Fiat Coupe Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

1998 Fiat Coupe 20v Turbo 2.0 5 cylinder turbo

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.0 5 cylinder turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 kilometres
Most recent distance91000 kilometres

Summary:

Performance bargain!

Faults:

Front brake hoses needed replacing.

Turbo hose split.

General Comments:

Great performance! People don't know what it is, which is great.

Leather seats have poor support. Asked for a replacement turbo hose from dealer - and they said it is no longer made.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th March, 2009

31st Mar 2009, 07:22

Parts for the Fiat Coupe are widely available all over the Internet, do a search, plenty of turbo hoses available, do a search :)

1996 Fiat Coupe 16v 2.0 16v

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 kilometres
Most recent distance90000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 106 rallye

Summary:

Like an Italian model. Lovely to look at, but high maintenance

Faults:

Gearbox reconditioned.

Oil pressure gauge has its own ideas about what the pressure is.

Headlight adjustment motor seized.

Stepper motor (car keeps stalling).

Eats at least one rear light bulb per month. (I think this is a Fiat quirk, my old Uno did the same)

General Comments:

When it's working I love driving this car. Comfortable, quick enough (but not so much that my licence is in serious jeopardy), and smooth.

However, it does seem to like visiting the dealer regularly (who are, I must admit, very good-but they should be, parts are expensive)

Handling nice, but nothing like my Peugeot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th March, 2003

9th Jun 2003, 08:50

Did you purchase this car in Australia or import it directly from Europe. If so where abouts from and how much were import taxes etc?

Please reply to winston.martin@virginmoney.com.

16th Jul 2003, 00:23

Chances are he lives in New Zealand- the car was sold new there for about 5 years- there are plenty of examples kicking around.

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews