Engine sound - QUICK!
8 months after purchase, the MOT test showed a failure with the rear suspension bushes. Replaced at cost of 163GBP.
Hand brake stretched beyond servicable repair at 82000M.
New rear suspension arms on both side required at 84000 miles. I feel like the garage that I bought it from stitched me up with the repair above. Seems like they tried to avoid the repair under warranty. Sheesh. Livid. 170GBP.
Too much body roll, compared to my old XR3i, cannot take corners. Looks like i'll be uprating the repaired suspension.
Seat don't hold the body, prefer the missuses Saxo.
Internals of cam belt cover disintegrated at 83000M. Scary noise, lumps of plastic flying about inside.
Petrol filler lid : Spring has broken through the Fiat "cheese@ plastic. (Recyclable=made of cheese)
Bloody quick, drinks fuel like an elephant.
An absolute pig.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st August, 2002