I purchased this car in March of this year, from a decent garage. It had full service history clean throughout and No marks on body work, it did have quite high mileage, but thought if it had been looked after it would be fine!
I had it for about 3weeks and the slave cylinder on the clutch went, luckily this was covered by warranty, but it still cost me £30.
Two months on the Cam belt snapped which resulted in me having to fork out £600 as the warranty only covered the first £500 of any claim, I couldn't believe it! the car was serviced when I picked it up and the cam belt had been replaced just one year ago!
This is not good, plus the fact that it is quite expensive on fuel and servicing is pretty bad, I'm looking for a diesel if anyone can recommend one!
Please make sure you have this car checked when you buy it, this one starts to leak intermittently, I have not figured out the exact spot, but it seems to be coming from the sunroof, as it just forms a puddle in the roof lining and runs down the screen when your driving, its not always which is strange!!
Handles well, sometime bit too well! I haven't yet had it skid.
Performance is really good and I haven't had any problem with it starting although if you gently rapidly tap the accelerator, as if your tapping a beat the engine stalls, weird!!
Driving position is fairly well situated, plenty of leg room in the back and the height adjustments are handy for my girlfriend, I'm 6'2" and shes just 5'3"
It feels well made and generally a nice car, just shame about those little niggles at first that have put me off, plus I know fiats rust! so the water down the screen is not a good thing.