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#1 16-05-08 16:02:54

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Fiat 500

Hi All,

Whilst at the Fiat dealer today looking to order my new Punto I was really impressed with the new Fiat 500.
It even claims to get 55mpg from the diesel which sounds amazing!

Anyone got any thoughts on them or even got one already? I'd love to get some feedback as I might just change my mind and get one instead of the punto!

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#2 16-05-08 16:29:55

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Ed, my 1.6 TDci Focus gets 55mpg from diesel, so not impressed at all. My Corsa would do around 65mpg, so even less impressed. They are nice looking but I wouldn't have one myself.

#3 16-05-08 16:51:12

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Re: Fiat 500

How big's the engine?

I had an old Fiesta that did that much.

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#4 16-05-08 18:31:16

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Re: Fiat 500

My beast can do that, are you sure its not the petrol doing 55?

Had a good look round one in Stafford today, a nissan micra springs to mind! Orrible sorry!


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#5 16-05-08 19:57:36

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Re: Fiat 500

I am talking about town MPG not combined MPG. My diesel punto states 55 odd mpg combined but in reality it does 32MPG when instructing.

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#6 17-05-08 16:20:18

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Re: Fiat 500

sorry, but i think they look hideous, but thats just my opinion. There is one instructor here that has one, not heard anything from her, they may well be "sorted" as an instruction car.

my mini cooper petrol does 42mpg round town on lessons.

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#7 28-05-08 15:45:01

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Re: Fiat 500

I am talking about town MPG not combined MPG. My diesel punto states 55 odd mpg combined but in reality it does 32MPG when instructing.

Ed

Ed, borrow my Focus one day and see. I get 42mpg around town easily!

#8 30-05-08 18:32:37

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Re: Fiat 500

Not sure about the engine but I like the model.

I too nearly reconsidered once I saw one in the show room when I was ordering the punto.

I think it looks great!

Especially the sporty version, looks ideal for what we do.

Decided against it because of the waiting list.


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#9 20-06-08 11:24:27

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Re: Fiat 500

Popped in and had a look at a 500, while out doing a bit of shopping this morning. Nice "Cheeky" looking little car as you approach them, kids will love em. Horrendous on the inside, horrid plastic dash, seats feel too small, all a bit claustrophobic unless you have a glass roofed one.

I'd read that they were approaching mini build quality, nowhere near. Speedo can't be seen from passenger side, it's a dual concentric thing with the speedo making up the outer ring and the rev counter inside that. They just feel very small and plasticy inside, pity they look quite nice. So that's another one crossed off my list of possible next cars. (wasn't really on the list anyway, just fancied a look see)

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#10 20-06-08 21:09:54

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Re: Fiat 500

If you're looking for a car that is going to get noticed, this has to be worth a look.  The kids, especially the girls will love them.  I'm not sure if it may put some of the lads off though. 


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#11 21-06-08 06:54:06

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Re: Fiat 500

If you're looking for a car that is going to get noticed, this has to be worth a look.  The kids, especially the girls will love them.  I'm not sure if it may put some of the lads off though.

Think you're right that the kids will like em, they are eye catching and look nice on the road. Just think they're not ideal to be sitting in all day. Shame that FIAT interiors feel a bit "low rent" they are now making some good looking cars, Grande Punto looks really good in one of the brighter colours. Then as they say "One mans poison"


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#12 21-06-08 14:57:45

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If you go for the leather seats, they don't look cheap at all.  The only thing is that you've got the usual Italian seating position.  Comfy if you've got long arms.


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#13 22-06-08 06:05:09

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Re: Fiat 500

if you get the diesel engine you going to have a very fast car with a very low fuel consumption wink


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