Fiat 500L

Fiat 500L motability carThe Fiat 500 has been a justified success for Fiat, the 500L is a 5 seat grown up version with two extra doors and space for the growing family, from the front the big brother 500L looks just that but from any other angle the waters become more muddied as the increase in size means it looses the aaah! factor of the original car.  We are always in favor of cars that don’t take the safe route when it comes to design but can’t make up our mind if we feel cheated that Fiat are extending the 500 brand in such a blatant way, bear in mind the 500L MPW will seat seven. If you are looking for a versatile car that is a bit more funky than a Ford B Max then the Fiat 500L is certainly that, a delightful driving position with acres of glass make it a very easy car to drive, and manoeuvre, around town.

 

Fiat 500L motability car dashboard

Five versions of the 500L are available, the Cross, City Cross, Urban, Mirror and Sport. Cross has 17 inch alloy wheels, Rear parking sensors, Automatic dual zone climate control, 7 inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. City Cross has 16 inch alloy wheels. Urban cars have body coloured bumpers, 16 inch alloy wheels, Cruise control and LED daytime running lights.

 

Fiat 500L motability car interior

The 500L makes for an interesting option, five can be transported in comfort and still enjoy 400 litres of boot space. The Fiat designers have kept a lot of the good things of the original 500 and added a practicality that so many of us require, we like it but can understand why people don’t but you do have to applaud Fiat for making a funky family car. The only engine this quarter is the manual petrol with 94 bhp offering 40.9 miles per gallon.

Autumn Best Buy – Fiat 500L  1.4 petrol (94bhp) 5 seat Urban or City Cross Manual  –  £62.25 per week (you keep any increase in your PIP/DLA payment)

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