Fiat Croma Review from Bulgaria

1992 Fiat Croma T ie 2.0 turbo i.e.

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo i.e. Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 kilometres
Most recent distance180000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Coupe

Summary:

Reliable high performance bargain

Faults:

Nothing major went wrong, apart from a leaking front shock and a worn clutch at 170 000 km. Seems normal for this kind of power.

General Comments:

Extremely fast, 0-100 in a mere 7 seconds, roomy and very reliable. Blows away all kinds of GTI's and the like with just 158 HP. Amazingly light-weight - kerb weight 1180 kg, although it's a big limo.

Consumption is about 13 l/100 km city driving and 10l/100km highway use.

These cars are extremely underrated and come to the second hand market really cheap.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th October, 2001

11th Dec 2004, 18:58

Those 7.0 seconds 0 to 100 km/h are a little bit wrong... 0 to 60 mph maybe...

25th Jan 2005, 06:06

The real time it takes Croma 2.0tie 0-100 kph is 7,6 sec.

I think that 100kmph and 60mph is almost the same... Am I wrong?

Saludos.

18th Jan 2006, 06:10

I can just tell you that my father bought a used CROMA 2,0 ie, with 290 000 km on it, now its on 335 000 km, it runs like a dream, I am just sorry I couldnt witness her power when she was new. I should tell you that my dad is a low maintenance guy, he changes things after they brake down.

25th Apr 2007, 06:13

I lived in Germany from 86'to 93'. I bought a 1988 Fiat Croma Turbo i.e. I didn't really care about the 0 to 100km time. I can tell you it would run 250kmh all day long. I drove it from Heidelberg, Germany to Amsterdam in 3 hours and 19 minutes. Beautiful 2 tone silver and gold car. Never understood why Fiat didn't make them for American use.

25th Apr 2007, 08:33

I have FIAT CROMA 2.0 T.I.E. and I just can say that CROMA have extra power and I think that is lot better than every GTI...

17th Aug 2008, 08:01

Hi, I'm really shocked at the Croma's acceleration (7.4 sec). I want to know from Fiat Croma users how really good is this car, I mean, if it has malfunctions, defects, how expensive are the parts, how easy to fix is, how easy to find the car's parts are?

6th Oct 2009, 10:52

The acceleration of the Fiat Croma is 7.98 (0-62mph). The car is really fast. I have one, and I am going to make a mistake to sell it... I don't know why...

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 1 review