1994 Fiat Tempra 1.9 DS 1.9 norm diesel
A good car spoilt by build and design faults
I got the car because it was cheap, and I quite like the looks. It has since had a good few faults occur, including;- (1) Fuel Gauge intermittent,
(2) Heater blower intermittent,
(3) Water leaks,
(4) broken ashtray,
(5) corroded connectors on external electrical items ie. Headlamps and tail lamp.
(6) Cheap and flimsy switch gear, "tinny" plastics.
However, the car handles very well and feels stable and secure on corners.
The Diesel engine is quite noisy and lacks power on the road, it has good low-down power though.
I quite like the styling and has a more grown-up look compared to the Tipo.
The dashboard looks like something out of an 80s VW, not pleasant!
There is very little rust and the shell seems to be very solid.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st December, 2002