2008 Fiat Bravo Reviews

2008 Fiat Bravo Dynamic 1.6 MultiJet 105 from Belgium

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.6 MultiJet 105 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance45000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Punto

Summary:

Excellent car with Italian flair

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

How to replace an excellent small and reliable car like our first Punto (160000km without any problem)? Not easy!

We hesitated between a Grand Punto and a Bravo, and chose the last one because of the relatively small price difference and more space.

Well... no regrets! What a fabulous car it is.

Well built, superb styling, excellent engine - powerful, smooth, and last but not least, very economical.

What would one want more? Maybe a little more space in the back (our Punto MkII is almost as spacious), larger front seats and more glass surface.

Overall: an excellent car and choice in this car segment full of dull cars...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st November, 2010

2008 Fiat Bravo Dynamic 1.4 16v from UK and Ireland

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.4 16v Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 miles
Most recent distance13900 miles
Previous carVauxhall Zafira

Summary:

Striking inside and out

Faults:

High brake light bulb.

General Comments:

The 1.4 engine doesn't make this a racing car, but it goes well, especially using cruise control on long journeys

The ride is smooth and quiet even at speed.

Driver's seat and all passenger seats have decent leg and headroom... I am 6ft and the driving position is comfortable.

The interior is smart and well made, all controls and dials are stylish and easy to use.

The boot, although not massive, holds 2 cases with room to squeeze in other small odds and ends.

It has bluetooth, which can be voice activated or via buttons on the steering wheel, this is really handy as it copies all the contacts from your mobile phone, and it's really easy to set up and use.

There is a USB socket, so you can play MP3, WAV and WMA music files from a USB pen drive.

Not quite done 2000 miles so far, but it's one of the best cars I have had so far. The only other car giving the same sense of style was an 07 Merc A class.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th August, 2009

Average review marks: 9.5 / 10, based on 2 reviews