1997 Fiat Brava SX 1.6 from UK and Ireland
Nice to look at, nightmare to own
Faulty door hinge.
Timing belt snapped @ 30,000 miles causing major engine damage in excess of £1000. Check your car, Fiat recommend changing the belt @ 60,000 miles.
Fiat are not interested in the customer or backup for buyers.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 9th September, 2000
24th Jun 2003, 06:20
Very true. My own Brava has just snapped its Cambelt, probably £1000 worth of damage and of course Fiat don't want to know (but will screw me blind for the repair, whereupon I will trade in the vehicle for something decent from a company which cares about the customer.
Terrible customer service, no support, no backup. Clutch cylinder, sunroof, brakes, shocks, all tyres (twice) and exhaust - and now the cambelt - in 2 years' ownership.
"NEVER buy a Fiat"