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.
1. Blue & Me for the hands free calling--Works great.
2. Sport mode-- a bit more fun to drive( Evil Grin)!
3. Looks good, drives great(zippy, sticks to road).
4. Saves me $200 a month in gas which almost pays my car payment!
>Inside plastic door panels are a bit cheap looking and scratch easily.
>Door to under seat drawer will not stay latched.
>A couple of paint peels on the lower front bumper from just getting a rock ding.
Poor quality paint?
Mainly just minor issues like above which Fiat needs to tweak in their next models.