True to their Italian roots, Fiat is passionate about what they do and they make sure they do it with style and flair. And, just as most Italians appreciate a thing of beauty, Fiat are no different - they build their cars to look chic and smart, something that’s definitely noticeable in the vintage-styled 500.
Best known for making small, safe, and reliable cars that are cheap to run, Fiat are propelled by their love of technology. Innovation is at the heart of all their projects driving their passion for safety, security and style.
Fiat’s recent popularity is due to the revival of the stylish 500 which looks unbelievably cool and fun to drive. Over the years Fiat has made many compact models including the Punto, Panda and Uno. But it’s the 500 together with the Panda which have been the most successful.
The Fiat 500 was affectionately nicknamed The Bambino (“The Baby”) when it was first launched in 1950’s. It was an instant hit selling more than 4 million cars over Europe. Just like today, people seemed to love the little, somewhat cheeky car, which allowed them to nip quickly around town.
The model was re-introduced in 2007 retaining the original retro-styling and vibrant personality from the 1950s. With its bold colours, chic styling and sense of fun the 500 has proved as popular now as it did in then, winning more than 40 major awards including CAR magazine - Car of the Year. You’ll be hard pressed to find another small car which is as fashionable and fun.
What is a guarantor?
A guarantor is someone who formally guarantees to pay the finance if the young driver is unable to make the repayments. Before agreeing to become a guarantor for young driver, it is important you check that you would be able to afford the repayments (if they fail to pay the finance instalments), as non-payment pay could affect both yours, and their, credit score and result in repossession of the car.
How does the insurance work?
We offer you a personalised quote based on your age and postcode and the majority of our customers really do get free insurance. We know it's a big outlay buying and insuring your first car. We developed this offer to help ease the pain during what's probably going to be your most expensive year of car insurance – whilst you build up that first year's all important no claims bonus. Our insurance is underwritten by Highway Insurance (part of the Liverpool Victoria Group)
How long until I get my new car?
Good question. It depends on the car you're after and how far you want to go customising it! If you want your car delivered ASAP give us a call on 0333 358 3441 to find out what's available now. If you've got your heart set on a certain colour or upgrade the car may have to be made to order. Whatever your circumstances, our friendly team can talk you through timescales for the different options – and we'll keep you posted on progress until it's delivered.
What is the benefit of adding a guarantor to my finance application?
If you're aged under 21, you're unlikely to have built up much credit history, so approval will be based on your personal circumstances. Having a guarantor increases your chance of being approved - thus allowing you to start building up your credit score.
What happens after the first year?
We'll send you a renewal price, but you don't have to take it and if you can find a more suitable policy somewhere else you can move your insurance (we'll miss you though!)
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