Day by Day Review: 2012 Fiat 500 Lounge fiat daily car reviews
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I certainly had a lot of fun with the Fiat 500 this week. Imagine – a sub-compact car with a lot of style and a price that is reasonable. I love the interior, which offers up something different but is not so out of the box that it becomes a nuisance for everyday usage, and I found that there was more than enough cargo space for my hauling needs.

Fuel consumption was okay, but not stellar, for this class of vehicle, I averaged 7.0 L/100km with a lot of highway driving. It seems that these smaller cars do poorly in highway conditions: the little Fiat even had to downshift to maintain speed on the large hill headed to my home when no other vehicle I have tested has needed to do so.

Overall, I loved the 500, and if I was shopping for a subcompact it would – no question – be on my short list. As the only car for a single person or young couple, or a second car for a more established family, it may just fit the bill!

*Rating out of 5:

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*Rating based on vehicle’s classification

2012 Fiat 500 Lounge
MSRP as tested (excluding destination): $23,475

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About James Bergeron

James Bergeron is an Ottawa-based automotive journalist. James holds a national FIA race license and actively races and stewards at race events.