I've read a lot of negative press about Fiat, but especially about the 500e. We bought a used 2014. We put new tires, wipers and rear hatch gas struts and a new 12volt battery on it. The bottom line is that the car, so far, works very well. We use it as a bridge to reduce our gas use. We have a F150 crew cab, which gets good mileage for a truck, but still, pretty thirsty when driving around town. The 500e takes care of all our local runs and, so far, our electric bill, compared to last year, hasn't gone up, at all. Although the Fiat 500e was created to satisfy California, it was a blessing in disguise for Fiat, as that's all they're going to produce, from now on. They're starting out in Europe, and then will, eventually, make their way back to the USA. I think they did a fine job with the 500e. Some may not like it, but it's a matter of how one drives it. If you don't gun it all the time and use the down hill and breaking regeneration, you'll maximize your battery charge. Recharge it, immediately, after each trip, and you'll always be ready for your next trip. Before buying this 500e, we had a Chrysler GEM E2 (which is now owned by Polaris). It was like an open Jeep running with lead acid batteries. No doors. A/C was two 12 volt fans. 25-35 miles round trip and limited to 35mph. The 500e is a luxury upgrade in comparison. The GEM could only be charged with 110Volt AC. The fiat charges quickly with 220. The Fiat dealership in Tucson closed down, but their technicians were transferred to the local Dodge store. My only concern with Fiat, which is no small one, is that, per federal law, Fiat, or any car manufacturer or importer, has to support cars sold in the USA for 10 years post sale with parts and service (not under warranty, but just availability to the owner to purchase). The appearance is that they simply cut and run. My own research ran down my service for my 500e. One thing that really was upsetting, was that the Fiat service rep was supposed to make an appointment for me to have my 500e serviced. Unfortunately, I discovered they'd closed their doors, overnight, without warning. The guy supposedly working for me from the website was "Fabio." I don't blame Fabio, but do blame the dealer. However, to their credit, they were one of the last Fiat dealerships to close in the USA. If you get an opportunity to buy a Fiat 500e cheap, get it. It will pay for itself in gas savings.