FIAT 500 Model Overview
Used FIAT 500
FIAT 500 Questions
Has anyone experienced a 29 second lockout after trying to open the boot 10 times? This is a repeatable problem. It always locks out after 10 tries as long as the 29 seconds has passed. It also see...
Is there a bulb or LED that lights up to indicate the AC has been turned on. Is this difficult to repair.?
we used car all day yesterday with no problems at all. now this a.m. the trunk will not open with/without remote. any suggestions??? i can't find a release in trunk going in thru back seat???
Need replacement bulbs for my license plate light. Dealer says they are not available and that I should purchase a new handle and light...$320 installed. Does anyone know a better solution?
FIAT 500 Overview
Following a successful path blazed by Volkswagen and BMW's MINI, Fiat has reintroduced a classic subcompact that achieved legendary status in the '60s, the 500. Announced in mid-2006 and launched in July 2007, the new 500, also known as the Nuova 500 or Cinquecento, was greeted by a quarter-million people at an event that also marked the 50th anniversary of the original 500's launch.
The new 500 gets built in Tychy, Poland, and like the new Beetle and particularly the MINI Cooper, offers a wealth of customization options that mostly impact looks as well as a very strong safety profile. Four trim levels, 12 exterior colors, 15 interior packages, and a variety of exterior decals allow more than 500,000 individual combinations, so buyers can make the car very much their own. The new Fiat features seven airbags and offers ABS, electronic stability control, traction control, and a hill-holder feature, and it has earned top safety ratings in Europe.
The 500 comes with a 1.2- (68 hp) or 1.4-liter (99 hp) four-cylinder gas engine, the larger of which is available in turbo form (133 or 158 hp) in the limited-edition Abarth and Abarth SS trims, or a 1.3-liter (74-hp) four-cylinder diesel. It's not a speed demon, but the first year's worth of production, 58,000 cars, sold out within 3 weeks of launch in Europe, and the car won a number of European awards in 2007 and 2008.
Fiat has said it will bring the 500 to the U.S., but the current economic crisis has put those plans in question. Other stated plans include production in Italy and North America, a hybrid version, an even smaller, more-efficient engine option, and a convertible, which has already been caught in spy shots.