View Full Version : Consumer Reports First Drive 500L

06-27-2013, 12:36 PM
"The most striking aspect of the 500L is how roomy it is, especially given its modest footprint. Rear seat accommodations are first class. Large windows afford great visibility and with the super-sized sunroof on the top-trim Lounge we drove, the cabin is extremely airy. "

From: http://news.consumerreports.org/cars/2013/06/first-drive-funky-fiat-500l-creates-a-mixed-impression.html

Some things they liked, some they didn't care for. They didn't know what to do with, or how to turn off, the speed limit reminder. Another article suggested the speed limit reminder is not on production cars. But I do have one that beeps at me that I can set and turn on/off in my regular 500.

06-27-2013, 04:15 PM
Interesting report but I'm finding that CR is not to be taken too seriously when it comes to cars and why they didn't at least inquire as to why the speed warning, and how to turn it off as I suspect they were at the event, along with everyone else.

Otherwise, they did an OK job of giving their first impressions.

Mike S
06-27-2013, 04:29 PM
If we get the coffee maker option, they might test that.