1989 Fiat Tempra DGT 1.6 from UK and Ireland


High performance - bad investment


Front shock absorber broke (really broke).

4 fuel pumps broke.

Lots of water leakage to the driver compartment - and therefore electric shortcuts.

AC unit (inside the dashboard) rotten.

Head gasket blow at 160000km.

Head was renewed 3 times.

2 electric locks not functioning.

Suspension system had to be totally renewed.

Gear handle carrier broke twice.

Digiplex sensors were replaced twice - very expensive, and disables the car.

General Comments:

Very good road grip.

Excellent suspension system.

Very comfortable driving position.

Lots of power for an 1.6 liter engine (from those years).

Excellent steering system.

A ratio of 3:1 for driving / repair time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th February, 2001