posted 6 years ago

Used Fiat 500 Tempts City Dwellers

The Fiat 500 is a tremendously stylish used purchase that brings Italian flare to Britains congested roads.

The Fiat 500 is a tremendously stylish used purchase that brings Italian flare to Britain's congested roads. This iconic masterpiece may be technically inferior to some rivals, but its stunning looks and cheeky charisma more than compensate.

This pint-sized city car is available with a choice of three engines. These are the 1.2-litre 69bhp and 1.4-litre 100bhp petrols, and the 1.3-litre 75bhp diesel. The most enticing choice is the nippy 1.4-litre which hits 62mph in 10.2 seconds, reaches 113mph, and returns a combined average of 46mpg.

The 500's handling is nimble around town and it is an easy car to hustle along. It also feels composed on fast twisty roads due to its impressive traction and minimal body roll. However, the steering arguably feels rather disconnected. This may be caused by the 'Dualdrive system' which, when activated, reduces the resistance of the steering making manoeuvring lighter.

Standard equipment on this Italian mini-stallion includes electric mirrors, electric windows, and a generous portion of driver, passenger, and side air bags. Higher specified models feature traction control, sports seats, and an audio remote control for blasting out Pavarotti's Greatest Hits. A used 2008 Fiat 500 costs approximately £7,000 - £9,000.