Fiat Tempra Reviews from Israel

1991 Fiat Tempra 1.4

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired135000 kilometres
Most recent distance150000 kilometres
Previous carSubaru Legacy

Summary:

If you can get a good one with a bigger engine, buy it

Faults:

Head gasket blew about a week after I bought it. That is because it wasn't driven for a few months before I bought it. The repair cost me 375 Dollars (1500 Shekels)

The right wing indicator light broke (Probably some kid wanted to steal it). It cost me nothing to repair.

The brake fluid pump started leaking and I had to change it. Cost: 150 Dollars (600 Shekels)

My exhaust muffler was full of dirt and I had to change it. It cost me about 80 Dollars. (320 Shekels)

General Comments:

The seats are not very comfortable. They are not supportive, and if you drive aggressively, it's uncomfortable.

The quality of the plastics on the dashboard is horrendous. It is a known problem in Tempra's. It was fixed after 1995, when they changed it. The Israeli sun doesn't help very much in this, and most Tempra's have cracked dashboards. Mine is not too bad.

The trunk (Boot) is very large and well designed. No unnecessary spaces and no strange pockets in which you can lose things.

The over all design in pretty nice and is becoming a classic. I'm not ashamed to stand next to any new car in the lights. It looked nice.

I would buy one, but it would have to have a new dashboard and a bigger engine (1.6 or 2.0).

There isn't enough power with a 1.4.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd April, 2009

1992 Fiat Tempra 1.6

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired200000 kilometres
Most recent distance210000 kilometres

Summary:

Does the work

Faults:

Had problems with the carburetor. The mechanic solved it after 3-4 times of handling it.

It consumes fuel more than it should consume.

General Comments:

This car is cheap to buy, and cheap to handle.

Pretty comfortable car with much space for the driver and the passengers.

Has many kilometers and years and still runs good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 17th September, 2005

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews