I owned, and dreamed of buying a yellow sciecento sporting for many years and boy i was not disappointed. It was loads of fun to drive, was handsome to look at, and was a joy to own.....
Until i got fed up with it!, the cars clutch cable went about five times in two years, the washer bottle leaked god knows how many times, even the drivers seat broke at one point!, Nothing majorly went wrong, ie the engine, but in the end i got fed up with not knowing whether i was going home on my own or with an AA man in tow, The AA on the other hand are brilliant!
The one major thing with this car is not the amount of times it goes wrong its the other stuff like trying to get parts for a sporting model, expensive and not in stock, tyres are particularly a nightmare! And trying to work on this car is real pain, cos its so small and cute, everything is compact or nearly impossible to get to.
So i finally got fed up and bought a brand new C2, the money i spend on a new car is probably about the same as i spent in a month on repairing my old car, but am i happy ......NO!!!!!! I MISS MY LITTLE SEICENTO SO MUCH!!!
Will probably go back to a seicento,
If you want to drive a car that you will get attacthed to and never want a different car drive a seicento,
They really do put the fun into drivng, and i think part of that fun was not knowing whether my car was going to get there or not. I always smile when i see a seicento being picked up by recovery.....ah the good old days...
When I was younger, my Mum's friend used to own a broom yellow Cinquento Sporting, and ever since I saw it, I wanted one!
My first car was an 02 reg Seat Arosa which was nice and well built but lacked something. Then I saw an advert for it a 2001 (Y) Fiat Seicento Sporting in broom yellow, with only 6800 miles.
I took it for a test drive and loved it. Having previously been a biker, I'm used to noise at speed, which is the only real fault with this car. It's got all the kit with it and it drives like a go-kart. You can feel every lump and bump and you can even feel when you're driving over a coin. It's a real driver's car. I love it.
It's been ultra-reliable so far, there's no rust and it hasn't gone wrong yet. Fiats are so underrated when it comes to build and reliability, and it's simply not true! I'm lucky enough to have an independant specialist near me to service the car - I would never take my baby to a dealership!
I love my little car - true, it is little, but it's feisty and just perfect for city driving. I especially enjoy being able to squeeze it into the tiniest of spaces that drivers of other cars don't even consider. When I need to turn around, I hardly ever need to use reverse gear as the turning circle is so tight. The adaptability of the seating makes the most of the room inside. I have easily managed to slide in a 6ft long flatpack bed and there was still plenty of room for the mattress.
Running costs are very low, as is the insurance - and I have not yet had the need for any repair work. As my car is Y-registered, I would consider that to be quite good going when compared to other cars of a similar age, and I am expecting it to fly through the MoT next month.
The only minor complaint I have is that there is not really anywhere to stash items out of sight, because the glove box is just a shelf - but at least that means I keep it tidy and it's easy to find things.
I'm a big fan of Fiat, as my first car was a D-registered Panda (Bianca edition) which I bought about 10 years ago for just over £1000. Its reliability was unquestionable and I am expecting the Seicento to have no problem too.
I have had this car since I passed my test at 17. Since then it has commuted from Birmingham to Scarborough weekly and got me from AtoB around town as good as any overpriced Corsa!
In my opinion, Seicento's are the 21st century equivilent of the old mini!!! Granted it struggles a bit up hills but still managed to hit 100mph carrying 4 adult passengers to Manchester. It runs forever on a tank of petrol and halved my insurance quotes. If you buy one, beware...love hurts!
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