2012 FIAT 500 Long Term Road Test


2012 Fiat 500 Sport: Do You Have a Towel?

September 27, 2011

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So there I am. I've got a car for the weekend, and I'm stoked. But as I stand ready to hop in, I look down and see a weird pattern on the driver's seat. Now, the lighting is a little random, so I move my head back and forth trying to cancel out any lighting anomalies, but it's no use.

That's a stain.

Is there any other way to say it? The stain looks to have emanated from the crotchal region of someone who drove the car.

I told myself it was just sweat. Tell me I'm right. Please. But we've had such a cool summer...

And another thing, take a look at the fabric. Your eyes do not fool you - the fabric has a metallic quality, see the right side bolster? That's light reflected off the seat cushion. I would expect a metallic surface to have less... absorbent qualities.

Someone give me a towel. And some denatured alcohol.

And please, tell me it's sweat.

Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor @ 8,449 miles

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2012 FIAT 500 in VA is:

$135 per month*
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