26th Feb 2004, 03:17

If you live near the see it's not uncommon for rust to appear in such a short time. Al it takes is a little chip in the paint and the "saltiness" in the air will do the rest.

16th Jan 2005, 11:39

UNO was still on the market 2001 in Europe. Italians are making beautiful cars, but not in every details. For the end, if you are buying cheap car, you cannot expect high quality.

28th Apr 2005, 03:19

Must disagree with the comment "if you are buying cheap car, you cannot expect high quality". If you are buying cheap, don't expect leather seats and electric gadgets everywhere, but quality is not negotiable. Even cheap, must demand work quality and integrity of manufacture. My jalopy has neither!! As I said in my initial article, RUST is the only issue I have with this car, apart from the aftersales, but that's not the car's fault!! Car still going strong only 29,000Km genuine mileage, but the rust will force me to change before cabin starts leaking and then smelling etc. Have just spent time reading all the inputs and there is a common complaint - yup - you got it RUST!!! From Poland to Australia, England/Ireland to South Africa. Such a pity!!!

4th Aug 2008, 14:06

I've never had a problem with my uno I must say. No rust problems. But when I first got it the engine died a lot but that was quickly fixed. no problems since.

23rd Jan 2009, 12:33

I just want to say that I have a 2001 Fiat Uno Mia 1100c 3door, and she's the love of my life.

Seriously unbelievable fuel efficiency, so easy to fix; it's like a toy, and there are no shortage of parts, it's small and zippy; great for town you know.

A little bit of rust at the bottom of the doors, but it's been treated and painted over so should be fine.

Although extremely dangerous in an accident (like there's nothing left of the car afterwards, they just fall apart), they are great little cars that just go forever.