Fiat Albea Review from Turkey

2005 Fiat Albea Active 1.3 MultiJet

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 1.3 MultiJet Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired10 kilometres
Most recent distance110000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 5 Series


Great economy and reliability



General Comments:

I bought this car for fuel efficiency and cheap service. But it turned out to be more than I expected.

It is perfect fit for city driving, comfortable enough to travel around, large boot space, reasonable leg room for rear passengers, good handling, and small enough to park easily.

Might be a little dull on the highway. Combination of high speed and curves, you end up with a rolling car. Noise is also an issue in long distance driving. But apart from all these, it will cost you nearly nothing to travel. Fuel consumption combined is 4.5-5l / 100 km.

Boot space is so spacious for that size car.

Service is cheap, but I should say that I have been to service only for regular checks, as there was nothing wrong with the car. When I was on 90000 km, brake pads weren't changed, and I was told by service that there is at least 20000 km more to go, and they were right.

After 7 years of driving that car, I can say it is not the most comfortable, nor the fastest, but definitely reliable and very cheap to run. For sure, I will get another Fiat.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th July, 2012

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review