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2006 Fiat Scudo JTD 2.0 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired52 miles
Most recent distance13700 miles
Previous carFiat Scudo

Summary:

Generally good work vehicle

Faults:

Generally been reliable until we lost all brake effort (Pedal went to the floor) and subsequently brakes stuck on and burnt out the front caliper and damaged the pads.

Brake pads wore out on front at only 13000 miles of fairly light duty work.

Problem with the master cylinder or servo since other owners also have a similar problem with identical symptoms.

Drive belt on alternator and A/C also has short life.

Seats gather dirt like a magnet!

General Comments:

It's a good van to drive, very good control layout and easy gears.

No problems with the chassis or the engine.

Looks very good in styling.

Engine is a lot quieter than the Peugeot model of same van.

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

Review Date: 25th April, 2008

2007 Fiat Scudo 120 Multijet 2.0 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired8 miles
Previous carFord Mondeo

Faults:

I have a new 57reg Fiat Scudo Combi with seven passenger seats. My problem is that the rear seat you fold down to allow the rear passengers out is on the off side.

This means those passengers are getting in and out on to the main road. I have raised this problem with Fiat, and they have said there is nothing that can be done; this is an accident waiting to happen.

Does anyone have any comments on this issue?

General Comments:

Apart from the seating problem, I am very happy with the motor so far!

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

Review Date: 6th November, 2007

20th May 2008, 02:48

If you look where the single seat on the off side locks in on the floor, there is a small locking pin. If you cover this with something (I used a small bit of rubber hose) the seat will not lock down, however it still is held by the other seats.

This will allow you to lift all three seats from the n/s, or just the single from the o/s.

2005 Fiat Scudo jlx 2.0 turbo from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance28000 miles

Summary:

Poor build and after sales make this the worst vehicle purchase I have ever made

Faults:

Brake discs required replacement after 8300 miles

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Floor covering in drivers foot-well worn out completely in 3 months

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Interior light broken. requires auto electrician to repair!

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Drivers front electric window requires auto electrician to repair!

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Drivers seat starting to collapse.

General Comments:

The vans performance is quite good. The turbo engine pulls very well and maintains great motorway performance and economy.

Load space is almost tar dis like.

The build quality is poor throughout. Seals fell away from day one and we have resorted to super glue and double sided tape to fix them in position.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th January, 2007

9th Oct 2009, 15:14

Like you we have suffered some serious brake problems. Now on third set of pads and second set of discs. Fiat settled a contentious claim just out of warranty when it lost all brakes due to master cylinder defect. No recall!

Tyres wear out on front LH after only 10,000 miles. Brakes always squeal.

Also had brakes seized on and burnt out RH front disc.

As ours has a specialised body, it is very difficult to replace, and the loss of brakes means it's off the road until safe. Very worried and it's common.

26th Jan 2011, 15:02

Fiat Scudo 2006 2.0 JTD has an fuel cooler hanging off the nearside front chassis outrigger, why??? To keep charging good money for replacing the ones that get knocked/damaged/leak after hitting anything over 10" high (snow /ice have all caused leaks). Don't pay to replace it.. Pay to bypass it, Simples. Do you do much driving in? Saudi Arabia? Sudan?? Sahara??? Where it MAY help stop fuel boiling. Another useless add on for us donate more money to next service (it's damaged because of stones on the road, will stop its cooling effect have to replace it???) What crap. One of the most blatant dealer (stealer)cons.

31st Aug 2013, 14:32

Was getting a depollution fault light, and the engine cutting out. The garage was blaming poor quality diesel. To be fair, the diesel sample from the car looked very pale.

Turned out to be caused by dirt on the diesel cooler, which turned to clay when wetted on road. So, instead of a diesel cooler, I now had a clay "insulator", which caused hot diesel to be returned to fuel the tank, which cools and condenses... Give it a few thousand miles and watery diesel = depollution fault. Car cuts out when the fuel level in the tank is low, and you end up with water in the diesel filter.

Simple cure. Take off the protective cover, and wash it when washing the car.

Average review marks: 6.1 / 10, based on 11 reviews