1996 Fiat Brava 1.8L petrol EFI
Good town car, with looks only a mother could love
Suspension was shot when I bought it, but didn't realise it. The shocks were basically pointless and it would hit the stops on large bumps. I test drove it on good roads, and it didn't show through.
Sunroof was a bit temperamental (probably from the light rusting of the guide rails), so I just kept it shut.
Nothing else apart from that. So all in all, a pretty good buy.
I bought it because I saw it cheap and knew it would hold re-sale value when I sold it on. It served its purpose in that sense.
Good car, had it for a while. I found it quite alright in the wet, as I traveled across Arthur's Pass during a torrential rainstorm more than once.
The manual transmission was geared well for around town use and top gear was okay for highway cruising, but it did leave you wanting another gear in there.
Nice town runabout I would say; pretty frugal on the dino juice too.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th February, 2015