Fiat Brava Review from Australia and New Zealand

1996 Fiat Brava SX 1.6 litre

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 litre Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 kilometres
Most recent distance97000 kilometres


A sporty hatchback


1) Fuel injection problems at 90,000 km

2) Front electric windows broke at 95,000 kms

General Comments:

The car is a very good handler and is very comfortable around town.

I have added an after market muffler, which has created impressive gains in performance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th August, 2002

22nd Oct 2002, 17:59

This is a great review. I found it very relative to my own experiances with my own Brava. I live in Liverpool, but I see that the Brava still has problems down under. I agree because it is a sporty hatchback, that is let down only by its electrics.

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review