Bluetooth Ease - 2012 FIAT 500 Long-Term Road Test

2012 FIAT 500 Long Term Road Test

2012 Fiat 500 Sport: Bluetooth Ease

September 08, 2011


Even though Editor John DiPietro had some trouble trying to get our 2012 Fiat 500 Sport to understand his heavy Boston accent when trying to make a call and thought the microphone lacked clarity, I like how easy it is to pair my phone to the car's Blue&Me system via Bluetooth.

You see, most other cars with Bluetooth have a certain number of slots for a certain number of paired phones (I'm looking at you, Juke). Can be a bit of a bother when you have 20+ editors cycling through it. Plus I hate having to record the name of my phone and then I have to hear my recorded annoyed voice, in addition to the other editors' annoyed voices, every time I go to select it from the list repeated over the speakers. (BTW, some editors come up with strange names for their phones. What's a kaitai?)

But in the Fiat I just select Settings, Pair and wait for the number code to be announced and then plug that into my phone. None of this having to take up slots, delete a phone or record a name. So nice.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor @ 7,791 miles

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