2001 Fiat Bravo Reviews

2001 Fiat Bravo SX 1.2 petrol from UK and Ireland

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.2 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 miles
Most recent distance91000 miles
Previous carCitroen ZX

Faults:

Slight leak from the sunroof.

General Comments:

The car is stunning, has covered nearly 80,000 miles with me and NEVER let me down. She runs like a dream.

I adore the sporty looks as she has the Abarth accessories, alloys etc on her, so looks the part.

I cover a massive mileage and plan to change her next year for a diesel. I shall be very reluctant when I do this as I have grown very fond of the cars personality, looks and charisma.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th July, 2005

2001 Fiat Bravo 80 SX 1.242 from UK and Ireland

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.242 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired9500 miles
Most recent distance14000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Nova

Summary:

Fantastic and reliable

Faults:

Small leak above driver, Leaks down window.

Passenger window motor replaced.

General Comments:

I will start by saying what a fantastic car!!

Its fun to drive and very quick for the 1.2 engine.

The inside of the car is comfortable and smooth.

The ride is soft and quite.

I bought the car from a Fiat main dealer with only 9500 miles on the clock for only £3600, the car was 3years old and in pristine condition. What a bargain!!!

The cars reliable and has never let me down.

From the outside I think the car looks sleek and smooth.

Its fantastic get one today!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th February, 2005

2001 Fiat Bravo 80 SX 1.2 16v from UK and Ireland

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.2 16v Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired9500 miles
Most recent distance20000 miles
Previous carNissan Micra

Summary:

Miles better than anyone would have you believe

Faults:

Not much has gone wrong with the car only problem being that the roof above the drivers seat went through a stage of leaking and water dripping down the windscreen, getting so bad at one point that I had to drive sat on a bin bag as the seat was that wet!

General Comments:

I acquired this car when it had just gone three years old and previously had been a disability car so has full service history and was in absolutely mint condition, so I was impressed with it from the start and only being 18 years old I thought it was fantastic and boy was I right.

The car only had 9500 miles on the clock which is fantastic for a three year old car, but that is due to the reason above, yet since buying it 6 months ago I have covered nearly 11000 miles myself and it has never failed to start or skipped a beat.

I do a lot of miles and I was surprised at how comfortable this car is one of the most comfortable I have driven in my limited time driving (18 months, but owned 5 cars of my own in that time) and I would include the Ford Focus and Nissan Almera in the list of cars that are no better to ride in, also even though it's a 1.2 engine it isn't as slow as you may think with 82bhp on tap which is good for such a small engine it can shift if you boot it a little. It regularly cruises on the motorway with me at 100 miles an hour, but the fuel economy does suffer as low as 25 mpg on a 75 mile 100 mph journey.

This car is surprisingly well built for a fiat I did have a fiat cinqucento for my first car and this knocks spots off the quality of that.

Yet I do feel that the two things that I love most about this car are the looks and equipment. Even today 9 years after first launched it is still a good looking car and with electric windows, electric sunroof, CD player, central locking and no trim on the outside that isn't body colored its fantastic for the money.

I'm now thinking of trading it in now to get a Stilo which looks to be even better value for money and better equipped and built so maybe I will treat myself for my birthday.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd January, 2005

2001 Fiat Bravo formula SX 1.2 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.2 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired4 miles
Most recent distance35000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Great first car, and quick off the mark!

Faults:

Paint defects at new.

Wiper fluid switch blew at 22000.

Head gasket blew at 34000.

General Comments:

Very nippy little car, that is a conservative drinker.

Quite roomy on the inside, can seat adults comfortably in the back.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th February, 2004

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 4 reviews