Fiat 500 1.2

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Fiat 500 1.2

Hatchback - Front (FWD) - 5 Speed - Manual Dualogic - Automatic - 1242 cc - Max Speed: 99 mph - 69 bhp - Petrol - Available Trims: Lounge, Pop, Sport

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Review of "Fiat 500 1.2"

published 02/03/2006 | appip
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Pro cute, small, rare, noddy's company car
Cons not good 4 long journeys
somewhat helpful
Road Handling
Fuel consumption

"noddy's company car"

hese are cracking little cars with bags of character. They're slow as hell, so don't expect to go anywhere quick - average speed in hilly surroundings is 30mph, flat out is about 55mph (with a tail wind) and you have to stop every 80 miles or so to give the little air-cooled engine a breather.

That said, we drove ours from Milan to London in 4 days without any dramas. It's comfortable enough, surprisingly roomy, the engine has a pleasant two cylinder four stroke "putt putt" sound to it, like an old boat engine, so isn't hard on the ears.

And most importantly this car is the cutest thing on four wheels! We originally bought it to sell on at a profit (our €2,000 would have converted into about £3,500!) but it was so much fun we kept it. It's such a head turner. We drive it around London sometimes and people go mad for it. It's so funny. God knows how many photos we're in without even knowing it.

Anyway, economical, fun, cheap (ish) to maintain (though it's advisable to join the local owners club and know a specialist mechanic unless you're already that way inclined yourself) and cute as a button. The only thing is you won't be wanting to do long journeys in it!

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  • JeffFromPoole published 02/03/2006
    A friend of ours drove one of these from Berkshire to Switzerland and back, she hasn't been the same since. WE had to push it up some of the alpine passes.
  • ben-lloyd published 02/03/2006
    Sounds funny. It's a pity you don't have a picture with the review! ;)
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Product Information : Fiat 500 1.2

Manufacturer's product description

Hatchback - Front (FWD) - 5 Speed - Manual Dualogic - Automatic - 1242 cc - Max Speed: 99 mph - 69 bhp - Petrol - Available Trims: Lounge, Pop, Sport

Product Details

Body Type: Hatchback

Available Trims: Lounge; Pop; Sport

Fuel Type: Petrol

Weight: 865

Length: 3546

Width: 1627

Height: 1488

Avg Price: 9700

Power: 69

Cylinders: 4

Transmission type: 5 Speed - Manual Dualogic - Automatic

Country of Origin: Italy

Insurance Group: 4

Number of Doors: 3

Range: Fiat 500

Driven Wheels: Front (FWD)

Service Interval: 18000 miles

Boot Capacity (litres): 185

Towing Limit (kg): 800

Engine Size (cc): 1242

Combined Fuel Consumption (mpg): 55.4

Wheel Base (mm): 2300

Torque: 75@3000 lb/ft

Fuel Capacity (litres): 35

Warranty: 3 years / 60000 miles

Maximum Speed (mph): 99

Acceleration (0 - 62 mph): 12.9 seconds - (Man)

NCAP Rating: 5 Star NCAP Rating

Emissions Class: EU5

CO2 Emissions: 119 g/km - (Man)

Range + Engine Type: 500 1.2

Manufacturer: Fiat


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