Fiat Brava Reviews from Czech Republic

1998 Fiat Brava SX 1.4 12V

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.4 12V Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance69450 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 405

Summary:

Good and lovely car

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 16v Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 kilometres
Most recent distance54000 kilometres
Previous carMazda 323

Summary:

Reasonable value for money, I'm just too used to Japanese cars' nature

Faults:

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,

General Comments:

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