How many miles can a Fiat 500 last?

My 7-year-old daughter told me recently that if there was a highway from Earth to the moon, my Fiat 500 would never make it there. I’ll be honest, I was a bit taken aback by her unprovoked taunt, but it did get me wondering—how many miles can my Fiat 500 last?

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Answer provided by
Jason Tushinski
Answered on Mar 31, 2022
As you nurse your wounded soul—and we all know the stinging pain that comes with being on the wrong end of a child’s barbs—we’ll happily answer your question! As long as it is properly maintained, your Fiat 500 can last anywhere from 200,000 to 250,000 miles, or roughly 13 to 17 years of trouble-free driving.
Most of the Fiat 500s that last this long are naturally-aspirated ones, meaning they don’t have turbo engines. However, there are many Abarth 500s (with turbocharged engines) that have proven to be very durable over their lifespans.
In fact, the most common problems voiced about the Fiat 500 have to do with minor annoyances, such as door handles or armrests breaking. In other words, minor problems that won’t affect your car’s performance.
So, follow these simple habits to keep your Fiat 500 on the road for the long haul:
  • Use quality parts for any repairs
  • Take it in for regular service appointments
  • Get regular oil changes
  • Remember to rotate your tires
  • Be sure to drive smoothly
Lastly, about your daughter’s claim that your Fiat 500 would never make it to the moon…
According to the know-it-alls at NASA, the moon is 238,855 miles from Earth. This means that if there was an Earth-to-Moon highway, your Fiat 500 would probably make it to the moon. But considering the average Fiat 500 lasts at most 250,000 miles, you’ll probably have to get a ride back home. Uber?
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