2006 Fiat Strada EL 1.7 turbo diesel from South Africa
Fiat is very good
After picking it up at a garage, the problems started.
Didn't idle right when at working temperature.
Recently the timing belt tensioner gave in and I think it bent a valve.
From now on I'm working on my cars myself. I really think very few people in S.A. really know what's going on in a Fiat. Especially the diesel.
I tried to look up the designer of this particular engine to learn just a little more, but I must say, Fiat really kept their stuff secret, and that is a very good thing. If anyone has just a manual for this engine, please help.
Fiat all the way.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th November, 2014