My friend Eliza commented on her new car:
In the 2 months I have owned my car I have driven 2767 miles and averaged 38.6 mpg. That's 71.68 gallons of gas used. My previous car averaged about 22 mpg which would have been 125.77 gallons used. So I have 54 a gallon savings x $4/gallon (which is what I paid today) $216 savings in 2 months 325 gallons/year or $1,300 in annual savings.
And I am enjoying my Fiat 500 convertible. It is great for me or me and a passenger. We do use our larger family car for times when that is needed...but most of the time it is me or me +1, and this little car is working out just fine.
I find that it is quieter than was my Saab 9'3 convertible. Also, I have mostly had the top down, which of course is louder than closed.
As for mileage, it gets much better on the highway....very high 40's and sometimes even low 50's...but it is way worse in the city or stop and go or up hill....hence the 38.6 mpg average.