Let me first say I bought my 2015 Fiat pop on a whim, I didn't need the car, I had a Dodge Journey RT and loved it but honestly I wanted to see if my bank would allow me to have a second car they did! So I bought my Fiat 500 pop automatic in the color coffee brown. Now personally I wish I got the abarth, I'm not sure why I didn't test drive it prior to my purchase but what's done is done. My pop is cute, it's practical I average 29.6 mpg with tires low tire pressure light on, to 34 mpg with good road and weather conditions. My best mpg for around town mixed with freeway was 39mpg! That was done after I washed my car and engine bay. So mpg is reasonable, gas cost for me $20-24 depending where I go to fill up. Yes that is all I pay at the pumps for a full tank of gas! :) after 1 year of owning the car I started to lose a hubcap, so I took them all off and saved them. Car looks better without hub caps :) size of the car is awesome! I can fit in any parking spot, I can get in and out of traffic with ease, people let me merge into lanes because my car is so small, and most other fiat drivers are super nice! I do any repairs myself minus oil changes I pay for full synthetic and it cost me around $100, every 5,000 miles. Charlie Brown my car, has not given me any issues since I purchased it brand new in November of 2014. I have about 19k miles on it. I always feel safe driving it, sure I can't beat my fiancées VW golf TDI off the line, but Charlie always gets me where I need to go, and never lets me down. So what I don't like about the car is the cup holders! They annoy me, I can't get to large cups from McDonald's to sit perfectly next to each other. :( I feel the layout of the cup holders could have been better thought out, the sun visors or a bit short and don't always block out the sun, but adjust your seat to a higher level and it works out ok. The arm rest my pop only came with one! Um... Yea, there is a fix to this an aftermarket arm rest that can be installed, but you lose your cup holders in the back part of the car doing this. One cool and safe feature is if it's raining and your backing up, your rear window wiper automatically starts to clear the back window allowing you to see where your going! Smart thinking Fiat! I have programmed all my doors to unlock with just one touch of the Key FOB. Radio works great, the car heater and ax works superb! Seeing that the car is so small it doesn't Take much to cool or heat up. So in closing, I have a love hate relationship with my car, more love than hate, would I buy the car again? Heck yes! It's cheap to own, easy to fix although nothing has broken yet for me I have installed a few extra gadgets for the car like hydraulic support arms for my hood. Replacement engines cost about a grand sometimes less. I plan to own this car till the frame falls apart lol I'll replace the engines when the time comes. I think for what it's worth this is a great first car, collage bound car for your child, good for retired people, not to family friendly due to size but if you had to, you could. I'll give this car an 8/10 for overall satisfaction! Thanks for reading, don't let the little things like cup holders get to you, just work with it every car has its flaw. Take care of your car, and it will take care of you.
If you looking for a sports car this is not what you want. The 500 is efficient, easy to park and peppy with the 5-speed. Plenty of room for 2 and I am a big guy. This little car brakes and drives well. It was not built for acceleration so even with a 5-speed is not fast but adequate. My last car of this size was the Ford Fiesta ST which was more cramped had a horrible ride quality although much faster. The car seems to perform better on premium grade fuel. At a 10 gallon capacity on the tank it will not break your wallet to by better gas and performance is much improved. I had a hick up with the blue tooth system in the car after the install of Apple 9.3 on my phone. I just disconnected the battery cable for 10 minutes and the system reset itself. If you want fun and style this is a great car. Space is limited for more than 2 adults and so is storage. If you need a small car for mostly in town use this a great choice and 2015 brought some great improvements to the dash and radio. I average 36-39 MPG all the time as stated this using premium fuel.
I was looking at another car in the used car section of the Fiat dealer. I liked the way the Fiat looked so decided to give it a drive. Turned out I really liked this cute little car. So bought it that day. Red with automatic transmission. I can see where some of the interior parts will likely not hold up well, but for the money and styling, I think it's a great deal. I don't really drive a lot anymore and this is really perfect for me. Comfortable, peppy, and fun to look at. This is a follow up to the review I did last year. I have put about 7000 miles on her, like I said I don't drive much and she is still doing great. I really have no complaints at all about this car. We even traded in our Mini for the 500X and we love it as well.
I bought my 2015 fiat 500 pop six months ago from Car Pros Fiat of Renton, that's when my troubles started... at the first rain I found out that my car has a leak, car did not have even 500 miles when I took it to get serviced, in staid of giving me a new car they repaired it, and this is only the beginning.... stereo problem, done the software update no changes, had the engine check light that went on, the heater takes 20 MIN to defog at full power, driver seat latch sticks and now another leak. The car has only 3030 miles and it has been repaired 6 times. Till this moment Fiat USA and the dealership is still giving me the turn around. After a months of calling and sending emails, I finally got an answer from fiat acknowledging that there is problems with this car and they offer an extended warranty... really you think I will keep a car with so many problems. Now I found water again in the back of my car, it's three times now. THE WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE EVER .... DO NOT BUY FIAT