Best Fiat 500 deals

It's packed with charm and retro design. Now it's affordable too: these are the best Fiat 500 deals

BuyaCar team
Jul 30, 2018


Since 2007, Fiat's modern 500 has been bringing a taste of la Dolce Vita to grey British cities, as more than a quarter of a million drivers have bought or leased the Italian city car.

Despite being in production for a decade, the car's compact and curved design, bug-eyed lights, and chrome touches still carry a retro-themed appeal.

The car's age and popularity means that there are a huge variety of models in different specifications across a wide price range. If you like the look of the Fiat 500, then the chances are that there's a car within your budget.

Whether you're buying the latest special edition brand new, or an affordable runaround with finance payments that cost little more than a cup of coffee each day, there's a competitive deal available.

Best Fiat 500 deals

Fiat 500 Lounge

Best Fiat 500 deal for nearly-new buyers

Our pick Fiat 500 Lounge 1.2 (2017)
Price from £9,600 Monthly finance from £147

Resist the temptation to by a brand new car and you'll need less than £10,000  - or £150 per month on finance - for a well-equipped Fiat 500 Lounge that's barely a year old.

Ignore the number plate in the car above; the models available come with a 67-plate and most have fewer than 10,000 miles on the clock. They come with the standard 1.2-litre engine, which is ideal for town driving, but requires patience to accelerate to motorway speeds.

A touchscreen with Bluetooth and digital radio; cruise control; sunroof; parking sensors; and leather steering wheel with audio controls are all part of the standard package for Lounge trim.

 

Fiat 500 Collezione

Best Fiat 500 deal for style

Our pick Fiat 500 Collezione 1.2
Price £11,442 (including finance incentive)
Saving on list price £2,613

Collezione is the most recent Fiat 500 Special Edition, and adds further retro touches to the fiat 500, including extra chrome around the bonnet and mirrors, as well as two-tone grey car seats inside.

Its dashboard touchscreen includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto software, so you'll be able to control apps easily, either with touch or voice control.

Current deals on new cars have cut the price by almost a fifth to less than £11,500, which includes incentives only available if you take out finance.

 

Fiat 500 TwinAir

Best Fiat 500 deal for character


Our Pick Fiat 500 Lounge 0.9 TwinAir (2016)

There's no question about the most characterful engine available in the Fiat 500: it's the tiny TwinAir engine. The motor is so-named because it's made up of only two cylinders, like a motorbike engine (most cars have at least three). This layout produces a burble when you accelerate and encourages the driver the rev the engine hard, as that's the only way to produce brisk acceleration.

The combination makes the car feel sporty but the downside is that real-world fuel economy is nowhere near the official 74mpg - a figure generated in a standard laboratory test, which didn't reflect how the car is driven on public roads. You should expect around 42mpg in normal driving.

The TwinAir engine is not currently being produced, due to a change in emissions regulations, but there's a reasonable choice of used models that are considerably cheaper than when new.

 

Fiat 500 Pop

Best Fiat 500 deal for under £100 per month

Our Pick Fiat 500 Pop 1.2 (2014)
Current prices from £4,995
Monthly finance from £79

High-specification versions of the Fiat 500 come with a touchscreen but the car's interior arguably looks better in entry-level trim, where it has a traditional radio with dials and buttons. The cream-coloured device matches the retro feel of the dashboard much better than a screen, and it's also easier to use without taking your eyes off the road.

Prices start at less than £5,000 and well under £100 per month with finance, and it comes with virtually all the style of more expensive models. There are some areas where it feels basic, though, particularly with the lack of alloy wheels and air conditioning. Both are included with Pop Star models, which start from £5,750 or £96 per month. Neither car includes Bluetooth, so you'll have to plug your phone in using the USB or Aux ports.

 

Abarth 595

Best Fiat 500 deal for performance

Our pick Abarth 595 (2016)
Current prices from £9,269
Monthly finance from £131

Abarth is Fiat's performance division and it has transformed the Fiat 500 from nippy city car into a tyre-scrabbling bundle of energy. With a large 1.4-litre engine under the bonnet, it will accelerate from 0-62mph in 7.8 seconds, which is five seconds faster than the standard 1.2-litre Fiat 500.

It feels fast in the corners too, thanks to firmer suspension, which makes the car more uncomfortable on bumpy roads, but enables it to flick from one direction to another in a flash.

Prices for brand new cars start at £15,260, so you'll be saving around a third with a 2016 car.

  

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