1979 Fiat Ritmo 65 CL 1.5 from Egypt
This is a good car to buy if you find it in good shape, but it needs good roads
When I got this car it was in a very bad shape almost every thing it was not working
The previous owner put a 75CL engine instead of its original engine
I did a complete rebuild of the engine
Changed the gearbox as it produced strange noises
Changed the shock absorbers when they leaked their oil
It made strong vibration when I drive over 80 KM/H and it turned out that a wheel had water inside it
It had some electrical problems that caused the alternator to blow and caused the lights to go weak when you use the brakes
The doors had to repaired because they were a little sagging
The body was weak and it had to be strengthened by putting a steel bar on top of the front shock absorbers.
This car is very fast it runs like hell even when the engine was in need for rebuild
Also the car stability is very good. it stuck to the ground.
The engine spare parts are available as they are standard fiat parts although some accessories are hard to find like the lights switches which you have to buy used.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th September, 2006