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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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22 reader reviews for Fiat Seicento Hatchback.
  • 1.1 SX 3dr

    Kirstie Freeman Date: 30/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought a 51 reg Seicento for my first car, for £1000, which I thought was a very good deal, although it had done over 69,000 miles.

    Its overall costs were great for me, at £66 for 6 months tax and only £650 a year for Third party, fire and theft insurance.

    However, i did find that fuel consumption wasn't as good as I thought it would be and found that I did have to keep filling up with petrol, even though it was only a 1.1 engine.

    Also when i bought the car, it did smell strongly of petrol whenever I put my fan on.

    I have owned the car for a year now and have recently had some work done on it, a new fan motor, a new water pump and water pump pipe, and a new sidelight bulb which did cost around £600.

    For a first car, it was a very good car, low running costs, and a nippy little runabout. I am currently selling this car, for a hyundai getz, as it is a slight bit bigger and I need the space for when I'm out with my friends (although the seicento has 3 seatbelts in the back, its difficult to fit 3 people in, unless they are incredibly thin!)

    Although I have had problems with this car, I did love it to pieces and would recommend it to first time drivers, as long as they make sure when they buy it, that everything is working properly and the car has had recent services and an MOT, to make sure it is in good working order.

  • 1.1 Sporting 3dr

    Dale McMullen , Cumbria . Date: 07/01/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I owned this car for 18 months, after owning 3 Cinquecento Sportings.

    What I loved about these cars was as a young driver, it was difficult to find a car that was more fun to drive, was cheap to buy and run, yet still had enough space to accommodate 4 adults in comfort.

    out of all of 4 fiats I owned, these cars never let me down once, and the Seicento was both reliable and fun, and had a good level of equipment, with electric windows, CD player, ABS central locking, and power steering all as standard.

    The only peeve I did have was with the power steering, which I felt was unnecessary on a car of this size, and found to be slightly light at speed.

    This did not detract from my enjoyment, and I would recommend this car to anyone looking for value, fun and enjoyment from a car

  • 1.1 Sporting 3dr

    Katherine Smith , Worcestershire . Date: 14/08/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have a yellow 2001 1.1 Michael Whathisname edition Seicento called Frank. It's my second motor, replacing a 1969 VW Beetle.

    I thought I would hate it, as I was so reluctant to stop using my Bug. I had several conditons for a new car: I didn't want a Clio; I didn't want a Corsa; I didn't want a 106, 206, 306 - whatever!; I didn't want a Saxo; I didn't want a Micra; and it's got to be yellow or bright green.

    So I got my Seicento. I went all the way to Manchester and my first journey with it was bombing it down the M5 at 100mph! I couldn't believe it!

    I love i, I love it!

    It was previously owned by a bit of a chav - it's got tinted windows, an awesome sound system and loads of unnecessary but brilliant yellow accessories.

    Petrol consumption is awesome, too. Half a tank is £20 and it got me all the way from Manchester to the Midlands!

    I love it!

    Someone mentioned there's lots of space when you fold the back seats down - how do you do this? Do they fold forwards or backwards?

    I would love to know as I'm off camping and there's no boot space - I can just about fit my hockey kit in!

  • 1.1 Sporting 3dr

    Anna Thompson Date: 30/07/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    What can I say? I have owned a black sporting model for nearly two years and despite its faults (of which there are a few) I have never been quite so attached to a car.

    Driving the Seicento is so much fun: you can throw the car around corners, park in the tiniest of spaces and still manage to sustain 90mph in the fast lane for hours on end.

    The car is also surprisingly spacy with the back seats down.

    Agreeing with some of the other reviewers, the clutch has gone twice, parts are expensive to replace and I have had a leak in the petrol tank and sunroof since the day I bought it.

    I sadly lost the car in the recent floods and have opted for a Hyundai Getz - having just read the reviews I wish I had stuck with a Seicento. I loved everything about my little car and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone.

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