FSO 125p Reviews

1982 FSO 125p 1.5 from Netherlands

Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired353000 kilometres
Most recent distance354000 kilometres

Summary:

A rusty piece of Communist crap... but FUN!

Faults:

The battery went down.

The windscreen wipers didn't work in wet circumstances... so driving in the rain wasn't possible.

Sometimes, the lights functioned, sometimes not.

The windows couldn't be opened anymore. Right rear window couldn't be closed anymore, so was closed with some plastic and duck tape.

There was always one inch of water standing on the floor.

There was rust everywhere, and the body of the car consisted of rust, putty, old newspapers, cardboard and duck tape...

General Comments:

Bought this car for 75 Euros (about $60) from a Polish immigrant, who drove 1.200 kilometres with it from Lodz (Poland) to Holland. I bought it just for fun, because nobody had such a car here.

So I drove around until the Polish assurance expired. It was impossible to pass the technical checks to obtain a Dutch registration for it, so I sold it to some export company for 150 Euros and the car was exported to Egypt...

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

Review Date: 22nd December, 2005

22nd Dec 2005, 16:28

LOL! You made twice as much money on it! Forget investing in classic Ferrari's, FSO is the way to go!

23rd Dec 2005, 07:23

You bought a 350000 km 22 year old cheap car (even in Poland) for 75 euros (90 $)... and you complain about communist crap??? After selling the car for 150 euros. (These cars were late sixties, early seveties Italian cars anyway). For me you are a stingy capitalist crap!!!

1988 FSO 125p MR 1.5 from Poland

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 kilometres
Most recent distance210000 kilometres

Summary:

Cheap lovely scrap :)

Faults:

The body has become rusty.

The chassis has become rusty.

The rear bridge has gone into pieces.

The cooler has started leaking.

Oil leakage from engine and gear-box.

Rear, left brake has broken down.

The small hole has appeared in the float in the carburettor.

The lock in driver's door has broken.

General Comments:

But generally I love that lovely car. I call it "CUDO", which in polish means "The Wonder".

It is equipped with a gas installation, so I can save money on a fuel.

It's quite comfortable - large seats, wide "sofa" at back - good for a "student's life".

Some problems occurs in the winter - with the engine off, it is getting cold inside very quickly.

Driving is a real pleasure - it's quite big car, with a rear drive - very good for driving on a tarmac, but parking in a city with that size can be a little problematic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th October, 2003

5th Oct 2003, 11:12

This is the first time I've ever heard one of these cars described as being "quite big". I live in England by the way, not North America. Even by British standards the FSO 125p is a compact car.

13th May 2004, 18:09

You would agree that FSO 125p is quite big if you had 126p, the most popular car in Poland, in italy called Fiat Bambino.

Average review marks: 5.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews