1987 Fiat Regata 85S 1.6
A very high spec and comfortable car
Nothing really apart from a little rust.
Clutch cable did snap once, but I'm sure that can happen to anyone.
Some problems did arise however, after having the engine steam cleaned. The electronic heating system (which was very unique) started to fuse after it was set to level 5 with the (+) button.
So regretted having it steam cleaned. It should never be done to any engine with a lot of electronics. Especially more modern ones.
A very high specification car. It had most features that would normally only be found on top end models at the time.
It did have a lot of space and you could fit a hell of a lot in the boot. Very comfortable and rare I believe.
Also had a good power output.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th January, 2002
11th Jul 2003, 09:16
Having owned the exact same model, I too had it steam cleaned and much like yourself regretted it. The heating system also starting to blow on level 5. Best thing to do, never steam clean modern cars with electronics. To date 2003- I haven't seen any car with the same unique heating system. It truly was very unique and must have been expensive to implement. Fiat have come up with more innovative and unique ideas in my opinion then many other cars out there.