The slick and sassy 500 anchored Fiat's 2012 return to the U.S. where it's become Chrysler's small-car brand. Though similar to the Mini Cooper, the Fiat 500 costs less and gets better fuel economy, particularly with the addition of the 500e, a pure electric. The 500e expands the 500 line to eight distinct model/trim configurations for 2013, with extensive custom options.
You'll Like The 2013 FIAT 500 If...
Cool, funky, fun and unexpectedly refined, the 2013 Fiat 500 bridges the gap between the sportier, pricier Mini Cooper and the more pedestrian Toyota Yaris. If you like a little car with attitude, and hear the call of Italian style sensibilities, the Fiat 500 may be for you.
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If you're not smitten by the style of the 2013 Fiat 500, you can get more car for your money in something like a Honda Fit, Ford Fiesta or Mazda2, all offering more doors, more room and more standard power.
I fell in love with my fiat convertible when I first saw it on the lot. Rosie is bright red with a checkered pattern upholstery. The interior is black and white. My car is really fun and easy to drive and I can easily park just about anywhere. This is the perfect road trip car, Rosie gets close to 40 miles to the gallon on gas and the convertible top just makes road tripping a lot more fun. The price on the fiats is reasonable compared to similar cars and I haven't regretted buying her unplanned as the purchase was. The only thing I wish was different was that there were more options for service. My son is a tech for a Dodge dealership but is not authorized to work on fiats at his location. The other Dodge dealer in town is authorized to work on fiat but too often we take my car in for something and my son has to inform or correct the other dealership on diagnostics. It gets a little frustrating to not be able to take my car to my son for service. Good thing it does not need service often.
Fiat: convenient, sturdy, and easy to park.
I really enjoy driving my fiat. Even though the car is small, it is very roomy on the inside and the controls are easy to reach, especially with shortcut buttons on the back of the steering wheel. The car cools down quickly in the heat and warms up quickly in the cold. The car is small so it does not accelerate super quickly, but it accelerate at a decent rate. Once the car is at a higher speed during one driving session, if slowed down it is easier to accelerate to the original speed. The parts seem to last long and hold up well, however when a part does need replaced they are difficult to find and expensive. The brake lights burn out very quickly, I have had to have them replaced about eleven times in two years.
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The fiat 500 is generally comfortable and stylish. I have had some minor issues related to the electrical section of my car and other minor things that I have had to have fixed. One other issue is the lack of storage because there is no console, the only storage is the glove box or trunk. The headrests in the backseat are also uncomfortable and some passengers complain about the front passenger seat not having an armrest and not being able to be raised or lowered. I do enjoy driving it though and the fact that it gets such great gas mileage is really a plus. It has worked for me for 4 years driving over 600 miles to and from college and friends' colleges.
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Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2012-2016 Fiat 500 vehicles manufactured June 21, 2010, through January 12, 2016, equipped with a manual transmission. The clutch diaphragm spring may fracture and fail, causing an inability to switch gears.
If the clutch diaphragm spring fails, the driver may not be able to shift gears or the vehicle may lose motive power, increasing the risk of a crash.
The remedy for this recall will include the installation of a clutch pedal limiter and a clutch pedal switch. Interim notices were mailed to owners on June 28, 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S34.
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