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2012 FIAT 500 Lounge ConvertibleReview
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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

Pros: great styling...gets a lot of comments.

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

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2012 FIAT 500Review
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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.

Pros: A fun little car to drive. Very responsive.

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

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2012 FIAT 500 LoungeReview
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Love It! Practically Brand New City Car. — So cute and feeling surprisingly big inside. But parks anywhere! It does everything a big car does, but looks so much better and is so much fun to drive! Great second car, or car for a single or couple. We only have to sell because we are leaving the country...

Pros: Great city car.  Great fuel economy. Everybody who sees it, smiles.  Very comfortable and lots of features.  Love it.  Great stereo, heated seats, glass roof and satellite radio.

Cons: It is not for a family.  Only for one or two people.  Is OK for occasional drive with 3.

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2012 FIAT 500 SportReview
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Everyone Should Drive One At Least One Time!! — It really is a fun car to drive!!!! Its Zippy and has a lot of power for a little economical car! People tell me it looks Awesome! I have a red car with standard red calapers. Just the other day I was out and my brother called me to pick up 3 boxes of hardwood. I pulled up to the wherehouse and the guy didn't believe me that my little car could fit 3 boxes at 8' long. WOW!! is what he said.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Highly recomend!!

Cons: no door lock switch or truck unlock from car.  you have to turn off car and use key fob to do this.

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2012 FIAT 500 SportReview
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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.

Pros: 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!

Cons: 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.

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2012 FIAT 500 Pop ConvertibleReview
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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

Pros: Retro-classic styling
Solid, stable, fun to drive
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Cheaper than rivals and desirable too
One of the safest superminis around
surprisingly spacious for two people.

Cons: Limited rear seating
convertible's poor top-down visibility

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2012 FIAT 500 PopReview
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Perfect Urban Commuter — this car is the perfect urban commuter. It will get you from point A to point B with some style and class that no other car in the american market offers to date. It is fun to drive. It's 101 horses are just enough to carry this light weight commuter with a little pep and zing. At the base price point you cannot find another make or model that offers all the options that Fiat delivers (bluetooth, leather interior, AC, power windows/locks, mp3 player, excellent sound system, etc.).

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: attractive, great design, fun to drive, excellent handling, peppy w/ just enough power to be exciting

Cons: small back seat.  However, you don't buy this car to pile people in it.  

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2012 FIAT 500 SportReview
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Take One For A Spin - You Too Might Fall In Love With It. — Surprisingly roomy inside. Passenger seat sits slightly higher due to components underneath. Back seat folds down for ample cargo area (I can do a combined Costco & Ikea trip without going home to unload! AWESOME fuel economy and good handling. over 12,000 km and humming along - LOVING IT - lots of fun to drive (love that Sport mode) and a great conversation starter.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: LOVE IT!

Cons: What do I hate?  Absolutely nothing!  I save money, enjoy the drive, and get to have fun while commuting to a (ugh) j-o-b...  what's wrong with any of that?

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2012 FIAT 500 PopReview
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2012 Fiat 500 Pop — The car rides great and looks great as well! It is a Chrysler afterall. It is very surprising how this car rides and handles. The interior is fisrt rate and made of very hight quality materials. A very quiet ride as well.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Fiat

Cons: Nothing

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2012 FIAT 500 SportReview
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Highly Recommended If You Want Something Different And Fun And Plenty Of Soul! — I was really surprised by the performance. It only has about 100bhp but weighs nothing. It really is a little rocket and I can only imagine what the forthcoming abarth version would be like. Build quality is fantastic and very solid. The interior is such a nice place to be and oozes style. the exterior is super good looking and finished impeccably. I'm still below 5000KM but I manage about 600KM on a full tank of 40 litres and I don't exactly drive like a granny. As for fun, well it handles like it;'s on rails and has a super short wheelbase so fun is what this car is made of.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: So much fun to drive, great on gas, turns heads, interior is such a nice place to be.

Cons: Some might find it too small but I certainly don't, it's perfect.

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2019 FIAT 500 Reviews

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Great value on this purchase. It features everything she wanted and more from available options on the 500. Read More

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

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2017 FIAT 500 Reviews

Review By Anna

The features that I like in this car is its size, the rear camera for backing up; the parking sensors; the radio with bluetooth and navigation; heated seats, and the interior. Im very happy with the c... Read More

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It is fun to drive and comfortable for a small car. Read More

2016 FIAT 500 Reviews

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It was a 2012 but Im having a blast. Bought it to tow behind an RV when I get the RV later on. Read More

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2015 FIAT 500 Reviews

Review By Dcasano

I love my Fiat. I own 2. 500e should have other battery options for more miles. Read More

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love it so far. super cute and fun to drive and bigger inside than I thought it would be. Read More

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