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Fiat Coupe Coupe running costs and reliability

1995 - 2000 (change model)
Running costs rating: 2.5 out of 52.5

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.
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Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 28 - 30 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.
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Insurance is likely to be one of the biggest costs – even the lesser powered cars are group 17 – rising to group 20 for the 20v Turbo models. The turbo cars get through front tyres quickly while Fiat parts can be expensive. Avoid repairs and maintenance at Fiat dealers though and find a reliable specialist. There are plenty about and they not only charge less but offer a better service too.

The standard 16v model averages an acceptable 30mpg but the 20v turbocharged cars are more thirsty, capable of 28mpg while emitting 240g/km of CO2.

There are few mechanical problems but numerous niggling electrical faults are commonplace. Early 16V units are painfully impractical to have serviced: even basic maintenance requires the engine to be taken out.