1999 Fiat Bravo Reviews

1999 Fiat Bravo SX 100 16V 1.6 from Luxembourg

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 kilometres
Most recent distance20000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Astra

Summary:

Fun to drive

Faults:

Power would drop notably with A/C on.

General Comments:

I drove this car for 8 months in 2000 and have been very happy. Although the quality of the dashboard and the interior in general was only average, the body seemed well-built and solid to me. Seats were to small and soft and quality of the carpets, as with all the italian cars I've owned, disappointing. I would recommend looking for one that comes with sports seats.

The engine is at its best above 4000 rpm, that is, on motorways. Consumption was relatively high, usually over 10l/100km. Steering and gearshift smooth and precise. The trunk is small compared to other cars of the same class (Golf, Astra, etc.)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th May, 2006

1999 Fiat Bravo SX 1.2 16v from UK and Ireland

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.2 16v Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired64000 miles
Most recent distance66000 miles
Previous carFord Fiesta

Summary:

Probably a very good car when first came out, still looks good today

Faults:

About a month after I bought the car.

First the gear box went wrong, I had to drive 5 miles in 3rd and had to stop and pull off a number of times in 3rd.

Brakes started Squealing.

Squealed when I turned right.

Annoying rattle in cylinder 1 at around 20,000 revs.

Then the Clutch started knocking, when I press pedal all the way down, there is a knocking, now it is worse and it is slipping like hell and squealing too. Burning like a beast smells like bacon.

But when I bought the car it had 4 new tyres 12 months MOT, crack in rear bumper, crack front reg plate, and an odd wheel trim.

General Comments:

I do like it though, they are good cars because apart from the faults I have mentioned, it still goes like hell lol.

Don't like the interior of it quite bland.

But pretty comfortable in there, I have fallen asleep in there, good full lock on the park it anywhere. I have fallen asleep in there a few times.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th January, 2006

1999 Fiat Bravo SX 100 16V 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired88000 miles
Most recent distance102000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Astra

Summary:

Nice solid car, if its well looked after

Faults:

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!!

General Comments:

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.

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

Review Date: 4th August, 2004

23rd Nov 2009, 14:53

I've had my 1999 Bravo HLX 115 since new. I drive it hard and the only problem I've had is a noisy clutch thrust bearing, which I changed along with the clutch at 64000 miles.

The car has now covered 130310 miles, and the thrust bearing has got noisy again, so I've bought another new clutch kit, which I will fit myself.

The red injector light has also come on today, so I have to find that problem, but I think the car has been very good with mileage this high, and I still drive it hard.

4th Jan 2011, 13:56

The car is not too bad, as I am a mechanic. I love fixing them; so easy and cheap to fix. Anyway, anyone wanting any info, let me know on sweetz1690@hotmail.com

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 8 reviews