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FIAT SEICENTO Hatchback 1998‑2004

4.2
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FIAT SEICENTO Hatchback 1998‑2004

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59 owner reviews for FIAT SEICENTO Hatchback 1998‑2004

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nicam

SEICENTO SPORTING

FIAT SEICENTO 1.1 Michael Schumacher Sporting 3dr (Review date: 16th April '14)

5

Been completely surprised, in a pleasant way that is, with this little nutter of a car - basic internally and only 56bhp (i think) but goes nice and quick and handles brilliantly, i loves it. Great fun to drive, stops almost immediately and you can park it virtually anywhere. It's economical to run and cheap to maintain. Only flaw is the handbrake which is a design fault apparently in that it starts to stop working, but what the heck, I just leave it in gear. Highly recommend them!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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fender1946

a much underrated car

FIAT SEICENTO 1.1i SX 3dr (Review date: 11th March '14)

4.5

I bought a seicento for my 18yr old daughter to learn to drive in. she is quite tiny but the car suited her superbly. very good all round vision and quite nippy. i found myself "borrowing it a few times". good on fuel. for a learner very reasonable to insure. the only repair was when the clutch cable snapped. passed both MOT's first time with no recommendations. Sadly the car is now up for sale as she has passed her test and moved on to a newer car. a superb little motor

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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zajec

Best car I've ever had!

FIAT SEICENTO Sporting 3dr (Review date: 6th March '13)

4.8

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.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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greendell

Never let me down

FIAT SEICENTO SX 3dr (Review date: 4th May '12)

3.5

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.

Practicality

3 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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martinb

Great little Learner Driver and First Car

FIAT SEICENTO Mia 3dr (Review date: 20th January '12)

3.5

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!

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

3 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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yallonby

My views about my car

FIAT SEICENTO 1.1i S 3dr (Review date: 19th January '12)

4

I bought my car around insurance quotes, however each time i put my key in the ignition she (Fiona) starts first time. Verry cheep to run, my only complaint is the washer jet does'n like to work in the cold weather. Will be a sad day when I get a new car.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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gkdkfjhodjpghjs

Great first car

FIAT SEICENTO Sporting 3dr (Review date: 19th January '12)

4.3

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 :-)

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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diR

Great fun small car!

FIAT SEICENTO Sporting 3dr (Review date: 2nd October '11)

4

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!

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

3 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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emB

a big lego car

FIAT SEICENTO 1.1i SX 3dr (Review date: 23rd September '11)

4.3

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. :)

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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stevenM

VERY RELIABLE AND WELL LOOKED AFTER

FIAT SEICENTO 1.1i Active 3dr (Review date: 9th August '11)

5

THIS IS A GREAT WEE CAR, I BOUGHT IT 5 YEARS AGO AND IT HAS BEEN VERY RELIABLE FOR ME, EVEN IN THE REALLY BAD WINTER WHEN THE SNOW WAS BAD IT NEVER LET ME DOWN.

I SPEND £20 A MONTH ON PETROL AND THAT GETS ME TO WORK AND HOME.

I WOULD WELCOME ANY INSPECTION ON THIS CAR.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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