Our Friends at WhatCar love the Fiat500 and recently comprised a list of ten reasons to buy the Fiat 500. Quite frankly, we couldn't have put it better ourselves.
10. Urban mobility
The Fiat 500 is a city car in every sense: it's small, economical and most at home in the urban sprawl. It's capable of travelling further afield if necessary, though.
9. Petrol power
Fiat's entry-level 1.2-litre petrol engine suits the 500's cheeky nature perfectly. This is a small engine which loves to be worked hard, and the result is a car that can zip about town with ease.
8. Funky styling
The 500 has one of the most recognisable shapes in motoring and draws its inspiration from the original 500 of 1957. Its stylish looks have become the template for other modern hatchbacks to follow.
7. Easy handling
The 500 is at its very best when crossing the city, and it's here that its light steering - which can be made even lighter by pressing the 'city' button - and gutsy performance makes the most sense.
6. Simple controls
Fiat has deliberately kept the 500's interior clutter-free. There's a single round dial in front of you which acts as a digital speedometer, a central touchscreen and not a lot else.
5. Safety as standard
Every Fiat 500 gets seven airbags, including a driver's knee bag, and the 500 already holds the maximum five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP. There's no autonomous emergency braking (AEB) on offer, though.
4. Simple specification
There are only three trim levels to choose from with the 500. Mid-range Pop Star is our favourite, because you get air conditioning, alloy wheels, split-folding rear seats and rear head restraints.
3. Strong resale values
On paper, the 500 might look like an expensive choice compared to some cheaper rivals. Remember, though, that the small Fiat is famed for holding its value, so you'll get much of your money back when it comes to selling.
2. Your car, your way
One of the 500's biggest selling points is its scope for personalisation. Whether it's through a wide selection of vinyl's or paintwork, or by kitting out the interior with different materials, there are plenty of ways to put your own mark on the car
1. Go topless
If you want to enjoy the summer weather, then you should head straight for the 500C. This convertible version of the 500 gets a folding soft-top roof and isn't that much more expensive than the hatchback.