What makes the Fiat 500 so irresistible?

For style-conscious drivers, the Fiat 500 is an easy sell.

Not only does it have that definitive ‘cute’ factor but it’s sensible, surprisingly spacious and is incredibly easy to drive, with light and breezy steering that perfectly complements its diminutive looks.

Since its introduction to the market in 2007 and inspired by the 1957 car of the same name, it has been winning over fashionable drivers and smart city livers all over the world. But why has it become the vehicle of choice for so many, with over 2 million currently on the market?

The affordability – Starting at a shade under £12,000 for a new model, the Fiat 500 is an ideal choice for your first car. It’s also a great choice for those living in the city who want something small enough to ‘nip around in’ but don’t require anything too grand due to the prevalence of public transport. There are also countless options available when it comes to leasing from online companies such as Zen Auto, where you’ll be able to choose from a variety of Fiat 500 models.

The retro styling – In many ways, life was just better in the 1960s. You could leave your front door unlocked during the day without a care, the era of ‘peace and free love’ had just dawned and The Beatles were dominating the charts. There was also a definite style to the era, which the Fiat 500 nails down to the last spark plug. Even after the slight remodel in 2015 that brought with it more personalisation options and a spiffy new in-car entertainment system, it still retains that retro charm inside and out.

The options – Since 2015, there have been various customisation options added to the lineup, with air-conditioning, panoramic glass sunroofs, parking sensors and more to choose from. You can also choose between three engines – 1.2 litre with 69bhp and 0.9 litre with 85 or 105bhp. All models, meanwhile, are equipped with save airbags for optimum safety and Fiat’s incredible Uconnect systems for entertainment and navigation.

Ultimately, a car is a lifestyle choice and it says something about us and how we live our lives whether we want it to or not. The modern Fiat 500 is a breath of fresh air in a crowded market full of drab city cars that favour function over fashion. Why not have both? The Fiat 500 remains one of the best-selling city cars on the market and will continue to turn heads for years to come.

 

24 October 2019

Author: wheelsforwomen

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