Fiat 500 review

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Fiat 500
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8 Nov 2016 15:05 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 14:53

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If it’s retro charm you’re after, the chic Fiat 500 is one of your cheapest options. Its timeless looks, inspired by the 1957 classic of the same name, are arguably the biggest reason to buy one, but slow depreciation is another, more level-headed, rationale.

If you’re not too taken by the 500’s styling there are bigger, more reliable and better-driving alternatives available at this price – including the VW Up and Hyundai i10.

Read on over the next few pages to see if the 500 can capture any of the charm of the original on the road, and to see how it compares with those rivals. We'll pick our favourite engine and our best trim.

 

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This entry-level trim is pretty basic. You get electric front windows, remote central locking, electrically adjustable door mirrors, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, plus USB and aux-in conne...View trim
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Mirror
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Lounge
This is worth considering if you like your creature comforts, because as well as climate control and a leather-trimmed steering wheel, Lounge models also come with a 5.0in touchscreen infotainment...View trim
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Collezione
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Mirror II
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Collezione Fall
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Riva
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