2000 Fiat Bravo HGT 2.0 5 cylinder from UK and Ireland
Touch wood... only minor faults to date:
Driver's seat base broke at 12,000 miles - fixed under warranty.
Rattle from driver's door at at 12,000 miles - fixed under warranty.
Front tyres needed replacing at 13,000 miles, but the rears are still original.
Boot light switch failed at 18,000 miles - will be fixed under warranty when part in stock.
Weather strips on roof now coming away - DIY job to fit new ones.
I love the sound of the free-revving engine so much that I rarely have the stereo on!
The performance IS there, but it does need to be in the right gear and revs.
The car is commendably rattle-free even on bumpy roads and handles very well, with none of the usual nose-heavy understeer of powerful front wheel drive cars.
The brakes are superb.
The ride comfort is fine on most roads, but on poor surfaces it can jar a bit.
So far, the car is very easy to live with, with loads of user-friendly touches.
If only this engine was available in a rear wheel drive Barchetta with the steering wheel on the right side!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 25th November, 2002