Owned my 99 V 20 V + since 2000 i've spent over £30,000 on mine !! every penny spent at a main dealer, and i've been to a few. Don't buy one unless you know it's been loveingly been looked after. Service history a must. Insurance GP 20 (super car bracket).Bad design regards underneath the car means water corrodes many parts which periodically need changing.Still a head turner and the way car design is going will be for a few years. Already a design classic and i'm sure in 3 or 4 years prices will start to rise on the collecter market, so if you can afford to keep one in the garage DO. Has the +30 K been worth it O YES .
I bought my (Oct. 98) 20v turbo at eighteen months old with 14,000 miles on the clock. Ran it for four years and sold it with 100,000 miles. In that time the car required routine servicing, a new clutch at 50k miles, new brake discs at 60k miles and new front tyres every 15k miles. The most enjoyable car I have ever owned and one I still miss today. Having said all that, I don't think I would buy a used one now. If FIAT were to produce a new one that looked as good as this and went as well I'd buy one without hesitation.
I have owned 2 Fiat 20v turbos. I currently drive a Subaru Impreza WRX 2003 and a BMW M3, and the only car I ever still miss is the Coupe. I love them! If you want an exciting car that doesn't look like its trying to be something it is not and has breathtaking performance buy one - and quick, cause they wont be around for a lot longer.
Be warned; ownership of a FIAT Coupe is not something to enter into lightly. I bought a 1997 20v Turbo about two months ago only after countless test drives and six months of daily research. They went out of production seven years ago and only something like 5,500 were sold in the UK so finding a good one is increasingly difficult. With prices rock bottom for the last few years many have sadly fallen into the hands of those without the money or the will to maintain them as they deserve, added to which insurance companies are now writing them off for even minor accidents. They were built by Pininfarina so weren’t put together with the quality you’d expect of more mass-produced production lines and this shows at this age with numerous squeaks and rattles. Reliability problems are numerous but well documented; a quick scan of the ‘Fiat Coupe Forum’ will reveal that. Having said all that, it is a car to fall head-over-heels with; I just can’t help smiling when I jump into it, or even just see it out of my window. The performance is astounding, even if more mundane cars like Astra VXR have eclipsed it in recent years. The looks are stunning and driving it is utterly infectious. You can secure one for the price of a deposit on a new car and maintain it on about a quarter of the finance. But, buy it with your heart not your head. If you like buying a car to be like buying a washing machine, stick to Audi or Volkswagen.
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