2001 Fiat Doblo 1.9 from Portugal
Not a working car, even if it looks like one
Electronic sensors for motor temperature replaced twice.
Fuel pump replaced twice.
Gear box replaced once at 150k.
Gear pumps replaced once at 255k.
Head (top part) of the motor replaced, because the screws holding it couldn't be tight any more at 260k.
Heating system replaced at 210k.
Front tires wear irregularly, and the direction gets frequently out of straightness!
Discovered that the rear axle is bent recently.
Original speakers and radio got destroyed; just with time and use.
Suspension arm replaced at 290k.
And recently it all came down, with electronic sensors that would shut down my car while driving, and the mechanic, even with the computer, could never get to understand which was the right sensor to replace...
My mistake was to take it as a real working car; it has big room, but the load capacity is small (400kg).
Because of that I used it for long trips very often with the maximum load in it, and loads of components just showed how fast they wear out.
Well, it just keeps buggering me with small stuff replacement, mostly electronics, and once in a while there comes a big issue, mostly those fuel pumps that nobody dares to repair.
I don't feel that it is a reliable car for working; after 300k km to keep it rolling, I will have to make major rehabs to it.
Maybe it's a cool car for family trips, loads of space, and I find it very comfortable.
Fuel consumption is OK if you don't drive fast.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 7th May, 2014