Will a used Fiat 500 be reliable?

I’m looking for a new car as my last one was written off in an accident that wasn’t my fault. I have a fairly low budget of £4000. My friend has offered to sell me her 2013 Fiat 500 with around 60,000 miles on it for £2000. I know it’s a good deal, however, I’m worried about the age and mileage. Fiats don’t have the best reputation either. Do you have any advice? Thanks.

Asked on 29 June 2020 by Samantha H

Answered by Dan Powell
The Fiat 500 is a stylish little car. But it has an awful record for reliability, with lots of reported faults: www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/fiat/500-2007/

Given your budget, I'd recommend a Ford Fiesta 1.25 petrol or a Suzuki Swift 1.2 petrol.
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