1998 Fiat Marea ELX Weekend 1.9 turbo diesel
Great family car for a resaonabile price
Holders of balance (forks) had to be replaced for 70 Euros.
Door handlss (door-locks) replaced 100 Euros, told that is classic problem as time passes.
Car is now 10 years old (2008). Got it cheap for 3000 Euros. No bigger problems for now, but time will tell.
Parts are cheap and they are not a problem if you are in Europe. Low fuel consumption 6-8 liters can vary from City to Interstate drive. Big plus for a rear DOWN bumper to put long stuff in. Great family car for right price. Handel`s well in town or outside, keep it over 2000 RPM when Turbo is ON, below that is snail ride.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th September, 2008