Fiat 500 Sport Review: Worth it?
2012 FIAT 500 Sport
The FIAT 500S is a cute, quirky car that is fun to drive, but can come with a load of problems. I've had my car for about 7 years and have faced several thousands in repair costs. Most recently I was required to replace the brake pads and passenger power window assembly. The parts for the FIAT are not cheap as well. I've also had to have my tires replaced several times. In recent times the tires have been cheaper, but they'll still be expensive in comparison to other vehicle's tires.
The Fiat is super comfortable vehicle if you're single and live in a city. It fits well in any small parking spots. It is a master of parking spot vacancy deception and has fooled many in search of parking. It also has great gas mileage which has been a big bonus living in several cities.
The Fiat is relatively reliable. I've only broken down twice in the entire 7 years that I've had it. The first instance, I ran over a pothole and burst my tire. This caused got me to get it towed to the nearest dealership and replaced. The Fiat 500 Sport does not have a compartment in the vehicle to hold a spare tire. The second instance was operator error. I left the lights on the vehicle on and it caused my battery to completely die. Other than those issues, everything else has been standard replacements and maintenance.
Fiat requires some custom fixtures that most dealerships won't have in stock. Including the LED lights for the rear license view lights. Personally I have not had these replaced so I do not know how much they would cost.
Overall the Fiat has been relatively good for the price point.