You wont regret it!!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th December, 2007