Fiat Siena Review from Venezuela

1998 Fiat Siena EDX 1.3 MPI

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.3 MPI Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired125 kilometres
Most recent distance225000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

An excellent small car for a family on a budget

Faults:

The steering box was leaking fluid. It was replaced under warranty at 28000 kilometers.

Clutch replaced at 210000 kilometers.

Some electrical problems. The mechanic didn't told why.

Engine's oil consumption.

Water pump replaced at 190000 kilometers.

Underpowered. Too much pork for the little 1.3L engine.

General Comments:

Excellent car. Very good handling and braking.

Very comfortable and reliable.

Cheap to keep and repair. Easy to wrench on, it has plenty of space under the hood.

The air conditioner blows strong until the filter clogs.

Very good looking.

Dealer service needs improving.

Strong engine, my car has 225000 kilometers without a rebuild.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st January, 2004

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 1 review