2002 Fiat Multipla Reviews

2002 Fiat Multipla EX 1.6 from Malaysia

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired35 kilometres
Most recent distance95000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen Berlingo

Summary:

Great car if you can forgive its little faults

Faults:

Fuel pump leaked on the day I picked the car from the dealer; replaced a week later.

Oil pressure switch leaked at 60,000; replaced.

Battery replaced at 45,000 kms (1 year old then).

Some jerking a day after going through a local thunderstorm, suspect.. water seeping through front of bonnet and onto the spark plug area at high speed. Problem goes away within a day.

Hot Malaysian sun melts certain plastics on the fascia, and hazard switch doesn't like greasy fingers.. melts the plastic/rubbery coating as well. Trim looks neat but could be more robust.

General Comments:

Bought one of the last 'new' Multipla's in 2009 (old face 2002 model), which was still in the dealer's warehouse. Got a good discount and had replaced tyres, timing belt, wipers and some internal trim and plastics before the car was delivered to me. After 7 years in storage, I took a gamble on a 'new' car that had always caught my attention.

After 95,000kms in just under 2 years, I must say that it's worth every cent I have paid! Reliable, handles very well for a 6 seater MPV. My 4 kids love being in this car.

Capable of hitting 180km/h on the straight stretches, but it is the most stable/ most comfortable MPV I have ever driven (comparable to my old 2.0 ZX).

Could have improved brakes though. On the average takes 9.5 liters for every 100kms.

I also have a Berlingo. In town and under 80 km/h, the Berlingo seems a better car to drive, but above 80 and outside town, the Fiat is KING.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st January, 2011

2002 Fiat Multipla JTD 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired6000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Faults:

The engine management light peeped on, but we drove to our destination carefully with just a small loss of power. The garage I have always used has changed the air flow thingy, and although the light has gone off, it comes on under heavy acceleration, but with no loss of power. He has spoken to a Fiat main deal as he needs to put it on a machine, which he has not got, and the man has started making noises about "the turbo may be at fault". There are no other turbo failure symptoms such as smoke, total loss of power, don't forget the smoke..

I love this car; it has a few faults, but nothing I can't live with, any suggestions please?

General Comments:

We love this car, even with its little foibles.

It's quick.

It's economical.

The kids love it too.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th January, 2009

2002 Fiat Multipla JTD ,SX 1.9 TD from UK and Ireland

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.9 TD Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 kilometres
Most recent distance115000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Punto

Summary:

Reliable family car

Faults:

Replaced clutch at 80,000

Various tie-rod and roll cage linkage replaced mostly due to road conditions.

General Comments:

Not the fastest people carrier that you can buy, but that's not really to reason you buy one.

For a car that's designed to carry six people from A to B in reasonable comfort it does its job very well.

Odd styling may put people off, but I would suggest driving one before you dismiss it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd October, 2007

2002 Fiat Multipla from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired87000 miles
Most recent distance93000 miles
Previous carLand Rover Discovery

Summary:

Ugly, but reliable.

Faults:

The fan was not working when I bought the car resulting in overheating, wishbones at the front needed replacing.

General Comments:

I drove from UK to poland and returned, I was wary about going as I didn't think it would make it. However... With two children, a husband and a shed load of luggage I found the whole trip fantastic, thanks to the comfortable ugly, but faithful multipla.

Plenty of room, comfortable, reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th August, 2006

2002 Fiat Multipla MY ELX 1.6 from Denmark

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 kilometres
Most recent distance84000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Carina

Summary:

The best and worst car I have ever owned

Faults:

Seats badly worn.

Clutch failed 2 times.

Exhaust catalyst failed 2 times.

Exhaust manifold cracked.

Timing belt failed 2 times.

Premature wear on brake disks.

Gearbox gave up after only 80.000 km.

General Comments:

Probably one of the most comfortable and practical family cars around.

However, during one year of ownership, repair costs were more than £6000,-

Will never buy a FIAT again!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th August, 2006

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 7 reviews