2001 Fiat Marea HLX 2.0 20v from Turkey
A great car, highly recommended
Nothing really has gone wrong, it's never let me down.
Thermostat for the engine cooling system failed at 50000 km and was replaced.
Both left and right rear suspension rubber stops in coil springs had to be replaced.
Comfy for driver and all front and rear seat passengers. Spacious enough for five adults, but knee-room could have been improved.
Long journeys made easy. Comfortable and supportive seats suitable for long journeys.
Powerful engine with pleasing sound. Becomes thirsty when pushed hard.
Accurate and responsive steering with good road holding capabilities when cornering.
Responsive and safe brakes.
All-round visibility is good except for the rear.
Steering wheel should have had reach adjustment for even better comfort behind the wheel.
Clutch is so good that I think it never needs be replaced.
I get over 36 mpg (imperial gallons) on open roads at 100 - 120 kph. That is acceptable for a 2.0L engine with 1255 kg weight.
I highly recommend this great Italian performer to anyone who does not want to pay a fortune for popular brands.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th December, 2008