Fiat Regata Review from Poland

1989 Fiat Regata D 1697D

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1697D Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired200000 kilometres
Most recent distance316000 kilometres


Old Lady with real class


Aluminium water pump is the hook of engine. It has a tendency to fatigue cracking. I replaced this by new one made of cast iron.

Major problem with Regata is rust, rust and rust.

General Comments:

Very spacious car with low fuel consumption ~5-6dm3/100km. Huge boot ~520dm3. Spare parts are very cheap and easy to buy. I love this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th October, 2003

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 1 review