Fiat 125 Review from Poland

1971 Fiat 125 p 1.5

Year of manufacture1971
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired99820 kilometres
Most recent distance137420 kilometres

Summary:

Real adventure!

Faults:

Rear axle damaged.

Body rusted a little bit.

Rusted exhaust.

General Comments:

Charming little beast with its 70 HP motor it can still start out first in line and leave other new cars far behind and their drivers puzzled.

Stylish design, spirit of the early sixties, as the instrument panel was adapted from the Fiat 1300/1500. Big steering wheel with two rings - one to hold and one to honk.

The most comfortable seats made of false leather in red.

And the best thing of all - the gear lever placed neatly at the steering column - the feel of an American road cruiser.

The whole finished with abundance of chrome - from the front grille to the rear fender. One simply must love it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th July, 2002

9th Jan 2005, 13:09

Eerm, I still own it, though it died a couple of months ago. First, a woman drove her car right into the centre of my Fiat's front door pushing it in beyond repair. And then the motor gave up vomiting the whole of the oil in every direction, the further up, the better. After a few days the motor was a quite efficient mayonnaise producer, until the moment it gasped and choked and stopped with one piston welded tight to the block. Now, it is standing next to my window rusting with every single drop of rain and flaking off iron ore into the dust of the road. I don't have a heart to sell it to the scrap yard. 7 years together - it's been a long and beautiful relationship.

Damian.

8th May 2005, 02:04

So I suggest repairing it :). It's not expensive though, and after a good repair the engine will be better than a new one. :)

Jack.

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review