1995 Fiat Tempra SLX 2.0 from Argentina
I've only replaced bulbs and done the normal service.
This is a true Italian piece of art. I find the design of the car after 10 years to be attractive, plus it has everything I like from European vehicles:In-headlight low beams, side blinkers, black trims on bumpers and side guards, big and tall trunks. It is simply beautiful.
The engine is small, it is a 2 liter vehicle, but driving up hills and mountains performance is amazing; I think the car was made for mountain driving.
I would definitely buy another Fiat, or any other European vehicle for that matter if they are just as reliable as my Tempra.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th December, 2004
15th Aug 2005, 02:41
The writer of this obviously likes his Fiat very much, but I read this to learn about the car (I'm thinking of buying one) and find that, among the superlatives, mainly the information is about fittings that are 'normal' in Europe. (I do know, having lived next door to this writer, in Paraguay, that many standard fittings are NOT included in South American countries e.g. heaters, etc.)
The only useful comment, really, was that it is good on mountain roads. For me this could be pertinent as I live now in Southern Spain, where there are many steep mountain roads.
More information regarding performance, faults, actual running costs, etc.,would have been much more useful.
Bob Fretwell (Spain)
24th Jan 2008, 22:12
I'm looking at a Tempra myself, but I know a LOT about Fiats. as a general rule they are mechanically robust a well maintained motor will do 300000 + ks no problem. Bodies post 1990 are all galvanised so rust is no longer an issue. They are not without their share of electrical woes due, in most part to poor earthings. Build quality varies, but is hugely improved on more recent models. from a design and engineering point of view these cars are fantastic, and that's the thing that always keeps me coming back to Fiat. They are that little bit special, and have bags of character that you won't find in a toyota. True you have to forgive the occasional foibles, but if you're a little bit handy and don't need to rely on the generally poor dealerships then I say you won't find a much better all round car - Style economy and practicality - ALL for much less than most other equivalent cars. Its the best kept secret. DOH!