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Old 04-28-2019, 10:18 AM
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Rob had one like this.
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Old 04-28-2019, 03:12 PM
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Fred sent me a copy of the article. As interesting as it is, and as fun a car the X-1/9 is, after owning two I don't think I want another. Even with a Honda engine, it's still a Fiat, and by definition, it's hard to keep it together.

To quote my wife after the second one wouldn't start after a stop, "I'm never riding in this car again." That was the end of my second X-1/9.

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Fred sent me a copy of the article. As interesting as it is, and as fun a car the X-1/9 is, after owning two I don't think I want another. Even with a Honda engine, it's still a Fiat, and by definition, it's hard to keep it together.

To quote my wife after the second one wouldn't start after a stop, "I'm never riding in this car again." That was the end of my second X-1/9.
Back in 1974 I had a room mate that owned an X-1/9. That is when I learned that FIAT is not a name, but an acronym for Fix It Again Tony.
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Not any more both of our Fiats have been great
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I would take one of these in a heartbeat...if they weren't so pricey. I owned 4 X1/9s over the years and loved them. Drove my buddy's E-Mod SCCA monster...an X1/9 stripped down to ~1700lbs, powered by a turbo 13B rotary (300+ H.P.).

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Old 04-30-2019, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Conedodger View Post
I would take one of these in a heartbeat...if they weren't so pricey. I owned 4 X1/9s over the years and loved them. Drove my buddy's E-Mod SCCA monster...an X1/9 stripped down to ~1700lbs, powered by a turbo 13B rotary (300+ H.P.).

Its the strangest thing. Some X-1/9 owners think the car great. Others think that it was a lot of fun, but almost impossible to keep running. I had two and they were so unreliable, so poorly built and so hard to keep running that I'd never buy another one.
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Check out the one at www.professionalautoexchange.com Wonder what the price is?
So my question to Rob is which was worse for reliability the fiat or the triumph?
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Check out the one at www.professionalautoexchange.com Wonder what the price is?
So my question to Rob is which was worse for reliability the fiat or the triumph?
That's a real tough question. I think I had more problems with the Fiat, but my TR-6 was pretty bad as well. The difference was that something on the TR-6 was always broken, but the car would run. The X-1/9 simply wouldn't run. My TR-6 soured me on British cars and my Fiat did the same for Italian cars. When Liz and I finally got rid of my original X-1/9 in 1982 we bought our first Honda Accord. It was like a breath of fresh air.
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