The Fiat 500 is a small car, the philosophy of which is based on the tried and tested Fiat tradition of producing excellent small cars. In many ways the 500 is a very modern car, but it is also a little retro in the manner in which it reflects the Fiats of old. Make no mistake; the Fiat 500 is a great little car that incorporates all of the recent elements of safety, easy drivability, economy, style and of course fun. At the end of the day driving the Fiat 500, above all else, is a lot fun.
The Fiat 500 is a great car in town and the entry model, which has a 1.4 litre petrol engine, develops a healthy 100 bhp. It even comes with a six speed gear box so that you can make the best of that pulling power. For a little more you can get a slightly smaller engine, which is 1.3 litres, and it will deliver an astonishing fuel economy of 67 mpg.
Perhaps it does not have the best handling characteristics of all small cars, but it is perfectly adequate and much better than some. It feels good in town and it feels good on rural roads, but if it is high performance cornering performance you are looking for, then you would be advised to choose a used Fiat 500 with stability control.
There is no shortage of good examples of used Fiat 500s on the market in the UK and you can choose to buy one from an approved Fiat dealer, an independent trader or a private seller. No matter where you are in the UK, Motors.co.uk can help to find a deal on a used Fiat 500 near you.
In 2009 Fiat introduced a convertible version of the Fiat 500 called the 500 C. This really is a beautifully retro model and, with a touch of a button, the electrically powered roof opens to allow you to enjoy open top motoring as it was meant to be enjoyed.
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