Handbrake warning light worked occasionally.
Brake-pad warning light never worked.
Window strip at bottom of rear window prevented driver's door from opening when warm.
One rear speaker broke.
Rust on 3 patches of roof which Fiat agreed to repair.
Remote control key always showed as having low battery even with new ones.
Power steering rack leaked and was replaced.
Paint very soft and scratched easily.
Long after Fiats reputation for rust disappeared, I found 3 large rust spots on my roof, one the size of a 5p coin. Fiat agreed to carry out the repair on a car just over 2 years old. Unfortunately by this time I had lost faith in the car and feared for its longevity.
To drive its hard to imagine it costs so little for an example so young. Mine was just 8 months old with 11000 on the odometer. Cost?... a meagre £7000 with 2 yrs warranty.
A lovely engine and excellent handling packaged in a relatively good looking body.
Brakes are only adequate and poor fuel consumption, unless you drive extremely gently.
I previously owned a Fiat Cinquecento Sporting which in 18 months required only a speedometer cable.
The interior space is limited, but the boot is large.
If you find a good one you'll love it. If you don't, you either put up with minor electrical and trim gremlins or your local dealer will be on first name terms.