1990 Fiat Tempra Reviews

1990 Fiat Tempra SX 1.6 Carburettor from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 Carburettor Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired105000 miles
Most recent distance124000 miles

Summary:

A cheap well thought out cruiser

Faults:

Before I purchased the car, it had needed a new engine (at about 80,000 miles)

Whole new breaking system (again before I purchased it)

Heater Matrix doesn't work.

Central Locking has a mind of its own sometimes.

General Comments:

With the SX model, it comes with a very comfortable front center arm rest, fantastic seats (drivers side is height adjustable),with comfy head-restraints too.

Steering is crisp and decisive and power steering is not too light (however, its quite noisy)

The engine pulls like a steam train on the motorway, very impressed indeed!

The digital Display at night is absolutely brilliant, i love it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th September, 2003

1990 Fiat Tempra 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired85950 miles
Most recent distance90300 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Excellent value for money for the size of the car

Faults:

Alternator @ 90000 miles, clutch master cylinder, wipers wear down quickly.

General Comments:

An economical budget family saloon that looks different from other euroboxes and has galvanised body panels, so the car doesn't rust (severely).

Has poor rear visibility and a big boot.

The 1.4 and diesel keeps you from breaking speed limits!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th March, 2001

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews