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Excellent

ProSuch fun to drive, excellent fuel economy, cheap.

ConsHeavy clutch and steering, generally quite basic.

Remember the television adverts when the Cinquecento launched in 1993? It was seen driving around an Italian city, perhaps Rome, and objects such as lampposts and petrol pumps formed heart shapes as it passed by. That really is the kind of affection this little car inspires in people. I have...

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Super

“Baked Bean Tin”

published 08/05/2001

Proeconomical and comfortable. reliable and roomy. ...

Consboxy looking. can be heavy to drive and often get...

I own a turquoise Fiat Cinquecento SX. The Cinquecento SX was by far the best choice for me both economically and physically. I share the car with my brother who is at least a foot taller than me, and it is surprising how comfortable this nippy little car is. The interior design is pleasing to...

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Excellent

“Little florance!!!!!!!!”

published 28/10/2004

Prosmall,fuel ecconomy

Conssomtimes stiff gears

Well I’ll start off my saying that this little car, the fiat Cinquecento is my first car, (awww) I got it 3 months after passing my driving test, in April I was originally looking to buy a micra, as they seem reliable, but after seeing this little beauty sitting on a garage forecourt, I knew I...

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Good

“Postman Pat Van!”

published 30/09/2000

ProEngine struggles, poor build quality

Consfuel economy

The Cinquecento is an extremely compact front wheel drive hatchback/city car that doesn’t look too dissimilar to a Postman Pat van. There is lots of interior room for its size, steering and the ride quality are good and insurance is low. But build quality is poor and the interior trim soon looks...

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Excellent

“A sporty first car”

published 13/08/2004

ProGood acceleration for a little car, spacious, leat...

ConsHeavy steering, handbrake sticks.

I learned to drive in a bright yellow Fiat Cinquecento Sporting (1.1). Eventually it passed through the family and into my hands, and I adore it. Compared to my friends small cars - 800cc and 1000cc respectively - it's got good acceleration. When you need to overtake safely, or pull away, it does...

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“Cedric is his name.”

published 23/04/2003

ProDeceptively Spacious. Good Fuel Economy. Inspires ...

Consfrequently picked on by bigger cars. Does struggle...

Ok if you want a review with all the spec.... quoting all manner of figures.... go read the fiat website..... i don't care about facts and figures... you want an opinion to help you decide on a car? well to me that is what the actual car is like to drive everyday... after the honeymoon period is...

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Excellent

Profun to drive, ecomonical, reliability.

Consprone to head gaskets going if not properly mainta...

I LOVE this car, even though I am lucky enough to be able to drive several this is certainly one of my favourites. Its easy to drive, loads of cabin space (I have 4 children and they all fit in comfortably and belted up correctly as with the new laws). Its very responsive and as mine is the...

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Super

“cinquecento 1.1 sporting”

published 24/10/2005

Pronippy, cheap insurance. fits into spaces others ca...

Consexpensive to fix when does go wrong, overheating

Hi, I have a bright yellow cinquecento sporting on a 1996 plate. I have had this car for nearly 4 years and it has 88k on the clock. Dispite the fact I would like another car Im going to put it through another mot in april and why? well. I work for a company who doesnt have enough spaces for it's...

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Excellent

published 06/01/2009

hi i'm laura i'm 17 and this is my very first car i ever had i think that it is really cool little car . and really sporting. * i love the inside of my car because it neat and clean when my parents bought it. * the thing that i didnt like on the car, was the colour orange going around it , so what i've done is sprayed it RED like the inside , red/black seat covers with red belts. * i know the boot can be small but it ok if your a fan of FIAT CINQUECENTO (sporting) please email me on loopymagic@hotmail.com cheers laura x

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“Cinqeucento”

published 23/03/2001

ProGood fuel economy-approx 35 miles for £5

ConsYou quite often get tailed by other 'bigger' cars

I have a silver L reg cinq sx. I think it has been really good so far. I have never had ny problems with it and I have had it for over a year. I think that the insurance is very reasonable. I pay £300 a year 3rd party f&t. My cinq has just passed it's MOT last week with no problems. Although this...

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Excellent

“My First Car”

published 13/05/2003

ProExcellent Petrol Consumption

ConsIt can not pick up high speed (90mph+)

In December 2001, I wanted to be independent and have my own car. I had a budget of 1800 and a lot of time to hunt for a good bargain. I was looking out and comparing different cars, test driving them. I wanted a car that was not too very old, giving a good consumption and had a reasonably low...

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Not for me

“Motoring hell”

published 04/08/2000

ProTardis-like.

ConsAny you could imagine, and then some.

I drove an M-registered version of this car because it was my mothers and consequently the one i learned to drive in. For starters, it looks stupid and feels poorly balanced, especially going around bends. It feels as if it will explode going at any speed over 60 mph and it sounds like a gale is...

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Super

published 08/12/2008

I own a sporting for 18 month now and are pleased with it ! Just one thing could be better ! Acceleration from first into second gear is poor ! From second gear upwards the car goes well !

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