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We do tend to forget about Fiat when it comes to buying cars in Ireland, but that's a big mistake. Cars such as the 500X, the (surprisingly good) Tipo and the evergreen 500 itself show that there's still good metal in Fiat showrooms, and to help it shift some, there are some tempting 191 offers on the table.
They're all based around the number three (and that's a magic number...) - three-years' free servicing, three-years' free roadside assistance and a three-year warranty (which can be extended out to a fourth year for €175 extra). Oh, and finance packages starting from three per cent APR, too.
Starting with the Tipo, Fiat is offering buyers a diesel model for the same price as a petrol version, which means a €1,750 saving on the previous price. That goes across all three body styles - saloon, hatch and estate. There's also a vaguely sporty S-Design Tipo model that comes with such things as 18-inch alloys, climate control and part leather seats, for less than €24,000.
There's also the newly updated 500X crossover to contend with, which arrives just in time for 191 with new 1.3- and 1.0-litre turbo petrol engines. You can have it in three trim levels - Urban, City Cross and Cross - and there's plenty of new safety kit as standard too.
Prices for the updated 500X start at €21,795, and you can have one with all of the above 'three' offers, except for the 1.3-litre Cross Automatic, which for some reason has a higher interest rate finance cost of 5.9 per cent. For the rest of the range, PCP monthly repayments start from €238.
Actually, there are two other models excluded from that interest rate offer, the 124 Spider and the 500 Collezione, so just be aware of that.
All these offers are available on cars ordered before the 31st of December, for registration in January.