1997 Fiat Cinquecento Sporting 1.1 petrol from UK and Ireland
Cheap and nippy, just don't expect anything more
Wheezing noise from the engine, after it warmed up, still not diagnosed.
Drivers seat constantly loose, despite attempted repair job.
Battery discharging, possible immoblizer conflict (separate alarm system fitted)
The car is good fun to drive, yet I've only had to for 2 months as a new driver, yet am counting the days to when I can get something else.
The interior is roomy, but it has a terrible pedal layout, ugly dashboard, and no glove box! However, most surprisingly... you cannot move the passenger seat forward, nor backward.
The car was built on a budget, so bear that in mind, yet it feels like the wind will knock it over.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd March, 2003
2nd May 2003, 13:35
Yes the Seat can be moved backward and forward.
27th Aug 2008, 16:47
Where can I get a non ugly dashboard, maybe something colorful or just more up to date?? Anyone?
4th Jan 2013, 13:15
I have just re-trimmed my dash and small parcel shelf and steering wheel boss with flame red and black leatherette.
Looks great and more upmarket, and adds that little bit of class.
All you need is a lot of patience and some good quality contact adhesive, and a couple of metres of lightweight leatherette.