Fiat Bravo Reviews from Greece

2000 Fiat Bravo Trofeo 1.2

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.2 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance125000 kilometres
Previous carFiat 127

Summary:

Great car, reliable and cheap maintenance! A real bargain!!

Faults:

Changed cables after 80000 km. A slight noise also in the gearbox, but only this.

General Comments:

The car is very reliable so far and it never let me down. Although the bad maintenance I do the car is still running well and does with reliability long journeys. Also I use it every day in the heavy traffic of Athens.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th October, 2007

2000 Fiat Bravo SX 1.25

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.25 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance118000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Starlet

Summary:

I wish every car was worthing its price as a Bravo is!

Faults:

After 80,000km there is noise when shifting gear down from 3rd to 2nd.

After 100,000km, started a noticeable oil consumption about 0.5lt or more per change (about every 15,000 km) without any effect on gas emissions limits.

General Comments:

I bought it new in 2000 after my previous car was damaged in an accident, because I found it cheap, about 10,000 euro. As time passes, I love it more every day. I wasn't a fan of FIAT, but I admire how good this car is for the money.

Excellent safe and quiet ride, independent suspension works (I think there is no other car using this configuration today in this segment). It loves the mountain roads. Same on the highway except that after 150km/h, the wheel feels a little "light" compared to other cars. And I have made "nature tourism" trips in this car on roads where there were only 4x4 cars and motorcycles except my Bravo.

The engine is a "diamond", a lot of power (everyone who drove my car commented about this 1,25 lt engine moving the car like a 1,6lt).

Low fuel consumption. It's remarkable. In my last trip, 2 adults and full baggage on board, 720 km on one refuelling of 42 lt... this means 5.83lt/100km! Two years ago I made the same trip driving a 1.4lt Opel Astra (model 2002) and the consumption was more than 8,5lt/100km.

Cabin is quiet, also remarked by a lot of passengers and the interior space is great for the dimensions of the car. Automatic airconditioning is a plus. Design depends on personal taste, but nobody can refuse it's NOT a box on wheels. Designer surely was getting high grades as a student!

I have now 120,000 km with this car. I'm interested in getting a new one soon, but it's so expensive to get a new car to be at least equal to my Bravo, that I might continue with it. I had 2 japanese cars before it, and the other family car is a Ford Focus station wagon. I have driven a lot of friend's cars too. I prefer the Bravo to all of them. Too bad that after a test-drive, the Fiat Stilo isn't as tasty!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th June, 2006

Average review marks: 8.7 / 10, based on 2 reviews