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Hi ALL, this is my first post, I've just bought my son a Fiat 500s ( 17 plate) , lovely little motor, my only thoughts are that it is very noisy , wind and road at 65 plus MPH, is this normal?
Is there anything you can recommend to reduce the noise please. Its a little too noisy if you were covering long distances .
cheers ken
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Quote Originally Posted by kencharlton View Post
Hi ALL, this is my first post, I've just bought my son a Fiat 500s ( 17 plate) , lovely little motor, my only thoughts are that it is very noisy , wind and road at 65 plus MPH, is this normal?
Is there anything you can recommend to reduce the noise please. Its a little too noisy if you were covering long distances .
cheers ken
Hi. Road noise is commonly reported..as the chassis was designed with 155/13 tyres in mind(panda ECO)... NOT the 185 width on the 500.

Exhust will not help..as it will need carbon to build.up before it settles into a normal range.
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Quote Originally Posted by kencharlton View Post
Hi ALL, this is my first post, I've just bought my son a Fiat 500s ( 17 plate) , lovely little motor, my only thoughts are that it is very noisy , wind and road at 65 plus MPH, is this normal?
Is there anything you can recommend to reduce the noise please. Its a little too noisy if you were covering long distances .
cheers ken

Personally if I had longer journeys in mind.. Wouldve bought a 6 speed diesel.
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Re: very noisy 500s

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Personally if I had longer journeys in mind.. Wouldve bought a 6 speed diesel.
The gearbox in the diesel is a 5 speed box
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The gearbox in the diesel is a 5 speed box
NOT A 500.

You could buy a competent car .. for the money of a new 500

Fiat range is depleted.. so probably no GP.

Panda..same issues as 500.

In the price range..either van based or nothing.

Sad really.
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Re: very noisy 500s

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NOT A 500.

You could buy a competent car .. for the money of a new 500

Fiat range is depleted.. so probably no GP.

Panda..same issues as 500.

In the price range..either van based or nothing.

Sad really.
You didn't say that 😂 seeing as this is about a fiat 500
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Re: very noisy 500s

The OP bought a new 1242cc car that isn't as good at speed/over extended periods as they had hoped.

Just happens to be a 500.

They couldve got a more competent .more modèrn. car for similar money....

Much of the 500 is 10 years old...
Some circa 2003..and a few modern touches..

Even my inlaws KIA is better on open roads.
Cheaper with a proper warranty.
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Re: very noisy 500s

My wife has a 1ltr Corsa Turbo , its awesome. long distance not a problem, just set cruise and goes like stink with good MPG. Definitely a keeper.
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