Fiat Marea Reviews from Turkey

2001 Fiat Marea HLX 2.0 20v

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.0 20v Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 kilometres
Most recent distance99000 kilometres
Previous carLada Samara

Summary:

A great car, highly recommended

Faults:

Nothing really has gone wrong, it's never let me down.

Thermostat for the engine cooling system failed at 50000 km and was replaced.

Both left and right rear suspension rubber stops in coil springs had to be replaced.

General Comments:

Comfy for driver and all front and rear seat passengers. Spacious enough for five adults, but knee-room could have been improved.

Long journeys made easy. Comfortable and supportive seats suitable for long journeys.

Powerful engine with pleasing sound. Becomes thirsty when pushed hard.

Accurate and responsive steering with good road holding capabilities when cornering.

Responsive and safe brakes.

All-round visibility is good except for the rear.

Steering wheel should have had reach adjustment for even better comfort behind the wheel.

Clutch is so good that I think it never needs be replaced.

I get over 36 mpg (imperial gallons) on open roads at 100 - 120 kph. That is acceptable for a 2.0L engine with 1255 kg weight.

I highly recommend this great Italian performer to anyone who does not want to pay a fortune for popular brands.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th December, 2008

2000 Fiat Marea ELX 1.6

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired73000 kilometres
Most recent distance84000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Comfortable, large (especially baggage), good car

Faults:

I had to change the trigger at 75.000 km despite I was shown "shold be changed at 95.000 km" in Marea manuel book.

I had a injection light problem at 80.000 km related with 2 th and 3 th pistons injection controller unit. Car doesn't go despite I fully pump the gas. I changed it.

General Comments:

If I compare with my 2000 Toyota VVT-I, it has more maintenance cost.

But the services materials are more cheaper than Toyota.

In a way they are balanced with each other.

I hear the noisy engine at first 100 km of road in long distance journeys.

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

Review Date: 24th November, 2004

2000 Fiat Marea SX AB AC 1.6 Unleaded Fuel

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 Unleaded Fuel Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance7583 kilometres
Previous carFiat Tempra

Summary:

An Italian saloon with the perfomance of a horse and the comfort of a star!

Faults:

A squeaking sound came from the back seats.

General Comments:

There's enough seating for the passengers in the front, but not at the back.

It has more space in the baggage area than needed.

It responds quick to the drivers actions.

The steering-wheel also responds quick to the drivers actions.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th April, 2001

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 3 reviews