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.
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