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The 500L has plenty of space inside but lacks the exterior styling to create secondhand showroom appeal.In short it's ugly but practical!
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The 500L has plenty of space inside but lacks the exterior styling to create secondhand showroom appeal.In short it's ugly but practical!
Would you buy one because I was thinking of buying the car
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Re: Why do the fiat 500l lose so much value thanks

Theyíre great cars and unlike everything else in the class, itís not trying to copy or pull off that boring, run of the mill German styling look.

They lose money because of the fact theyíre Fiatís. However, Iíve always found this a huge advantage of owning a Fiat. Itís cheaper to buy if you buy one thatís a year or two old. And the parts, especially those annoying Fiat only parts that cause you to spend money at the dealer are much much cheaper down the line.

Donít forget, the materials of the car such as the steel, the quality of the rubber bushings, mounts etc, galvanised body and construction methods are the same as on a Mercedes Benz in 2017......perhaps in the 80s that wasnít the case. Donít buy into the myth that any modern car is lacking in these areas. So enjoy the low cost motoring that a Fiat provides.

If you like the 500L go and test drive one - or a few with different engines - and see what you think. Thereís so much good advice on this forum and friendly owners to ask for help from or share your experience.
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Yes I agree have had 4 fiats they have been the most reliable vehicle s have had have had Germany Japanese cars they have allways let me down so am sticking with fiats
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It's probably the one 500 type I wouldn't go for. I've just brought a Tipo sw which is based on the same platform :-)
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Re: Why do the fiat 500l lose so much value thanks

The truth is they don't actually lose that much when you compare it to other makes and models.

Generally most cars will lose between 50 & 60% in the first three years then it all starts to flatten out.
It doesn't take Rachel Riley to work out 50% of £100K is a lot more than 60% of £25K.

Depreciation rates are influenced by three factors:
Quality
Running costs
Price

Trouble this, some these factors aren't always real, things like quality are really only preceived and even those cars which have a higher perception of quality can sometimes cause a knock on effect as more sales lead to more used models on the market, but they generally do perform better.

These factors throw up some odd reading.
Though it's no surprise the likes of Citroen, Peugeot and Alfa tend to top the poles in the tables with most models losing up to 75% in three years.

Land Rover product losses are a lot lower, they seem to perfom well at 50-55% mark, but that's no real help to your wallet as it's generally 50% of much larger figure.

When you actually work the percentage to actual cost figures out, Dacia has some models at the very bottom of the list.
Although the Duster takes a big hit in the first year, it's one of the UK's slowest depricating cars over three years in real terms.
With around 55% depreciation and a low purchase price, they actually lose very little when compared to similar models.

But depreciation is only one aspect of a car purchase and ownership.
Along with the three factors above things like finance rates, discounts and availabilty all come into play.

Fiat tend to offer big discounts and low finance rates with a pile 'em high/sell 'em quick attitude, we all really know they aren't really poor quality but their past image wasn't great and this all reflects in their depreciation.

Percentage and actual cost wise their depreciation is fairly average but the overall ownership costs can be quite low if you managed a big discount on a low finance rate.
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Sorry, I didn't get further than the mention of Rachel Riley in that last post.

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I also don't think they lose too much value, at least here in Austria. I bought mine 3 years ago, list price was 26k (Euro), i paid 19k, and the actual value (for selling it to a dealer) seems to be around 14k. I am OK with that. Sure, compared to the list price it is a hefty loss, but usually here Fiat is one of the manufacturers with the highest rebates from list prices.
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I have a friend here with a 2015 Hyundai i40 Business. List price £30,000 with the options he has .. got it in Jan 16í for £18,000....
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Re: Why do the fiat 500l lose so much value thanks

The 500L is one of the worst cars in the USA as far as quality and owner satisfaction go. I don't know what has caused that but it's not doing FCA over there any good and reflects negatively on the rest of their range.
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The 500L is one of the worst cars in the USA as far as quality and owner satisfaction go. I don't know what has caused that but it's not doing FCA over there any good and reflects negatively on the rest of their range.


What makes it so bad?
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