1996 Fiat Coupe Turbo 16v 2.0 turbo
Excellent, fun, reliable and cost-effective
Nothing major. Front tires used to wear fairly quickly but top of the line Bridgestones seem to have fixed that.
The best car I have had for fun and looks -- Alfa 164 was perhaps more luxurious, but auto transmission loses out to the manual Fiat.
My previous car, after Alfa, was a BMW -- I dumped it 1 week after taking a test in the Coupe even though the BMW was less than 15 months old. It was THE worst car I have ever owned, the Fiat is probably the best or very near.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th June, 2000
31st Jul 2005, 12:36
My dad bought a 330i sport a few years back with 230bhp. He kept it for 4 weeks and sold it as he was so disappointed with it. It didn't seem fast and was nothing special to drive - even the pedals were offset to the steering wheel. Steering was numb too. After he sold it he bough a 20 valve turbo plus Fiat, and it was better in every respect even the build quality wasn't far off. On top of this it was a lot cheaper.
BMW are over rated and over priced, as well as as having an image problem in the UK.