There’s a lot to like about the Fiat Ulysse people carrier. It’s big, spacious, has 7 seats and looks rather different to most other MPVs. But the plus points don’t stop there because it’s excellent value, hugely practical, decent to drive, and now that’s it’s been out of production for a while, incredibly cheap. Indeed if you’re in the market for a family transporter and don’t want to pay a huge amount, this is one of the best to check out.
The Ulysse was released in 1994 and enjoyed several good years of production that came to an end in 2010. It was part of the Eurovans partnership with Citroen, Peugeot and Lancia, and ended up being one of the most popular MPVs around. Several updated and facelifted versions were released over its 16 year life, the second generation being very well designed in particular.
In terms of appearance the Fiat wasn’t the most striking MPV to come out of the Eurovans collaboration, but it certainly wasn’t ugly. With a nice profile, big windows and some angular rear lights, it could more than stand up on its own merits. The interior was incredibly spacious and comfortable, with 7 comfortable seats arranged in a 2+3+2 format. A snazzy interior trim was attractive to look at, and all the controls were easy to use; a lot of kit was on offer, which made it fully stocked compared to others. Practicality isn’t a problem due to the sizable cabin space, but the boot was compromised a bit when the rearmost seats in place, however they could be removed.
All things considered, the Ulysse is really no worse to drive today than some top of the range people carriers. Smooth and relaxing, it doesn’t require much effort and the steering is quite sharp for a large car. It’s simple to park and is no trouble cruising around doing everyday jobs like taking the kids to school or visiting the supermarket. Some small engines provide enough punch without being overly expensive to run.
If anything the Fiat is a real bargain now that its production life has ended, and one of the best places to find a good one is Motors.co.uk. There’s a titanic amount of cheap used cars for sale with incredible price reductions, and this means you’ll always get a great deal. The fact that quality is also never overlooked means any second hand Fiat Ulysse you find will be the real deal.
So what you get with this Fiat MPV is a car that’s excellent value for money. Well equipped, easy to drive, frugal and kitted out with 7 seats, it’s more than a match for modern day entry level options. The clear point is that you don’t need to spend a fortune to get a good family car, so if you need something that’s a good all rounder, the Ulysse is well worth taking a look at.