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Fiat 500 to downsize

I'm a 23-year-old female who has been happily driving a Holden Vectra for five years but I want to downsize. I've been really interested in the Fiat 500 but my dad is worried they may not be that safe. I need an automatic, something small, and my limit is about $18,000.

There is no reason to worry about safety in the Fiat but I'm getting an awful lot of complaints from Fiat-Chrysler owners. I'd steer you towards a Suzuki Swift or a Kia Rio.

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