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"Sporty little car with a big personality!"

$7,500

With Approved Credit

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Phone: (864) 671-6340
2665 Farrs Bridge Road, Easley SC 29640
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2012 Fiat 500

Green / Brown Convertible, 2 Doors, 2dr Conv Lounge, Vin: 3C3CFFER3CT109599 Stock: 109599 104,800 Miles Engine: 1.4L 101.0hp, Automatic Transmission
City MPG Hwy MPG
13.50 16.00
Actual mileage may vary

Vehicle Description

Edmunds' Expert Review

We'll have to wait and see about its reliability, but the 2012 Fiat 500 is yet another stylish subcompact that proves that small can be cool.

Vehicle overview

There was once a car so small it made the Mini seem like a Big. That car was the Fiat 500, or Cinquecento en Italiano, and it left such an indelible impression during its 18-year lifespan that Fiat performed a Mini-like resurrection to it three years ago. Now, with Fiat purchasing Chrysler last year, the 500 was chosen to be the model that reintroduces the Fiat brand to North America.

While the original 500 was the size of a Little Tikes Cozy Coupe, the 2012 Fiat 500 looks far more like a regular car -- albeit a tiny one. Compared to a 2012 Mini Cooper, it is 7 inches shorter in overall length and 2 inches narrower. However, it is also more than 4 inches taller, allowing for an elevated seating position that not only increases visibility but creates more interior legroom.

Should you want some sun, the 500C convertible (a.k.a. Cabrio) may be to your liking. It maintains the 500's side roof structure, but the center portion is replaced by a power-sliding cloth piece that stacks atop the flip-up trunk. Imagine a cross between a Porsche 911 Targa and an automatic pool cover. The upside is reduced wind and the ability to lower the roof at speeds up to 60 mph -- the downside is horrible rear visibility with the roof lowered.

At the start of this model year there was just one engine offered: a 1.4-liter 101-horsepower four-cylinder attached to either a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic. No, that doesn't sound like a lot of power (and it isn't), but at only 2,350 pounds, the Fiat weighs 218 pounds less than the 121-hp base Cooper, which manages to be reasonably sprightly. Those looking for more mechanical joy in their little Italian should consider the hot-rod 500 Abarth, which debuted later in the model year. Wielding a 160-hp turbocharged engine, a sport-tuned suspension, upgraded brakes and sport seats, the 500 Abarth has the goods to give the Cooper S competition a good run.

Like the Mini Cooper, the 2012 Fiat 500 promises lots of character and personalization in a price category not usually known for those traits. It's also competitively equipped, with a base 500 listing for about four grand less than a base Mini Cooper hatchback, and more practical than choices like the 2012 Scion iQ and 2012 Smart Fortwo. While you might want to check out more traditional choices like the 2012 Ford Fiesta, 2012 Honda Fit, 2012 Hyundai Accent and 2012 Mazda 2 as they offer more room for similar money, the Fiat 500 is a solid pick for a (very) small car with lots of personality.

2012 FIAT 500 models

The 2012 Fiat 500 is a two-door subcompact hatchback available as a hardtop or 500C convertible. Both body styles are available in Pop and Lounge trim levels, while the hatchback adds a Sport midgrade trim.

Standard equipment on the 500 Pop includes 15-inch steel wheels and chrome-trimmed wheel covers, keyless entry, full power accessories, heated mirrors, air-conditioning, cruise control, a tilt-only steering wheel, a height-adjustable driver seat, a trip computer and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player and auxiliary audio jack. The Convenience package (standard on the 500C) adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, Fiat's Blue&Me Bluetooth phone connectivity and an iPod/USB audio interface. The Bose Premium Audio package adds satellite radio along with an upgraded six-speaker system and subwoofer.

The Fiat 500 Sport gains 16-inch alloy wheels, firmer suspension tuning, retuned steering, slightly different styling, a roof spoiler, foglamps, sport seats, cloth/vinyl sport upholstery and the Pop's two optional packages. Satellite radio is a separate option, however. The Safety & Convenience package (automatic transmission required) includes automatic climate control, a compact spare tire and heated front seats.

The 500 Lounge reverts to the Pop's mechanical tuning and includes its optional packages as well. Also included are 15-inch alloy wheels, exterior chrome accents, foglamps, a fixed glass roof (hatchback only) and upgraded cloth upholstery. The Convenience Group adds rear parking sensors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and heated front seats. The Luxury package adds leather upholstery and upgraded trim. A sunroof and an integrated TomTom navigation system are optional on both the Sport and the Lounge. Dealer-installed accessories like interior ambient lighting and exterior graphics are also available.

Safety

The 2012 Fiat 500 comes standard with stability and traction control, antilock disc brakes, a driver knee airbag, front side airbags and side curtain airbags. In Edmunds brake testing, a 500 Sport came to a stop from 60 mph in an impressively short 115 feet. Oddly enough, the 500 Abarth took longer at 123 feet (though in fairness that was on a slightly damp test day) while a 500C Lounge stopped in a still solid 124 feet.

In government crash tests, the 500 received three (out of five) stars for overall crash protection, with four stars for overall frontal protection and a disappointing two stars for overall side protection. However, it should be noted that side protection for the driver was five stars -- it was the rear side rating of two stars that dragged down the overall score.

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Features

Safety

Driver Air Bag

Passenger Air Bag

Side Air Bag

Alarm

Power Door Locks

Traction Control

Vehicle Anti-Theft System

Tire Pressure Monitoring

Electronic Stability Control

Comfort

Climate Control

Air Conditioning

Cruise Control

Keyless Entry

Power Driver Mirror

Power Steering

Tilt Wheel

Steering wheel controls

Rear Parking Aid

Seat

Leather Seats

Bucket Seats

Heated Driver Seat

Windows

Rear Window Defroster

Power Windows

Sound System

AM/FM Stereo

CD Player

Premium Sound

Satellite Radio

Other Features

Auxiliary Power Outlet

Standard equipment

MECHANICAL

1.4L 16-valve I4 multi-air engine

Engine cover w/Fiat logo

Hill start assist

Front wheel drive

500-amp maintenance free battery

105-amp alternator

Normal duty suspension

Electric pwr steering

4-wheel pwr anti-lock disc brakes

Chrome exhaust tip

EXTERIOR

Delete spare tire -inc: tire service kit

185/55R15 tires

Body-color fascias w/bright insert

Bodyside molding w/500 logo

Bright belt molding

Bi-function projector beam halogen headlamps

Fog lamps

Chrome pwr heated mirrors -inc: exterior spotter mirrors

Tinted glass windows

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Bright license plate brow

Chrome door handles

ENTERTAINMENT

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player

Aux audio input jack

SIRIUS satellite radio w/1-year subscription

Bose premium audio

Windshield antenna

INTERIOR

Driver seat height adjuster

Driver seat memory

Front seat reactive head restraints

50/50 split fold-down rear seat

Floor carpet

Front floor mats

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Steering wheel audio controls

Tilt steering column

Tachometer

Vehicle info center

Body-color instrument panel bezels

Pwr windows w/front 1-touch down

Pwr locks

Remote keyless entry

Speed control

Security alarm

Engine immobilizer

Air conditioning w/automatic temp control & micron filter

Rear window defroster

Locking glove box

(2) front cupholders

(2) rear floor-mounted cupholders

Aux 12V pwr outlet

Door trim w/cloth inserts

Chrome interior door handles

Front sunvisors w/vanity mirrors

Overhead passenger assist handle

Front reading/map lamps

Rear cargo area lamp

Chrome shift knob

Driver & front passenger seatback pockets

Rear cargo shelf panel

SAFETY

Electronic stability control

Daytime running headlamps

Driver & front passenger advanced multi-stage frontal airbags

Supplemental front seat side airbags

Driver side knee bag

Front & rear side curtain airbags

Rear park assist

Front passenger seat belt alert

Child seat latch-ready anchor system

Tire pressure monitoring warning lamp

About us

Located in Easley, SC  a pre-owned, late model dealer that provides customers with a complete automotive experience at competitive prices.

Autos By Choice North LLC is dedicated to customer satisfaction and we have provided you with a map, as well as our address and phone number to help you find us easily.

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Disclosure

All details and condition of car might vary from picture. All advertised prices are Cash or Outside Financing plus applicable dealer fees with approved credit. Each car is sold AS IS. OEM warranties may still apply on some models. Additional warranties are available on some makes and models. Ask your consultant for details.

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