1997 Fiat Uno Review

1997 Fiat Uno i.e. S 1.4 Fire from Poland

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.4 Fire Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.3 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 kilometres
Most recent distance130000 kilometres
Previous carFiat 126

Summary:

Reliable, cheap, quite comfortable and dynamic car

Faults:

Exhaust replaced due to corrosion and perforation at 70 000 kilometers.

Clutch replaced at 75 000 kilometers.

Fuel pump broke down at 100 000 kilometers.

Shock absorbers replaced at 110 000 kilometers.

Head gasket blew at 120 000 kilometers.

Wheel cover was cracked (at about 125 000 kilometers).

General Comments:

My Uno is special model built in Poland in 1996 and 1997. It has power windows, power locks with remote control, roof rack, black bumpers and black lower trim. Rest of the car is blue, non-metallic.

Interior is roomy compared to similar cars. Front seats are placed quite high, which causes good visibility. Seats are comfortable, even on longer trips.

Uno is easy to drive and it handles like a little sports car. No problems with stability at 90 mph. It's also dynamic. From 0 to 60 miles per hour in only 12 seconds! This is big fun to race with those VW Golf's or Opel Astra's drivers and beat them.

In my opinion Fiat Uno, especially with 1.4 engine, is one of the best cars in his class. Compared to competition it's also much cheaper to drive and maintain. I really like my Uno!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th May, 2005

Average review marks: 5.3 / 10, based on 1 review