1987 Fiat Uno 45S Eleganza 1.0 FIRE carb from UK and Ireland
Undisputed best supermini of the 80's
Nothing - bit of rust along the roof near the F/F glass sunroof, caused by my own cack handed fitment of a replacement aerial, which allowed water past the seal - doh!
Had 3 of these - a basic OHV 45, a 60S, and this, the latest and the best engined and best equipped. All were MK1s, with the quirky but oh so functional dash. These cars were huge inside, great on fuel, reliable and a fun drive. In the days pre power steering and fancy suspension, cars like this put the driver in touch with what was happening below them.
As ever the engines loved to rev - you don't have to be doing 200mph to have fun behind the wheel, and these cars were fun to drive.
Sadly with modern innovations, FIAT no longer make small cars that are this good.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th July, 2013
19th Feb 2015, 23:27
I agree - the Uno was the best of the super mini bunch in the 80s if you consider pace, space, economy and value for money.
The major problem is we were so spoilt, as I know devotees of the 205, Fiesta, Metro, Ibiza, Polo etc etc will all be able to put up a valid argument for their 80s favourite. Good luck to them - let's just revel in the quality that was available then and compare against a new Corsa... no contest.