What used Fiat 500 sports will I get for my budget?
The Fiat 500C has been on sale for a long time now and early cars are cheap. A 2009 example with lots of miles will set you back £3000. If you’d like something a bit newer and less leggy, then a tidy 2012 car in 1.2 Lounge spec with 40,000 miles can be found for around £4500.
If you’d like a 500C with a Twinair engine, then a 2011 example with 40,000 miles is £5500. Facelifted cars from 2015 onwards start from around £9000. If you fancy something a bit younger, a nearly new 500C is around £15,000.
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How much does it cost to run a Fiat 500 sports?
Fuel economy and emissions figures for the 500C are similar to those of the standard 500, despite the weight penalty of the soft-top due to extra chassis strengthening and the heavy folding mechanism.
The worst-performing 500C is the 1.4-litre petrol, which has an average fuel economy figure of 48.7mpg and costs £140 to tax. The 1.2-litre petrol is the most sensible option. It has an average of 58.9mpg and costs £30 to tax, improving to 65.7mpg and free road tax with the Eco version of that engine.
The Twinair unit has some excellent economy figures on paper, with 67.3mpg for the 104bhp version and 74.3mpg for the 84bhp car, although the likelihood of achieving those figures in real-world driving is low. Both do break into the free road tax band, though.
If you’re interested in the diesel version, early cars with the 74bhp engine had an average figure of 67.3mpg with £20 road tax, while later cars with the more powerful 94bhp engine had a figure of 76.3mpg and free road tax.
It’s worth bearing in mind that if you buy a 500C that was registered after April 2017, it will cost £140 a year in road tax because of the change in the tax system.
Insurance costs and servicing costs are in line with rivals, both in terms of fixed-price packages and standard servicing.