Good car, shame about the manufacturer!
Bonnet safety catch disengaged at 70 mph on the motorway smashing through windscreen. Fiat not interested in this as I got it fixed through my insurance company - as it was not repaired by a "Fiat registered dealer" they were unable to comment!
Handbrake stopped working twice - £60 to have it recalibrated x 2.
Fuel tank replaced in May 2001 after a recall. Was not notified about this and it was only noticed when I took the car in for a service.
Needs a new exhaust system - have been quoted £200 so far, but am putting off the evil moment!
I have no complaints with the car itself - a lovely little thing and an absolute dream to park. When it was being repaired over Christmas after the bonnet incident, I had a Brava for a week and it was like driving a bus in comparison.
My biggest gripe is with Fiat themselves - for a large multinational company they have exhibited an alarming lack of customer care! For that reason I would never buy another vehicle from them.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 15th May, 2001