Fiat Uno Reviews from Finland

1989 Fiat Uno FIRE 1.0

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.0 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 kilometres
Most recent distance144000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 340

Summary:

Cheap to drive, but otherwise unsatisfying car

Faults:

The motor worked very unreliably, in cold conditions and when driving over 100 km/h it coughed.

Rear window cleaner stopped working.

Front window had cracks.

Bad balance, heavy front and light rear, when slippery, the rear part of the car is in danger of rotation.

General Comments:

The car needs whole time driving and correcting the direction.

Base is very hard, all the holes in road feel inside.

There is no noise insulation.

Warming system is quite bad in Finnish winter.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th December, 2005

18th Dec 2005, 16:13

A 1989 Fiat Uno costs very little, what do you expect? Just look at it as a fun car that is very cheap to run and good fun without the risk of killing yourself in that nasty bend.

1995 Fiat Uno I.E.S 1.1 petrol

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.1 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired115780 kilometres
Most recent distance125000 kilometres

Summary:

Excellent car for a cheap price

Faults:

Had to change the rear end of the exhaust pipe at 118000 kilometers.

The brake hoses had to be changed at 124000 kilometers.

General Comments:

It's not difficult to think why this car was one of the best selling European cars in the 1980s. First of all it has lots of space and enough head room. The seats are OK.

The Uno is a great car to drive even long distances. The steering is very "talkative" and the car goes just where you want it to go. It really feels like a much bigger car.

Handling is excellent though the steering is a bit on the slow side. Parking isn't that nice because the car doesn't have power steering. Thanks to its 1980s styling visibility is very good.

The 1.1 liter engine is OK. It's excellent in the city and when pushed hard it can also give enough performance to overtake bigger cars on the motorways. Fuel consumption is very low.

The car does show its age when compared to newer models. The engine is quite noisy and wind noise can be heard quite clearly when you drive over 80 km/h.

The S specification isn't very well equipped, but it's better than the very poor I.E.

Generally I like my car very much, it's in good condition, fun to drive and cheap to maintain. What else can you ask for?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st September, 2003

1989 Fiat Uno 60S 1.1

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.1 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Distance when acquired132000 kilometres
Most recent distance149000 kilometres

Summary:

A horrible excuse of a car

Faults:

Brakes dragged all the time, nothing helped.

Constant problems with the lights.

Clutch smoked.

The car leaked and burned oil.

Gearbox made awful cracking noises.

Carburetor broke down at 145000.

The car started shaking violently at 148000.

The right side mirror fell off at 148500.

The clutch finally broke down at 149000.

General Comments:

I got the Uno from my parents. It was extremely slow, very uncomfortable, noisy and dangerous to drive as the brakes sometimes failed to work properly. It was completely rust-free, but otherwise it was a piece of crap. When the clutch finally broke down I was happy to get rid of the so-called car.

The fuel economy was horrible: the Uno ate 8-12 liters per 100 km.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th February, 2002

5th Feb 2002, 11:34

What do you expect from a car which has done 132000 kms?

1st May 2008, 19:41

I was just thinking that god its (only, a town car anyway.

I had a fiat uno.

It was OK to get A to B in but if you take it on the motorway they don't like it but what do you expert for this sizes of engine.

Good first car.

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 3 reviews