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Used Fiat 500 2008-present review

Category: City car

Section: Alternatives

Fiat 500 2020 rear left cornering
  • Fiat 500 2020 front tracking
  • Fiat 500 2020 RHD infotainment
  • Fiat 500 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Fiat 500 2020 RHD rear seats
  • Fiat 500 2020 rear left cornering
  • Fiat 500 2020 rear right cornering
  • Fiat 500 2020 front left cornering
  • Fiat 500 2020 boot open
  • Fiat 500 2020 front tracking
  • Fiat 500 2020 RHD infotainment
  • Fiat 500 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Fiat 500 2020 RHD rear seats
  • Fiat 500 2020 rear left cornering
  • Fiat 500 2020 rear right cornering
  • Fiat 500 2020 front left cornering
  • Fiat 500 2020 boot open
Used Fiat 500 2008-present review
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Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used Fiat 500 hatchback?

The Ford Ka uses the same underpinnings as the 500, but most won't consider it to be as desirable or stylish. This will be reflected in the price, however.

The Volkswagen Up and its siblings, the Seat Mii and Skoda Citigo, provide the best blend of practicality and style for the money, aided by the fact that you can get them with five doors. They don’t offer as many engines as the 500, though, which might put you off, unless you're prepared to spend more for newer versions of the Up.

Overview

The Fiat 500 is charmingly stylish, but it does come at the expense of some substance

  • Distinctive exterior and interior
  • Nimble in traffic
  • Affordable to buy and run
  • Sloppy driving dynamics
  • Subpar practicality
  • Jittery ride