2002 Fiat Scudo ELX 1.9 turbo diesel

Summary:

Overall a good van

Faults:

Nothing other than general wear and tear such as new brakes, the odd suspension part, and oil changes. If I'm being really picky the interior trim didn't hold up too well, but nothing broke off as far as I remember.

General Comments:

A van that was used more or less from new as a works van and lead a hard life carrying heavy loads. I found it to be a generally comfortable van to travel in and to drive it was OK, however it was very slow especially when loaded, which is my only complaint. Reliability was good however and did not cause any breakdowns, contrary to most other reviews about this van.

Compared to my previous vans (Ford Transit, Vauxhall Astra-max, etc) the interior quality does not hold up as well, and feels pretty cheap, but I don't think Fiat put too much effort into this vehicle when designing the interior.

I liked driving the Scudo for the most part, and was really at its best on long motorway drives; as I mentioned acceleration was not its strong point, however it cruised along just fine when up to speed, and was very economical.

The van was sold on back in 2007 at 5 years old; who knows if it's still going. But overall when I had the van it proved to be a good reliable van the few years or so as a works van, and did not breakdown and got the job done. Don't see too many about anymore though, but I'd buy one again if I found a good one with low mileage, since this one went on to over 100,000 miles without serious issues.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th August, 2016

2004 Fiat Scudo 1.9 diesel

Faults:

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

Summary:

Spacious, reliable, very strong engine

Faults:

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