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Fiat 500: You don’t mess with imperfection

Retro design is one of those styling trends that can make people a little uncomfortable. Slapping an old face on a new car in the hope of eliciting a spending frenzy from nostalgic buyers often comes across as a little lazy. In the early 2000s car brands had hit peak-retro, it seemed...

A retro ramble around Sydney in the Fiat 500C Lounge

The Fiat 500 has been taken to with a comb full of Brylcreem for MY16 and when the new Fiat 500C arrived in the CarAdvice garage, it got us feeling a bit nostalgic. Its makeover may appear subtle, and therefore the analogical equivalent of popping a bit of product in your hair, but the little Fiat has retained that distinct charm and old-school style that still serves to conjure up memories of days gone by...

2016 Fiat 500C Lounge Review

The 2016 Fiat 500 is hands down the best example of modern retro in the automotive world. The Volkswagen Beetle flopped and the Mini has grown too big.

2016 Fiat 500 Pop Review

Fiat's entry-level 500 Pop has been given a makeover for 2016. But can the revisions to the ageing city car match its lofty new $18K price tag?

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Fiat 500 Videos

Fiat 500 Sport Convertible : Getting the top down

It's a nice day, the sun is out - so we've got our roof down on the Fiat 500 Sport convertible. But, we've left something in the boot... As you can see, when folded down, the fabric roof of the Fiat 500 convertible covers over the hinges of the boot. This makes the boot very difficult to open. Luckily, Fiat has thought of this...

Convertibles for Summer : we test four affordable contenders

With warmer weather arriving, we've headed to the beach to discover the upsides and downsides of four very different cars that all can lose their lid.

DIY: tyre changing tips

Never changed a tyre before? Don't panic if you get a flat, all it takes is a bit of elbow grease and a willingness to get your hands dirty. In this DIY video Tegan Lawson and Trent Nikolic take you through the process step-by-step.

DIY Under The Bonnet Basics

Regularly checking the fluids under the bonnet can help keep your car in top shape and you could pick up major problems early. In this DIY video Tegan Lawson takes you through the basics, checking the oil, brake fluid, coolant, washer fluid and power steering fluid.

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Fiat 500 Comparisons

City car comparison: Fiat 500 v Mitsubishi Mirage v Nissan Micra v Volkswagen Up!

They may not be the cars teenagers have pinned to their bedroom walls, but the Fiat 500, Mitsubishi Mirage, Nissan Micra and Volkswagen Up! are among the cheapest ways first-time drivers can get into a new car. Particularly when parents are often paying the bills, all four sub-light hatchbacks featured here cost $14,000 or less on the road, all are economical and all feature stability control and front and front-side airbags as standard...

Fiat 500 News

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Fiat 500 Collezione Fall/Winter Edition pricing and specs

Yet another special-edition Fiat 500 has been announced for Australia, this time in the form of the Collezione Fall/Winter Edition. On sale from August 1 priced from $21,990 plus on-road costs, the 500 Collezione Fall/Winter is based on the model revealed for Europe in October last year, which takes inspiration "from the colours of autumn and winter"...

2018/19 Fiat 500 recalled

Fiat has recalled a trio of 2018 and 2019 500s, over concerns the drive axle could break. According to the company, a 'nonconformity' with the production process is to blame. If the axle breaks while the car is moving, there's a risk the issue will cause an accident, posing a risk of injury to the driver and other road users...

Next-gen Fiat 500 to go electric

Fiat will keep the 500 badge alive with an all-electric relaunch in Geneva next year, as FCA looks to sacrifice volume in favour of higher profit margins and some green-car credibility. Speaking with Auto Express, Fiat head and FCA marketing chief, Olivier Francois, said the new 500 will be "a new object. Totally electric"...

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Fiat 500 Owner Reviews

2015 Fiat 500 S review

Ah, the Fiat 500. Is there a more divisive car out there? It’s definitely one of those cars you buy with your heart, and not your head. Since its release in 2007, I’d lusted after one but my head kept winning. It’s too expensive. Too impractical. It’s way too small. It’s going to be unreliable...

2013 Fiat 500 Pop review

Back in November of 2014, I uploaded a review of my Fiat 500C Pop on CarAdvice. At that point I’d had the car a little over a year (purchased new in October 2013) and had covered approximately 19,000km. For the most part, I don’t intend on going over the things I covered in that initial review again here. If you want to read it, you can here...

2014 Fiat 500 Review

All cars have their weaknesses, even when they're newly-released class benchmarks. As the years roll by and competitors relentlessly release new models, these weaknesses only become increasingly magnified. This is bad news for the Fiat 500S that I'm reviewing here – a car that has now been on the market for eight long years...

2014 Fiat 500 POP Review

A great little car- I am upgrading to the 1.4 twin air version which have more guts. The 1.2 is a bit sluggish however it is fun to chuck about. The running cost is very cheap and they aren't overally expensive to buy. They are a fun little car which holds its value but go for the bigger engine! The sport kit which is the option I went for gives the car a much funkier, younger look with bigger bumpers, side trim and a tiny spoiler...

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