2012 FIAT 500 Consumer Review: Fun, Cute but No Power

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Sport 2dr Hatchback (1.4L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Fun, Cute but No Power
By edcg on


2012 FIAT 500 Sport 2dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 5M)


I've been waiting for this car to come to the US ever sense the positive review on TopGear.
The US Spec Sport version version looks nice and is comfortable but lacks real oomph from the engine.
This car is still on my short list BUT I'm going to wait for the Abarth variant.

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By pd14_98
on 08/03/11 08:11 AM (PDT)

This comment is from someone who clearly does not own the car. To get the "real oomph" from the MultiAir, engage the "Sport" mode button (opt for the manual transmission) and the car feels like a pocket-sized rocket with great acceleration. For 16000 or 19000 however you equip your car this is a fantastic, fantastic value. I agree with the comment, though, that if you are hesitant about the car and can wait a few months, the Abarth would be worth considering. However, I never feel like I need more power.

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