Fiat 127 Reviews

1981 Fiat 127 Top 1.05 petrol from Egypt

Model year1981
Year of manufacture1981
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.05 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 kilometres
Most recent distance155000 kilometres
Previous carLada 2105

Summary:

A fast economic City car

Faults:

Clutch wire was cut at 138500.

CV joint at 143000.

Hock absorber at 150000.

Exhaust at 150000.

Some minor consumable parts (spark plugs, filters, belts...etc)

Interior needs a lot of repair.

General Comments:

Economic car with good performance as a city car. Spare parts are easy to be found and relatively cheap (but not long lasting). Within its class it is a fast car. Engine is the best thing in the car. It give enough power to accelerate very well. Handling is excellent (cannot imagine power steering can be better than that). Although it can reach very high speeds (more than 120 Km per Hr), but at such high speed the car become unstable. Even the wind can make the car flow. The worst thing about it is the suspension. I live in a suburban, where the roods are of poor quality. Driving in such kind of roads give the feeling that the wheels are about to break off the car. Regular maintenance is the key to keep the car reliable. Boot is huge. Seats are not very comfortable. Petrol consumption is 11.3 Km/L in city and 13.5 Km/L in highways. Very good starter choice.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th April, 2006

1979 Fiat 127 900/L 0.9 from France

Model year1979
Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 0.9 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 kilometres
Most recent distance54000 kilometres
Previous carSuzuki Santana

Summary:

Funny looking starter classic

Faults:

The rubber brake link pipes cracked and had leaks.

The vinyl of the seats is disintegrating.

General Comments:

Fun spartan little car. Will run forever if not brutalized. Spare parts are really cheap. if you can, buy the spares in Spain. I paid 3 € for a brand new front turning light.

Seats four in comfort. Trunk is great.

The engine is bullet-proof.

Not the nicest car in the world, but funny looking.

No servo brake, no power steering, no electric windows, no air conditioning, no radio, no cigarette lighter, no fog lights... there is little that can go wrong!

Beware of rust. This car is protected with Spanish weather standards. If you live in a wet country, just don't buy this car unless it has been well cherished.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th August, 2005

1995 Fiat 127 Spazio TR 1.4 Tipo from Argentina

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.4 Tipo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 kilometres
Most recent distance103000 kilometres

Summary:

Is part of my heart

Faults:

The car have problems but its depend of the kind of use it have.

The crankshaft give up, but is a very common problem in Fiat's, I spouse that is because of the use that it have.

Seats have started to wear badly.

The rust its very common, but is something know in Fiat.

General Comments:

It's a great car, fan, fast and very cheap. Its very hard and uncomforutable, but is really a race car. Its look like a big kart, I use and abuse this car and hes still alive, it's a great engine (1.4 Tipo) it's one of the best engines Fiat ever made, Aurelio Lampredi's hit. Fiat's sound is addictive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th December, 2003

1972 Fiat 127 Base 903cc from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1972
First year of ownership1979
Most recent year of ownership1980
Engine and transmission 903cc Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance86000 miles
Previous carLotus Elan

Summary:

Zippy and exuberant

Faults:

Oil pump relief valve jammed open. Luckily I checked the new one before fitting and found it jammed solid with swarf, very poor quality.

Body rust was pretty bad, one day I tried to wind up the window and the wire and pulley mechanism just ripped out of the bottom of the door.

Starting became difficult, cumulative wear in fuel pump cured by building up pushrod with weld (!)

General Comments:

I bought this car for commuting, it turned out to be a lot of fun. It would blow away mini 1275GT any time, top speed 93mph.

Also just keeping a light right foot would get over 50 mpg.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st July, 2003

1982 Fiat 127 0.9 from Greece

Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 0.9 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired18200 kilometres
Most recent distance25100 kilometres

Summary:

Rocket with a small engine!

Faults:

I had problem with it's brakes.

General Comments:

Although the car is 20 years old it is very reliable.

It is very fast although it has a 0.9l. engine.

It makes a very rewarding noise when it hit's the road.

It is not just a simple car, it is way more than that.

This little car can drive you everywhere.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th February, 2002

1980 Fiat 127 CL 0.9 from Denmark

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 0.9 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired280000 kilometres
Most recent distance290000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Tipo

Summary:

A fun and cheap car

Faults:

Broken thermal switch, a new one is very cheap.

Broken lock at the trunk, a new one is also very cheap.

Rust has started to appear.

General Comments:

Drives like a go-kart, especially now that I've changed the wheels and suspension.

It's actually rather comfortable when you consider that it is a 22 year old car.

It's a car that makes you want to drive. It's fun and very easy handled.

It's not just a car, it's more than that.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th February, 2002

20th Sep 2002, 17:40

I had one of these for my first car, 1049cc OHC motor with 3 door body in midnight blue. Went OK, stopped OK, handled very well for a 1980 car. Great fun for a first car, although mechanicals were fragile apart from the engine. Managed to break a half shaft whilst enjoying the last 2-3mm of front tyre tread on a car park roof one Sunday afternoon! (with a 1.05l engine!!!)

Worth a thought if you want dead cheap transport.

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 9 reviews