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Fiat

500

3.5
Out of 5

Iconic design means residuals are good

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Grande Punto

3
Out of 5

Modern hatchbacks do a better job

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Panda

3
Out of 5

Should be fairly cheap to run

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Punto

3.5
Out of 5

Top trim level is best in terms of value for money

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Fiat history

Fiat (Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino) was founded in 1899, when it began producing its first car – the 4 HP. The following year, the company acquired its first plant, allowing output to increase to 24 vehicles per year.

In 1957, Fiat launched the 500 – a 2.97-metre-long city car with rear-mounted 479cc two-cylinder engine. It quickly became an Italian icon, selling nearly four million units.

Over time, Fiat has taken over multiple companies. It is now the leading force in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), a group which consists of Fiat, Chrysler, Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Dodge, Maserati, Jeep, Lancia, Ram and SRT. Fiat also owns Ferrari, but separated it from FCA in order to promote it as an independent premium brand.

Owning a Fiat

Fiat is a brand that focuses on making practical everyday vehicles, but is also fairly successful at producing sports cars that are designed to be fun to drive.

In the 2016 Driver Power survey, Fiat was ranked as the ninth most unreliable carmaker. This was not a one-off result – the brand has had a reputation for poor build quality throughout its entire history, as is common with many Italian marques.

Fiat range overview

Fiat kicks off its range with a selection of hatchbacks – the Panda, Punto, 500 and Tipo, the latter of which is also available as an estate.

There’s more space available with larger models. The 500X is Fiat’s SUV, and there are MPVs in the forms of the 500L, Qubo and Doblò. There’s also the Fullback pickup truck.

Fiat also makes a sports car at the moment called the 124 Spider, built in the same factory as the Mazda MX-5. If you want even more speed, Abarth make faster versions of the 500 and the 124 Spider.

Most popular Fiat options on Motors.co.uk

The current most popular Fiat is based on the average number of used vehicles currently listed for sale on Motors.co.uk

  • Most Popular Model:500
  • Most Popular Variant:Lounge
  • Most Popular Body Style:Hatchback
  • Most Popular Fuel Type:Petrol
  • Most Popular Transmission:Manual
  • Most Popular Engine Size:1.2 litre
  • Most Popular Colour:White

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