Could not agree more with the last comment. This weirdo gets his kicks from picking on, and rubbishing, 22 year old cars that have obviously been abused and neglected over many years. So what`s really the point of his review? Absolutely nothing! I wonder what he`s driving now? Probably an old piece of junk made in The Netherlands.
Yeah! A DAF! (A car for people with terrible driving if you've never heard of it)
I had an FSO 125p for years and it was excellent, although prone to rust, but no different than any other car from that era. This guy is complaining that he's bought an old car and can't be bothered to maintain it.
I have a copy of a car magazine from 1989 and their comment on the FSO125 was "These weren't that good when Fiat made them 25 years ago," although it did not seem to stop them from selling.
They take a parts for FSO 125p even from Polish car wrecking points. In Poland only oldest models of 125p (68-75) are youngtimers. We take a new FIAT 126p to Holland for special order, so nothing's gonna surprise me. reg.
To the previous commenter (4th March) : Sorry, I have absolutely no idea of what you are trying to say.
I was driving 125p in years 1991-1994 when I was a student. It was manufactured in 1975. I have some good memories with it. Thou it was ugly an old fashioned, even the years I used it, it was easy and cheap for maintain. Most of the technical problems could be solved with hammer and screwdriver. Amazingly it never failed on the road.
I lived in the UK from 83-86 and purchased a 125p new when I arrived. It had its quirks just like any inexpensive car, but it gave me 3 years of relatively trouble-free service. It also had possibly the best headlights of any auto I've owned.
WOW! Poland, Netherlands, Egypt -- these cars are indestructible :) Once you could find these cars everywhere in Poland - but nowadays, I spent the whole summer of 2006 in Poland and didn't see even one : (
I had 5 of these cars in the UK between 1992 and 1997 very reliable robust strong cars, a lot like Lada in design, very 1960s, main problem I found was rust on front wings, weak handbrake due to rear disc brakes and poor power output from 1300cc engines. Need to be maintained properly for best performance. They became unpopular because of peoples snobby attitudes towards anything from eastern europe. I haven't seen a 125p for many years now, it's a shame because they are a classic.