2012 FIAT 500 User Reviews

2012 FIAT 500 Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Appearance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Build Quality:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 12 reviews
"fuel economy" 11 reviews
"big car" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
CONS
"seat" 4 reviews
"small space" 2 reviews
"space" 2 reviews

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Patriz writes:
2012 FIAT 500 Sport Review
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5

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Just about everything...Beauty, Power, Comfort, Accessories, Handling, Safety Ratings,  Car and Driver/Consumer Reports Great Test Ratings, Feels Larger Inside, Fuel Economy, Price, Parking, Power Sunroof, Bose Stereo, Bluetooth Technology Package, Spare Tire Under Car, Easy Alarm, Can Go Into Sport Mode with Sport Button and/or Tiptronic Gearstick...best of stick shifting in an auto transmission with the feel of a performance vehicle.  Love it!

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Small trunk space, however, the back seats fold down so it's not an issue.
Acceleration is average but, also, not an issue once the car gets into second gear.  
Small visibility space on driver's rear but you have to just change the way you look when backing up.  There is a blindspot mirror on the driver's side mirror, so that's a plus.

Patriz
95

Exceptional Small Car For City/suburban Driving — I never thought I could like a car so much until I drove the Fiat 500 Sport. The manual transmission is great, however, I purchased an automatic because it's easier on my back, and it's still a great small car. There is lots of room up front, quick response in driving, beautiful interior trim, Bose stereo system, large power sunroof, very comfortable bucket seat in the sport model, peppy ride, easily parked, and unique like no other car on the road. It feels like an Italian little sports car with flair. You can drive in auto and manual transmission, and you can put the car in sport mode with the push of the sport button, which tightens up the transmission and gives the car a sporty grip feel on the road. Nice. I wanted a small car which was great on gas mileage, easy parking, quick maneuverability, back seat for occasional passengers, sporty look, and affordability. I got this and so much more with the Fiat 500. I am so happy with this little dream car, especially with the Bose stereo system and the Bluetooth technology package.

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soniaklauber writes:
2012 FIAT 500 Pop Convertible Review
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4

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Great for commuting. Great gas mileage.

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The only con I have is that is a compact car. So there is not a lot of storage. BUT the back seats do fold down to allow for some hauling of bigger things.

soniaklauber
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Sporty Cute Convertible. — The absolute only thing I did not like was the ease to get into the back seat. Front seats did move forward enough for a tall person to easily get into the back. Back seats are comfortable but are more for kids and smaller people.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Laurbee writes:
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3

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A fun little car to drive. Very responsive.

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Not so excellent MPG, not a lot of cargo space, hard suspension.

Laurbee
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Weekender Car! — I loved the handling and the look of this little car. I'm a good sized person, weight and height, and this car was very accomodating to me. Not a long distance driver but short hjaunts would be fine. If your kids are chihuahuas you got it made but not a family car.

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Terry writes:
2012 FIAT 500 Lounge Convertible Review
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4

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great styling...gets a lot of comments.

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hmm a few things have gone wrong..minor but..check engine light on and read defroster stopped working

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Fun And Sexy Car — overall love the car. would buy again,might get turbo and stick next time..like the color combo, not sure of how long red top will stay red. The car drives great overall and highway mileage is good. I would consider the electric version.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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bbow16 writes:
2012 FIAT 500 Lounge Review
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Great Ride

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none

bbow16
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Awsome — NOTHING bad to say about this car. it is everything I thought it would be. Looks and Runs great. Gas is great. Everyone wants to ride with me. Turns heads every time it is on the road. Got to own one!

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mthmoses writes:
2012 FIAT 500 Sport Review
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4

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So cute and so fun to drive.  I'm still smiling even after 8 months.  The gas mileage is awesome.  The seats are super comfortable and the standard options are great.

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Not much room although pretty good for such a small car.  It does suffer from a bit of road noise.  Some of the interior parts are fragile, like the arm rest and seat adjusters (plastic).

mthmoses
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My Awesome Fiat 500 — We like it so much we bought a second for our daughter. It's the next best thing to being in Italy. You won't mistake it for a sports car as it's not the fastest thing on the planet but it is fun to drive and good looking.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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mhansard writes:
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Wonderful little car.

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Tiny back seat.

mhansard
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Great Italian Car — These are such wonderful little cars. They're so much fun to drive. They get great fuel economy and the styling is surprising given the price. Heated leather seats, fixed glass roof, premium Bose audio system with satellite radio. They feel like little luxury cars. Some people don't like tiny cars but if you do then these are perfect!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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darbys writes:
2012 FIAT 500 Sport Review
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Great little car, for running to stores, Doctor appointment etc.

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I can't think of any.

darbys
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Sharp Little Car! — Fiat is a car that is good for doing errons & is great on gas. Especially with the price of gas. I read review & decided to take it for a test drive. I was very surprised that for a little car there was a lot of room. Even my husband who is tall felt very comfortable. One feature I liked is the Bluetooth. It is great for hands free talking. The neatest thing is when someone stops you & asks what kind of car is that. Then you know you have a good looking car. Not only is it ctue & snappy I love to have fun decorating it with magnet flowers, stars & hearts for holidays. Just to show you how popular it is, in our community there are 6 Fiats, 3 red, 1 blue & 1 white & 1 green. Unfortunately we now only have room for 1 car & my husbands SUV won. We travel & need room for luggage & the Fiat doesn't fit the bill. I'm very sad but had lots fun with it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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zoomastr writes:
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4

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Great gas mileage I'm averaging abt 35 mpg, Good for in town shopping

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Not too good for long trips if carrying too much luggage. Back seats not good for passengers except small children.

zoomastr
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Cute! — At 30-38 mpg a great little car for getting back and forth to work or running around a big city. Seats are adjustable so you don't feel like your riding on the road. Rear seats fold down for extra cargo space. Too small for a family of 4.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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jajoargo writes:
2012 FIAT 500 Pop Convertible Review
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Pros

Retro-classic styling
Solid, stable, fun to drive
Practical cargo space
performance on highways
Cheaper than rivals and desirable too
One of the safest superminis around
surprisingly spacious for two people.

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Limited rear seating
convertible's poor top-down visibility

jajoargo
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Fun To Drive !!! — Seven Airbags+Two front, two side-impact, two side-curtain and one driver's knee airbag surround you in safety Not Just a Pretty Face A Good Listener Simplified enjoyment. Speak easy and listen to music hands-free while you're on the move. You'll be amazed at what you can do with this voice-activated "must-have" convenience

Primary Use: Family transportation

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