Superb engine, shame about the rest of the car...
Whines from the transmission.
Rattles from the fascia.
Oil leak from the gearbox.
Loss of hydraulic fluid from the steering.
My previous car was a Bravo TD100 and I thought it was very good, so when Fiat brought out this new engine I thought it would be even better....
The engine is, it's superb, pulls from nowhere, leaves no smoke behind it, uses a bit of fuel though, but hey, it's great... trouble is, the rest of the car's crap.
I've been a Fiat owner for at least 15 years, and always thought they were a good car for a good price, easily worked on, fairly reliable, but I'm sorry to say quality is flagging now. I might get another but I would definitely think twice now..
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 7th September, 2000