Fiat 127 Review from Denmark

1980 Fiat 127 CL 0.9

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 0.9 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired280000 kilometres
Most recent distance290000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Tipo


A fun and cheap car


Broken thermal switch, a new one is very cheap.

Broken lock at the trunk, a new one is also very cheap.

Rust has started to appear.

General Comments:

Drives like a go-kart, especially now that I've changed the wheels and suspension.

It's actually rather comfortable when you consider that it is a 22 year old car.

It's a car that makes you want to drive. It's fun and very easy handled.

It's not just a car, it's more than that.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th February, 2002

20th Sep 2002, 17:40

I had one of these for my first car, 1049cc OHC motor with 3 door body in midnight blue. Went OK, stopped OK, handled very well for a 1980 car. Great fun for a first car, although mechanicals were fragile apart from the engine. Managed to break a half shaft whilst enjoying the last 2-3mm of front tyre tread on a car park roof one Sunday afternoon! (with a 1.05l engine!!!)

Worth a thought if you want dead cheap transport.

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 1 review