60,000km later and it is still trouble-free.
The interior is holding up, even though it is regularly attacked by a 7-year-old.
Squeaks and rattles are as expected.
Nothing has fallen out or failed (yet).
I should schedule the 60,000km maintenance stop soon. Also, bye bye 800 bucks.
100.000km later, the interior hasn't degraded as badly as I expected.
It still puts a smile on my face when I floor it and the induction roars.
The 100.000km service was a bit hard on my wallet, but nothing unexpected. In fact, I never had anything unexpected happen to it. It's always scheduled maintenance.
Both airbags were replaced due to a recall and the shop managed to scratch the dashboard.
Also got it new tires, since the last set was nearing 60.000km and not much left before the TWI. I could already feel the rear sliding in the rain. Not fun.
I'll get it to a bodyshop to fix the small dents and scratches and put it for sale.
It's still mine but kinda not...it's currently in a dealer, waiting for someone to buy it.
Since I am leaving the country in 15 days, mentally I don't own it anymore. It will just turn up as money in my account sometime.
7 years and 110.000km later, we must part ways, brave little FIAT. I never owned a car for that long, and I don't ever regret buying you.
I will miss you. You gave me much less trouble than people expected and apart from a few minor issues and some fuck-ups on my part, you never let me down.
What? Yes, I am now looking at pictures of Miatas on the internet. We're no longer together! It's just a matter of time and paperwork! Get over it!
May your new owner enjoy you as much as I did.