Fiat Regata Review from France

1985 Fiat Regata 85S 1.6 petrol (149A000)

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol (149A000) Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen Ami 8

Summary:

A good horse for everyday life

Faults:

- radiator cap

- carburetor

- distributor

- exhaust gasket

- electrical "leack" (a mysterious wire touching the metal somewhere)

General Comments:

- When I bought this car, there was an issue with the carburetor. I understood a bit after that it was due to a problem with the cooling system (with the previous owner). In fact I realized that there was a leak on the radiator cap. Because of that the engine overheated and consequently the exhaust gasket melted and the carburetor was damaged. The carburetor, the radiator cap, the exhaust gasket were replaced. Since that time, it works fine. It will be 18 years old next week. It's a very comfortable car with good performances and very economic when driven gently. I am surprised that this car is not known. It seems that it was not a success despite the good performances. The Ritmo, which is ugly, is much more known.

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

Review Date: 7th July, 2003

6th Feb 2008, 08:06

You have insulted one of my all time favorites; how can you say that the Fiat Ritmo is ugly.

With all respect for you. I think it looks fabulous.

Well, it proves that taste and beauty are in the eye of the beholder.

I think the Ritmo is gorgeous.

Greetings, Flo.

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