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FIAT SEICENTO Hatchback 1998‑2004
57 owner reviews for FIAT SEICENTO Hatchback 1998‑2004
Best car I've ever had!
FIAT SEICENTO Sporting 3dr (Review date: 6th March '13)
I had my little Seicento for 2 years, and I loved it.
Running cost is excellent, it makes 60+mpg, very good to drive around to town, but on motorway a bit slower (60mph), mine had 1.1 engine. It's very economical, cheap to tax, and insure.
Only one bad point, boot are a bit small, if you have a weekly big shopping, maybe you need more space. Parts are cheap for this type of car, and easy to service.
Very good to drive, and easy to parking anywhere you want.
I would recommend for anyone , who need a reliable small car for good price.
Never let me down
FIAT SEICENTO SX 3dr (Review date: 4th May '12)
I bought Seicento 4 years ago from 1st owner with a mileage of 24000. Since then only what I exchanged were: new clutch, tyres and wipers. Apart normal MOT service I didn't have to repair anything in it. Seicento is a small car but enough for me. I used it only to pick up my son to/from school and shopping as we have another, bigger car for pleasure. Definitely not family car! Running costs... so.. so (45mpg). Tax £135 and 1st group insurance. No PAS so it hard to bend while parking.
Great little Learner Driver and First Car
FIAT SEICENTO Mia 3dr (Review date: 20th January '12)
I bought this car as I was looking for a little run-a-bout in which my daughter and son could learn to drive. In this , it has behaved itself most admirably, as well as being the family run-a-bout..
You wouldn't choose to travel vast motorway journeys in this little car but anything less, it does the job well, even cruises at 70mph on its 899cc engine.
Cheap, to buy and run, reliable, practical and responds well to the driver. Quite remarkable!
My views about my car
FIAT SEICENTO 1.1i S 3dr (Review date: 19th January '12)
Great first car
FIAT SEICENTO Sporting 3dr (Review date: 19th January '12)
The ratings above may seem high but for a first car this is up there. If you don't have mommy and daddy paying for it it's a cheap nice looking car that drives well . I've driven mine all over the place with a fare few miles under my belt an not alot of expense for the ride.
Great first car :-)
Great fun small car!
FIAT SEICENTO Sporting 3dr (Review date: 2nd October '11)
Seicento is a very nice little car, very economical (insurance, fuel) and surprisingly quick considering the engine size/power. it is also roomy enough for 4 people even though it doesnt look like it. its size is ideal for the city being extremely easy to park it anywhere and when you drop the seats it has a good amount of space to transfer more stuff. i was really surprised from the performance of the engine even with four people the car was pulling with no hesitation even on uphill streets. the information you get from the steering wheel is very good and it has a slightly heavy feeling. the gearbox was pretty good as well having the first 3 gears short helping the agility within the city.
the quality of the cabin is not so good though and it has very plastic-like feel. also the suspension was kind of stiff and there was a lot of road noise in the cabin. the pedals have very small size and they are very close to each other making the use of them a bit tricky. i only had to change tyres to the car and i had to order the new tyres due to not common tyre size (the guy said the tyre size is too small and they dont have it in stock. i asked to all major tyre-fitting companies and i got the same reply) so it took some time to get it done.
overall though it was a great city car and very fun to drive. i would recommend it to anyone especially to those who enjoy driving. great fun for low maintenance costs!
a big lego car
FIAT SEICENTO 1.1i SX 3dr (Review date: 23rd September '11)
Ok its daft, fun, can't corner at speeds n has problems with long steep hills when carrying passengers.
Its been the greatest car ever for me, its done the big long journeys and the trips to work. Its tiny but it can take me, child, large dog and a weeks camping gear. The only failing it ever had was the wiper motor broke during the last winter due to the snow.
Anyone over 6ft will have probelms getting in/out of the car and you will become an expert in packing after driving it.
I've had the greatest adventures and fun with this car and its cheap to run, reliable, easy to park and will be the only car in a muddy field to get out without a tow, what more does anyone want. :)
VERY RELIABLE AND WELL LOOKED AFTER
FIAT SEICENTO 1.1i Active 3dr (Review date: 9th August '11)
FANTASTIC FUN FIAT!
FIAT SEICENTO Sporting 3dr (Review date: 5th August '11)
This little car has served me really well! I have put on 35,000 miles in 2.5 years of enjoyable and economical driving.
Alright, I had to spend a few quid on bits and pieces that get worn out on an 8 year old car with 70,000 miles on the clock, but it paid for itself in fuel savings alone versus driving around on my own in the family 4x4!
It really whizzes along and is very agile, and for such a small engine it is amazingly flexible, pulling away and with a wide power band that makes it so easy to drive.
Selling it on now - I shall miss it but it will give a few more years of pleasure to the new owner.
small, agile and fun to drive, but not without its setbacks.
FIAT SEICENTO Suite 3dr (Review date: 5th July '11)
The Fiat Seicento is not to be taken too seriously as it is basically a big go kart, so If you want a family car or you are looking for something with a bit of power don't buy this car. Only buy if you need an economical car to go to work and back in, because that is the only area it excells in.
The Seicento is economical on stop start journeys due to its light weight (I averaged about 35-40 mpg). The handiling is good and you can make quick, sharp turns.
The car is not very fast and it takes a long time to get up to 70mph on the motorway, and once you lose your speed you have to start all over again. I had to take mine to the garage a lot due to the windscreen wiper motor developing a fault.(My husband fixed it in the end!) There is a mysterious banging noise that is extremley annoying on long journeys. There is also not a lot of legroom in the back and you have move the chair all the way fowards for the people in the back to get some decent legroom. (Thats fine for me because im short anyway!) Whenever it rained water come in through the sunroof which is inconvinient.
Overall I think that if you want a bit of a laugh , or decent mpg on stop start journeys get the Seicento, otherwise don't bother.