2001 Fiat Seicento Reviews

2001 Fiat Seicento Sporting Michael Schumacher ed 1.1i from UK and Ireland

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.1i Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired71000 miles
Most recent distance72000 miles
Previous carCitroen AX

Summary:

Amazingly awesome, I love it

Faults:

Nothing so far :D.

General Comments:

I have only had the car 3 weeks but it is gorgeous in yellow and turns heads easily. As it's the 2001 updated model, it looks more aesthetically pleasing then the pre updated one.

It does great MPG which is brilliant as petrol prices these days are astonishing. This is my second car and feels so much more powerful then the previous Citroen AX which was gutless. They are such fun to drive, and the reason I bought it was because mum previously had one and I loved it!

The suspension can be a bit bumpy, but all in all it's a solid little car, and as mine is the Schumacher edition it is fitted with all the added extras, such as side skirts, spoiler, chrome pedals etc. :D.

Inside the car is surprisingly spacious in the front and has good head room, in the back there isn't much room, but I have had 5 adults in the car and they seemed to have enough room. The only issue was that you could feel the car was heavier.

As it's a Fiat you wouldn't expect the build quality to be excellent, but I feel it's brilliant and nothing feels tacky.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th September, 2010

28th Feb 2011, 18:16

I too own the special edition Michael Schumacher Seicento 2001 in red.

It is a fantastic car, has served me well. But late last year I needed the ECU changed. I paid for a brand new one, but the warning light is still flashing and has problems with starting sometimes, and engine dying at idle. I am ever hopeful that this problem is easy to sort as I can't bear to part with it. My local garage has changed the "crankshaft sensor" so waiting to see if that's it sorted.

Fully agree with this persons review of this car, Love it to bits! LOL.

11th Jun 2011, 06:32

Update on my Seicento. Since November last year, it's been having a few issues!

Which got resolved easily at the garage until this January when pretty much everything went wrong; ECU problems, shock absorbers, tyres, wheel bearing, which costs about 3/400 quid as they have ABS, whereas pre 2001's didn't, and could have had a wheel bearing for £30...

Have spent over a grand on it in the last 8 months, and it was for sale, However, as I have had a crash in my other car, I am now just about to use my Fiat again :D But I am soo looking forward to it. It may not be the cheapest car to work on, but I LOVE IT, its so great to drive etc.

The only thing I'd want on it is air conditioning, and to change the central locking to remote, then it would be perfect!!

Even though I've had issues with it, I still love it, they are just gorgeous head turning cars :D.

2001 Fiat Seicento S 1.1 from Romania

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.1 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 kilometres
Most recent distance107000 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Accent

Summary:

Nice town car. Just that

Faults:

Well, nothing really. It makes a lot of noise when going over a bumper or a hole, and it makes it uncomfortable. The suspension was changed in the back, and it makes the same noise.

The ABS sign appeared on the dashboard, a wire was broken. The ABS didn't work. Repaired the brakes, but they doesn't work as well now as before.

The oil from the transmission leaks.

General Comments:

This is a car for town. I had no other car and I had to go with this car to the highway. It doesn't go very fast, but the consumption is low. Around 5 litres/100km.

There is no room in the back.

The good part of this car is the engine. It runs very well. The bad part is the handling. My car doesn't have any power steering and it makes it very hard to park.

The materials are cheap. The parts are cheap and easy to find.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th September, 2009

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 13 reviews