1998 Fiat Bravo SX 1.4 from UK and Ireland


A great car at a great price, am currently selling mine to upgrade to buy a newer model. A super car




General Comments:

Nothing at all has faulted with this car! After doing 20,000 in just under a year I took it in for a service (Cam Belt etc) but apart from this normality the car has been great!

Could be a little better, the windows are a little slow and the locking gives me the odd twinge, but apart from that it's a gem!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th May, 2003

1998 Fiat Bravo 100 HLX 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


Fix it again Tomorrow!


New Turbo (just before I bought it)

Running problems which the dealer diagnosed as a faulty injection pump at a cost of £1500 to replace, however a local diesel specialist disagreed and replaced the solenoid -£120!

The wheel trims keep flying off.

The windscreen washers squirt anywhere except the windscreen.

Last, but not least...

Today the clutch went!

General Comments:

When the car has run well, which has been rarely, it is surprisingly quick and a pleasure to drive.

I do a round journey of 140 miles a day, maybe it's just too much for the poor car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th January, 2003

1998 Fiat Bravo HGT 2.0 20V from UK and Ireland


Stylish performance hot hatch that beats the golf gti


The rear exhaust box fell off the car. This was a common problem with the HGTs apparently.

The heater let in water from the seal at the bottom of the windscreen although this was fixed under the warranty.

Very little considering Iv had the car almost two years.

General Comments:

Lovely engine, it sounds fantastic. Fuels a bit heavy though, but I don't care... it gets you from A to B in style, and drives a lot better than a mk111 golf gti 16v.

The car looks v good, has lasted well and dismissed all my fears of buying a fiat.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 2nd October, 2002

4th Nov 2005, 08:56

Weak headgaskets.

1998 Fiat Bravo HLX 1.8 16v from UK and Ireland


A great motorway cruiser and about town thrasher!


Bonnet release sticky. But probably just needs a greasing.

Rear wiper gets stuck half way round.

Rear window washer pipe blows off if you use it after a cold night.

Driver's airbag warning light comes on a few weeks after being reset.

Thermal cut-out in stereo kills rear speakers if you turn the stereo up too loud with all the windows open (OK if switched off for a while).

Electric windows have gone slow and screech when wound down. (Very embarrassing at traffic lights!)

Seems to get through power steering fluid quickly, probably a leak somewhere.

General Comments:

Sounds great, especially when thrashed.

Performance variable but always good.

Very comfortable to drive and makes for a perfect M25 cruiser, the air con making those long waits more bearable.

Have had no bills other than routine servicing in the 2 years I have owned it, a total cost of 350 pounds.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th June, 2001

25th Jul 2003, 06:15

Power steering fluid is probably leaking into the rack as it did with mine. Start saving now for the new rack if you get Fiat to replace it -very expensive and watch that the airbag warning light is re-set properly (and not just disconnected) as removing the steering wheel to fit the rack will neccesitate this.

1998 Fiat Bravo HGT 2.0 20v from UK and Ireland


Great little car


1. Leather seats were very slippery.

2. Drivers seat movement stopped working. Replaced under warranty.

3. Paintwork on the side skirts peeled approximately 3 times - resprayed under warranty 3 times.

General Comments:

Lovely sounding engine.

Not as many of them about as there Golf GTI's and Escorts etc.

Plenty of character.

Great entry into the world of Hot Hatches.

Looks great.

Quite sad to sell it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th January, 2001

1998 Fiat Bravo HLX 1.8 from UK and Ireland


Ane excellent car, let down by dodgy build quality



General Comments:

Excellent looking motor, and the 1800 engine is useful on the motorway. Fuel consumption is "average".

Main complaint is the quality of the stereo - it's pants.

If you're thinking of buying one, PLEASE make sure you check the tape eject button. The front flap is VERY delicate!

Also, make sure you use reverse on the test drive, it's quite tricky sometimes, you might need to come off the clutch a bit!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th August, 2000