Superior piece of engineering
I got the car with around 70000 Kms.
I changed the suspensions (complete set, arms and shocks), tyres, clutch, discs and the clutch.
Made around 50000 Kms with the car until someone trashed it and every parts I bought were practically new.
Got problems with vacuum pump, cheap piece (<5€), but made the car disconnect.
Got to change the "ignition cannon" (don't know if its the right term in English).
Thermostat went down to.
Parts are very cheap and any mechanic can repair it because it has a simple engine.
This car should not be the first car of anyone.
To be driven correctly, 1 has to know what driving is. The problem is that an experienced driver does not want a 1000 cc motor.
With good tyres and suspensions is 1 of the safest cars around.
Has an unique braking system (Only brakes with pedal too low), therefore most of the people say he does not brake well.
If well driven, its not an economic car (never could make <7 liters per 100 kms). In compensation no other 45 S was faster and more aggressive than mine.
Now I bought a Fiat Uno 1.4 TD. Runs perfect.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th May, 2006