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Fiat 500 or Yaris

  • 31-07-2021 4:30pm
    Registered Users Posts: 36 mortis43

    hi all,

    looking for opinions on the best of these to to purchase, ideally brand new or a very recent model. needs to be automatic, hybrid versions hugely preferred.

    key concerns are reliability, fuel economy and versatility - it would mostly be used for city driving but definitely regular motorway / national road driving also.

    safety features also key as this would be for a relatively nervous driver.

    would there be huge differences between the two in terms of insurance/tax?

    I'm fairly certain the Yaris is the better option but just looking for confirmation from those in the know I suppose 😛



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,522 ✭✭✭ PsychoPete

    I do like the 500, pretty funky little car but if choosing between the two I'd have to go for the Yaris. My mother has a 2016 GR Sport Yaris 1.5 hybrid, its been completely faultless so far

  • Registered Users Posts: 73,798 ✭✭✭✭ Atlantic Dawn

    I'd go with the Yaris, the entry level spec is hard to beat, includes reversing camera.

  • Registered Users Posts: 36 mortis43

    Thanks both much appreciated.

    A general question about buying a second-hand car. Is it generally more expensive to buy directly from a 'main' dealership? E.g: Getting the Yaris from a Toyota garage as opposed to independent mixed dealership? What are you paying the extra for?

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,070 ✭✭✭✭ fryup

    500 more cute, Yaris more practical

    its up to you OP what's important😙

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,747 ✭✭✭ Buddy Bubs

    Generally, yes it is.

    Main dealers most expensive, other dealers cheaper, private cheapest.

    Main dealers have reputations to uphold, well established etc....will look after you better if there's a problem. Cars will be presented and prepared better. They'll also sit you down and make you a nice coffee in the showroom.

    Other dealers generally won't. Private sales there's no comeback whatsoever. But you could still get a gem of a car. You'll still have manufacturers warranty if applicable and could bring them to a Main dealer for work if needed.

    All the above is subject to the word I started with....generally.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 36 mortis43

    Thank you - very helpful.

    intrigued to see how this will go as I have had terrible problems in the past with main dealerships! Definitely better deals seem to be had on Yaris' in independent garages. I'll do lots of research wherever I go anyway. Thanks.