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.
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.