Small but luxury
Since I bought the car new, nothing went wrong really. But I owned it only for about 10 months so I guess it's usual.
I had some issues with the front suspension, but it was due to the poor roads we've got here in Quebec. Fiat has engineering a brand new piece to solve the problem more permanently.
Had to replace a tire after only 3000 km, as I went through a big hole. The cost was expensive since the tire size is more European than American.
Just to let you know, I sold the car, but it was not because it was not fun. I own a clothing shop, and needed some space to carry merchandise to clients.
The car is very agile and fun to drive. As I went through the review though, it was not as fast as the car lets you think it is. It is meant to be a little more noisy and bumpy, just to pretend it is sportier. But it suits the car very well.
My previous car was a Dodge Magnum RT, and luxury was an issue, so I really enjoy having lots of options that you normally find on bigger car, such as Sirius radio, Bose sound system and thermostatic air conditioning.
You can carry a lot of stuff if you drive alone or with only one buddy with you. Otherwise, you will have difficulties carrying a bag of nails. I once bought a closet door that had a length 79 of inches with it!
Mileage is good, but not excellent since it's a bit sporty, and you tend to rev the engine more. But it is very acceptable if you compare gas versus luxury.
Engine power is a bit short. If you have the money, go for the 2013 500T with the smaller turbo.
I would definitely buy another one IF it was the second car at home. Otherwise, it is a bit small.
If you have the chance to drive one, go for it and enjoy!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th November, 2012