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Motors Purchasing Fiat coupe pros and cons?

Discussion in 'General' started by ViRuZO, 22 Aug 2005.

  1. ViRuZO

    ViRuZO What's a Dremel?

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    my mate decided to buy fiat coupe year 1994-1998(engine 2.0 102 kw or 165 kw with turbo- that is an hard thing to find in a perfect shape i believe ).should i persuade him not to buy it or conversely encourage? what are your thoughts and suggestions on this topic? :)
     
  2. Shadowed_fury

    Shadowed_fury Minimodder

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    Its a nice car, but costly.


    Pros:
    Italian
    Comes in yellow
    Looks nice
    Sounds great with aftermarket exhaust


    Cons:
    Insurance (Group 20 here, I think)
    Only Front wheel drive
    Apparently they don't handle that well
     
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  3. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    i beg your pardon? :eyebrow:
     
  4. P2D

    P2D 99.999% Pure Spam!

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    Its one of them cars i cant decide if i like or not, i suppose they look ok, but not the best for looks..
     
  5. Shadowed_fury

    Shadowed_fury Minimodder

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    20 then, no idea where I got 22.
     
  6. Piratetaco

    Piratetaco is always right

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    Cons:
    Insurance (Group 20 here, I think)
    Only Front wheel drive
    Apparently they don't handle that well
    Italian
     
  7. RepLiKa

    RepLiKa What's a Dremel?

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    Brilliant car tbh
    I tune cars and i tell you that these engines (turbo ) respond quite well to light tuning. They handle surprisling well and are quite pretty too. Thumbs up from me.
     
  8. olv

    olv he's so bright

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    erm, excuse me? please dont spout poo. they are well regarded as one of the best handling FWD cars.

    imo they are excellent cars. Very quick, very cheap, look great (i accept this is kind of a marmite thing though), excellent handling, tuneable, ++
     
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    :: Phat :: Oooh shakalaka!

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    The main thing to look out for is the cambelt on the 5pot engines (20v) if its not been changed, depending on the garage it can be a costly job, some garages will take the engine out, others will fiddle around it, either way it can be a lot of ££££'s, (you'll likely to find a lot of Coupe's around the 70,000 miles mark as this is when that expensive cambelt comes into play.
     
  10. ViRuZO

    ViRuZO What's a Dremel?

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    for example in lithuania coupe costs around 9000-15000 lt(our money)~ 2000-3000 pounds. depends on engine it comes with and condition, but what worries me is the reliability of an italian coupe as it is considered as not very solid car though it's a car for those who can;t afford to buy ferrari!
     
  11. Bartop

    Bartop What's a Dremel?

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    Worth doing some research on http://www.fccuk.org forums if you haven't already done so..

    echo the cambelts advice btw..
     
  12. Lord_A

    Lord_A Boom baby!

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    To all those that mentioned its styling...what's wrong with Italian styling?!!
    It's a lot better than German boxes and other boring cars :p

    They handle really well as well (imo).
    A friend of mine has the 20valve turbo plus model, it rules :rock:

    Get ready for mis-aligned body panels though, it's pretty hard to find ones in very good condition as the build quality on them is pretty poor unfortunately.
     
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    ViRuZO What's a Dremel?

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  14. SHAKIRALOVER

    SHAKIRALOVER What's a Dremel?

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    What i was gonna say, book time is 24 hours or something stupid like that.
     
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