1989 Fiat X1/9 Review

1989 Fiat X1/9 Bertone 1.5 from UK and Ireland

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.7 / 10
Distance when acquired117580 miles




One head light pops up


Smell of petrol.

General Comments:

Help. after making the purchase of a car I always wanted the Fiat x1/9 or Bertone as it says on the manual I need some help. The car smells of petrol even through there is no leaks and only one head lamp pops up. The headlamp which is down only gives a very dim light and when I put main beam on the other than dips.


Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd November, 2005

25th Nov 2005, 15:42

Hmmm..sounds like the Bertone X1/9 model for the European market was just as crappy as the ones they used to sell in the US...

25th Nov 2005, 23:41

A buddy of mine used to have one of these. It was a neat looking little car, but wow, talk about a gutless piece! His timing belt broke, and he had to tow it home with his Ford Pinto--getting towed by a Pinto is when you know that you've hit rock bottom.

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 1 review