Fiat Palio Review from Argentina

1998 Fiat Palio EL 1.6

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance97000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Uno

Summary:

Tough and roomy

Faults:

Original pads and disc brakes must be changed at 25000Km.

The driver's seat is broken at 35000Km. After that I had a problem with the wiper windscreen motor (changed), the rear right wheel brake, the throttle wire is broken at 80000 Km (changed), and finally the car was overheating and I must change the heater radiator.

The horn never works correctly.

General Comments:

The Palio is a very easy to drive car, easy to park (even without power steering) in the city. When I drive it on the highway, the car has found its natural habitat, is fast (170 Km/h, at least that's what the clock says) and economical (15-16 Km/l).

Inside is roomy (five passengers seated, no problem), the trunk is a little small. Almost 100000 Km. and the car still runs with the original clutch and shock absorbers!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd January, 2002

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 1 review