1979 Fiat Ritmo 65 CL 1.5


This is a good car to buy if you find it in good shape, but it needs good roads


When I got this car it was in a very bad shape almost every thing it was not working

The previous owner put a 75CL engine instead of its original engine

I did a complete rebuild of the engine

Changed the gearbox as it produced strange noises

Changed the shock absorbers when they leaked their oil

It made strong vibration when I drive over 80 KM/H and it turned out that a wheel had water inside it

It had some electrical problems that caused the alternator to blow and caused the lights to go weak when you use the brakes

The doors had to repaired because they were a little sagging

The body was weak and it had to be strengthened by putting a steel bar on top of the front shock absorbers.

General Comments:

This car is very fast it runs like hell even when the engine was in need for rebuild

Also the car stability is very good. it stuck to the ground.

The engine spare parts are available as they are standard fiat parts although some accessories are hard to find like the lights switches which you have to buy used.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th September, 2006

1979 Fiat Ritmo 65CL 1.5


It is a good car, but it is not designed for bad roads


The Body work has become weak.

The shock absorbers leaked oil.

The gearbox makes strange sounds.

General Comments:

This car is fast even when the engine is in need for rebuild the stability is fine to.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd September, 2006

1983 Fiat Ritmo CL 1.3


Is there any car worse?


Every thing gone wrong with the car, LETTERLY!

First thing the motor was producing enormous white fumes, I changed the pistons and the rings.

Then After one month, the motor was running on three pistons because one pipe broke and it produced fumes worst than before from every where (even from the radiator).I throw the engine in the garbage and installed a 1.6 lancia motor, it's running very well till now :)

I changed the battery 3 times, the contact switch 5 times, brake pads 2 times, gear box, clutch, dash board with meters 1 time.

Not to mention Rust every where made the body of the car so weak that the spacing between axes of the 2 wheels increased 2cm and made the transmission gear not attached to wheels.

General Comments:

A very DANGEROUS car.once, the wheel actually detached from the car while I was driving because the 4 holes for screws were rusted, Thanks god I was driving at 30km/hr.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th July, 2006

4th Nov 2006, 13:00

A 21 year old Fiat that's rusted out?

Fancy that.

1983 Fiat Ritmo 1.5 petrol


Very good nice car


I renewed the engine, installing new pistons.

List of electrical problems, lights...

Changed disc brakes of the front wheel.

General Comments:

I love this car - reliable, fast on the road, economical (33mpg on the highway), 75hp.

The seats are very comfortable - the previous owner changed them.

The metallic blue of this model is very nice

I drive 150 km every day and the car never fails on the road

I am a mechanical engineer and I well keep it until it turns to dust, and it will not.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th February, 2006

11th Mar 2007, 06:45

Could you please advice me about

Where I can buy left and right mirrors.