2003 Iveco Daily

Summary:

This is not your DAILY car!!

Faults:

The long back lights broke off.

The radio stopped working.

Plastic trim came loose all over the van.

Paint was really damaged after only 1 summer.

General Comments:

This is a car that I thought I would drive DAILY, but no, it is not a good car unless you just want to drive it for delivery purposes. I got a Daily for 4 passengers, but I did not drive it with my family because it was really sloppy. I was not expecting this car to drive like a Ferrari, but the Iveco was really slow and had sloppy handling. I never drove it in the winter, as I would be too scared.

One summer I went to visit my family in the USA, so I parked my Daily outside, in front of my house. After I came back, all of the paint was severely wrecked; my other cars that were older looked the same as before my trip! The plastic inside melted in some spots after the summer and one time when I turned on the car, the radio was busted and did not work. I was very mad at this car, but I never took it to the Dealer because they only want to rip you off or offer you another Iveco.

After some time, I saved some money and sold my wifes car. Finally we could buy 1 good car. We purchased a Ford Transit top of the line model with a large storage area and 2 rows of seating. Finally, I have 1 good car instead of changing my cars all the time. The dealer did not want to buy my Iveco unless I traded it in, so I parked it in front of a run-down BBQ by the highway and posted my phone number on it. Finally, someone wanted to buy it at rock bottom price, so I could pay 15% of my new car's cost and my wifes old car as well. My sons car accounted for the down payment, and I also sold a '95 Ford Escort that was never really used, and an old Fiat Cinquecento that had major electric problems, and used the money towards car payments.

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

Review Date: 31st December, 2006

2003 Iveco Daily LE 2.8 turbo diesel

Summary:

Perfetto

Faults:

Initially nothing went wrong. But after about 6 months of usage electrical switch broke down. Authorized service had no idea what the problem was to the degree that they even wanted to exchange entire electric installation, they put some bypasses and I had to drive with it over 4 month until they tracked the problem down.

Secondly the chassis gasket went loose and eerie rattling is heard inside of the cabin.

Tertiary due to really hard suspension partition wall also went loose rattling all the time which one can get used to.

General Comments:

Perfect delivery van, tested in all kind of road surfaces. Not very comfortable, but this is a transport truck anyway. When loaded up to 600 lbs. you cannot feel the power loose nor any dramatic traction control. This is they only car I recommend to buy for a small business where truck is necessary. Mercedes don't have the look inside and outside dashboard not mentioning.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th July, 2006