Performance and style Bargain
Front tyres wear quite quickly.
Slight leak from radiator, however this is a replacement part and is not from Fiat. Fitted by a previous owner.
Other than that nothing..
This is a seriously good value car, mine is fitted with 18" wheels and is finished in red with black leather so looks stunning.
The car is also fitted with a ECU chip from evolution engineering, as well as a performance exhaust (Marmitte) and 3 bar fuel pressure regulator, boost gauge and mechanical boost controller. The car produces approx 240bhp and 260lbft of torque, and is faster than a standard 20 valve turbo by quite a way..
The ride is on the firm side, due to the stiff suspension and low profile tyres, and it seems to run best on super unleaded. Front tyres are aesy to smoke due to the power and torque.
Overall I am really happy with this car, there are a few stone chips as expected, but as I only paid £1250 I won't complain much, nothing comes close for performance looks and image at this price.. It looks like it ought to be worth £10,000.
The car also has a comprehensive history, which you should never buy without, as well as the red key.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd June, 2006