2012 FIAT 500 Long Term Road Test

2012 Fiat 500 Sport: Serious Blind Spot

March 16, 2012

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This is a very good likeness to the rear three-quarter view I have when driving the Fiat 500, at least on the driver's side. That's one cumbersome blind spot, to say the least. Certainly not what you want to deal with when making the type of quick lane changes that are required while commuting on L.A.'s overcrowded highways. Or anywhere, really.

I think part of the problem is that I have shorter-than-average legs, so the driver's seat is fairly far forward. Because of that, I basically can't see anything out of the rear-seat side window at all.

In sum, what do I have the best view of? The B-pillar.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 13,682 miles.

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