Fiat Cinquecento Review from Chile

1996 Fiat Cinquecento Sporting 1.1 FIRE

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.1 FIRE Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired36000 kilometres
Most recent distance46500 kilometres
Previous carToyota Tercel


Nice looking, cheap and fun to run


The car had a minor problem with the injection system when I bought it and some other details I fixed.

The only problem I have now is a small leakage in the heater system.

General Comments:

I had a trip recently. About 1000 kms in a row without problems. The second 500 kms were with the car heavy loaded. It took more time to reach 100 kmh, but my Cinquecento did it.

After fixing some problems from the previous owner, I can now say that I trust my car.

And an important thing: this car can make people turn their heads to see it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th December, 2000

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 1 review