The largely identical 2012 Fiat 500 scored three stars overall, however. With pert, upright styling that wraps a compact passenger compartment in simple, yet somehow characterful lines, the Fiat 500 manages to look upscale in a budget segment. I was again told it was a random issue, but that the airbag needed to be replaced, but the warranty had already expired. I bought it used with one previous owner with just 26,000 miles on the clock. A while later went into gear ok.
It is cheaper to insure, no road tax I get 50 to 55 mph and the seats are more comfortable. The control buttons all broke and I had engine trouble and I've been told I need to wait between 2 to 4 weeks for the car to be looked at by any approved Fiat garage. Consequence Summary: If the vehicle unexpectedly shifts to neutral, the loss of drive could increase the risk of a crash. This is not good news to someone who has just bought a one year old 500! 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. Are you saying the everyone should sell after the three year warranty has expired or do some cars manage to limp on a bit longer than this without huge expense? The ets warning indicator illuminated prior to the crash. It really feels italian, great design lot´s of character but not perfect underneath.
That car has been amazing, used everyday with no issues at all. Finally, I gave up and picked the car up and everything seemed fine for about a week, and then the whole thing started happening again. They made a good effort to do right by me. Note I have already replaced the battery and had a full alternator and compression test completed to rule out any mechanical gremlins My garage lovea me and I'm fast believing I should buy shares in the business. It took fiat 12 weeks to replace the gearbox and although the dealership kept me with the curtesy car and informed the customer services at fiat hq were terrible. Very suddenly, the car began to make a very loud fan noise coming from underneath the hood.
The bigger 500L that appeared at the 2012 Geneva auto show should join the lineup sometime next year and should help Fiat give Mini a run for its money. It's a lot of money for no reason. Time will tell if this is indeed the truth. How wrong could I be! The bigger 500L that appeared at the 2012 Geneva auto show should join the lineup sometime next year and should help Fiat give Mini a run for its money. They told me my car was virtually a write off and wouldn't be worth fixing. Replace the broken pivot asap as a complete handle is bloody dear and a pain to replace.
A six-speed automatic is an option, and it comes with a Sport button that tightens up shift points and quickens the throttle feel. I drive my car pretty hard, since it is a pretty enjoyable car to drive like it's a go kart. Beginning to seriously regret my purchase - it seems to be a shocker of a car! Gear box failure caused by cheap planetary washers on the diff. Took the car back to the studio three days ago and got a call from the service person yesterday saying that they still hadn't figured out what the problem was, but that they'd keep working on it. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.
I've kept it longer than I had intended because it far exceeds expectations. I'm a bit skeptical, considering that the problems seemed to be with the transmission and gears not shifting properly, so we shall see. Although its look and styling seems very similar to the Mini Cooper, its lower price range marks a plus for many value-conscious shoppers. The warranty will protect you against the worst happening mechanically, you'll likely get a good deal at trade in time and if the market does collapse in the meantime, you can just hand the car back. Me, being a car guy said, 'yeah lets do it. Overall, the 2013 Fiat 500 makes a more economical choice than the Mini Cooper. The 2013 Fiat 500 is stylish, at times sporty, and at others efficient, and it brings a lot to the table considering its small size.
It's a space that confines even more than the not-much-larger space in a Ford Fiesta, since there aren't extra doors to fudge the entry and exit. Heater box failure on early climate control cars. More likely it will be chosen as an extra vehicle for commuting due to the incredible gas mileage. Hardly any of the mechanical issues that the 500 seems to suffer are shared with the Panda. They filled the car with water and told me to keep an eye on it. Thought I'd make a list in no particular order. Do a pair in 15 minutes.
I have now owned my fiat 500, 61 plate for about a year and a half. While driving check engine light came on and in less then 2 mins loss of power until complete stop and car shut off. Available in Fiat 500 Sport and 500 Turbo spec, the 500… If you saw Fiat's commercial featuring 500 hatchbacks diving into the ocean, the subcompact's affinity for water play should come as no surprise. It was bought as a pre reg so I got a huge discount. Driving on motorway car went into neutral, I was doing about 50mph, started losing power, kept trying to get it into gear and it went back into gear before I came to standstill. So we took it out and i was really surprised how nice it drove for a small vehicle.
The fuel pump is not operating. My main issue with Fiat was that i had no warning lights come up on the dash board to warn me of the danger to my engine and head gasket. The stop start function was not working and was giving a message 'check engine'. Fiat offers standard hardtop, hatchback, four-passenger, or intelligent power convertible top body styles. This is not acceptable from a 2 and a half year old car with low mileage.
Next day it wouldn't go into drive or reverse, making whirring noise. Build quality compares favourably with any of the many cars I've owned during 50+years motoring. A few days later, the studio called to explain that the engine's oil pressure was shot and that the engine needed to be replaced. Picking the car up later today and crossing my fingers that the problem has been fixed once and for all. A reason not to buy again. In 36k-ish miles the only mechanical issue I've had was a loose coolant hose clamp causing a slow coolant leak. I bought the car used from a Fiat dealership used 12 months old with 10,000 miles on the clock.