2000 Fiat Bravo GT 1.6 16v from Bulgaria


Very often a problem with bulbs, front and rear, and the electrical system as well.

Not good working air-conditioner in winter period.

Poor fuel efficiency.

General Comments:

Good looking car for its price.

Nice performing on the street.

High level of comfort for a two-door car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th December, 2010

2000 Fiat Bravo 80 SX 1.2 from UK and Ireland


Love to hate it


Windscreen cracked twice. Admittedly not a manufacturer problem.

Couldn't move uphill out of driveway when it was icy - wheels would just spin. Never had that problem with any other car in that driveway.

Gearbox and clutch both packed in on same day. Garage replaced clutch and discovered the gearbox had gone and only reversed. Total cost £875.

Suspension - Started spinning on roundabouts - dampers gone, springs gone, something else too.

Seats all worn.

Damp coming in electric sunroof and top right corner.

Headlights weak and prone to failure.

Exhaust was final straw when mid section and back box went.

General Comments:

Was my first car when I was 17. Still love it now, yet I hated it for the unreliability and its problems.

For a 1.2 it's nippy, but that's coz it's the Punto Sport engine.

Fuel economy is alright - about 10p per mile.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th November, 2009

2000 Fiat Bravo SX 1.9 JTD turbo diesel from Bosnia and Herzegovina


This is why it stands Fiat on Schumacher's car


Bosch's MAF sensor failure, car didn't respond to throttle.

PK belt tensioner failure, then PK belt itself failed.

I needed a new clutch, new front suspension, new discs and some other expendable parts.

Poor headlights so you need special bulbs, I installed Osram Nightbreaker, after that I didn't need long beams.

General Comments:

This car won my heart with its exterior, you will never get tired looking at it, chassis and body are fairly well built, there are no traces of corrosion yet.

Interior materials are made of poor quality plastics, they need extra care especially around door handles where it has plenty of scratches, but it feels really good to be inside since it is beautifully designed.

The engine is the best part of the car, incredibly reliable and fast, I was able to drive to a mechanic when those failures took place.

Surprisingly quiet for its age, even after 200k it pulls perfectly well. Of course you need to step on it when overtaking.

It is equipped with ABS, power-steering, air conditioning, electric windows and it is cheap to buy and maintain, even for Bosnian standards. People here are obsessed with VWs so Fiat depreciates really fast. I am looking forward to my 150hp Bravo T-Jet in a year or two.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th July, 2009

2000 Fiat Bravo Trofeo 1.2 from Greece


Great car, reliable and cheap maintenance! A real bargain!!


Changed cables after 80000 km. A slight noise also in the gearbox, but only this.

General Comments:

The car is very reliable so far and it never let me down. Although the bad maintenance I do the car is still running well and does with reliability long journeys. Also I use it every day in the heavy traffic of Athens.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th October, 2007

2000 Fiat Bravo HGT 155 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland




Where shall I start?

Blown head gasket @ 19k.

Rear wiper failure, hose split water saturating headlining and boot.

Drivers door would not lock or shut when it has been raining!

Leaking sunroof.

Blocked drainage channels.

Alloys flaking.

Driver seat runners broken, padding squashed early.

Oil pressure light not working.

Interior plastics marked very easily.

Roof leaking - aerial gasket failure.

Handbrake freezes on in Winter.

Cassette eject mechanism failure.

General Comments:

The most disappointing element of this car was its' performance - a claimed 155bhp felt exaggerated.

Expensive to run and poor dealership backup and lack of service.

Flimsly build quality which did not inspire confidence.

Sloppy handling and poor brakes.

Cramped in rear.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th November, 2006

24th Nov 2010, 05:42

LOL - you could be describing my Bravo. Had from new (2001), 80SX model.

Faulty fuel level sensor - replaced under warranty.

Rear washer hose flooding boot - replaced under warranty.

Faulty driver door handle - replaced twice under warranty.

Peeling roof trim - replaced three times under warranty.

Broken down foam in driver seat - replaced under warranty after fight.

Faulty latch in passenger seat.

Head gasket blown twice.

Rear suspension leak.

The list goes on... I've got bored of typing!

Moral of the story is you get what you pay for! If I had to buy one again, I'd get rid as soon as the warranty expires.