Fiat 125 Review from Croatia

1969 Fiat 125 1.6 petrol

Year of manufacture1969
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired101000 kilometres
Most recent distance104500 kilometres

Summary:

Timeless design and a good quality product

Faults:

I bought it with the carburetor in very bad condition.

At 102000 the transmission has broken.

General Comments:

The Fiat 125 was a really revolution for its time; for example - twin cam engine. Due to that it can still keep up with the newer cars in the streets.

Also, it was very nice designed, outdoors and indoors. For example, the instrument-panel of the Alfa Romeo 166 is very similar to that of the Fiat 125, this indicates the style was "evergreen".

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th July, 2001

29th Jul 2001, 10:37

I'd like to add few words about my 125p.

It has a lot of space inside but the noise is horrible. Its quality is very bad - nothing inside works properly.

Running costs very high: on every 100km needs 12-13 liters of petrol; engine needs a lot of oil.

But I think I won't change it.

Fiat 125p 1.5C.

Tcherky@wp.pl.

13th Feb 2008, 19:03

Haha that makes me laugh!!!

Comparing a Polski Fiat with the original 'Italian Job' is like comparing a pedal car with a Ferrari. The Lampredi Twin Cam is undoubtedly one of the best four pots ever made and the design is now copied by most other manufacturers.

The 125 was a rugged design that lived on until the 90s under different badges, but lost were the beautiful subtleties and details of the the original.

This serves as a reminder of a product of Fiat when at their peak and many still survive, and are loved in drier climates around the world. Please let Fiat find their way again.

26th Jul 2010, 03:44

My father had one in the seventies. It was brilliant and trouble free. In the nineties I searched for one and couldn't get a good one.

Those were the glory days of Fiat.

Average review marks: 5.0 / 10, based on 1 review