FIAT is an acronym for Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino which translated in to English is Italian Automobile Factory of Turin. They are a huge group owning more brands than people realise, these include; - Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Ferrari, Lancia, Maserati, Dodge, Jeep, Iveco, Ducato... these are those just in the automotive industry. They even used to own their own Ski resort in the Alps and still own the largest Iron foundry in the world!
FIAT has come a long way in recent years, used FIAT's used to be the sort of car you wouldn't touch with a very long barge pole...not so now. The turnaround in the quality of cars they are now delivering is nothing short of remarkable. Gone are the ugly rust buckets of the 1990's replaced by chic designs, excellent build quality and materials, coupled with a great driving experience and excellent fuel economy across the entire range.
The FIAT 500 reincarnation really took the fight to the BMW MINI and is now one of the most popular small cars on the road. The Panda, another re-launch from yesteryear provides fantastically cheap motoring in a great little package. Moving up the range is the Bravo a mid size car with an impressive range of engines and a generous list of standard equipment and moving on to the versatile Mulitpla that can seat a family of six in comfort without losing boot space
FIAT never tries to be something it isn't, building on their current impressive quality will ensure FIAT cars will remain a popular new and used choice for years to come.
FIAT don't restrict themselves to just "sensible" cars, they also spice up their range through their partnership with sister company Abarth to produce some uniquely styled sports models such as the pocket rocket FIAT 500 Abarth.
So whether you are thinking of buying a FIAT or selling your FIAT you can be safe in the knowledge that their reputation is only going in one direction and that's upwards. That can only help the residual values should you be a proud owner of any FIAT car.