What alternatives should I consider to a used Fiat 500L hatchback?
If you can afford it, a Volkswagen Golf SV is worth the extra cost – it’s quieter, sweeter to drive, more comfortable, more spacious and higher quality, even if it isn’t quite as funky to look at.
Also worth looking at is the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer, which offers two extra seats for not much more cash, and manages to be higher-quality and better to drive into the bargain.
Or if you want something cheap to buy, the Citroen C3 Picasso is one of our favourite small MPVs. It’s just as spacious inside as the 500L and stands out from the crowd just as well, yet it costs less to buy and to run, and it’s more comfortable.