2006 Fiat Scudo JTD diesel from Singapore

Summary:

Very difficult to get replacement parts

Faults:

We bought a Fiat Scudo 2006 model, 8 months ago. For 6 of those months, the van has been in the workshop.

So far we have replaced the alternator, injectors and the head, as well as repaired the radiator.

All this has been done by a local mechanic, and now the van blows white smoke and does not drive. Mind you, we drove the van to the mechanic. This problem has occurred since being in the workshop.

The van now has been taken to the Fiat agent to work out the problem, and they advise that it has a cracked gasket and broken tappets, among other things.

This van cost $21,000. The repairs to date have cost around $10,000. To fix the van now, they are asking over $13,000.

This van has been a real head ache. If you are considering buying a Fiat, think again.

General Comments:

We never really had a chance to drive the van much before it was sent to the workshop. Cannot comment on performance. Just wish it would drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th November, 2012

2004 Fiat Scudo 1.9 diesel from UK and Ireland

Faults:

I have recently purchase a 1.9 diesel Fiat Scudo, and was told it would do about 45 - 50 MPG, however I am only getting 28-30 MPG.

Have used diagnostic computer on it, but came up with no faults.

Took it to garage to check all the belt timings, but they were fine.

Have tried a service. The van runs OK, but when accelerating from tick over, it seems to run on 3 and a half cylinders, and then reverts to 4 cylinders.

This does not happen when the engine is cold.

Can anyone help, or have any idea what I could try next?

General Comments:

Other than the above, I find it very comfortable to drive.

And it has a brilliant turning circle.

All round nice, quiet van.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th March, 2012

2004 Fiat Scudo JTD 2.0 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Spacious, reliable, very strong engine

Faults:

Absolutely nothing has gone wrong with this van.

General Comments:

Excellent work horse with superb performance. I use it for my plastering business, and the back of it is always fully loaded, and the van will pull like it has nothing in it at all; it has a very strong engine.

It's a medium size van with lots of space. You get the 3 seats in the front with lots of room, and you will be surprised on how much stuff you can fit in the back.

The ride comfort is very good. The chassis is the same one that is on the Peugeot 806, so it has car like handling even when it's full. I actually prefer to drive my van than my car, cause it's so nice to drive and so smooth.

It isn't too bad on fuel either; my van is always full, so I always have a lot of weight onboard. And around town I average around 35mpg.

The reason I got a Scudo is because the bloke I use to work for had a Citroen Dispatch, which is exactly the same van but different badges. He had is for over 3 years, it had 259,000 miles on the clock when he got rid of it, and all he ever had to do was put 1 set of tyres on it. It was ultra reliable, and so far mine has as well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 27th December, 2009

2000 Fiat Scudo TDI 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Crap

Faults:

My brakes are not working. The pedal travels to the floor when engine is running. The pedal is rock hard when the engine is off. Have changed pads, shoes and bled the system, but it's still the same.

General Comments:

This car is a nightmare.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 1st October, 2009

2nd Oct 2009, 20:44

The fact that this car has traveled a quarter of a million miles indicates to me that it cannot be as bad as you suggest.

5th Nov 2012, 09:19

Change the master brake cylinder, and it will work.