14th Mar 2005, 13:45

I have had my little Cinq for 18mnth and learnt to drive in it. Its been a reliable little babe! It's an ideal first car. My only complaint is that very recently it has started to bunny hop down the road occasionally and refuses to pick up speed. this is usually on a morning, is it just tired?

26th Apr 2006, 08:37

I've had a cinq for 3 months and have had more problems than I can count, the hand brake went after a week the radiator went the next week, the exhaust needs to be replaced, the gear box rarely works properly, the bumper is loose, I can't take any more please help.

31st Oct 2007, 04:26

Iv just had one to smoke around.

The tappets sound like a typewriter and are non adjustable from what I make of it, the car cuts out after a good thrashing when the revs drop (when changing down a gear)

This is annoying trying to restart the car whilst going round islands.

How do you adjust the timing on these things? theres no dizzy.

25th Feb 2009, 08:16

Very pleased on the whole with my sporty red Cinquecento! Love it! A note of caution to all other owners, though - make sure the crankshaft sensor is in A1 condition as this 1 part can leave you stranded - as it did me yesterday, on the M6 - if worn or damaged...

2nd Aug 2009, 15:04

Was just wondering whether anyone has the same prob with their Cinquecento?

When I switch my lights on, my side lights and dipped beam come on. I've changed the switch, but with no effect.

Ideas plz???

3rd Nov 2009, 11:42

I have a red Cinquecento, old lady, 'N' Reg but super little car. But... I have a knocking noise coming from the drivers side to the back of the car, underneath? Any answers anyone, please?

4th Feb 2010, 10:26

Some expensive problems on my '97 FIAT Cinquecento Sporting recently - new radiator & water pump fitted in a bid to cure a serious coolant leak, timing belt replaced at the same time. Coolant still seeping from core plugs and metal water pipe on the front of the engine.

Today, a new problem started up - rumbling/vibrating noise when pulling away in 1st and 2nd gear. Any thoughts, anyone? Hopefully it's something straightforward as my bank account can't take any more!

10th May 2012, 06:01

Mine did that. It was my head gasket that had gone, and had the tiniest little crack in it. Check if your oil has got water in it. Good luck :)