Yeah, I sat in the fiat and it's simply a chrysler poor-quality american designed and mexican built attempt to rescue the chrysler.
I had no space to put my foot on onces i took it off the clutch pedal.
It is a small car, and it felt like it. very cramped inside, especially models with the sunroof. I have not looked at the numbers, but the 500 felt very narrow, putting you right up against the door and your passenger. When I sat in the iQ, it felt much more roomy. I sat in the back of the iQ, and it felt pretty good. I did not attempt to do that in the 500. The back of the front seat was almost touching the back seat.
A couple concerns with the 500. It is a Fiat, which does not exactly have a good reputation for reliability. Second, you will ge getting service from a Chrysler store which are not exactly known for good service. Third, they are built in Mexico at the old PT Cruiser facility. After driving this, I am afraid this just might be the next PT Cruiser.
I was surprised that they had so many on the lot for sale. There is only one dealership in Arizona which has been open about 40 days. In that 49 days, they have only sold about 45 vehicles. I would think they should be selling better than that since they are a new model and the lack of other dealers around. IMO, they are not off to a very good start.