1984 Fiat Uno 45 0.9 OHV from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Excellent example of FIAT small car wizardry

Faults:

Nothing much - a fan belt snapped - usual servicing and consumables.

A tiny bit of rust on the bottom of the driver's door at the time of sale did not bode well for its longevity, but saw it in Middleton Arndale car park 5 years later and it had not got any worse.

General Comments:

Excellent first new car - lightweight, so felt peppy, and the handling was excellent. Ride a little firm, and despite only having 4 speed manual (motorways were a bit of a chore), it almost never got below 50 MPG.

For its time, only this and the Pug 205 were worth considering - for some reason the Fiesta and Metro outsold both in the UK.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th May, 2014