Fiat 500

Back in 2008, the drunk European auto press actually named the Fiat 500 the “European Car of the Year”. Well, Fiat got drunk too and somehow deluded themselves that this tiny tin can piece of Italian crap would sell in America.

Clearly, that idea didn’t sail. The 500 has been an unbelievable disaster for Fiat in the states and for good reason. It’s too small, and when you look at the gas mileage, you would assume that anything so tiny and dangerous to drive (very poor crash rating), should at least get 80 mpg. But no, the ugly little round box only gets 27-34 mpg, city and highway.

If your dumb enough to think this car is cute and are just dying to ask “Quanto costa questo?”, well the price tag is beyond laughable, running up over 23k! You could get a Prius for that kind of money, getting almost twice the mileage, a far more attractive and safe vehicle, all wrapped up in Toyota quality. With Fiat’s reputation for quality, the price should be more around the 7k mark, and even that would be a rip off.

If you’re more interested in cute and fun to drive, even the Ford Focus, which is very close in mpgs, provides twice the performance in a very attractive package.

Good luck, Fiat. You’re seriously going to need it with this piece of crap.

A dopo!

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4 thoughts on “Fiat 500

  1. The Fiat 500 is a piece of crap. These pictures are laughable because this CRAP is lipstick on a god damned pig. Pathetic. I’ve driven in one. Uncomfortable, and toxic plastic stink and toxic plastic interior. Its a criminal piece of crap.

  2. Have a FIAT 500c….piece of crap. in 4 months my daughter put 2400 miles on it…….so far it ahs been to shop twice. First for Side Air Bags coming undone……
    Next it broke down on her way (4 mile commute)…….with check engine light and would not go over 35 mph…….after a week I find that they have just ordered the part and it will take another week for it to get here. Unbelievable!

  3. I am in full agreement. The electrical system is a nightmare. Not even a manual way to get into the hatchback when it is shorted out, which it is. Bearings shot in the rear, air conditioning not working, and now battery light is on with the power steering intermittently not working. It is in the shop working on this, but they can’t tell me what is wrong because they don’t know. It’s going to have to be the replace and see method, lots of $$$$

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