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Old 04-06-2012   #1
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Thinking about getting a 500

Hi all, I am new here, looking to get rid of my old vectra 1.9 CDTi for a cheaper to run small car. I have been deciding between a Toyota Aygo Fire or a fiat 500 1.2 Lounge.

Last night I had what I describe as the best fun with my clothes on when I drove my mates Abarth, now getting one of these will not help on running costs.

Tomorrow I am test driving a Twinair which I think will be the closest I can get to the Abarth. Can't wait!

The dilemma is that I am getting it on PCP, the Toyota is 119 a month interest free for 3 years with 3,500 at the end, the 500 is 134 over 4 years with 4,068 at the end or give back, and interest on it.

My wife says do what I want but thinks the Aygo makes more sense, my head says Aygo my heart says Fiat!
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Re: Thinkinkng about getting a 500

Out of the two I'd go for the 500, it will be much more fun, if the finances don't stack up look at the panda.
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The fiat dealer said I could easily trade it in on 2 years for a new one and that is how they get the majority of the low mileage used stock.

It is a much more fun car, I grin when driving a 500!
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I would never go for the aygo, the c1 is much better value. For the extra amount I'd rather pay more for something that makes me smile than save me money. I'd be interested on how the twin air compares to the abarth
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Re: Thinkinkng about getting a 500

Financially the aygo is a much better decision tbh.
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The c1 is 99 per month and skoda are doing the basic city go with 2k deposit and 75 per month.... If you factor in enjoyment then you would go for a 500, ifit was a financial decision then you would never buy new
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Financially the aygo is a much better decision tbh.
The Aygo has blackened out windows in the back, air con, bluetooth, alloys etc with 5 year warranty...head is saying Toyota heart is saying Fiat 500.

The Twinair test drive tomorrow will help or maybe it won't help as I will spend more money for a longer time lol.

My daily drive is a 4 mile commute, once a month I do a 260 mile round trip on a motorway, no other driving is on Motorways.
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Re: Thinkinkng about getting a 500

Get a Renault Zoe for 4 miles a day
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Re: Thinkinkng about getting a 500

Or run.
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The Zoe looks cool but need to do that one large trip a month?
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Hire a normal car ... Or if it runs out of electricity it includes recovery. You have to lease the batteries though. I'd still consider a citygo at 75 per month.
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The fiat dealer said I could easily trade it in on 2 years for a new one and that is how they get the majority of the low mileage used stock.
Once residuals start to weaken, that option won't be available.
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Re: Thinkinkng about getting a 500

Difference is only what 20-30 pounds a month? A few less pints and voila! I think you should get the Fiat 500. Who knows what will happen in 3 years time. I have driven both and the Fiat feels much more of a car. The aygo has a fun 1.0 engine that i enjoy but you can feel it was made cheaply, much more so than the Fiat.
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Re: Thinkinkng about getting a 500

Just drove the Skoda Citigo 75bhp version, what a nice car! Decision just got harder!
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Just drove the Skoda Citigo 75bhp version, what a nice car! Decision just got harder!
Yes, IMO the UP! & its badge-engineered variants will give the 500/Panda/Ka a run for their money, and no doubt other manufacturers have something in the pipeline too.

Another reason why I believe 500 residuals can't last.
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