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2008 FIAT 500Review
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Nuova Fiat 500 Sport - Stylish Motoring On A Budget Doesn't Get More Stylish Than This! —

Performance is not earth shattering but for a small and economical car, however it punts along eagerly and is very capable at motorway speeds of 70-80mph with enough ooomph to overtake when needed. Engine is smooth and very quiet for a diesel and gearbox a joy to use. Inside the cabin, you'd actually think it was a petrol model. Handling is stable at all speeds, the cornering very confident and steering direct and detailed. Having previously driven Focuses, the 500 does not disappoint. Ride can be a bit bumpy on certain British A- and B-roads but it's not annoying. Build quality is excellent - apart from a few hard plastics here and there - the interior controls and steering wheel are excellent in touch and operation, stalks are chunky and positive. Leather teering wheel is chunky and great to hold and has audio controls. The doors shut with a lovely heavy thunk similar to a new Focus or Golf. The looks is what the 500 is all about. It looks absolutely fantastic from any angle and the Sport model with it's roof spoiler, chunky tyres and tinted windows looks particularly squat The interior is such a pleasant place to be in, the details are lovely and theres so much storage. Space is amazing in the front for me (6'5" tall) - I actually have to pull the seat forward to reach the pedals. Two adults can sit behind me when driving. Cost of ownership is the main reason I bought the 500. The petrols are very economical but the diesel takes it to a new level. Road tax is laughably cheap (20GBP per year as opposed to 245GBP for a petrol Focus ST) and the economy varies between 46mpg for urban short runs to 72mpg on steady motorway trips.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: I would recommend a Fiat 500 to anyone wanting economy motoring with LOTS of style and fun. Minis are too big and Smarts too stupid. No wonder you see most 500 drivers smiling, these cars are a joy to have.

Cons: Space is not great for 4 adults and lots of luggage but I don't need that sort of space! Sound deadening could be better, especially in the back which kills bass on the speakers.

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2008 FIAT 500Review
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Clarkson Loves It — This is as cool if not cooler than an ipod. Cheap to run, fun to drive and all the creature comforts you could wish for. Frugal fuel consumption, low carbon emissions (If you are an eco-mentalist)! Build quality ain't bad either

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Looks, cool factor, gadgets

Cons: If you are over 6 foot your head will touch the roof

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2008 FIAT 500Review
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Get One Of These As A Second Car And Also Have In The Garage A Ferrari To Compliment It. — Does as expected, but would prefer the performance of the Abarth version. Build quality is better than expected. Appearance is best in its class, I mean it got car of the year right?. Don't know how much it's going to cost to run but surely cheaper than a Ferrari. It's a fun car for the city, but just stay away from the motorway because you'll find the car changing lanes by itself if there's heavy side wind.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: It's cute

Cons: If you love speed

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2008 FIAT 500Review
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Best Small Car In The World — My fiat is a Deisel so it accelerates like a slug but onces it gets going it can out do many small cars. Mine has no squeeks or has it needed any repairs and ive had mine for just over a year. I dont need to say anything about the style as it is a fait 500! It does 66m to the whatever which is absolutely fab eg i put in £20 worth of deisel each week max.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: qudos

Cons: small

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2008 FIAT 500Review
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Cute And Pretty Fun — Love my Fiat, i saw it at a fiat dealer when mom looked for a new car. I ended up bying it of course. I dont regret it one second though. Pretty expensive to buy, but cheap to own. And people smile at you while you are driving :)

Pros: Most of it

Cons: Too high seats

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2008 FIAT 500Review
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The Perfeect Youngster's Car — fiat 500 1.2 8V 69ch SPORT Crossoverblack -both interior and exterior look gorgeous -good build quality -performance: not so fantastic but enough to have fun driving it!! -handling's really good; small size contributes to easy park - enough space in it and the trunk is not so ridiculous, good for a week-end or a week if only 2 -great sound system "Blue&Me" well an amazing car to recommend to everyone...

Pros: awesome body, nice interior, funny to drive

Cons: performance

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2008 FIAT 500Review
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Fiat 500 — Fantastic little car! Drives brilliantly thanks to the nippy 6 speed 1.4. Lush leather interior and nice big alloys to scratch on the curbs. It is a little small, which is a bit annoying, but would lose its charm if any bigger!

Pros: Looks

Cons: Too small

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2008 FIAT 500Review
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Fiat 500 - Absolutely Brilliant —

I haved owned my new 2008 Fiat 500 now for a few months and it's adorable! It's the first Fiat in years - actually, make that ever, that I've really liked the looks of. It is a head turner. The dash is one of the car's most unique points. Interior and exterior styling is fantastic and there are tons and tons of options to go for. Alloys are a must, but stick to the smaller ones for better handling. Okay, economy wise it's fantastic. Mine is a 1.2 petrol and has been averaging 40 mpg in the town (although I do stick it in 5th gear whenever I can to go easy on petrol). On the runs I've had out of town it's returned about 55 mpg. Tax is lowest band. Insurance is really low. Performance is fine for engine size, but not quick. Ideal for town or city driving. The car got a 5 star NCAP rating, which is excellent for it's size. Gear change is one of my gripes, could be more refined. Also steering wheel makes a subtle, but annoying, ratchet type noise when turned. Seat position is a little high, although I'm 6'2". Rear seating is 'snug', but I rarely carry any passengers. Front has plenty of cabin space. Another gripe is that the windows seem to freeze up inside during sub zero temperatures, modern cars shouldn't really do that. That aside it's really fun to drive (though not as good a drive as the MINI). It does, however, look better than the MINI (Jeremy Clarkson's words, not mine). It's also truer to the original 500 than the MINI is to mini. Absolutely fantastic value for money, if you're not too crazy with the options, you simply cannot find a better - or cooler - car for the money in the UK.

Pros: Excellent value for money, really cool retro looks, tons of options

Cons: High ride position, gear change a bit notchy, limited rear space

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2008 FIAT 500Review
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Fiat 500 Drive Pleasure — Performace - nice acceleration, very good brakes, handles the curves very good Appearance - interior and exterior are great looking Cost of Ownership - the car spends 7l per 100km in city, 4 outside the city It is a real pleasure to drive. Makes people turn around to see your car when you pass by them . :)

Pros: looks great, drives great, talks back to you ;)

Cons: none

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2008 FIAT 500Review
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Improved's 500 — 500 shows a superbe vintage look exactly like my 1979 former 500, with elegant pied-de-poule white interiors, excellent city handling and relative fun in driving in town, good quality for being a Fiat, afterall not too bad acceleration, only regret is fuel consumption below expectations (<15 km/lt) but probably due to my hard foot during first mileage run in period

Pros: look, interiors, handling, quality, fun-to-drive

Cons: fuel consumption

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2018 FIAT 500 Reviews

Review By GuruNL9VJ

I love Fiats. I had 2012. This has more power! The fixed glass sunroof is odd. And no spare. But other than that, it’s a great, fun little car!! Read More

Review By GuruRYR18

Looks terrific.. wish it was a 5speed manual transmission.. A wonderful car Read More

2017 FIAT 500 Reviews

Review By Hani

One of the best car I have ever owned at that price ! Read More

Review By Guru2847F

This 5 speed is fun to drive. Perfect size for a timid driver like me. I feel like I know the cars dimensions and can get in and out of small spaces easily. Cant really compare it to any other car Ive... Read More

2015 FIAT 500 Reviews

Review By Guru99XBBL

Love the style. Cute and it has good leg room Read More

Review By janet

Easy to drive, lots of extras, easy to park, good value, great wipers and side mirrors. Read More

2014 FIAT 500 Reviews

Review By Mikecub

The car is a sport model. Its very fun to drive. I was expecting a bumpy ride. If you keep the tire pressure at 35psi then your good and ride is better. I bought my car used. I dont drive much and so ... Read More

2013 FIAT 500 Reviews

Review By Zelda

Fiat are great cars I have one that has 180,000 miles in it love ithope to find a used fiat with less miles my fiat still runs goofy brother is going to buy mine when I can get another one Read More

Review By Sue

Although small it was comfortable, an adult could sit in the back but not for long journeys. The dash was easy to read and the trunk did have some room in it for bags etc. Read More

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