Fiat Siena Reviews from India

1999 Fiat Siena ELX 1.2 petrol

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.2 petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired5500 kilometres
Most recent distance48000 kilometres

Summary:

Best performance at par with costlier cars at a price for cheap cars

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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

2000 Fiat Siena ELX 1.7 turbo diesel

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.7 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.2 / 10
Distance when acquired100 kilometres
Previous carFiat seina

Summary:

Its not bad

Faults:

This car having excelent performance.Its something like a tank. The poor service done by the dealer is the head ache. In 65000 the vehicle is not moving in the third gear. It was very expensive as I have to change the full set of third gear. It took 4 months to get it repaired from TVS service centre. They are very irresponsible people I saw in my life. Low mileage.A leakage from the Turbo side started recently.

General Comments:

The vehicle is very good for long drive. The low turning radius makes it difficult in city parking.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st November, 2005

1999 Fiat Siena ELX 1.7 turbo diesel

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.7 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired10 kilometres
Most recent distance88000 kilometres
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

An outdated looking car with excellent handling and engine, but be prepared for a very bad service

Faults:

A/C Switch faulty replaced under warranty

Gear Box not moving on Third gear parts replaced under warranty 55000 km

Same problem again 70000km spares given on reduced price only.

A/C not effective when its above 35 c temp.

A/C Evaporator unit and Discharge tube changed 85000 km.

Timing belt changed 88000 km - Seems it can still do a lot more than that..was changed fearing it may break down and cause damage.

General Comments:

Excellent engine and handling for a diesel...quiet and smooth and even out runs some petrol models..I have done 160 km /hour..huge boot..good for potholed roads..

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th July, 2004

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 3 reviews