1997 Fiat Coupe 20 valve Turbo 2.0 turbo from UK and Ireland
A future classic, and a joy to own
Clutch started to slip, but appears to have cured itself.
Front brakes started to squeak on braking, but have now stopped.
Slight oil leak, but a new rocker cover gasket should solve that.
I have always wanted one of these, and last year I changed my job and needed another car for work. I only had a few grand to play with, but wanted something with a fair bit of performance, and something that was just a bit different.
When I started searching for the Fiat, I couldn't believe how cheap these cars were. This nearly put me off buying one, because I assumed they were cheap because they were so rubbish, so I did some more research. To my surprise, and relief, I was pleasantly surprised to see how good these cars really are. The owners just love them to bits. So I took the plunge and bought mine last year.
I am so pleased with the car. I don't need to add any more comments than the other owners have on this website. All I can say is that I am so pleased that so few people realise how good these cars are, because if they did, they would cost as much as a Porsche 911 of similar age ie. 10 grand plus! So I would recommend you buy one now, because the word is spreading, and it's a future classic that I'm sure one day will be worth a few quid!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th January, 2012