Once upon a time you could not give away a used Fiat away, nobody wanted one.
But times have changed after some hard work from Fiat to build-in long-term value into its new small cars.
The Fiat Abarth 500 is in the top three lowest depreciating cars in the UK, only beaten by the Audi Q5 and Skoda Yeti.
According to the ‘trade’ valuation experts at CAP the Fiat Abarth 500 retains 60% of it’s list price after three years or 30,000 miles of (enjoyable) driving.
The Abarth 500 prices start at £14,461 for the 1.4 T-Jet – powered by a 1.4-litre 16-valve turbocharged engine, the Abarth 500 delivers a maximum 135 bhp at 5500 rpm and has a peak torque of 206 Nm (152 lb ft) at 3000 rpm, when ‘Sport’ mode is deployed. The top speed is 128 and 0-62 mph takes 7.9 seconds.
Built to Euro 5 environmental standards the according to Fiat the Abarth 500 returns 43.4 mpg (Combined Cycle) and has CO2 emissions rating of 155 g/km.Published 23 March 2012