2002 Fiat Scudo ELX 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Overall a good van
Nothing other than general wear and tear such as new brakes, the odd suspension part, and oil changes. If I'm being really picky the interior trim didn't hold up too well, but nothing broke off as far as I remember.
A van that was used more or less from new as a works van and lead a hard life carrying heavy loads. I found it to be a generally comfortable van to travel in and to drive it was OK, however it was very slow especially when loaded, which is my only complaint. Reliability was good however and did not cause any breakdowns, contrary to most other reviews about this van.
Compared to my previous vans (Ford Transit, Vauxhall Astra-max, etc) the interior quality does not hold up as well, and feels pretty cheap, but I don't think Fiat put too much effort into this vehicle when designing the interior.
I liked driving the Scudo for the most part, and was really at its best on long motorway drives; as I mentioned acceleration was not its strong point, however it cruised along just fine when up to speed, and was very economical.
The van was sold on back in 2007 at 5 years old; who knows if it's still going. But overall when I had the van it proved to be a good reliable van the few years or so as a works van, and did not breakdown and got the job done. Don't see too many about anymore though, but I'd buy one again if I found a good one with low mileage, since this one went on to over 100,000 miles without serious issues.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th August, 2016