Fiat 500

The Fiat 500 is a small three door car, two doors and a hatchback boot, there is room for four adults and light luggage but not for too long a journey. The Fiat 500 is just about the best looking car on the roads today, it’s almost impossible to pass one without raising a smile. If you only have need for a small car then the Fiat 500 will keep you happy come rain or shine. The Fiat 500 is not only fun to drive and great to look at inside and out it is also safe, receiving the NCAP 5 star award (the top award) and award winning, European Car of the Year 2008.

 

The Fiat 500 comes in 5 trim levels, Pop, Lounge, Sport, Star and Rockstar. Lounge is the pick as it adds a 7 inch touchscreen, 15 inch alloys, rear parking sensors, fog lights, Cruise control and air conditioning, MY20 cars add Apple Carplay and Android Auto. Star cars have 16 inch Alloys, a glass roof and a 7 inch instrument cluster.

 

 

There are three petrol engines available for the Fiat 500, the the much lauded 0.9 litre 84bhp twin air which is fast and fun, 10 seconds 0-62 and top speed of 117 mph, economy is a claimed 67.3 miles per gallon but it can prove to be a little thirsty when driven hard. The 69bhp 1.2 litre petrol (manual or semi automatic) is a sprightly little thing with a top speed is 99 miles per hour and 0-62 mph is achieved in a very respectable 12.9 seconds combine this with 53.3 Miles per gallon (combined official) and you have yourself a cracking little city car. The new 1.0 litre mild hybrid can offer a (very) small assistance under acceleration and for economy on the 69bhp engine.

Prices start at £57.50 for the 1.0 litre ‘POP’ which entitles you to keep £4.75 per week of your PIP/DLA.

 Summer Best Buy – Fiat 500 1.0 69bhp ‘Mild Hybrid’ Launch Edition 3dr  Manual – £95 Advance Payment (£64.19 wpms)

 Summer Best Buy – Fiat 500 1.2 68 bhp ‘Lounge / Rockstar / Sport / Star’ 3dr  Automatic – Nil Advance Payment (£63.56 wpms)

Abarth 595

Abarth make a performance version of the Fiat 500, this is about as much fun as you can have on 4 wheels, particularly as it is avaialble without an Advance Payment. The 1.4 litre petrol T-Jet engine offers 145bhp a 0-62 time of 7.8 seconds and a respectable 42.8 mpg.

 Summer Best Buy – Abarth 595 70th Anniversary 1.4 145 bhp  3dr  Automatic – Nil Advance Payment (£63.56 wpms)

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