Fiat Uno Review from Chile

1993 Fiat Uno Turbo ie 1.4 turbo

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership1996
Engine and transmission 1.4 turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired24000 kilometres
Most recent distance65000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Uno 1.6R (of Brazil)

Summary:

An Italian miracle, fastest for the money paid

Faults:

Read the cars modifications and driving first.

* Surprisingly the clutch survived up to 44.000 kms.

* Electronic gas pump died twice: Once at 40.000 kms. and at 60.000 kms. (previous owner had the same problem at 20.000). I imagine the "over" chip had something to do with it.

* Front seats (driver) started to have problems (loosing strength) at 40.000 kms (other friend had the same problem).

* Gas mileage was steady 7.5 kms/liter, not bad for the speed.

General Comments:

This car had some modifications such as:

1. Over chip for the turbo.

2. Eibach rear suspension.

3. 6200 rpm limit was changed up to 7500 rpm. (in 3rd. 100 miles/hr (160kms/hr).

4. Front brake disc larger and vented.

5. Ansa tail. Momo 14 with Falken tires (175/60/14).

I went up to 235 kms/hr a couple times and several over 200. (225 on flat highway) 6.2-7.2 range for 0-100 kms/hr. I did run this car with any who wanted to. I was beat up only once by a Porsche 911 Turbo.

I paid USA$10800, and it was worthy every penny. I think I'll never I'll find a car like that one. So far all Fiat Turbos in my area have passed away.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th October, 2000

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review