Send Kelsey an Hide full review. The clutch is light, with a long throw. It is a Lounge with a 5 speed which is somewhat of a rare option combo and makes this little guy the best of both worlds. If you're more than moderately American in height and girth, you just won't fit in the 500's back seat. Of course, if you've paid the price for fashion with Italian shoes, squeezing in here will seem less cruel. I know someone with close to 80,000 on his Abarth and he hasn't had anything go wrong with his either.
In sport mode the car keeps up well and the mileage is as advertised, even in sport mode if you drive normally and don't throttle it all the time. Despite these improvements, and the 500's already capable Abarth performance version making headway, Fiat still has a high hurdle to clear with regard to its rather hideous reputation from 20 years ago. The optional six-speed automatic drops those figures to 27 mpg and 34 mpg, respectively. Its my daily driver and my track car. My finance company and I have offered to swap collateral for a truck that they own. It's really a two person car.
Richard, one of the sales managers, called and told me to call the service department and they would make me a spare key. Its also an ton of fun. A six-speed automatic is an option, and it comes with a Sport button that tightens up shift points and quickens the throttle feel. Plug the memory stick into your computer and you'll get personalized tips on how to improve your driving efficiency. The convertible top has a respectable cycling time of 15 seconds and can be deployed at speeds of up to 60 mph due to a sudden change in weather or other emergency conditions. As Roberto Giolito, the head of Fiat Style says, it delivers absolutely everything that is required and nothing more. I personally observed an average of 8.
There are good armrests for both of the driver's elbows when holding the perfectly sized leather-wrapped steering wheel at 9 and 3 o'clock. The shelflike dashboard leaves plenty of room to stretch out, and there are strategic portions of door padding where knees come to rest. So the one day we were driving past the dealership and i asked if she wanted to go look at some. Audible rear park assist remains optional on the top-of-the-line Lounge. All the models are aptly named. This slots in between a Sport and the Abarth, with many Abarth upgrades to a lesser degree: 135 horsepower, upgraded gearbox, more aggressive bodywork, bigger front brakes. Which you will want to do because it is a blast to drive.
I was very excited to get the car since my family has been a Fiat fan since the 70's. The range-topping Abarth variant includes a Bose premium audio system, 16-inch alloy wheels, sport-tuned suspension, and a leather-wrapped dashboard. The 2013 Fiat 500 maxes out its interior space, but the passenger package isn't quite as roomy as a Ford Fiesta--which means all kinds of compromises on whom and what you bring along for the ride. Like a fox terrier eager to please its owner, its willingness to rev, accompanied by surprisingly pleasing soundtrack, is agreeably entertaining, especially in Sport mode. What's a Fiat 500 Turbo? Replaced with newer design in early 2014, problem went away. During negotiations I asked Brandon about a spare key and he said the previous owner had left him a note stating they had left the spare key in an envelope at the accessories desk. Convertible 500c Cabrio models come in Pop and Lounge trim levels.
Once you've picked the model you'll use as your canvas, there are all kinds of choices for customization: 15 exterior colors, 15 different seat color and materials options, and 50 accessories. It is a Lounge with a 5 speed which is somewhat of a rare option combo and makes this little guy the best of both worlds. Obviously, the 160-horsepower Abarth model runs and drives a lot more aggressively, and the newly added Turbo model, at 135 horsepower, splits the difference in terms of over-the-road intensity. Is this an omen, so got a little worried. Standard safety features include seven airbags, hill-start assist to help prevent vehicle rollback on steep inclines and seemingly all the other advancements we're seeing on new cars in this price range and beyond. After a warm reception at this year's Detroit auto show, Fiat has announced that the aggressive-looking Fiat 500 Cattiva is heading to dealerships by the end of the year. Fiat 500 Turbo specifications The 1.
No one in North America remembers, of course; but no matter. Yes, the 2013 Fiat 500 is very, very small. Their design cannot withstand high-speed impacts or rollover situations favorably. My girlfriend is over 6ft and not a tiny human. Combined with features usually reserved for the next segment up, including Bluetooth and auxiliary input jacks, the Fiat 500 makes a strong case for the value buy, especially for the urban dweller. On the Sport there's a horizontal cooling duct of black mesh that adds racy character, while the lower mesh grille integrates fog lamps. Shoulder, hip, and knee room are also more limited than you'd expect, or than you'd find in the Fiesta.
Compared to most of the cars on the road these days, those are very good figures. What's more, soundproofing is nowhere near luxury sedan levels. Those who sat behind me and my 5'1'' frame luckily enjoyed a little more breathing room! Your car can even be turned into a WiFi hot spot if you pursue that. The 500 Turbo is the fifth version of the 500, which now comes in Pop, Sport, Lounge, Turbo and Abarth editions. Inside, it's more of the same, with high style executed in cost-cutting materials--without looking it. With two aboard, you'd be ill advised to try passing uphill--and yet, in the heart of its powerband, with the transmission in third gear, the 500 feels flexible and lively and eager beyond its power figures.