FSO 125p Review from Netherlands

1982 FSO 125p 1.5

Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired353000 kilometres
Most recent distance354000 kilometres

Summary:

A rusty piece of Communist crap... but FUN!

Faults:

The battery went down.

The windscreen wipers didn't work in wet circumstances... so driving in the rain wasn't possible.

Sometimes, the lights functioned, sometimes not.

The windows couldn't be opened anymore. Right rear window couldn't be closed anymore, so was closed with some plastic and duck tape.

There was always one inch of water standing on the floor.

There was rust everywhere, and the body of the car consisted of rust, putty, old newspapers, cardboard and duck tape...

General Comments:

Bought this car for 75 Euros (about $60) from a Polish immigrant, who drove 1.200 kilometres with it from Lodz (Poland) to Holland. I bought it just for fun, because nobody had such a car here.

So I drove around until the Polish assurance expired. It was impossible to pass the technical checks to obtain a Dutch registration for it, so I sold it to some export company for 150 Euros and the car was exported to Egypt...

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

Review Date: 22nd December, 2005

22nd Dec 2005, 16:28

LOL! You made twice as much money on it! Forget investing in classic Ferrari's, FSO is the way to go!

23rd Dec 2005, 07:23

You bought a 350000 km 22 year old cheap car (even in Poland) for 75 euros (90 $)... and you complain about communist crap??? After selling the car for 150 euros. (These cars were late sixties, early seveties Italian cars anyway). For me you are a stingy capitalist crap!!!

Average review marks: 5.8 / 10, based on 1 review