Working on the Weekend - 2012 FIAT 500 Long-Term Road Test

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2012 Fiat 500: Working on the Weekend

April 9, 2012

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This weekend, the 500 was quite the busy little city car. Our Fiat...

1) Provided transportation on a couple trips to the grocery store. I was shopping for one, so the 500 had no problem handling the bags.

2) Took me to Best Buy to pick out some new speakers for my desktop. The box containing the small speakers fit easily in back.

3) Escorted me and a friend to Silverlake for some stand-up comedy. There was ample room in the cabin for two, and we got there and back in reasonable comfort.

4) Took me to the movies where I joined some friends for a showing of the new film by Whit Stillman.

My one complaint? The 500 can be very unforgiving over bumps and ruts. Hit a rough spot and you're rattled to the molars. I learned to take coarse patches of road very, very slowly to avoid being jarred.

Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor @ 14,708 miles

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