... not working properly. my brand new 500L fiat , has been in the repair shop ( call studio by fiat customer service ) , it has been the same problem several times.
when driving appears the snow flake ( sensor) indicating that ICE ON THE ROAD; and then shut down the air conditioning , the system starting blowing hot air.
it is impossible to drive a car on hot temperatures like in South florida , (temperatures almost 100 Degrees ).
FIAT is very disapoint .
50,000 miles in less than two years not one single problem on top of that I chipped and I abuse it every time I drive I even tow 4 x 8 trailer I pool little over 2000 b.l with no problem and yes my it's automatic it's funny The transmission doesn't belong in USA market my opinion for European is fine but since I'm European myself I like it but you just have to get usted it it's not that bad I know some people still saying fix it again Tony they need to change Tony is long gone it's not any different In liability of a Honda Toyota Subaru etc.
I like the space very much
they should put soft rubbery dash and better carpet and more engine options maybe the 2.4 also
We like our Fiat, what we don't like is the customer service. We have 8832 kilometers on our car and a rattle/knock has started in the front end when going over small or large bumps. When we bought the car Chrysler said we could use any Chrysler dealer to service/warranty work on our car and when we called City Chrysler Corner Brook NL they said no we do not service Fiat. Called Fiat Canada and they told us we have to drive to the nearest Fiat dealer, 10 hours away in St. John's NL. Do your homework if you are planning on buying a Fiat, ensure you have a dealer close by and get everything in writing. We will be selling our Fiat and will make sure no one in Western NL buys a Fiat.
We like the gas millage, the interior, ride quality until it started to rattle when going over bumps.
Bigger center arm rest. Front seats a little longer.
Just upgraded my 500(Manual) after 53000 miles with only two issues - one was one headlight stopped working and Fiat replaced both, also, a problem caused by my cigarette lighter phone charger(blowing fuses). I needed more space, so, decided to upgrade to 500L(Manual) - Rosso Perla with White Roof. I am mid age person with plenty of experience as a car enthusiast. I do not buy European cars with automatic trannys, PERIOD!(bad experiences). Going to 200 miles so far and I am very happy at the least on how this puppy feels. Still have to get used to first gear(it sure is weird). MPG so far is around 29. Will post again in a few months again with more evaluation after break in period.