Used Fiat Coupe 1995 - 2001 review

Category: Coupé

Section: Advice for buyers

Fiat Coupe
  • Fiat Coupe
  • Fiat Coupe

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Fiat Coupe coupe?

A car that shows any signs of smoke should be avoided. In a Turbo, it's a sign the turbocharger is on its way out and on non-turbocharged models it's a sign of neglect. Either way, it spells expensive trouble.

The cambelt must be changed every 36,000 miles to ensure the engine's long life. This isn't very long for a cambelt, but the Coupe is a performance car and you have to expect this sort of TLC. Also, make sure you only buy a car with a healthy engine. A lot of engine work requires the engine to be removed, which is time-consuming and expensive, and those are the kind of bills you can do without. Some trim can also become creaky over time, but generally the cabin is well put together. More of a problem will be minor electrical glitches, so check every switch and button works.