1999 Fiat Siena ELX 1.2 petrol
Best performance at par with costlier cars at a price for cheap cars
My timing belt wore out at 45000 kms.
Timing bearing broke and ceased at 45000 kms.
A/c switch stops working at 46000 kms.
Front axil makes noise on sharp right curves at 20000 kms.
The car is excellent in handling and road grip.
Siena has a fast initial pickup but is a bit sluggish in 3rd gear.
Compared to 1.2 engine size top speed is excellent at 160+
A/c is excellent, but not in scorching sun.
Seating is extremely comfortable specially front buckets.
The music system is classic, complete with 6 speakers.
Fog lamps are very effective.
Cupholder in glove box is a well thought advantage.
Lot of space in glove box, door panels & dashboard.
Mileage is huge--18 km/litre is what I have clocked, worst is 12 with a/c and 5 persons on board, city road.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th July, 2008