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By donna1954 on 03/06/14 12:53 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2012 FIAT 500 Hatchback Sport 2dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I bought the Fiat 500 less than 6 months ago and have never been so unhappy with a vehicle. The gas mileage is not what is advertised, the interior design is horrible, no center console, the visors do not even come close to protecting your face, the heat/ac when set on your feet blows directly, about 1/2" from your driving ankle so it either burns your ankle or freezes it. And do not let the wind blow at all because you cannot hold the car on the roadway. I do not enjoy driving anymore and can't wait to trade the car in.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
One of the best I've ever owned
By robhmass on 09/12/13 16:30 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2012 FIAT 500 Hatchback Pop 2dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Bought mine with optional alloy wheels, sunroof, and a couple of other options in April 2012. Got a great price. Had the car now for 17 months & have driven 38,000 miles with no mechanical problems. There was a service bulletin recall concerning ungrounded starter bolts which the dealership fixed promptly along with a blown bi-halogen headlight(probably related to the ungrounded starter bolts). However, service tech did not unhook the battery while replacing starter bolts and shorted out the climate control panel. So, now, the car is back @ the dealer to replace this. Dealer did give a loaner. Absolutely no other issues. Car is great on gas(38-40mpg mostly highway) and fun, fun to drive.
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Fiat 500 sport
By fixitagaintony on 08/16/13 06:40 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2012 FIAT 500 Hatchback Sport 2dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I bought it new with 60000 klm warranty. Most of my problems started after that and when I got to 85000 I traded it in for a honda fit. When I traded it the following repairs were required. Air conditioning not working, front end repairs for $1600. Leaking heater core, high beams that won't go to low. Brake power unit for $900. Paid 18000 and got 8000 on trade after 16 months and 85000 klm. MY dealer experience was awful. The salesmen were busy fighting over me, that on delivery I got the wrong car ( ordered white with bose stereo and got Grey with standard stereo.) Service dept. was not much better, as my request to return old parts for me to inspect were ignored. (commisons)
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful
! un happy Camper
By lemonbuyer2 on 08/03/13 09:57 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2012 FIAT 500 Hatchback Sport 2dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I bought this turbo sport 4 days ago and it's been in the shop twice already for repair, brand new car with 100 miles already has problems. I wished I had never seen the thing . I don't reccomend this car to anyone, ever. I will probably end up using the lemon law on this one , what a shame.
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14 of 16 people found this review helpful
Love-hate relationship
By molly40 on 07/13/13 14:31 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2012 FIAT 500 Hatchback Sport 2dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I bought my 500 sport with 3,000 miles on it - dealer sales staff drove the car. While it looked cool and was extremely fun to drive, I quickly learned to loathe the car. Two steering arms and one master control module later (car had less than 20,000 miles on it), I looked for any way to unload this car without taking a huge loss. In addition to these issues, the backseat began to come apart at 12,000 miles (and rarely did I have anyone sit in the back). The engine block heater worked wonderfully but it began to malfunction and send error codes to the main computer. I was calling the dealer (90 miles away) for service every few weeks. Finally, at 24,500 miles, I called it quits.
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful
500 lounge, with every option
By phatgreatwall on 07/12/13 08:06 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2012 FIAT 500 Hatchback Lounge 2dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 5M)

Review

car is fun to drive, gets really good mileage, steering tie rod end was loose after 30,000km, replaced under warranty. buy this car only for the fun and new factor, definitely a chick's car, but i see too many old italian guys driving it......
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23 of 24 people found this review helpful
Fiat 500-The City Dweller
By heiliner1 on 04/24/13 17:37 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2012 FIAT 500 Hatchback Pop 2dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Our household has two 2012 Fiat 500 Pops, 20 serial numbers apart. Both vehicles have around 2000 miles on them. On one vehicle the oxygen sensor has failed. On the other vehicle the glove box is out of alignment. We bought these Fiats because they are cute, easy to get in and out of, easy to park, and had low initial purchase prices. Considering the standard features there wasn't another car in that size range that offered as much.
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Great Piccolo!!!
By elcano1 on 03/15/13 06:36 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2012 FIAT 500 Hatchback Sport 2dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 5M)

Review

It has been a little more than a year that I get my 500 Sport, after 15,000 miles my wife and I are so happy with it, is like a go-kart, is too much fun, easy to park "zero" problems and great service from our dealer. I'm looking for the Abarth in the next future. Esta de rompe"m". Existen vehiculos mas rapidos pero no tan divertidos para manejar.
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7 of 7 people found this review helpful
Fiat driver for life
By juniperarnold on 01/16/13 10:25 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2012 FIAT 500 Hatchback Sport 2dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I bought my 2012 Fiat 500 sport in May of last year. It came right off of the showroom floor. They placed my requested aftermarket rims on the car and it came with the Italian stripes down the side. Leather seats and a white and black dash. The design and colors are stunning together. The manual makes the car very quick and fun to drive. I would never buy an automatic Fiat. I drive my car through downtown Atlanta then on the interstate during my 30 mile one way commute. Never had a problem and the ride is very comfy. If you take care of your car and love it, it will do the same for you. This car is absolutely perfect.
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6 of 58 people found this review helpful
NO BUENO!!
By penelope_ptstp on 01/09/13 08:58 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2012 FIAT 500 Hatchback Sport 2dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Car had to have engine replaced at 10K miles and had transmission problems at 16K miles.
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