2012 FIAT 500 Consumer Review: Quick, Nimble and Fun Ride

2012 FIAT 500 - Consumer Review

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C Pop Convertible (1.4L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Quick, Nimble and Fun Ride
By peden500c on


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


We purchased the 500C in November and have driven 6,000 with no problems. The rides comfortably, is very nimble and accelerates nicely to stay with the traffic. It is not a race car but very sporty. This car cruises the highway at 75 mph and accelerates well throughout the entire range of the speedometer. Driver visibility is excellent as the car sits higher than others of it's size. Front seats accomodate all but the largest passengers. Rear seats are cramped for adults but just right for kids. This is a very fun car to drive and park. It's also easy to get in and out due to its height. Overall the car seems well made and we have had no maintenance issues.

Best Features

We love the convertible top. It's easy to open and close. We use it all the time down here in Texas. You can also open and close the roof while driving as long as your speed in under 60 mph. The car feels very solid and the doors and lids are fit tight. The electronics are nice with bluetooth and radio controls on the steering wheel.

Worst Features

Only minor suggestions for improvements: The doors will close on you in a strong wind or if you push them too hard when opening from the inside. My wife has complained about the lack of a left arm rest for the front passenger. The drivers seat does have a right arm rest. The convertible has very little storage in the trunk space. Hardtops have much more. I was surprised to find a plastic gas lid and oil filter housing.
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