1996 Fiat Uno Cento 1.0 from South Africa
Second hand car, expect second hand service
CV boots fitted, broke soon after fitting of a new one.
Clutch needs to be replaced.
I like the car, but I just can't handle all these problems that are popping up so soon after I bought it.
The clutch replacement quote is R3 300 ($450 or £250 or €300). Does anyone think that's too much?
Anyway, some forums say that I should be getting +-20km on a litre. I get about 17km and would like to know if that's OK, or can I get closer to that 20km mark?
I bought the car for R13500, and spent R4500 fixing the damn thing.
Otherwise, it drives well and is quite nippy. The seats suck though. I like the amount of space it has. I must say the bodywork of my Uno compared to the general Uno's I see is excellent. I wouldn't mind keeping the car, but I would like to get a 1,4 CITI GOLF aka Golf mk1.
Fuel consumption is good though. From a 40 litre tank I get about 500km, and that's with very fast driving and city roads.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 31st May, 2011
13th Jun 2011, 03:45
Well the clutch ended up costing R 3700/ 380 euros/ $545. Plus the mechanic said my rear shock mountings are broken. So I need to fix that as well.
So far my car has cost R14000 + R 1000 for CV joints and boots + 3900 for clutch and handbrake fix. The total cost is R19000 / $2800 / 1950 euros.
I'm so broke this month it's not even funny. After the clutch the car drives wonderfully though. :)