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Fiat 500-The City Dweller
By heiliner1 on
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2012 FIAT 500 Pop 2dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 5M)
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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.
Favorite Features
Probably the most significant feature of the Fiat 500 is that it will illicit smiles from pedestrians and commuters alike. How can you not smile back at a car smiling at you? I could rave all day about the Fiat 500 manual transmission, it is the smoothest transmission I have ever shifted. The basic motor has plenty of get up and go. As parking stalls become smaller in Seattle the Fiat 500 shows itself off in tight parking spaces, narrow parking stalls, and wiggling in and out of traffic. The turning radius is like driving a warehouse fork lift. Visibility is quite good. On 92 octane fuel both cars are getting between 34-36 mpg.
Suggested Improvements
I think Fiat/Chrysler is trying to get this car right for the United States. The Fiat 500 needs a passenger arm rest, and headliner hold handles. The cars being produced in Mexico need higher final quality control checks like headlights out of adjustment, and misaligned glove boxes. Blue and Me ( Fiat Bluetooth) needs to function better with Smart Phones. Neither of our cars will read text messages... using Android 4.1.2 or iPhone 3.
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