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1997 FIAT CinquecentoReview
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My First Car — it was a fun car, it could go through the corners thanks to the aftermarket suspension and soft tires but when pushed hard the inside wheels used to come of the ground. the engine gave out 3 times within 2 years of really heavy use. everyday hill climb and downhill at full speed also killed the gearbox and that was the reason i quit on this car. i had some fun overtaking much faster cars on the downhill and some good memories on the back seat.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: cheap car, low  maintenance, almost free parts.

Cons: deadly slow, breaks down easily

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Wanna Get A New One — i dnt like the car coz i can lift it off the ground to easly, i dnt hav enough boot space or space for my self and the engine sounds like a power drill however it is quick and has good milage

Pros: to get from A to B

Cons: looks like a box with wheels

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You May Mock! But I Know You Want One — Performance - Acceleration is poor, braking is average, handling is flimsey but responsive. Build quality - Contrary to popular belief it has been reliable!, lots of squeaks nd rattles, mainly from interior trim. Appearance - All original styling inside and out, boxy and basic wherever you look! Cost of ownership - 40+ mpg (good), relatively rare vehicle so quite expensive parts. Fun factor - If you enjoy being laughed at then its good fun to drive! lack of power steering makes it more responsive.

Pros: Nobody else has one, and its DEFINATELY blue!

Cons: The stupid short gearbox which means changing gear every 5 seconds!

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A Great Little Car As A Run-about — This 998cc car was a great runner, for the size of the engine it really seemed to be going fast, topped out at 98mph on full revs. After 2 big crashes the car finally gave way to one with more room.

Pros: Felt faster than it was
Easy enough to get spares for

Cons: Not a massive amount of room in the back.
VERY little boot space

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Cant Miss Me On The Road..... — Nice little car, easy to park and economical, ideal for my job as i have to drive around Cambridge!

Pros: nippy, easy to park, reliable, economical

Cons: no power steering but you dont need it as the car is so small...

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Fiat Cars — it's performance is really good because of the micro size, it's the crowded city car. It can fit in any parking place, the acceleration is acceptable it's only 900 cc, the braking is not quiet good but above all it's so fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: micro size, low in gas

Cons: bad brakes

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1994 FIAT Cinquecento Reviews

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1993 FIAT Cinquecento Reviews

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