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    Is the 500x a good family vehicle?

    My mom will eventually be looking for a good family vehicle (there our 3 people in our family, me, my mom, my dad, and our dog.) she was looking at some Lexus, and Audi vehicles, but I told her that 500x is pretty good and it is something that we will be comfortable with as we've owned 1 other FCA vehicle in the past, and our 500 1.4 Pop so we are very familiar with FCA products. Is the 500x a good car for the snow, is it good on fuel, and is it good for comfort? We know about the reliability already and can easily live with that. We would get the new 1.3 Turbo with AWD.
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    I liked my 500x. It had a few electrical gremlins because it was a newer 2016 and most the mechanics didn't have much experience back then on working on them. I'm sure things have changed 4 years later (hopefully). Except for the gremlins I didn't have any problems. Actually miss it but wanted something sportier and back in 2018 they didn't have anything. Now with the Sport model out, I'd be tempted to get another but I'm too in love with my '18 Turbo Cabrio to trade it in.
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    Husband, Wife, 13 year old boy and 50lb dog and we get around great in mine. It replaced a 2004 Chevy Avalanche as the go everywhere family vehicle. We’ve done many 10-15 hour cross country treks and I drive it daily.
    I’ve owned it since new and not giving it up anytime soon. I don’t know personally how I’d like the new ones; they finally killed the 2.4 and replaced it with a proper Fiat turbo engine - big plus, but auto and AWD are now forced and I’m only 45 and don’t live in Canada or Alaska so I’ll pass on the auto and AWD.
    16’ 500X Pop, Rosso, 1.4T/M6, 18” O.Z. 45th Anniversary wheels, H&R springs, Momo shift knob, MPX Throttle Body, Magnaflow (Renegade) cat-back with custom 2.5” B-pipe by http://stagefp.com/...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeyjm1 View Post
    Husband, Wife, 13 year old boy and 50lb dog and we get around great in mine. It replaced a 2004 Chevy Avalanche as the go everywhere family vehicle. We’ve done many 10-15 hour cross country treks and I drive it daily.
    I’ve owned it since new and not giving it up anytime soon. I don’t know personally how I’d like the new ones; they finally killed the 2.4 and replaced it with a proper Fiat turbo engine - big plus, but auto and AWD are now forced and I’m only 45 and don’t live in Canada or Alaska so I’ll pass on the auto and AWD.
    I'm in and from California, but sometimes we will go to the mountains or go camping where there is either snow or dirt. Does anyone else know how well the 1.4T manual FWD handles the snow, chains or not? We would rather have the 1.4 because it's the same engine (besides the turbo) as the one in our 500, so we know what to expect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haring View Post
    I liked my 500x. It had a few electrical gremlins because it was a newer 2016 and most the mechanics didn't have much experience back then on working on them. I'm sure things have changed 4 years later (hopefully). Except for the gremlins I didn't have any problems. Actually miss it but wanted something sportier and back in 2018 they didn't have anything. Now with the Sport model out, I'd be tempted to get another but I'm too in love with my '18 Turbo Cabrio to trade it in.
    We have a 500 Pop and a Toyota Tacoma, but we don't have a nicer family car, was yours a 1.4 or 2.4? Our family consists of me, my dad, my mom, and our little dog. We need to have a car with good looks, good performance (for it's size), good comfort, good interior quality, and good practicality. The 500x seems on paper to check all the boxes, we wish the 1.4 had an AWD option. We are at least year away from it happening, but it's good to know ahead of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocco Reviews... View Post
    I'm in and from California, but sometimes we will go to the mountains or go camping where there is either snow or dirt. Does anyone else know how well the 1.4T manual FWD handles the snow, chains or not? We would rather have the 1.4 because it's the same engine (besides the turbo) as the one in our 500, so we know what to expect.
    we don’t get a lot of snow here but mines never been stuck. Again, it’s a manual so it’s pretty easy to get moving with clutch modulation instead of the gas peddle. I guess AWD does ok, I never bothered to try one. I’d take a FWD/manual over awd/auto in the snow any day.
    16’ 500X Pop, Rosso, 1.4T/M6, 18” O.Z. 45th Anniversary wheels, H&R springs, Momo shift knob, MPX Throttle Body, Magnaflow (Renegade) cat-back with custom 2.5” B-pipe by http://stagefp.com/...

    13’ 500 Abarth, Bianco, M5,
    17”, Koni shocks, Eibach Prokit, CFP Hats, ES/EC bumpstops and seats, Powerstop rotors and pads. (Wife's)

    95’ Wrangler, Aqua, 4.0/Auto,
    33” on 15x8”, 4” lift, too much to list here (Also Hers)

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    Here's a previous post i made in a similar thread:

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    We enjoyed our 500X immensely. Had a great time going on long road-trip family vacations with it. Here are a couple of stories on these trips:




    On the Way to 2016 Fiat FreakOut


    On the Road to the 2015 Fiat FreakOut!



    Fiat 500X in Pittsburgh




    Snow tires and skills are important but there are some conditions all-wheel-drive are needed. Folks that live and have to drive in the mountains can attest to that. It is a different environment up there. AWD can help the average driver as not everyone has the same skill set. There is nothing like having to drive hundreds of miles in blizzard conditions to convince you. You can read how the AWD system works and see how it performs here:

    Fiat 500X All Wheel Drive System Explored


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    In 2012, This is the kind of snow, we got here. 16” worth. The first time the 2007 Honda Fit was buried, down the street. I very doubt a small AWD crossover would even make though that. It took a full size all wheel drive Ram pickup, hooked to the trailer hitch. To pull out the buried Fit.
    My wife drives all over the snow belt Midwest, in our cars, to trade show. Just front wheel drive, with all weather tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeyjm1 View Post
    we don’t get a lot of snow here but mines never been stuck. Again, it’s a manual so it’s pretty easy to get moving with clutch modulation instead of the gas peddle. I guess AWD does ok, I never bothered to try one. I’d take a FWD/manual over awd/auto in the snow any day.
    How deep was the snow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smark View Post
    In 2012, This is the kind of snow, we got here. 16” worth. The first time the 2007 Honda Fit was buried, down the street. I very doubt a small AWD crossover would even make though that.
    I don't think we'll ever see 16" of snow being in SoCal.

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