Fiat and forget it. The Fiat 500 was cute when it entered the market with its high-profile celebrity endorsements, but that hasn't done the car any favors in the used vehicle market, as their resale value has fallen-a lot. Fiat ranks at the bottom for brand value retention at year 5 and 7, and history would suggest that you should buy one only after it has some mileage and years on it, as they become much cheaper once they age. Fiat has also dropped all but the 500L model in the US market.
The 2019 is our top pick for the best model year value for the FIAT vehicles. With the 2019, you would only pay, on average, 70% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2018 and 2016 model years are also attractive years for the FIAT models, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including original new prices, current prices, maintenance costs and remaining years of overall predictabe expenses. Our top ranked model year represents the most car for the money with a FIAT model.
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FIAT Depreciation by Model
About Our Data and "Useful Lifespan"
We aggregate and analyze millions of automotive data points from a variety of sources, including some of the industry's leading data providers. The historical depreciation tables, charts, values and overall rankings are conducted on a semi-annual basis, with our most recent update published in September 2020.
While the "Useful Lifespan" of a vehicle will vary greatly from one model to the next, and even one owner to the next, we have determined that twelve years is the most appropriate timeframe which will yield us good, usable data - and that any data beyond that timeframe becomes more dispersed, and ultimately less reliable. Moreover, maintenance costs beyond that timeframe become significantly more varied, as a vehicle owner's care of a particular vehicle will greatly impact its value, and ongoing maintenance costs. We are very much hopeful, however, that your car or truck will last well beyond twelve years, and that it gets you to where you want to go.
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