2000 Fiat Coupe 20V Turbo 2.0 Litre turbo from UK and Ireland
Fastest, but worst car I ever bought; steer well clear
Brake discs plus pads wear very quickly.
Alarm packed up.
High beam stopped working.
Wears tyres quickly.
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
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.