1994 Fiat Uno Reviews

1994 Fiat Uno Pacer SX 1.4 petrol from South Africa

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired52648 miles
Most recent distance54239 miles

Summary:

FUN!!!

Faults:

1. Clutch master cylinder.

2. C. V Joint Boots.

3. Brake Hose (Front Right)

4. Driver Seat beginning to fray.

5. Clutch/pressure plates need replacing.

6. 2nd Gear Synchros need replacing / servicing.

7. Central Locking stopped working on rear left door.

8. carburettor needs constant adjustments.

9. handbrake doesn't work too well anymore.

General Comments:

I own a 1994 fiat uno Pacer SX 5dr 1.4 petrol with 5spd manual gearbox. this is my first vehicle, and most of the problems that I experienced were as a direct result of the previous owner's gross neglect of the car. it performs quite well for a 1400, and is relatively low-cost to maintain. its acceleration is phenomenal! handling is superb for a car of its class and weight... top speeds are not all that good (probably due to the condition of the clutch) and a few strange noises are coming from the front left wheel. overall it's a stunning car and I'm enjoying it! it's a good choice for a beginner car as it is very comfortable and phenomenally easy to drive... I think it deserves an 8/10!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd July, 2007

12th Nov 2007, 08:34

I have had exactly the same ocurrences as you. The noise that you hear on the left could possibly be the wheel like you say, but you might like to check the rear engine mounting, as this is a common problem with Uno's. The rubber gets worn out and the metal on metal noise starts.

I hope this will help.

Pamela Zabbia.

1994 Fiat Uno Start 999cc from UK and Ireland

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 999cc Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired57000 miles
Most recent distance58500 miles

Summary:

Oozes character, cheap first car

Faults:

6 months before I took ownership of the car, the exhaust had to be replaced.

General wear (tires, light bulbs air filter etc)

Strange rattle coming from front wheel/brake.

Exhaust making a deep growing noise, like a turbo...weird.

General Comments:

If coming to a hill, down into 2nd gear is a must unless your in high revs.

Quick on the flat, will give 1.3 Fiestas a run for their money!

Handling is supreme.

Light steering even without PAS.

Spacious, practical and well made.

Very cheap insurance compared to Peugeot 205 etc.

Just been through MOT and passed!

Sold to me for £350! Bargain!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th August, 2005

1994 Fiat Uno I.E 1.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.0 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired52000 miles
Most recent distance69000 miles
Previous carFord Fiesta

Summary:

A fun, nippy little bargain. Brilliant!

Faults:

The clutch and front brake pads had to be replaced recently, although I suspect this was more down to a spot of 'enthusiastic' driving from me rather than any fault of the car.

The rear wheel arches are rusting slightly.

General Comments:

I have driven several other small engined hatch-backs, and I can tell you the UNO is the most fun by far! For a one litre car it's a little firecracker.

Cabin is a bit cramped, although I am six foot two.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th October, 2001

1994 Fiat Uno 1.0 from Portugal

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership1996
Engine and transmission 1.0 Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance78000 kilometres

Summary:

Forget this car!!

Faults:

Everything! This car is a trouble box!! I guess the only thing that stayed reliable over the years was the interior.

Lousy engine!

General Comments:

This is a nasty car. I don't advise you to purchase the Fiat Uno. The engine parts are the worst you will find, and nearly nothing is reliable in this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th December, 2000

1994 Fiat Uno i.e. S Start Plus 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance44600 miles
Previous carFiat Uno 1000 FIRE

Summary:

A future classic

Faults:

Heater matrix valve replaced due to stress fracture causing a leak at 30,000 miles.

Feeble hand brake at the best of times.

Regular tightening at DIY service, of sump nuts required to avoid gasket weeping oil. Poor gasket seal of cam cover required silicone sealant to cure oil seepage.

General Comments:

Generally excellent car for the money and I'm not changing it yet for a while. Regular 40 mpg, nearer 50mpg on long holiday trips.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th July, 2000

1994 Fiat Uno Start 1.0i from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 1.0i Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 miles
Most recent distance300000 miles

Summary:

Brilliant, brilliant - Oh and did I mention brilliant!

Faults:

I'll tell you something, Fiat dealers are absolute crap, I was told at 40,000 miles that I needed a new fuel sender unit, but when I checked it myself the pipes only needed tightening, one thing if you buy a Fiat, don't buy from a dealer!!

General Comments:

Brill car, lasted me 300,000 and it is still running like a dream. Engine takes a lot to break, I drove from Manchester to Glasgow doing 100mph all the way and considering the top speed is only supposed to be 92mph.

One thing I do advise is to avoid hills unless you are above 5000rpm.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th July, 2000

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 8 reviews