1974 Fiat 128 1.3 from North America
Was a good car for its time
The engine blew at 90,000.
Paint was very thick, as if they dipped the car.
It was my first car. I had the choice of buying a using Mercury Comet V8 or a new car. My dad put the down payment down and I paid the rest.
It was the 70s, what can I say. My first mods to it were big house speakers and a Jensen cassette player.
It was a 4 speed, and it would beat up on 6 cylinder gremlins all day long in drag races. I liked it for what it was - Mine. It didn't have a cruise control, but I made do by setting the choke and idle speed, I could cruise 65mph all day long without touching the gas pedal.
The timing belt went out at 90,000 miles; strangely it didn't bend a valve, and the block looked as good as new.
I gave it to my dad and he sold it. Both are long gone now.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 4th November, 2010
3rd Mar 2013, 22:52
OK, wow... your 128 WAS lucky to go THAT far!
I had a blue 128 Coupe SL back then, and now I have a lime/yellow 128 that I will not part with.
These coupes were fantastic vehicles, not many cars these days are so much fun anymore, mine will do just about anything...
John, 1974 128 coupe SL