Fiat Doblo Family Edition – 7 Seater
The 7 seater Fiat Doblo Family Edition is a car for those who are looking to transport a large family around without spending the earth on an extravagant car. Although the Fiat Doblo Family Edition has all the space, size and comfort that you would expect from a 7 seater that carries a high premium, it has a cheap list price and low running costs. This makes it a very affordable option. New Doblo’s have 7 Seater Options in the Dynamic and Eleganza models.
Fiat Doblo Family Edition – Boot Space
One drawback of the Fiat Doblo Family Edition, though, can be that it’s space in the very rear of the car is limited when compared to other similar models. The very back seats are only realistically suitable for either small adults or children, meaning that anyone looking to transport large groups of adults with a Fiat Doblo Family Edition 7 seater may need to check that everybody can fit in comfortably, if luggage needs to be taken along. These very back seats also tend to need to be removed in order to create more space.
Fiat Doblo Family Edition – Purchase Price
Prices for brand new Fiat Doblo Family Edition’s start from as low as £11,500, making it an affordable option when compared to other similar 7 seaters. For that price, you get a 1.3ltr Multijet diesel engine, electric front windows, remote central locking, twin airbags, ABS and fog lights along with folding rear seats. However, most of the driving upgrades also require a costly engine upgrade to Fiat’s 1.9 litre JTD engine. Because of that, most buyers purchasing a Fiat Doblo Family Edition stick to the standard 1.3ltr Multijet.
Fiat Doblo Family Edition – Insurance
The insurance for a Fiat Doblo Family Edition is affordable, with the car falling into insurance category 5. This is a low category compared to other 7 Seaters. To obtain more Car Insurance Estimates visit our Car Insurance page for a more accurate price and a no obligation quote for your Fiat Insurance.
Fiat Doblo Family Edition – Running Costs
Due to the high efficiency and low emissions of the Fiat Doblo Family’s standard 1.3ltr Multijet engine, running costs for the vehicle are very low. The CO2 emissions of just 145g/km place the vehicle in Band F, meaning both the annual road tax and showroom fee for a new model will both be a modest £125 for 2010/2011. Our 7 Seater Car Taxpage has more information on other Car Tax bands. Click here to visit.
Fiat Doblo Family Edition – Miles Per Gallon (MPG)
The standard 1.3ltr Multijet engine also gives out excellent fuel efficiency, as it’s ratings of 42.2mpg in Urban driving and 58.9mpg for Extra Urban conditions give it a combined rating of 51.4mpg. However, this excellent efficiency does heavily compromise the car’s speed, as the top speed is just 97mph and the time it takes to get to 60mph is a cumbersome 16.4 seconds. For drivers who want to have more performance in their 7 seater Fiat Doblo Family Edition, the upgrade to the 1.9ltr JTD engine would be recommended. This, though, does emit more CO2 and has a lower efficiency rating.
Fiat Doblo Family Edition – Servicing
As with most Fiats, servicing costs around £100, although prices do vary locally, and generous warranties are usually available with each purchase.
Fiat Doblo Family Edition – Conclusion
Overall, the 7 seater Fiat Doblo Family Edition is a good car for a budget conscious family looking for a safe and affordable way to ferry people about without the added ‘bells and whistles’ which can unnecessarily drive up prices.
Fiat Doblo Family Edition: 7 Seater Car
Fiat Doblo is a 7 Seater car made by Fiat. Fiat (Official site for this Italian company): www.fiat.co.uk