I have had my fiat for 8 years and still going strong!
I love my fiat. It is bigger than it looks. I recently moved to a different state and was able to put the back seats down and pack lots of things. Driving long distance really proved what great fuel mileage it gets. It is able to go a top speed and has good acceleration. You do feel small when your surrounded by semis, and in cases of strong wind and really heavy rain it does feel like it struggles a bit. Really small wheels so if you plan on going off road a lot - not for you. I have a manual transmission. I do think it is an easier manual than other cars. I do not know whether this is because the fiat is so small or something more advanced. . For living in a city, this car is perfect. It is easy to park in tight spots and move around.