1985 Fiat 126 Review

1985 Fiat 126 BIZ 26 from UK and Ireland

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 26 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired25000 miles
Most recent distance52000 miles




Head gasket blew at 32000 mine would have too though.

Fuel pipe has been a mystery.

Seats have worn.

General Comments:

I love this car.

Have a new car now, but my fiat is going back on the road.

Slow and small, but big and fast personality.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th April, 2006

17th Apr 2006, 06:37

Hi..I come from Malta. In Malta I must say that there is still a fair amount of these cars running, however in my own opinion they are complete junk and rubbish.. and like the latter said, they must be completely banned and scrapped!

23rd Feb 2007, 12:14

Hi, I OWN a 126 BIS and have to say that they are not 'too slow' and actually have a top speed of about 75mph!

Sure they're not the most powerful cars in the world - but NEVER underestimate a 126. They beat a lot of 'normal' small hatchbacks from the lights and do what theyre told!

I suggest you drive one before you commit them to hell, who knows? you might fall in love. Unless you're scared of you're 'pretty boy' image!

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