Fiat 500C convertible owner reviews

“All the charm of the Fiat 500, but with the added fun of a fresh breeze in summer”

Carbuyer Rating

3.3 out of 5

Owners Rating

3.3 out of 5

55%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 3reviews
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Common Problems

  • Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)
  • Electrics (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Gearbox / clutch, Suspension (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Engine, Gearbox / clutch, Other (1 cases)

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

<1 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Review
Just turn the key and away you go. Simply faultless...
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Take out a service plan for Ł19.00 per month and motoring can be a doodle. Plus the benefit of no tax and around town fuel consumption averaging 50mpg - what more could you ask for...

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

Lounge

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
Looks really good but this car turned out to be a nightmare. I am currently waiting for parts to come from Italy because the clutch and flywheel in the dualogic gearbox have failed after 2,700 miles!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

<1 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Review
some minor electrical issues
Running Cost

5 out of 5

no congestion charge no road tax low insurance good mpg

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

1.2 convertible petrol

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
Problems with electrics after 3 years, fixed by Fiat. Boot stopped opening, fixed itself! Major issue now with gearbox. Reverse gear shattered with 19,000 miles on clock. Driven by owner from new. Mature owner, low mileage. No help from Fiat. They couldn't care less and bill estimated to be £3,000. Gutted. Not a mark on the car otherwise. Going to buy a Fiesta.
Reliability

2 out of 5

Rubbish after 3 years.
Performance

4 out of 5

Easy handling and good acceleration for small car.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Good mpg for town use and low tax.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.2 LOUNGE

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
I bought this car on a whim and I'm glad I did. Driving it makes me feel good. I feel even better when the top is down and I have it down whenever I can - winter or summer. I have had no mechanical or electrical problems with the car so far and I have just done 13k miles. Mine is the Dualogic 1.2 petrol version and the gearbox works very well providing smooth almost imperceptible changes. It will kick down eagerly when required and produces a surprising turn of speed when it does. The engine only really shows its weakness on long upward motorway gradients when it runs out of breath but I can live with that as it cruise all day at up to 85 with no thrash from the engine at 40mpg. No matter how the car is driven the fuel consumption never drops below 40 but I have to say Fiat's claimed MPG figures are pure fiction. Talk to any owner and they will soon tell you! Having said that I didn't buy the car for its fuel economy - I bought it for its visual and driving appeal and on those scores I am more than satisfied.
Reliability

5 out of 5

I have not had any mechanical or electrical problems.
Performance

4 out of 5

Runs out of breath on long upward motorway gradients but otherwise performance is perfectly adequate for my needs. I didn't buy a convertible to have my scalp ripped off every time I put the top down!
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Negligible

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

<1 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

1.2 Lounge

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
I loved this car when I bought it – it had only 6,000 miles on the clock so was almost new and thought it would be a good option to replace my 15 year old car, but I could not have been more wrong. One year later and 3 weeks after the warratnty had expired it broke down in the fast lane of the motorway with clutch hydraulic problems. It took two weeks to get the part from Italy and then two days after it was fixed it broke down again. This time it was the starter motor. This took a further week off the road for a new starter motor. The final straw came a few days later when a potentiometer had to be replaced. So having spent over a £1000 on it in the last month, with very poor service from my local Fiat dealer, it is going. My impression of this brand is virtually zero now as I also raised all issues with Fiat Customer Services only to be told that they would not contribute to the repairs as not only was it outside the warranty period but due to its age, mileage and service history (3 years old and 15.000 miles ! )

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
Electrical pproblems
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Fuel costs

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

lounge

Year of registration

2013

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
I live in manhattan,New York and it's the best car for city.It's practical,comfort and first of all its very stylish.I love it and it's the best car i've ever had.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34
Review
no problems so far.....
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Not entirely sure as yet in respect of spare parts or servicing etc as not had the need

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