The Fiat 500 is a popular supermini that is sold both in the United Kingdom and in other nations around the world.
It’s cute, modern looks and range of trim levels and options make it an attractive little car for people that need to drive around in a car that is small enough to drive through and park in the crowded streets of London and other densely-populated locations throughout Britain.
If you are in the market for a small city car and need something that has the right blend of style, features and performance, then you ought to consider getting yourself a Fiat 500!
Granted, buying brand new isn’t for everyone, but if you were looking to buy a used car (and in particular, a used Fiat for sale), then here are some reasons why you need to seriously consider buying the baby Fiat!
Let’s face it; if you wanted to buy something that looked and sounded mean, you’d buy an American muscle car.
If you wanted a car that was like the TARDIS (i.e. small on the outside, cavernous on the inside), you’d buy a Volkswagen Sharan. And if you wanted to buy a fast car that had enough space in the back seat for a loaf of bread, you’d buy a Porsche 911.
The Fiat 500, like its 57-year old predecessor, has been designed to be small enough to drive in packed town and city streets and to make parking a dream. And it also looks pretty cute!
It’s an eco-motorist’s dream
Car manufacturers around the world are always trying to outdo each other when it comes to developing fuel-efficient cars (after all, saving money on fuel expenses is always going to be a huge selling point for eco-friendly cars).
Compared to cars like the Ford Fiesta and the Vauxhall Corsa, the Fiat 500 is really good on fuel; for example, the TwinAir Colour Therapy model has a modest 0.9-litre engine which is turbocharged and produces a modest 85 brake horsepower, yet it boasts a combined fuel economy of 72 MPG.
Being such an eco-friendly car, it also costs you absolutely nothing for vehicle excise duty (i.e. road tax) as it has CO2 emissions of just 92 g/km.
It’s available with manual or automatic transmissions
Many people in the UK like to drive cars with a familiar manual transmission, but for those who hate having to deal with clutch biting points, changing gear in slow-moving traffic and hill starts in manual cars, you can also buy the Fiat 500 with an automatic transmission.
One of Canada’s most famous inventions is catching on with motorists in the United Kingdom, and in Europe, and these days the vast majority of cars you can buy now come with automatic transmissions as a factory option.
It’s an excellent first car
If you have just passed your driving test, you will doubtless be looking to buy a car suitable for your needs. The Fiat 500 is an affordable car to buy, and with cheap insurance and no road tax to pay for the TwinAir (turbocharged) and MultiJet (diesel) models, it makes perfect financial sense to buy one of these iconic Italian automobiles!