2001 Fiat Seicento S 1.1 petrol from UK and Ireland
Excellent for city driving, perfect for those buying their first brand new car
Fuel pump died at 28,000 miles while in body repair shop after someone hit me, according to them, this is a known fault on the Seicento, but I have found no other evidence as yet to support the claim.
Interior is basic, but is none-the-less a strikingly different design, nothing but basic controls on the dashboard.
Handling isn't great, you sometimes feel like your on two wheels going around some corners!
Road noise is loud at high speeds (50mph+), but then again it is a city car...
Certainly a fun car to drive, very fast for a 1.1, with even acceleration through all gears at all engine speeds.
Wheels are sufficient, but very basic, could certainly do with at least decent trims, or better still half-decent alloys.
Pedals are OK, although they take a bit of getting used to because they are very small and very close together!
Have used car for commuting back and forth work (75 miles per week) and my girlfriends house (270 miles per week), not had any reliability problems at all, even though I'm doing serious mileage for a small city car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th June, 2003
23rd May 2005, 14:01
I had a Sicento for 4 years. Bought it second hand from a dealer. In this time I have replaced two window wiper blades - rear end of exhaust pipe. Had to have a new petrol tank (recall from Fiat) No problems passing the MOT and kept car serviced on a regular basis. My only roadside help, was when clutch cable broke. Other than that I would give this car top marks. I use it daily (50 miles a day) and fill it up with petrol once a week (every 300 miles) They seem to move a bit in heavy winds, but what car doesn't.