1992 Fiat Uno Fire 1.0 from UK and Ireland
Don't buy. Better off with horse and cart
Well I hope that you have some spare time on your hands.
The first week I bought the car it needed a cylinder head gasket, then shortly after that the engine blew so I replaced the engine from a scrap yard.
It's had a complete clutch system fitted, brake discs and pads, (but the brakes still squeak even though I've changed them), drive shaft oil seal and a complete exhaust.
The rear dampers also squeak.
New cam belt.
Plugs and leads.
Distributor cap because the car was misfiring.
I also replaced the sump because the original one was corroded and leaking oil.
I have done most of these jobs myself otherwise I would have had to scrap the car.
The gear box is very poor and stiff to use.
Still, touch wood I've had no problems for six months, I don't think there's anything left to replace.
Don't buy one, these cars are rubbish. If you did, check the front of the sump, they have problems with corrosion due to the angle of the engine, thus very big oil leaks.
I actually bought the car for my wife two years ago as a little runner (big mistake). I even got a low mileage model with a full Fiat service history and only two former owners. I would be very interested to hear from any other Fiat Uno owners who have had similar problems or is mine a one off demon? I'll keep my eye open on this web site for further future comments on this model.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 23rd August, 2000
I also am an owner of such a model (1987) and also ended up doing most of the repairs myself, otherwise I would have to start looking for a second job.
However I imagine that you had a little bit of bad luck... I have seen many Fiats in use until they almost disintegrate, and although I agree with you saying that they are rubbish, the poor little thing is a fair tradeoff. Mine has run about 160,000 miles and still consumes very little petrol (5.1 l/100km).
I hope you have more luck next time!
I will never buy a Fiat again.