Since the beginning the gearbox was noisy at approximately 2500 RPM. The dealer replaced it for the brand new one in guarantee period, but the noise is still present. It must be the design fault transferring this.
The rear absorbers had to be replaced at 45000 km due to oil leakage and poor function.
The car starter coil was replaced as it stopped work at 51000 km.
The car itself is relatively nice in design of exterior/interior, comfortable to drive and travel having roomy interior which sometimes emits cracking noise from right-front door plastic paneling.
Material used on dashboard (hard plastic) corresponds to the price category of the car (It would be appreciable to have soft dashboard for the next).
Boot is the biggest among these compact cars as far as I know.
No corrosion was detected so far.
Surprisingly the fuel consumption is low; it is 6.7 l per 100 km in average.
Overall impression of this car is very good. It is also from my friends who has FIAT Brava.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 22nd January, 2004
2001 Fiat Brava ELX 1.6 16v
Reasonable value for money, I'm just too used to Japanese cars' nature
Rattling driver's seat at 40,000 kms, idle valve replacement at 50,000 kms, interior fan too noisy from the beginning, door handles wear quite quickly and do not like sunny weather, same for door locks' position that needed to be adjusted every 20k kms,
It handles easily, power steering should be easier, auto transmission is of a sportive nature, both engine and transmission need to warm up before it works properly. able to drive at 170 km/h on highway, reasonable gas mileage, Car is fully equipped so comfortable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 7th October, 2003
Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 2 reviews