After a few of our cars met with unfortunate circumstances, we found ourselves in need of an affordable commuter car for the kids. We looked at many cars and ultimately decided on the Fiat 500 Pop. I'm not a car jockey, so if you are looking for a review on the engine size and power or the specifics on the power train or the handling, you'll need to go elsewhere. What I can tell you is that it has been a perfect car for our family. 

I have driven from Minneapolis to Chicago in this car comfortably. The kids use it daily to get to school and activities. And we use it to tool around running errands and such on the weekend. It seats 4 people comfortable. Yes, I was surprised too. The dash is uber hipster stylish which the kids really like and includes a programmable computerized dash and USB port. It gets great gas mileage - around 38 mpg. It has a great storage compartment with fold down back seats for hauling larger items. It is easy to get in and out of all of the seats. It also has a great deal of zip for a little car and merges in and out of traffic on the freeway quite nicely. 

I have only two complaints. We've had to change two tires in the past year due to potholes and road hazards. I also have a hard time remembering that the power window controls are on the inside near the shift stick; not on the doors.

We have the automatic model pictured above in the light green color. I can highly recommend the Fiat 500 Pop as a great all around small car with a big heart and a lot of power. Starting prices are under $20,000.

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