The Fiat made me smile too, until it began having issues. Basically cold start problems, but finally a stall in traffic. In so many ways, the Fiat is a super little car, but if it isn't reliable, it isn't in the running. I've sold mine and have no seller's remorse except for the monitory loss.
I had even more extensive problems with mine (body seams unwelded and unpainted during manufacture). Chrysler/Fiat has promised me a replacement, that's been sitting on the dealers lot since 02/12/2012. They also promised that I'd have the replacement by 02/24/2012, but I'm still with a car (03/01/2012), with no replacement date in sight. I have a case manager with Fiat, Kathy Nelson. But, conveniently for Fiat, I have no way of contacting her.
Will sell mine with no remorse, as well, if I ever receive the promised replacement 500.
I've sold mine, too, at a great loss. It is a cute car, very stylish, but the car isn't well made. It's cheap, badly made, and it was falling apart at 16,000 miles. I have a Prius c now, and it has everything I need and more. Lesson learned. If I could have two cars, I might keep a Fiat for fun, but for an everyday car? NO WAY.
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