Regular fuel for Micra.
Originally Posted by fabchef
Correct me if I'm wrong, but for the last couple of model years, the Fiat 500 has had a turbo engine as standard. Thus premium fuel.
Not a ton of mods for the car. But yes, there are intakes available. For other mods , have a look at what they did to the Micra Cup cars:
in terms of mods....are there any out there for this car? any cold air intakes?
Thread: Exact micra cup performance parts available (from MIA - NISMO)
And of course, lots of owners have changed to different wheels/tires.
No reports of serious rust yet, but I would DEFINITELY get anti-rust treatment done, at least every other year starting around 4 years old is my advice.
in terms of body pannels, do they tend to rust quickly (we got salty roads here in winter)?
Yes, much more room than the Fiat inside.
can it hold a family of 4 (2 young children below 13) comfortably? (i do know fiat is tight in the back).
I take it you haven't tried a Micra yet?
View my fuel log 2015 Micra S manual: 5.0 L/100 km ... 56.5 mpg (Imp) ... 20.0 km/L ... 47.0 mpg (US) ...