2008 Fiat 500 User Reviews

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Reviews From Other Years

    2013 Fiat 500 Reviews

    My Wife Loves It.... By ronpolley

    My wife replaced a BMW Z3 with this,never looked back...The fun to drive factor is there and so is the economy. Price was good sound system is terrific,interior is plush and Italian.Car is plenty fas... Read More

    Bellisima By PietroBravo

    I love my Fiat, it is my first car and I will continue to buy these if they keep producing models that are stylish and fuel efficient. Plus, I am Italian and this is all they drive in Italia so it is ... Read More

    2012 Fiat 500 Reviews

    I Am Over All Very Pleased With The Car. It Is Responsive, And Fun To Drive By Ralph

    I have owned the Fiat 500 Pop for a year now. I bought it as strictly use as a commuter car. I have put over 28,000 miles on it in that time. Best commuter car ever, 42+ mpg avg. On my last trip to ... Read More

    Sporty Cute Convertible. By soniaklauber

    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 mor... Read More

    2011 Fiat 500 Reviews

    Best Car By Feras

    The car looks so funny it looks like a show in the street.It"s performance is very cool .It is 1.2 but it can beat 1.6.In driving i do not hear any sounds coming from the car.It is not a good car for ... Read More

    2010 Fiat 500 Reviews

    Nice Little Car By Deborah-Siân

    Performance for a small car is good, quite nippy. Build is better than they used to be in the 1970's Appearance is great. Cost is low but going from a Mini to this is only really saving me £21 on petr... Read More

    Great For 2 Persons By John

    Nice little car with Aircondition, alloy wheels, electrical windows / mirror adjustment etc. Blue & Me Audio system with USB, Bluetooth and voice command. Great sound when used as handsfree phone spe... Read More

    2009 Fiat 500 Reviews

    500 By Callin

    I Just Love this car alltogether it is very good all round perfect for town and perfect for a track Performance : acceleration is very good 0-60 very quick braking depends on how hard you hit the... Read More

    Wicked By Jack

    stuning looking fairly fast it is a laugh to drive cheap to buy and run interior is very stylish very well built i recommend it ohhhhh....wicked good handling ,braking firm i havent had to pay for it ... Read More

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