2000 Fiat Uno Mia 1.1 from South Africa


I love it!


I have had absolutely no problems with my Mia. I have no rust whatsoever. The only disadvantage is that the body is fairly soft and dents easily.

It's very reliable and has never broken down or anything.

General Comments:

It's very comfortable and roomy inside the front, but a bit cramped at the back, however this is to be expected as it is a 3door model.

Even though it has a very little engine it accelerates well and goes fine, only battling a bit on sleep uphills with 4 or 5 people in the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st September, 2003

26th May 2005, 02:50

Glad to hear of a happy Uno owner in SA, but I reckon it's a sure bet you don't live anywhere near the coast??? Am I right???

22nd Mar 2007, 07:57

I own an Uno Mia. I've had the car for three years now and apart from routine servicing it has been totally reliable. I've even driven it from Cape Town to East London and back with no problems! The car is in daily use covering over 100km a day, six days a week. I think that the later model Uno's are very under rated little cars. Like all vehicles, if you look after them they will reward you with good service.

2000 Fiat Uno Mia 1.1 from South Africa


A rust bucket within two years of manufacture


RUST RUST and more RUST.

General Comments:

Purchased from new. Mechanically without fault, but mileage covered is still low.

Major disappointment is the rust which has attacked practically every body panel and chassis.

Although still under FIAT warranty. They were very quick to repudiate, without even looking at the vehicle, because of an "out of time" service. (Not over on mileage, over the 12 month interval for the 2nd service!!)

I am disheartened and disgusted in the extreme with the apathetic attitude of FIAT S.A. and their reluctance to recognise a manufacturing defect at face value. FIAT??? Never again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th July, 2002

30th Jun 2003, 01:47

Hi Steven, Thanks for the input. Vehicle was off the shop floor - brand new. No doubt about it. Maybe in Europe UNO went off the market, but I think maybe FIAT used South Africa as their "dumping ground"for what they did not sell elsewhere. Trust me, would need bucketfulls of superglue to cover the rust. (Actually maybe not a bad idea - might use it to hold the car together!!!)

Thanks again.