2004 Fiat Scudo 1.9 diesel


I have recently purchase a 1.9 diesel Fiat Scudo, and was told it would do about 45 - 50 MPG, however I am only getting 28-30 MPG.

Have used diagnostic computer on it, but came up with no faults.

Took it to garage to check all the belt timings, but they were fine.

Have tried a service. The van runs OK, but when accelerating from tick over, it seems to run on 3 and a half cylinders, and then reverts to 4 cylinders.

This does not happen when the engine is cold.

Can anyone help, or have any idea what I could try next?

General Comments:

Other than the above, I find it very comfortable to drive.

And it has a brilliant turning circle.

All round nice, quiet van.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th March, 2012

2004 Fiat Scudo JTD 2.0 turbo diesel


Spacious, reliable, very strong engine


Absolutely nothing has gone wrong with this van.

General Comments:

Excellent work horse with superb performance. I use it for my plastering business, and the back of it is always fully loaded, and the van will pull like it has nothing in it at all; it has a very strong engine.

It's a medium size van with lots of space. You get the 3 seats in the front with lots of room, and you will be surprised on how much stuff you can fit in the back.

The ride comfort is very good. The chassis is the same one that is on the Peugeot 806, so it has car like handling even when it's full. I actually prefer to drive my van than my car, cause it's so nice to drive and so smooth.

It isn't too bad on fuel either; my van is always full, so I always have a lot of weight onboard. And around town I average around 35mpg.

The reason I got a Scudo is because the bloke I use to work for had a Citroen Dispatch, which is exactly the same van but different badges. He had is for over 3 years, it had 259,000 miles on the clock when he got rid of it, and all he ever had to do was put 1 set of tyres on it. It was ultra reliable, and so far mine has as well.

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

Review Date: 27th December, 2009

2000 Fiat Scudo TDI 1.9 turbo diesel




My brakes are not working. The pedal travels to the floor when engine is running. The pedal is rock hard when the engine is off. Have changed pads, shoes and bled the system, but it's still the same.

General Comments:

This car is a nightmare.

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

Review Date: 1st October, 2009

2nd Oct 2009, 20:44

The fact that this car has traveled a quarter of a million miles indicates to me that it cannot be as bad as you suggest.

5th Nov 2012, 09:19

Change the master brake cylinder, and it will work.

2006 Fiat Scudo JTD 2.0 turbo diesel


Generally good work vehicle


Generally been reliable until we lost all brake effort (Pedal went to the floor) and subsequently brakes stuck on and burnt out the front caliper and damaged the pads.

Brake pads wore out on front at only 13000 miles of fairly light duty work.

Problem with the master cylinder or servo since other owners also have a similar problem with identical symptoms.

Drive belt on alternator and A/C also has short life.

Seats gather dirt like a magnet!

General Comments:

It's a good van to drive, very good control layout and easy gears.

No problems with the chassis or the engine.

Looks very good in styling.

Engine is a lot quieter than the Peugeot model of same van.

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

Review Date: 25th April, 2008

2007 Fiat Scudo 120 Multijet 2.0 turbo diesel


I have a new 57reg Fiat Scudo Combi with seven passenger seats. My problem is that the rear seat you fold down to allow the rear passengers out is on the off side.

This means those passengers are getting in and out on to the main road. I have raised this problem with Fiat, and they have said there is nothing that can be done; this is an accident waiting to happen.

Does anyone have any comments on this issue?

General Comments:

Apart from the seating problem, I am very happy with the motor so far!

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

Review Date: 6th November, 2007

20th May 2008, 02:48

If you look where the single seat on the off side locks in on the floor, there is a small locking pin. If you cover this with something (I used a small bit of rubber hose) the seat will not lock down, however it still is held by the other seats.

This will allow you to lift all three seats from the n/s, or just the single from the o/s.