2006 Fiat Palio HLX 1.8 8v
Nice small car for the price if you don't mind the extra fuel expense
Right air vent went permanently closed, the wheel that opens the vent apparently disconnected from the air gate, fixed at dealer within two days, but they broke the piece and now doesn't fit right.
Occasional metallic sound when accelerating, apparently from the exhaust pipe, dealer didn't really fix that, they only told me there was nothing wrong. No damage to the exhaust line, I'm the only driver of the car, put a small rubber piece inside the rubber shock absorber of the pipe and the noise almost disappeared.
Reverse gear occasionally doesn't engage, second try or letting the car move a few centimeters fix the issue, haven't take it to dealer because of this yet.
Nice small car, third generation of the Palio, Brazilian made, Giugiaro restyled.
Nice car for the price, engine has guts on the torque department, but being an old 8v from the GM-Fiat alliance, it lacks more Hp, smoothness and fuel economy.
Its high setting makes it a little scary on curves, but safe for our bumpy roads.
HLX here is the higher equipment level, mine came with all the electric pack plus Air Conditioning, no ABS, EBD or Airbags. Fog lights, but no alloys. Factory speakers sincerely makes you feel nauseous. This bunch of cars didn't came with the original MP3 radio so no comments on that.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th March, 2007