2005 Fiat Albea Active 1.3 MultiJet from Turkey
Great economy and reliability
I bought this car for fuel efficiency and cheap service. But it turned out to be more than I expected.
It is perfect fit for city driving, comfortable enough to travel around, large boot space, reasonable leg room for rear passengers, good handling, and small enough to park easily.
Might be a little dull on the highway. Combination of high speed and curves, you end up with a rolling car. Noise is also an issue in long distance driving. But apart from all these, it will cost you nearly nothing to travel. Fuel consumption combined is 4.5-5l / 100 km.
Boot space is so spacious for that size car.
Service is cheap, but I should say that I have been to service only for regular checks, as there was nothing wrong with the car. When I was on 90000 km, brake pads weren't changed, and I was told by service that there is at least 20000 km more to go, and they were right.
After 7 years of driving that car, I can say it is not the most comfortable, nor the fastest, but definitely reliable and very cheap to run. For sure, I will get another Fiat.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th July, 2012