Thursday, August 2, 2012

Fiat 500; My Review

During the month of July, I was somewhat without a car. Actually, I was without my cars because I sold them because of the move. I thought I could do without transportation for a month because people go without cars all the time....well that didn't turn out so great. I finally broke down after two weeks and rented a car. I went with Advantage Car Rental because they had cars for $8 a day.

For $8 a day, you'll get this cute little Fiat.

The "Fiat 500" is absolutely adorable. It looks like a little toy. Surprisingly, it's a bit roomy on the inside. 

My 5'10, plus size frame was slightly snug but comfortable. The seats are OK but aren't made for long distance driving. After driving from one side of Atlanta to the other, my legs were sore and my back hurt a bit. The passenger seat in the Fiat 500 doesn't adjust the same as the drivers, so a few of my friends were uncomfortable during their ride. My mom said, "this feels like a high chair". LOL... and it does in a way.

My greatest concern is the panel between the front and rear seats. The panel obstructs your view when attempting to change lanes. I had a few close calls. SCARY! The drivers side window is equipped with a secondary safety mirror but unless you're use to using such thing, it serves very little purpose.

The controls are sleek and easy to use.

A bonus is that the Fiat 500 has the decent sound system. It's outfitted with Bose Speakers which made tunes great. 

Overall, the Fiat 500 is a fun little car. It's cute, it gathers lots of attention, and is affordable. However, I probably wouldn't suggest it because of the obstruction issue. Safety first and that's one major safety hazard. I did well for $8 a day and a coupon code though. 

This is NOT a sponsored post but it could be if you want to me test it again.


Hilarious @ your mom's comments. I get the impression myself every time I see a small-sized vehicle.

Not bad, nice looking, and GREAT rental per day price.

What a cute little car! I'm short so I'm sure it would be comfortable but I'm terrified of having an accident in little compact cars.

I'm glad this car served its purpose for you but every time I see a Fiat I want to see if I can push it over. Is it just me??? lol

Lol aww it's cute! I'm trippin' over the $8 though! That's a heck of a deal. In other news: I'm jealous you're going to Dubai. That is all. ;)

Lol @ your Mom saying it feel like a high chair!!!!! I think the Fiat is a cutie lil car! My mom actually had one back in the day... I learned how to drive while driving my moms FIAT! They have definitely made a comeback.


I've always wondered what these little bite-sized vehicles were like. This post gave me a taste of that. ;) Thanks!

I wish I had known you got rid of your cars! Im in the market and looking for anything right now geesh! Cute car! I tried to review one of these too but they gave me such a run around with the company.

Haha! That was a great rental rate.

The car is almost too cute to drive. I would just look at it before getting it. :) That was an amazing rate. Very light on the pockets.

8 a day! That's a great price. It looks like a cute car to drive around in.

This is weird but I'm scared to ride in tiny cars. I test drove a VW Beetle once and almost lost it. It just wasn't roomy enough. And besides - where was I going to put all my kids?!

Hugs and Mocha,

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