Fiat Brava Reviews from Lebanon

2000 Fiat Brava SX 1.6

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 0 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
0.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance65000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 525

Summary:

Don't ever ever ever ever ever buy a FIAT

Faults:

Bad automatic transmission.

Bad engine (120KM/20litre).

Very slow specially when I am going to the mountain or when I turn on the AC.

Uncomfortable seats.

I can't see very well when I go back because of the higher back body.

General Comments:

This car is very bad.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th June, 2006

14th Jun 2009, 12:57

I have a Brava in good condition. I drive every day 150 km. I don't ever have a problem (210km / 20 litres). I think your Brava needs maintenance for seats and engine at a minimum.

1996 Fiat Brava SX 1.6 16v

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 16v Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired28000 kilometres
Most recent distance53000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Tercel

Summary:

Good looking, bur poor build quality

Faults:

All four door knobs wore off. Will cost almost $200 to replace (this seems a common problem in Brava's)

Color fades and paint is easily chipped.

Head-unit is poor quality and very difficult to replace.

General Comments:

Overall, the car is a very nice drive, almost like a sports car.

It also looks good, unlike off-the-mill hatches.

The main downfall is the poor build quality.

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

Review Date: 5th January, 2003

Average review marks: 3.7 / 10, based on 2 reviews