The Italian answer to Ford, Fiat has come up with its fair share of familiar names and instantly recognisable designs. Popular, good value models like the supermini Punto, compact Bravo, city car Panda and mini MPV Fiat 500L can almost become one of the family – these are just the kind of cars that earn an affectionate nickname from their driver. Alfa Romeo and Chrysler are both part of the Fiat group too.
From nippy run-arounds to van-style people carriers, Fiat has a car for everyone. If it’s just you, then a Fiat 500 could be your top pick – this diminutive city car is good value, safe and fuel efficient. If you’re after a family car but don’t want something too big, a Fiat Punto is good looking, comfortable and pretty roomy for a smaller car. The quirky Fiat Qubo is a mini-MPV that’s perfect for a family of four. And the New Doblo people carrier is Fiat’s most spacious option, revamped in 2015.