What used Fiat Bravo hatchback will I get for my budget?
How much does it cost to run a Fiat Bravo hatchback?
Chances are you could spend plenty on repairs, and there's a risk that the total will soon overtake what you paid for the car, especially as they're so cheap to buy in the first place.
Insurance costs are low, with most smaller-engined models falling into group 4. Even the 1.8 is only in group 7, although the 2.0 HGT is in group 15, as you'd only expect for a hot hatch. Fuel economy is respectable, too: you'll get up to 40mpg from the 1.2, 36mpg from the 1.6 and 34mpg from the 1.8. Even the 2.0 promises a decent-ish 30mpg overall. Pick a diesel and you're on for up to 51mpg. An annual service is cheap, to, and it's easy enough for a local independent garage to do what's needed. Some repairs are costly, though. Clutches, for example, take a long time to replace, which bumps up the bill, while working on the suspension is awkward and time-consuming.