Written on: 15/06/2012
I have had my Fiat Seicento 1.1 Sporting in Broom yellow since new (September 2002). I love it, it has never let me down, starts 1st time every time. It is a hard ride & you'll definitely notice potholes. It's surprisingly quick off the mark and super easy to park. Only problems I've had are the power steering failed after one week, which was fixed under warranty. The driver window grates terribly but works fine and it has done this for many years. I have replaced part of the exhaust & the shock absorbers this year. One strange problem is that the back tyres keep going down, so it's a weekly task to pump them up. Have had them looked at more than once and no explanation or fix can be found. 3 people in the back is probably only possible if they are under 12, with short legs. My 5' 10" son sits sideways. Small boot space, made even smaller by the stereo speakers jutting into it, but I bought it for me to park easily in the city center, which it excelled at.
It's cheap to run & cheapest car I've found to insure for my 18 year old son, though strangely he's not keen even though I've offered it to him for nothing. He might just be coming around to the idea though as he really can't afford anything else on an apprentice wage. My problem now is what do I replace it with.