2000 Fiat Seicento Reviews - Page 2 of 2

2000 Fiat Seicento Citymatic 0.9 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 0.9 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance36000 miles

Summary:

Great little car for nipping about town!

Faults:

Only minor niggles so far. I suspect that Fiat build quality is not the best. Little plastic bits have fallen off from the interior (for example, the plastic around door locks) but nothing drastic. Interior has worn a little, but the car is now nearly four years old!

General Comments:

This is a great car for small trips. I have only been out of town with it a couple of times. Mostly used this cute little Fiat for going to the local supermarket in! I don't think this is a very good long distance car. Would be uncomfortable and rattly... So far, it's started first time, every time - even in the coldest weather!!!

However, this car is slow. But if you're going to buy something with a 0.9 engine, what more can you expect?!? On the plus side, the fuel economy is fantastic. The car will go on and on with one tank of petrol...

Semi-auto gear box is great fun once you get used to it! Had Fiat check it out when I have taken it in to be serviced to make sure it's all in tip-top condition. Service has been carried out every 9,000 miles. I read on here that the gear-box on older models caused problems?? Not happened to me yet, touch wood.

One other thing, I find the brake and accelerator too close together! This can be remedied by driving without shoes!!!

Hope this little review is of a little help to you!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th March, 2004

2000 Fiat Seicento 1.1 Sporting 1.1 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.1 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired23000 miles
Most recent distance24500 miles
Previous carSkoda Felicia

Summary:

Nippy, fun and fairly frugal little car

Faults:

When we test drove the car it was pulling to the left and the nearside front tyre was worn around the edge, dealer changed both tyres on the front and tracked and balanced.

The rear suspension makes an annoying creaking sound when setting off, or particularly when getting out of the car.

Steering is still a bit heavier steering to the right compared to steering to the left.

General Comments:

Very comfortable in the front for it's size, however, back seats are cramped, OK for short journeys.

Nice and quick around town and great fun to drive, easy to park especially as it has power steering!

Equipment isn't bad, electric windows, manual sunroof, airbag, power steering all on such a small car.

Not as good as the Skoda on petrol, it takes £23 to fill it and does around 280 miles to a tank.

Things get a little noisy at anything above 60mph (road and wind noise and a few rattles) but below sixty things are quite mellow.

Not a car your could just cruise along in, but still fun, gets a bit annoying on longer journeys though when you just want to relax.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 19th September, 2003

2000 Fiat Seicento Sporting 1.1 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.1 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired23 miles
Most recent distance12000 miles
Previous carCitroen AX

Summary:

A cracking little car

Faults:

Nothing major has gone wrong with the car since I have had it.

General Comments:

I loved this car the moment I saw it.

A used example was sitting on the forecourt that caught my eye, so I decided to investigate.

I placed an order for a brand new sporting model in broom yellow, with a full length sunroof and mats thrown in.

This car is fantastic to drive, it feels much bigger than it actually is and is extremely roomy.

It is ideal for Jersey, where I live.

The dealers are very friendly and extremly helpful.

The total price of the car was £5995 ex VAT.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th April, 2002

2000 Fiat Seicento from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance2637 miles
Previous carIsuzu Trooper

Summary:

Acceptable for short runs

Faults:

Gear box failed at 2505 miles.

General Comments:

Dealer service at Thames Fiat was difficult to organise; extremely unhelpful staff.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th May, 2001

2000 Fiat Seicento Sporting 1.1 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.1 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance1000 miles

Summary:

A good concept that deserves a decent engine and better dealers

Faults:

Embarrassingly loud clonking noise from the engine on start-up from cold that diminishes as the engine warms up. Sounds like a wide tappet, piston-slap, little or big-end knock.

General Comments:

I loved the car until the engine problem started and then was staggered to be told by the main agent that "they all do this, it's an old-fashioned engine with narrow pistons and it has probably been assembled tight". I was told that nothing would be done until the car had clocked up 6,000 miles (in 6 months time!). Basically their attitude was, "Well what do you expect if you buy one of these?"

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 28th October, 2000

28th Nov 2000, 06:34

Hi, my wife runs a Seicento Sporting - it's her 4th successive Fiat with the "FIRE" engine. We have never had any noise from any of the cars engines like described.

The three previous cars have been run by her for four years and 60-70,000 kms without any trouble, the present is now 20 months and nearly 30,000 kms old and has never seen the inside of a repair shop - the 15k km service I did myself.

My wife has always found the small Fiats charming cars and all 5 in total have proved very reliable.

Regards,

Erik

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 8 reviews