Fiat 600 Reviews

1968 Fiat 600 D 767cc from North America

Model year1968
Year of manufacture1968
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 767cc Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired46500 miles
Most recent distance46500 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz 220

Summary:

A cute and amazingly compact vehicle

Faults:

The wiper motor is sluggish and barely moves the wipers.

Some of the light lenses are cracked.

The front window and rear window rubbers are cracked and shrunken.

The luggage compartment won't open with the lever.

There are no seat-belts in the car, this really surprised me - I thought it was illegal.

General Comments:

I just bought the car. It was sold new in California, then went to Oregon. I had it transported to Arizona.

It was originally beige but was repainted red. The interior is still beige. It does not have the sunroof.

A previous owner fitted a Fiat Spyder exhaust manifold and Abarth muffler. It also has a non-standard twin-choke Weber carburetor.

Apart from the faults listed, the car is in amazing condition for a 40-year old car.

I desperately need an ENGLISH owners manual or a copy. Can anyone help?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 24th August, 2008

1960 Fiat 600 D 0.7 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1960
First year of ownership1980
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 0.7 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired47896 miles
Most recent distance98076 miles
Previous carRover - Austin clubman 1300

Summary:

A small car with style

Faults:

The seats have started to wear badly making the journey not so comfortable.

Rust seems to creep in everywhere I have had to replace some panels and do some welding to the underside of the car.

I have had some minor electrical faults in 1997.

The starter motor has been replaced twice once in 1990 and again in 1996.

Engine has needed reconditioning once in 1983.

I had to replace the radiator in 1986 after the car overheated.

Clutch went in 1992.

General Comments:

This car is nice to drive and very economical despite all the problems I have had in the past.

The cabin is not all that comfortable, but it does look nice and so does the outside of the car.

It is designed for town usage and I suggest you don't use it as a high speed cruiser.

I would advice you to keep the car well serviced otherwise it will give you a lot of trouble.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th August, 2003

31st Aug 2005, 04:58

Nice! I have a 500 Berlina F. Quite fancied a 600, but couldn't find one within my price range, even in Italy, that wasn't shot to hell. Cute little cars. And I imagine the 600 is a little less maintenance than the 500 being water cooled rather than air cooled (not that the 500 is really a problem).

1968 Fiat 600 D 760 ccm, 4 cylinder from Czech Republic

Year of manufacture1968
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 760 ccm, 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired82000 kilometres
Most recent distance115000 kilometres

Summary:

A cute classic car

Faults:

Cylinder head gasket was replaced at 90K km.

Camshaft chain replaced.

Brakes were retrofitted, included new master cylinder, new pistons... All done by myself.

The car is now 34 years old and running like new :-)

General Comments:

Simple classic car for everyone, who looks for a nice weekend car. It was my first car. I thought I'll keep her only for short time, but I fell in love with this little rascal. Now I drive her very seldom as my second car. I think, there will be always place for her in my garage. The car is little bit slow, noisy and uncomfortable, but looks great, so who cares... It's a headturner.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th November, 2002

29th Dec 2005, 15:35

Am interested in purchasing a Fiat 600D. It was my 1st car in 1965. Any help appreciated. ch4jtimber@yahoo.com.

29th Dec 2005, 18:35

I am not a Fiat guy, but I have heard great things about these cars.

So I have to ask an ignorant question. Does the "D" stand for diesel or is it just a model designation?

Thanks!

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 3 reviews