2004 Fiat Palio ELX Sport Mk. III 1.2 16v Fire from Chile
A great economic, smooth and trust able car
The car is great, but it has 2 faults: the button of the driver power window is broken, but it's still working, and there's much vibration in the front suspension when I pass in a bump.
The experience with this model is until today, very nice.
The suspension is soft, as well as the gearbox, the power steering and the pedals. The engine and exterior noises are quite silenced in the cabin. Is a very "roomy" car, even considering that is one of the cars with less wheelbase measures (2.370m) ; the trunk is also spacious with 290 lts. and the possibility to extend to a total of 660lts with the rear seat folded.
The fuel consumption is quite okey (14,5 km/Lt - 6.9 l/100 in city traffic and 18 km/Lt - 5.5 l/100 en highway) and the economy is great with the 48 Lt fuel tank.
The brakes are OK; smooth and with a very fine line (but the cars tends to "sink" in the road).
This is a very equipped car for it's price. For M$4.990.000 (USD 9.230) -5 door version- has a 14" alloy wheels with pirelli P4 tires, power steering, power windows, central lock with alarm and fiat code system, trip computer, etc.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th November, 2005