FSO 125p Review from Poland

1988 FSO 125p MR 1.5

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 kilometres
Most recent distance210000 kilometres

Summary:

Cheap lovely scrap :)

Faults:

The body has become rusty.

The chassis has become rusty.

The rear bridge has gone into pieces.

The cooler has started leaking.

Oil leakage from engine and gear-box.

Rear, left brake has broken down.

The small hole has appeared in the float in the carburettor.

The lock in driver's door has broken.

General Comments:

But generally I love that lovely car. I call it "CUDO", which in polish means "The Wonder".

It is equipped with a gas installation, so I can save money on a fuel.

It's quite comfortable - large seats, wide "sofa" at back - good for a "student's life".

Some problems occurs in the winter - with the engine off, it is getting cold inside very quickly.

Driving is a real pleasure - it's quite big car, with a rear drive - very good for driving on a tarmac, but parking in a city with that size can be a little problematic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th October, 2003

5th Oct 2003, 11:12

This is the first time I've ever heard one of these cars described as being "quite big". I live in England by the way, not North America. Even by British standards the FSO 125p is a compact car.

13th May 2004, 18:09

You would agree that FSO 125p is quite big if you had 126p, the most popular car in Poland, in italy called Fiat Bambino.

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 1 review