2000 Fiat Coupe Reviews

2000 Fiat Coupe 20V Turbo 2.0 Litre turbo from UK and Ireland

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 Litre turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired68000 miles
Most recent distance78000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Corrado

Summary:

Fastest, but worst car I ever bought; steer well clear

Faults:

Brake discs plus pads wear very quickly.

Alarm packed up.

High beam stopped working.

Clutch slips.

Suspension struts.

Air con.

Wears tyres quickly.

General Comments:

These cars are great to drive, performance is fantastic and you get a real rush every time you drive it, really fast.

You need a lot of spare cash to keep it on the road, they have constant problems that are very expensive to fix, I would say you need to put aside £2000 plus a year for fixing costs.

The most common expensive parts to fix are the timing belt and clutch; the timing belt can be up to £1000 to fix, and the clutch is about the same.

Build quality on these cars is the worst I have ever owned. Yes they look nice, but that is where it stops.

If you want a car to drive to work every day, do not buy one of these, they are for people who have lots of spare parts in the gargage and like to tinkle every weekend with them.

You have to be a real fan of Fiat to keep these cars. My advice would be to find something else and walk away.

Reselling Fiat Coupe's is a nightmare, the people who come and view the cars seem to bring notepads and spend hours pouring over every aspect of the car, and if it's not perfect they will not buy, people know these cars are rubbish and are very cautious of buying unless they are perfect.

My last word DO NOT BUY UNLESS YOU HAVE PLENTY OF SPARE CASH!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th November, 2007

13th Feb 2010, 15:32

These cars are not rubbish. It is a performance car, which means they have to be looked after. If you don't have the money to maintain it, then don't get one, go back to your runabout. You can't get style and performance like this for under £4000 anywhere. There are loads of good examples about. If you're having issues selling yours, then you obviously have not kept it up together.

Look after it and you will have no issues. Had mine for 5 years +, kept it up together and it is a dream.

2000 Fiat Coupe 20V Turbo 2.0 20v turbo from UK and Ireland

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 20v turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles
Previous carFord Puma

Summary:

A baby Ferrari, buy one now!

Faults:

Electrics

Purchased from a Fiat Dealer with 50K on the clock. "Services" Fuse blew at random intervals. Could be dangerous as lost all lights, elec windows, wipers etc! Dealer fixed on 3rd attempt after written instructions provided from the owners group website. Cause: A bodged in radio by previous owner.

Tracking

Tyres wearing fast on inside edges. Tracking at fault fixed for £20 at ATS.

Cause: Likely to be a pot hold or curb clipping.

General Comments:

Quite simply one of the most beautiful cars ever produced for under 30k. Mine is British racing green with Tan leather.

Astounding performance, 0-60 in 6 seconds

Decent handling given the heavy engine and front wheel drive. But not as throwable as my previous Puma.

Nice comfortable ride 90% of the time, though doesn't like rough roads & pot holes much.

A used performance car bargain.

Economy very good for the power of the engine (220 Bhp). Does about 28-30mpg up to 34 orso on motorways. Does not like urban use though drops to mid 20s.

2 litre non turbo has same economy figures - so whats the point!

Insurance surprisingly affordable considering its group 19.

Standard Leather Seats need more bolstering to appreciate the cornering potential of the car.

Overall: Much better built than the Ford I owned previously. Fiat screwed the coupe together properly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th September, 2007

13th Sep 2007, 12:00

I would like to buy a 2000 Fiat Coupe in the states, or have one shipped to the states, so I need a left hander. Any ideas where I can find one?

14th Sep 2007, 10:01

Re getting a LHD coupe, there's currently a yellow one on ebay.

2000 Fiat Coupe Turbo 2.0 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo petrol Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance2900 miles
Previous carFiat Bravo HGT

Summary:

Great fun. Get one now!

Faults:

Nothing so far.

General Comments:

Whehayyyyy! If you don't let yourself be intimidated by the sheer brute power of this car, you can have a real whale of a time with it.

The styling is superb and really eye-catching. My mates can't believe I've got such a powerful, beautiful monster for under £20k!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th February, 2001

30th May 2001, 17:25

I agree entirely with you, I loved mine, but watch those corners. It's easier to get a TVR Cerbera Speed Six to change direction! Nowadays I make do with an F355, but I have fond memories...

Dave, UK.

29th Jan 2005, 16:56

A beautiful machine. Can buy a 6 sec 0-60 car, rarely seen on the road, for 7K. Nothing to touch it. Yes, of course the Scoobies will blast past it in the twisties. But in a straight line, especially once the turbo kicks in, then Boxsters need to beware.

Downsides: Read the forum http://www.fccuk.org/ - everything is there. But nothing major to worry about.

2000 Fiat Coupe Turbo 20v Plus 2.0 5 cylinder 20v turbo from Belgium

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 5 cylinder 20v turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance18100 kilometres
Previous carFiat Seicento

Summary:

Pininfarina design, superb performance... is this a Ferrari?

Faults:

Boot wouldn't open with the key.

Slight turbo problem recently.

General Comments:

Such a terrific car, power to enjoy (or fear at the beginning), nice Recaro seats, very smooth gearbox.

Going 0-100 in under 6.5 seconds is really great. Every time, it's so tempting to press that pedal down. Braking is very impressive.

Pininfarina Ferrari-like design.

Porsche eating, Scooby eating... tyre eating.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th September, 2000

30th May 2001, 17:30

I owed one, too, and generally agree with you, but Porsche eating?, Scooby eating? No way on either count! Sure, you'll have a LOT of fun trying to stay with them, but the minute they turn a corner your under-steer will leave you dead on the road by comparison. Get an F355 and try again - I did, and it works!

Dave, UK.

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 4 reviews