short and fluffy,lol.i was considering purchasing a fiat 500...until i had a chat with my family mechanic. He won't touch them. Fiats need specialist fiat mechanics, and like many european brands fiat parts aren't sold in kits, they're sold nut-by-bolt. Uh...pass.
Same reasons i passed up a mini cooper and a smart 42, both being german brands. I need another maintenance money pit like i need another hole in my head...didn't even test drive them.
So i spend my $ on upgrades and customizing instead.
In hindsight no regrets. The scion iq is the only car in its class that doesn't feel like its in its class. I sat in a smart 42 at a car show and it felt like a lawnmower with a windshield. Mini's are nice for skateboards, but they don't seem so mini next to an iq. Ain't sat in a fiat 500 yet, but they look longer and narrower, a bad fit for short fluffy folk like me.
Hey gokartride.I spent a long weekend lining up the Fiat 500 (my daughter's) with my iQ when she was out of town with her 500C parked at my place. Pretty amazing. Still, I can't help but imagine what adding one or two inches to the back seat area might have meant for iQ passengers in the legroom department. The Fiat 500 is more a proper 4-seater, where we all know the iQ is so only in theory. I must say, the little Fiat has to have one of the most entertaining interiors ever, but something more subdued suits me better. Marks for initial reliability seems to be good on the 500, too...although I think long term I'd rather bet on Toyota.