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.