Did you know... the Fiat 500 Abarth is one of the slowest depreciating cars in the UK?
Did you know... the Fiat 500 Abarth is one of the slowest depreciating cars in the UK? In fact, according to a report by vehicle valuation experts CAP, it sits in third place behind the Audi Q5 and Skoda Yeti. What this means for cost conscious motorists is that the Abarth – on average - maintains sixty per-cent of its list price value after three years and thirty thousand miles. Did you hear that noise? I just heard every 500 Abarth owner jump for joy.The Fiat 500 1.4 Abarth has more personality than a west-end performer. Now, I know that statement sounds strange to some motorists. How, they argue, can a machine have personality? Cars are simply lumps of metal filled with plastic, fabric, and wire. And so what if the 500 does have character? Cars, sceptics claim, should only be evaluated on mechanical merit. Handling, performance, comfort, and safety are the important factors. This is the logical view of the world, but not everyone is logical when they choose cars. I know people who buy purely on colour, or because the lights and grill look like a face. One friend chose a Mondeo because it has funky cup holders that emerge from the dashboard. The 500 Abarth is one of those cars that people choose partly for its personality. It seems happy, fun-focussed, and pleased to see its owner. It is west-end performer meets Jack Russell. Fortunately, this city car also scores highly on the 'traditional' measures of motoring competence. The handing, for starters, is pin-sharp – and its 135bhp petrol engine propels it to 62mph in only 7.9 seconds. The ride is also fairly decent. Furthermore, this feisty plaything performed admirably during independent safety tests. Personality, mechanical merit, and slow depreciation then - the Fiat 500 Abarth makes everyone smile.