1988 Fiat Uno Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1988 Fiat Uno 60S 1.1 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.1 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired124000 miles
Most recent distance129000 miles
Previous carRenault 21

Summary:

It turns peoples' heads for all the wrong reasons; but I really don't care, it's a great little car

Faults:

Hole in the exhaust just below the rubbers. Does give forth a rude boy image though and is great for scaring pedestrians at traffic lights.

Driver's side window falls into door and has once broken doing so. Replacement winding mechanism failed to ameliorate problem as it broke within two hours of installation.

Fuel pump seems to be a bit weak at times. Remedied by simply switching off the car and letting it cool for a minute.

General Comments:

For a car that I paid absolutely nothing for and only had to outlay £36 sterling on a battery and alternator belt to get it running, I am very pleased with it's performance.

Furthermore it does the 25 mile round trip to work brilliantly and just got me upto London and back (150miles) with no hassle whatsoever.

However, the car started to vibrate dangerously when it went past 80mph. But then again it is only a 1.1 litre engine.

It was very easy to wire in another cassette radio.

Boot release handle very useful.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 27th March, 2002

1988 Fiat Uno Turbo ie 1301 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1301 turbo petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance124000 miles
Previous carFiat 127 1300 GT

Summary:

Bargain basement GTi beater!

Faults:

Faulty aftermarket sunroof, which leaks.

Clutch cable snapped (3 times).

Driver's seat side bolster, now wearing thin.

General Comments:

For a car with 124,000 miles on the clock which cost £2,300 secondhand 7 seven years ago, I think I've had my moneys worth! The car is still extremely rapid, being faster than most modern 'hot hatch backs' in the Fiat range.

If there were any complaints to be made, I would have to say the brakes can be a little sluggish, especially on this type of car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th February, 2001

1988 Fiat Uno Turbo i.e. 1.3 turbo from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership1997
Engine and transmission 1.3 turbo Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.8 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance42000 miles

Summary:

An unreliable fun baby car

Faults:

Turbo, fuel injection sensors, turbo, electric windows, turbo, windows, turbo and then the windows again and the turbo.

General Comments:

Fun, fun, fun... But only once or twice a year at most. I hate myself for saying it, but it was so much fun that I would probably buy another one...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st August, 2000

1988 Fiat Uno 75 SX 1.5 from Netherlands

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired170000 kilometres
Most recent distance228000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Uno

Summary:

A great little car, cheap to run

Faults:

Fuel pump bearings, rear wheels, CV joints (only the left side).

General Comments:

I love it to death, it's great to drive, low on fuel consumption and when lowered you can race on roundabouts. Mine has a top speed of 115mph, great fun with VW TDIs, you will drive them mad that you can keep up with them.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th July, 2000

1988 Fiat Uno Turbo i.e cat 1.3 from Sweden

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired13200 kilometres
Most recent distance15800 kilometres
Previous carSAAB 9000 turbo 16V

Summary:

High performance with a good price and economy!

Faults:

Brake cylinder, handbrake.

Electric windows - had to change rubber list.

General Comments:

A car you drive with the pleasure of leaving all others behind!

Not a car for women though, my girlfriend hated it!

A relatively cheap car to drive, and cheap spare parts. Easy to build car stereo systems, lots of space for large base elements. I had three 12" bass speakers.

I love the car and I won't sell it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th April, 2000

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 16 reviews