Used FIAT for Sale in Philadelphia, PA
How to buy a used Fiat near me?
Fiat cars always seemed to be a kind of an exotic European thing here in the States. Until recently, to be honest, it was way too European to enter the American automotive market successfully. But in 2014, FIAT SpA merged 100% shares with Chrysler, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles company was founded. Thus, Fiat automobiles were granted a full-fledged American residence permit and started to show up on the road here and there. Some of them look really not bad. So, what if you decided to experience a bit of automotive Italy in your heart under the familiar Chrysler umbrella and really thinking about buying yourself a Fiat?
Of course, the first thing you want to consider is purchasing a new Fiat. Dropping by a dealership taking a look at the new vehicle price, trying to get a loan turned down. Sounds familiar? Don’t feel out and down. There is a sure way to get yourself a decent used Fiat vehicle. The price will be significantly lower, and financing is usually available. Pros, cons, and issues for older Fiat releases already known.
To feel confident, take a look at the Consumer Reports' Car Reliability annual subscriber survey to see customer opinion and rating for used Fiat vehicles. Having that done, ask yourself a question “what is the best used Fiat dealership near me?” Make a shortlist of used Fiat dealerships around your area, noting the cars worth evaluation and test-drive.
Are used Fiats reliable?
After the Fiat-Chrysler merge, so far, just three models were presented to the US market - Fiat 500, Fiat 500L, and Fiat 124 Spyder with different Fiat and Alfa-Romeo engines.
- Fiat 500 had multiple major issues with just about everything from engine and transmission to suspension and electronics. Given that Fiat-Chrysler even decided to discontinue selling these vehicles in the US for some time in an attempt to analyze and fix it.
- 2012-2016 Fiat 500 Abarth, 2012 -2016 Fiat 500 are only good buys as the fun vehicle, for recreational, “driving to school” or “third car in the family” purposes.
- These cars are really cute-looking and affordable. You can get one at as low as $2500-3000, depending on the model year and mileage.
- Fiat 124 Spyder and Fiat 500L. Not that many of these cars are actually sold in the US so far, there’s not much feedback from drivers or mechanics. But if you like these cars and you’re brave enough to try them on, you may certainly give it a shot.
What to avoid when buying a used Fiat?
When shopping for a used Fiat, watch out for these issues:
- Head gasket issue
- CV-boot damage
- dashboard tpms indicator outage
- top front suspension water leak and rust damage
- earth cable corrosion damage causing electrical and power steering faults
- clutch cylinders leaks and cracks
- gear selector damage
- headlight brackets cracks/damages
- door handles may be rust damaged and mechanically broken
- hatch wiring cable damage
- speedometer display fault
- airbag ECU water damage
- rear window wiper pipe leaks
- seats water stains coming from sunroof condensate
- coil pack outage.
Keep in mind that Fiat spare parts are not always easy to get, especially for older model vehicles.
Where to buy a used Fiat?
If you’re in Philadelphia, Pa, no doubt rate the Rolls Auto Sales on Frankford Ave. Here’s why:
- Large inventory of used Fiats for sale
- One of the most trusted used Fiat dealership in the area
- Best customers reviews and ratings
- Seasoned used Chrysler and Fiat specialists with 18 years in business
- Bad credit history or no credit at all - no problem
- We stand behind your choice with free CarFax, extended warranty, and Free 1-year State inspection.