Fiat Marea Review from Poland

1997 Fiat Marea SX 1.6 16v

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 16v Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance90000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Vectra

Summary:

Good looking, but fast-fading

Faults:

Problems with the front suspension (after 40000 km, replaced of both suspension arms).

Leakage of oil from the transmission.

Noisy working the hand brake lever (due rusted cord).

Damaged air bag.

Corroding aluminium cases of the rear mirrors.

General Comments:

Good looking Italian style, unfortunately very delicate - especially the suspension.

Powerful engine, good acceleration and maximum speed higher than the manual states.

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

Review Date: 4th May, 2001

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review