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Offline John501

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The Facelifted Fiat 500
« on: August 21, 2015, 07:52:47 pm »
It's now hit the showrooms so check out this video and tell us what you think of the changes.
Personally I do not like the rear lights but the front lights are an improvement. And just in case you don't notice, there is now a glovebox, yes, a glovebox  ;D
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    Offline J_a_m_e_s

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    Re: The Facelifted Fiat 500
    « Reply #1 on: August 22, 2015, 09:32:47 am »
    Everybody always says the 500 is a girls car, I think it finally is now :thumbd: not a fan.
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    Re: The Facelifted Fiat 500
    « Reply #2 on: August 22, 2015, 12:11:54 pm »
    Happy music :thumb:

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    Re: The Facelifted Fiat 500
    « Reply #3 on: August 22, 2015, 12:20:09 pm »
    I forgot to watch it as I was too busy dancing!!  :whistle:
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    Re: The Facelifted Fiat 500
    « Reply #4 on: August 22, 2015, 02:58:39 pm »
    Think the drls don't suit the more rounded main lamps but over all looks good. Interior upgrades a nice, love that funky lower grill. In this spec it looks the part, in lower spec not so much!
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    Re: The Facelifted Fiat 500
    « Reply #5 on: August 22, 2015, 10:19:08 pm »
    On a positive note, I like the face we are finally getting the US style window buttons, think they look classier.  Annoyingly, the won't be on my 180 Comp.  If you could replace the surround and the buttons to update the look without damaging anything, I might look at it down the line.

    With regards to the rear LEDS, I'm glad I haven't got them.  They don't appear to follow any of the bodylines.  I prefer the older style because of the way you can follow the line from the roof, down into the boot gaps at the top of the glass, down the edge and into the dividing line between the two sections of the light.

    Not the clearest description but hopefully pic will clear up what I mean.
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    Re: The Facelifted Fiat 500
    « Reply #6 on: August 23, 2015, 06:31:09 am »
    I like the new car because the changes they have made are very subtle and mainly address necessary changes such as LED daytime lights, media and connectivity and glovebox  ;). Like many the only change I don't like are the rear lights. The car still retains it's retro look but the rear lights now look out of place. I think they could have done a much better job using LED tech to modify the existing look. That said they will probably look much better on certain colours and it would be interesting to see what they look like on a red car.
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    Re: The Facelifted Fiat 500
    « Reply #7 on: August 23, 2015, 06:39:32 am »
    As I thought, not brilliant but they do look more subtle on a red car.
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    Re: The Facelifted Fiat 500
    « Reply #8 on: August 23, 2015, 11:56:04 pm »
    They don't appear to follow any of the bodylines.  I prefer the older style because of the way you can follow the line from the roof, down into the boot gaps at the top of the glass, down the edge and into the dividing line between the two sections of the light.

    Not the clearest description but hopefully pic will clear up what I mean.
    I know exactly what you mean and completely agree. I have a bit of a theory that the pre-facelift 500 was a very happy accident. They managed to capture the spirit of the original in a new car very well. I don't think any future versions will top that.
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    Re: The Facelifted Fiat 500
    « Reply #9 on: August 24, 2015, 06:12:15 am »
    Looks good, except the rear lights. Maybe we'll get used to them...

    I'd have to get a red one, if I go for another Abarth

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    Re: The Facelifted Fiat 500
    « Reply #10 on: August 24, 2015, 07:58:55 pm »
    In some regards, it almost looks like they tried to bring in the lights from the 500x
    http://www.tofas.com.tr/tr/hakkinda/BasinResimler/Basin434/big_FIAT%20500X.jpg

    With regards to the pre-facelift lights, I've only just noticed that on certain colours the surrounds change from white to black.
    Black: http://images.clickedit.co.uk/8711/86472751.JPG
    White: http://cdn2.autoexpress.co.uk/sites/autoexpressuk/files/styles/gallery_adv/public/1/36//car_photo_476608.jpg?itok=RyVyyPmt

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    Re: The Facelifted Fiat 500
    « Reply #11 on: August 24, 2015, 08:16:55 pm »
    Android its not due to colour but trim. The fiat 500 sport has rear lights with black surrounds. Only model that comes with them.
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    Re: The Facelifted Fiat 500
    « Reply #12 on: August 24, 2015, 08:21:51 pm »
    Looks like the glove box takes up a bit of legroom and makes the interior look a little smaller to me.

    Still undecided on the rear lights...

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    Re: The Facelifted Fiat 500
    « Reply #13 on: August 24, 2015, 08:58:41 pm »
    Like :

    The front lights
    The glovebox (it looks bigger inside)
    Those classy looking switches that the usa models had look brilliant!The square shape of the current ones look cheap ( I believe they are taken from the panda). I Wish I could change them.
    I like the fact the all important size is still the same, I was dreading they would make it huge like the mini :)

    DonT like
    Those air vents
    The much needed proper headunit looks horrible.Looks stuck on randomly.
    The bigger centre on the steering wheel
    Unsure about the Led lights.Think they light up cool but if you look at it from a certain angle they look horrible
    The wheels
    The front grill with those dots.


    Now with added monza fun :P

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    Re: The Facelifted Fiat 500
    « Reply #14 on: August 25, 2015, 10:54:57 am »
    That net thing in the drivers footwell on the left will be useless. Once you put stuff in it the whole thing will stick out and your leg will rub up against it, similar to how my left calf rubs the existing little cubby hole thing that protrudes a little.

    Overall the facelift is rather tasteful.

    Wonder waht the abarth facelift will bring...

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