Innocenti 990 Review

1988 Innocenti 990 SE 1.0 from Portugal

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership1996
Engine and transmission 1.0 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 kilometres
Most recent distance70000 kilometres

Summary:

Not a good experience

Faults:

The electrical system was terrible, from the alternator to the electric windows. Overheating due to the radiator fan stalled, circuit breakers burning due to short circuits. If the problem was electrical, you name it, because I had it!

Very, very poor electrical system.

Rust at several points on the body.

General Comments:

It was my first car, I knew that it wasn't such a great thing, but I was hoping at least it was more reliable.

Apart from the problems mentioned, it was a very fun to drive. The Daihatsu 3 cylinder engine was pretty reliable, and it was easy to find a small parking slot, due to the small size.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th March, 2012

11th Aug 2012, 18:59

Circuit breakers on a car?

15th Feb 2013, 09:50

It's a pity you didn't have the option of a Daihatsu Charade; much fewer electrical issues if any in the majority of those.

Average review marks: 4.0 / 10, based on 1 review