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Fiat 500 USA Forum - Questions about the Fiat 500 http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/ Post specific questions about the Fiat 500. en Wed, 03 Mar 2021 15:03:52 GMT vBulletin 30 http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/images/misc/rss.png Fiat 500 USA Forum - Questions about the Fiat 500 http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/ Early Model vs. Late Model Reliability http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/showthread.php?37725-Early-Model-vs-Late-Model-Reliability&goto=newpost Mon, 01 Mar 2021 21:00:52 GMT
Greetings to all!

I've long been enamored by the Fiat 500 and am in the market for a new automobile (albeit for nightmarish and unwelcome reasons). There's a 2017 Lounge with 23k miles available at an authorized Fiat dealership in my area (1-owner and clean CarFax to boot!)

My question is, I naturally see more analysis of the 500's long-term viability (or, sometimes, lack thereof) in reference to earlier 2012-2015 models. I say "naturally" because people have obviously had less time to put miles on later models, and fewer of those units have been sold in general.

I understand the value of abiding by the maintenance schedule with this (or any) vehicle—and also the fact that the platform has been mostly unmodified for the last 10 years—but I'd be interested in hearing y'all's perspective on whether or not there's greater hope at getting maximum long-term mileage out 2017 than there would be for a 2012 or 2013.

I appreciate the input! I love the car, but I also don't want to make it a pure "heart" decision without doing adequate "head" work.
Questions about the Fiat 500 MattyMattE http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/showthread.php?37725-Early-Model-vs-Late-Model-Reliability
Best source for maintenance instructions for 2015 500 Sport? http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/showthread.php?37702-Best-source-for-maintenance-instructions-for-2015-500-Sport&goto=newpost Wed, 24 Feb 2021 02:29:14 GMT
What's the best place to go to get technical manuals to do DIY maintenance on a 2015 500 Sport? Haynes appears to stop at 2012 -- are the mechanical elements identical on later models? Chilton seems to cover the year, but I can't get the website to work enough to let me check out. Also found alldatadiy.com tonight for the first time -- pricing seems comparable to Chilton, but I've never heard of it (not that that's saying much).

Questions about the Fiat 500 mitchromley http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/showthread.php?37702-Best-source-for-maintenance-instructions-for-2015-500-Sport