Because I've *driven* others. I've just only ever handed over money for little italian boxes :P
I didn't know they did a diesel version. You should have a try in the petrol Esseesse version of the 500. Loads of fun! :D
How do you know? :|
Having gone from a Peugeot 307. 1.4 hdi very underpowered for a heavy car to a fiat punto abarth 1.9 turbo diesel the fiat goes like a rocket ,I love it. I would buy another large engine fiat any day.
Only ever owned one Fiat. A 2009 500 with this engine. Fiat build quality is terrible. Our car had major paint chips within 2k and several faults including clutch judder, notchy gear change, faulty heater etc... Regarding the engine, in a panda or 500 the 1.2 is fine. smooth and quiet. I would never ever touch a Fiat again though, the two Toyota aygos we had after were superior in every way.