1999 Fiat Coupe Reviews - Page 4 of 4

1999 Fiat Coupe Turbo 2.0 turbo 20v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo 20v Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired25000 miles
Most recent distance33000 miles
Previous carAlfa Romeo 156 2.0T Spark

Summary:

Superb design and performance

Faults:

Does not like the cold weather as this makes the handbrake stick - leave it in gear and it is no problem.

Burns a little oil, maybe 1 litre per 3,000 miles, keep an eye on the pressure guage and it is no problem.

General Comments:

Grin inducingly blindingly fast, nothing short of a 911 or Impreza WRX will stick with it.

Surprisingly sensible, loads of room in the boot and rear seats (much better than a GTV), loads of space for the baby seat.

I would buy another tomorrow, the running cost is more than offset by the bargain purchase price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th March, 2001

27th Sep 2001, 08:10

Ah yes, but the GTV will go around corners as well!

Seriously, though, I look at the boot & rear seats in my GTV and then look at my mate's Coupe, and I know which one I'd rather be a passenger in or take on a fully loaded road trip.

Then I decide that, actually, I'd be driving, so forget the passengers, I'll take the GTV!

1999 Fiat Coupe 20v Turbo 2.0 20v turbo from Spain

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 20v turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance35000 kilometres
Previous carAudi S3

Summary:

Still the best coupe (front wheel drive)

Faults:

Interior trim (carpet, sound proofing) coming unstuck.

Sometimes the boot doesn't open with the key.

Fuse box above clutch opens and drops down due to a bad latch design.

Faulty air conditioning.

Power steering fluid leak.

General Comments:

The acceleration, even with 4 people, their luggage, and the air conditioning on, still surprises you. It brakes better than it accelerates. At this price you can't complain, unless you bought an Audi or a Golf.

Running costs are high as you're going to floor it all the time. At 30,000km service, it needed tyre & disc brake changes.

Even though it looks great, no point (no fun) buying a model below the 20v Turbo.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th September, 2000

1999 Fiat Coupe LE 20v Turbo 2.0 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired8500 miles
Most recent distance13500 miles
Previous carSubaru Legacy Turbo

Summary:

Pocket Ferrari

Faults:

Lock on the boot is reluctant to work with the key - small adjustment needed next service.

Paint tends to chip too easily.

General Comments:

Amazing value for money - price/performance equal to German cars of twice the price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd July, 2000

5th Aug 2007, 15:44

Pwnage in sexy red leather :). The interior has everything u need & can still deliver up to 28mpg driven frugally.

I have one & it turns more heads than Jordan (maybe). Boy racers zip past u at 80-90. I wave in dismissal. Big bimmers feel threatened, even though this is now a relatively old sporting car design. U don't need to race it all the time. It makes a profound statement merely by just 'being on the same road'.

The key to it all is the 'Pininfarina' design. So, it will always glow like the Ferrari designer who penned its' winning lines intended it to.

Drive slow so that u can hear them say "I hate people who have the power & don't use it!" Then blip the gas pedal so they can hear the turbo spin up. The silence is deafening.

If I win the lottery I'd buy a Ferrari. I have'nt won it yet & to be honest, who cares, I got a coupe with a turbo in it... Muahahhahaa.. get one before u die :).

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 11 reviews