1996 Fiat Cinquecento Sporting 1.1 from UK and Ireland
Proper little pocket rocket, but don't go far in it!
The radiator had no fins on it when I first got the car, then when I put a radiator on it, I discovered it had no thermostat, so I had to fit a new thermostat!
The handbrake has never worked while I've owned it.
A little plastic pivot on the clutch linkage snapped, taking the end of the clutch cable with it!
The alternator has recently given in, leaving the battery light on all the time.
The driver's seat has ripped on the side bolster, but was like this when I purchased the car.
Even though it has been very unreliable, it is still a great car for a laugh!
It grips the road so well, it'll rev until it blows up, and it leaves the 1.2 corsas standing!
It looks great with my 15" Osaka alloys, however, the 195 width tires scrub on full lock, and every time I go round a sharp bend, the back wheels catch on the wishbones.
It has all the qualities of a sporty town car and a fun Sunday country cruise, but I wouldn't advise relying on it for long journeys!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 22nd April, 2005
15th Sep 2006, 17:35
Not surprised your tyres rub on the suspension, even the Abarth only takes 14in rims...
26th Jan 2008, 18:39
Cinquecento is the best car in my view! cheap on fuel! and insurance! road tax! parts! (shop around for the best price on parts!) iam 40 now! and I've driven loads of cars, but that little Cinquecento is fun to drive and put a smile on my face every day! I've got four of them! iam not looking for a speed machine! they get you to A to B and that do me!