Fiat 131 Review from Austria

1979 Fiat 131 Supermirafiori 1.6

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership1981
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 kilometres
Most recent distance170000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

After 20 years I still love this car!

Faults:

The generator broke at 150,000km.

The brakes need work every two months.

Of course there's rust after 22 years!!

General Comments:

The reliability of this car is incredible for its age.

It is very sportive to drive (very easy to drift!) and doesn't need much petrol.

Spare-parts are easy to get and very cheap.

The car is still looking good.

The gear-box is perfect. Short ways and easy to shift.

The cabin could offer more space!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd April, 2001

21st Oct 2002, 17:42

I have a FIAT Brava 131 from 1983. I bought it new and I even maintain it original. However I had a small problem with an electric flaw and I want to repair it myself. I want to know if you could help me making me arrive a copy of the electric diagram.

Very grateful

Abraham Rodr

Average review marks: 9.2 / 10, based on 1 review