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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
Fiat Idea (04-07) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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PROS

Cheap to buy and spacious for its size.

CONS

Not a big seller, so finding one may be difficult.

At a glance

New price £10,348 - £13,948
Used price £245 - £1,545
Fuel economy 42 - 60 mpg
Road tax cost £125 - £200
Insurance group 10 - 13 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Cheap to buy and spacious for its size.

CONS

Not a big seller, so finding one may be difficult.

Fiat Idea rivals

The name Idea actually stands for Intelligent Design, Emotion and Architecture. It's Fiat's answer to the Vauxhall Meriva and offers plenty of space in a relatively compact body shape. The rear seats offer a fair degree of flexibility and there are some thoughtful touches and a generous level of equipment for the money. That's the intelligence and design, but we can't see much in the way of emotion in the architecture.

That doesn't stop it being a useful little family runabout however. A light facelift was administered in 2006.

Fiat Idea rivals