Fiat Cinquecento (93-98) - Review

Review by Parkers on
2.5
Cheap, neatly styled and great fun to drive. All models are inexpensive to run and the 1.

Fiat Cinquecento (93-98)
Low ownership costs; cheeky character; nimble around town
Feels a bit flimsy and lightweight.

New price range:

£5,502 - £7,535

Used price range:

£228 - £462

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

2.5 out of 5

Cheap, neatly styled and great fun to drive. All models are inexpensive to run and the 1.1 Sporting is nippy enough for longer trips. The only downside is the flimsy and lightweight feel to the Cinquecento, which feels like it will crumple like an empty coke can in any collision. Be sure to check the condition of the bodywork and trim carefully before purchasing and do not expect wonders on the motorway. Otherwise, the Cinquecento is great around town, feels agile, and is great fun to drive.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

2.5 out of 5

Performance

2.5 out of 5

Handling

2.5 out of 5

Comfort

2 out of 5

Practicality

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

2.5 out of 5

Safety

1 out of 5

Reliability

3 out of 5

Running costs

4.5 out of 5

Green credentials

not rated yet

Buying used

2.5 out of 5

Selling

2 out of 5

Equipment

1.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Fuel economy is superb; its easy to maneuver when parking, although the lack of power steering may be a problem for some.  

5 out of 5

Martin Furey ,   15 Jul 2013    ... read more

 Low insurance group which is ideal for new drivers jus passed there test.  

5 out of 5

Gary Futcher ,   22 Mar 2010    ... read more

 nothing really - far too small for anything other than town driving  

3 out of 5

jack bates ,   17 Dec 2008    ... read more

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