2006 Fiat Panda multijet 1.3 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Injector replaced at 20,000 miles.
Turbo seals went at 29,000 miles.
Engine seized at 29,000 miles.
I bought a 56 reg Panda diesel from a main dealer in 2008. It had engine work done under warranty in 2009. The car was always serviced as and at manufacturers recommendation.
The engine seized and the cost of the new engine was £3200 + turbo £350, both plus VAT, so not worth repairing. I looked at an engine from a breaker, but it was only offered with 90 days warranty so I did not want to take the risk.
Spoke to Fiat but they did not want to know, so my advice is do not buy a Fiat diesel. In fact, do not buy anything from Fiat.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st December, 2010