Fiat Uno Review from Singapore

1996 Fiat Uno Zest 1.0 IE 999cc

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 999cc Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired95000 kilometres
Most recent distance116000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Colt

Summary:

A cheap, reliable transport and will not be shamed when covering distances with it

Faults:

Distributor Cap dead at 97000 Km.

Brake rotors were replaced due to uneven wear.

Radiator flushed and cleaned.

Water pump bearing replaced.

Rear bumper mounting broke on left side.

Brake screeching still present after replacing pads.

Clicking sound when brakes are applied. Can't find the problem.

General Comments:

Had no major work done on it in my 1st year of ownership.

The ride is hard and body rolls during fast turn-ins.

Particular with spark plugs, must use dual-copper type.

Hard to get into 2nd gear, sometimes.

Fuel consumption is good for city use. I get between 11.7 km to 13.5 km per litre of petrol.

Had Twin Surbo fitted and the car drives much better and is more responsive.

The Uno can drive upto 140km/h and stay there for 100+ km.

Comfort is OK once your body get used to the high seat and awkward pedal position.

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

Review Date: 19th July, 2002

19th Mar 2006, 07:26

I got about 20-21km/L during the 5 years I own a Uno Zest. Perhaps, some mechanical problem with yours.

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 1 review