2003 Fiat Uno Review

2003 Fiat Uno 1.1 from South Africa

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.1 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired2 kilometres
Most recent distance52000 kilometres


This is the worst car ever produced!!!


I have had to replace the clutch twice. Nearly every time I take it for a service or repairs on something, I have to take it back as they have fixed the wrong thing. This is from several dealers, as I have lived in two provinces with the car.

The aftersales service is currently the worst that I have had to endure. After many letters, e-mails etc to the head of Fiat in South Africa, still no joy, and I gave up trying to get the problem sorted. After being told that the car will have a high resale value from Fiat themselves, I still cannot sell the car to actually get money back.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th November, 2005

11th May 2006, 13:53

Clutch change is normally driver's fault. I had 1 for 120000 and only changed clutch once. I ask you, is there anything that works good in South Africa other than the murdering of foreigners for a few bucks?

14th Jul 2006, 03:11

You buy an Uno because of the value for money aspect. It's not a sporty car, and cannot go faster than 140kmh, but you knew that, right?

I firmly believe that if you treat the car with the respect it deserves, it will give you many k's of motoring pleasure.

Lastly, with petrol about to go through the 7 rand a litre barrier, do not be too hasty in selling your Uno. Appreciate the car for what it is, it's not like you paid R100000 for it, did you?

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 1 review