What Car? says

3 out of 5 stars

For The Fiat Coupe is a design classic, and it has powerful engines, too

Against It's built with some flimsy trim and it has some irritating reliability problems

Verdict The Coupe is that rare thing: a usable modern classic. It's still desirable over a decade after it was launched

Go for… 2.0 20v Turbo

Avoid… 2.0 16v

Fiat Coupé Coupe
  • 1. There's space in the back for two adults, making this a surprisingly practical coupe
  • 2. Avoid any car that shows signs of smoke, whether on start up or when the throttle is pressed
  • 3. The cambelt must be changed every 36,000 miles to ensure the engine's long life
  • 4. Some trim can become creaky over time, but generally the cabin is well put together
  • 5. All of the engines provide decent performance and the car handles well
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