1993 Fiat Uno ie 1 litre from UK and Ireland
Good, but fuel injection and cat means expensive to service
Brakes non-existent when bought.
This car is great for a runabout, up to about 70,000 miles, after that it basically falls to bits.
It's not the first time I've had a Fiat Uno, my wife also has one that's got to 80,000 miles although things are starting to go wrong with hers - broken suspensions spring, rear brakes/handbrake ineffective (always problematic on Unos, once the automatic adjusters reach a certain age you no longer have a handbrake), damp in the electronics that control the fuel injection.
My Fiat Uno however is biting the dust now as the Catalytic converter and oxygen sensor has gone, total £200 to replace, even then no guarantee that it'll be fixed as far as fuel emissions are concerned, much prefer carburettors you can tweak yourself.
It's also misfiring on one cylinder at low revs, same problem as my wife's car, changed everything - HT leads, distributor cap, rotor arm, plugs, so don't know what that's about.
Tappets are difficult to adjust - you need to get a set of shims, this is a car that you can only do so much on yourself, like all modern cars, and then it starts to get expensive.
Bottom line - check fuel emissions, catalytic converter, electronics before you buy as these cost a lot of money. Expect it to all fall to bits around the 70,000 mile mark.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 2nd December, 2004