Great to handle but not entirely reliable
The exhaust fell off at 25000 miles.
Head gasket blew after just 30000 miles.
The steering wheel has worked itself loose after 49000 miles.
Other smaller faults include regular replacement of front brake pads, wheels misaligned, flat battery and a faulty fan switch.
The car is very good to handle, light and easy to park although it has no power steering.
It has good power although only 1.1 engine.
The car seems to misbehave when hot, it shudders when going uphill.
It is difficult to see when the car is overheating, there is no gauge and when the overheating light came on my head gasket had already blown.
Beware of fiat dealers selling you a warranty. I took one out with them for £500 yet it covered none of the things I thought it would. The service that year cost me another £700, when I complained they took off £100.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 29th July, 2001