2015 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4 from North America
Cheap and fun commuter
Check engine light from servicing spark plugs late.
Dash rattle, that despite being looked at several times, still remains.
Tire pressure sensors are very sensitive.
I love this little car. This is the first car that I purchased new and I am overall satisfied. I wanted to wait till I hit the 50,000 mile mark to write a review that would give a fair assessment of the car and what it is like to live with.
I commute around 80 miles a day, and also have a 100 mile commute once a week. This car had been incredibly cheap to run, which is to be expected from a 1.4. Obviously this is not a super powerful car and you will notice this on hills, but when you want to get around town this car really shines. Easy to maneuver in and out of traffic, and park. This is the perfect little commuter and despite the reputation that the FIAT brand holds here in America, this car has been reliable. The only issue I have had is an annoying vibration sound from the dash at around 3k revs. I have learned to live with it and don't notice it much anymore. The dealer could not resolve the issue and I got sick of trying.
One other thing to consider is dealer distance. FIAT dealerships are few and far between, and if you do not live close by, you will have a hard time servicing the car anywhere. I have been unable to find a line shop that will do the oil in my area, and have had to do all the maintenance myself, which can be time consuming.
For the price, you are getting a unique car that will work very well for commuting. I was even able to get a car seat in the back.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st July, 2017