1989 Fiat Regata 70 1.3
A comfortable and economical performance compact
First changes were at 200.000 km:
Top gasket leaking & changed at 220.000 km.
Electronic ignition blew, left me stranded on the motorway at 270.000 km.
General interior (seats, lining etc) is not at all worn out, it maintains perfectly.
This car is like an armoured tank, very strong. I fell asleep on the motorway doing 110kph - only minor damage to the car, continued driving without stopping slamming against the middle cement separation.
Even if the engine is 1.3 the performance is like a 1.5, excellent in acceleration and recuperation.
This car was very unstable in fast curves, but with the new suspension (Monroe sensatrac) and wider tires I added (before 155/55, now 170/60) the car is glued to the pavement.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th April, 2001