Fiat Palio Review from Turkey

1998 Fiat Palio HL Full 1.6

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 kilometres
Most recent distance80000 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Accent

Summary:

If you like using sport car and speed with fiat, this car is for you

Faults:

First of all, the fuel consumption in city life is much more than I expected before. In spite of its low weight, it uses over 10 liters per 100 km in city.

It has also many problems in its different parts, I have seen. The spare part prices are low compared with others, but it creates much more matters which in conclusion makes this car expensive. I had spent my money on spare parts more than the fuel.

Furthermore, its comfort was not as good as I expected.

General Comments:

My car was 1600 cc and 103 HP. That's why the acceleration is good. Design of the car is well. I saw 200 km speed with this car, with air condition open and fully filled by 4 persons and heavy luggage. According to me, it is designed for people who likes using sport cars, who loves speed. Also its length is small enough for parking bringing a good advantage.

It's not a family car. Its consumptions is not cheap compared with the same class cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th June, 2005

20th Jun 2005, 05:39

Hello, you mentioned you "saw" 200 km/h with a very loaded and ac on Palio. I say it's a +15-20% faulty gauge.

2nd Jul 2005, 01:41

Hello. As I mentioned, its true I saw 200 km on a motorway which is straight forward. It was just for several minutes. But I had driven 170-180 km/h for several hours at the same journey.

As you may expect, at that speed, I was clearly able to see the gradual decrease of fuel indicator. The engine sound was also perfect.

29th Jan 2006, 07:56

Its indeed a great car.

Average review marks: 4.8 / 10, based on 1 review