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Heskeths Select Car Group
Fuel type Petrol
Engine size 1368
There are some cars that seem to garner a reputation that's out of all kilter with their actual worth. Some surprisingly mediocre cars go on to sell by the stackload, while on the other side of that coin, there are those vehicles that deserve to do well but which, for one reason or another, never really catch the public's imagination. Slot the second generation Fiat Bravo, built from 2007 to 2014, into that latter category.
When we first drove this MK2 model Bravo, we were amazed at the quality of the cabin and the value for money. It became one of our recommended cars and although it didn't achieve anything like the sales of the Ford Focus or the Vauxhall Astra, the small number of buyers who did take the plunge seemed satisfied with their Bravos. So here's what to look for when buying used.
The second generation Fiat Bravo makes a very interesting used buy. It's far from obvious, but costs very little, though is built very well. Going for something like a 2.0-litre diesel variant nets you a vehicle that, for some, will hit a particular sweet spot. You'll get modern emissions, economy and performance but an old-school feel to the chassis, steering and systems.
That's a blend a lot of drivers in the Focus-class family hatchback segment are going to like if they're on a budget and find themselves shopping in the used car market. We can certainly see this one surprising a few people if they're just prepared to give it a chance.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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