Used Fiat 500 2008-present

Used Fiat 500 2008-present review

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Which used Fiat 500 hatchback should I buy?

That is quite a difficult one to answer given the huge number of special editions put out there to entice buyers.

If we stick with the standard Fiat 500 range, we find that it starts with Pop, which is quite sparsely equipped. It comes with electric front windows and door mirrors, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, plus USB and aux-input connections. Air-conditioning, metallic paint and an ESP system were all options when the car was new.

Lounge adds Bluetooth, air-conditioning and 15in alloy wheels, glass roof, leather-wrapped steering wheel and split-folding rear seats. This trim level seems to be popular with new buyers due to its abundance on the used market.

Sport adds a rear spoiler, fog lights, climate control and some sport trim on the inside. Since it doesn’t make the car drive any better than the regular version, it isn’t worth the extra money.

Some of the special editions might be worth it, if you want that particular model, or if they happen to be similar money to a Lounge spec car and they’re local to you.

While the 1.2 might be quite slow compared with the other engine choices in the range, it offers excellent fuel economy and is cheap to tax. Owners of 0.9-litre Twin-air cars have found it difficult to get anywhere near the claimed fuel economy figures, and end up using a similar amount of fuel to the 1.2 anyway. The diesel is great if you need the range it offers you, but its refinement deficit over the 1.2 is hard to justify.

Our favourite Fiat 500: 1.2 Lounge

 

Used Fiat 500 2008-present

Which used Fiat 500 hatchback should I buy?

That is quite a difficult one to answer given the huge number of special editions put out there to entice buyers.

If we stick with the standard Fiat 500 range, we find that it starts with Pop, which is quite sparsely equipped. It comes with electric front windows and door mirrors, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, plus USB and aux-input connections. Air-conditioning, metallic paint and an ESP system were all options when the car was new.

Lounge adds Bluetooth, air-conditioning and 15in alloy wheels, glass roof, leather-wrapped steering wheel and split-folding rear seats. This trim level seems to be popular with new buyers due to its abundance on the used market.

Sport adds a rear spoiler, fog lights, climate control and some sport trim on the inside. Since it doesn’t make the car drive any better than the regular version, it isn’t worth the extra money.

Some of the special editions might be worth it, if you want that particular model, or if they happen to be similar money to a Lounge spec car and they’re local to you.

While the 1.2 might be quite slow compared with the other engine choices in the range, it offers excellent fuel economy and is cheap to tax. Owners of 0.9-litre Twin-air cars have found it difficult to get anywhere near the claimed fuel economy figures, and end up using a similar amount of fuel to the 1.2 anyway. The diesel is great if you need the range it offers you, but its refinement deficit over the 1.2 is hard to justify.

Our favourite Fiat 500: 1.2 Lounge

 

Used Fiat 500 2008-present
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