2001 Fiat Brava SX 1.9 JTD


Well worth the money


Rear window wiper failed @ 30.000 km (fixed on warranty)

Front fog*light glass broke 3 times allready.

First gear had some issues, fixed under warranty.

General Comments:

The car performs very well for a diesel. 105 pk are very useful on the highway, and the car accelerates pretty fast from let's say 100 km/h to 120 km/h. 0-100 in about 10 seconds.

The suspension is pretty stiff, so the car may feel uncomfortable on rough road surfaces, but overall it gives you a kind of 'sporty' feeling when taking curves. It has a very good grip on the road.

The diesel engine is rather noisy, and the windows let the wind through @ +140 km/h = whistling sound.

Dashboard sometimes squeaks, sometimes it doesn't. I wasn't able to find the cause for that and it's rather annoying.

I drove the car from Belgium to Poland and back twice all-ready, and the car performed very well on this +1000km journey.

Top speed (tested in Germany) was about 198 km/h on the speedometer. 180 km/h @ 4000 rpm.

I'm very satisfied.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd December, 2002