Fiat Brava Review from Italy

1996 Fiat Brava EL 1.6 16v

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 16v Manual
Performance marks 9 / 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)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance80000 kilometres
Previous carAlfa Romeo 33


Great car, the best I've ever had, indeed


The thermostat broke down in summer 1999, at 35000 km; this is the only remarkable fault I have to report.

General Comments:

In spite of its quite stiff suspensions, my Brava is a fully satisfying car; good looking, practical, reliable and absolutely pleasant to drive. Quality of plastic material inside could have been better, but after all they don't make any noise. I keep postponing the purchase of my next car, since my brava still looks good as new and runs like the first day.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th September, 2003

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review