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★★★★☆

“great looking car.”

Written on: 31/03/2013

great all rounder. paid £600 for a 98 plate with new mot, full service and 6 months tax 4 years ago. had 48k on clock. done 90 now and just starting to have issues, injector warning light stays on when its cold and most of the stupid rubber on handles gone, but just had another mot, most spent as it cost £280. still, cant get a great looking car for that. fuel not too bad as it dose 200 mile round trips to london (about 30 in london traffic) for £35. 1 regret is no split rear seat so have… Read Full Review

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“i love my brava this is the second brava i have...”

Written on: 15/06/2010

i love my brava this is the second brava i have had,recentley i had an accident in one in which a taxi driver ran in to me, unfortunately mine was written off ,but i was really suprised that the speed he hit us at we were not hurt due to the strenght of the car.i would have another if need be but hopefully that wont be a long time because as i say i love mine and i look after it really well.i would recomend them to my mates… Read Full Review

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“The Fiat Brava 1.4SX looks and feels Italian. I'm...”

Written on: 15/05/2009 by samgraham (1 review written)

The Fiat Brava 1.4SX looks and feels Italian. I'm doing about 1000 miles per week with total reliability. I'm getting 57mpg from the 1.9 diesel and I love it to bits!… Read Full Review

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“i have had a brava 1.6 sx for 10 years now with now...”

Written on: 24/04/2009 by alan birch (1 review written)

i have had a brava 1.6 sx for 10 years now with now problems at all, allways had yearly sevice and except for once it whent wrong i have had good service from this car, it is good on fuel could be better in town but on long trips its a dream to drive… Read Full Review

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“Problems with starting and idling have never been...”

Written on: 06/07/2008

Problems with starting and idling have never been resolved. As I type the car is waiting to go to the garage for the 6th time in as many months its a 1998 fiat bravo… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“The Fiat Brava is a nice car, happy with it generally,...”

Written on: 14/04/2008

The Fiat Brava is a nice car, happy with it generally, no real problems, good to run, but high fuel consumption when driving in town… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Looks nice, spacious and comfortable but mechanics and...”

Written on: 23/02/2008

Looks nice, spacious and comfortable but mechanics and clutch with gear box are very unreliable. Not reliable in terms of parts. Electric faults come up every week. I was on the road and went into a side road to reverse it. Pressed on the clutch to change to reverse gear and it gave grinding noise. Not sure what it was but I am not able to change any gear as whenever I press clutch it gives me grinding noise like something is breaking or being ground up inside it. Will take it to garage and… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“It's a family car alright. Large baggage, plenty of...”

Written on: 23/02/2007 by Peter Gunn (1 review written)

It's a family car alright. Large baggage, plenty of sitting space, comfort to the driver and it is still running neatly even after many kms ran. But Fiat maintenance, although cheap, is constantly required and with mileage comes increase of gas consumption and revisions. If you have knowledge in mechanics, you can do most of the necessary repairs yourself. If you just drive it, it will come as an odd fact the time it spends in the garage. Thus being, I wouldn't recommend it… Read Full Review

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“Well, I've had my Fiat Brava 1.4SX for 2 years. It had...”

Written on: 24/10/2006 by lowkey (1 review written)

Well, I've had my Fiat Brava 1.4SX for 2 years. It had 92,000 on the clock, now has 144. I've done over 50,000 miles and all that's been needed is brake pads, services, and last night my clutch went. Not bad at all, always gets me where I need to go without problem… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Overall, I quite like this Fiat Brava 1.4SX car. The...”

Written on: 11/10/2006 by audiocodes (1 review written)

Overall, I quite like this Fiat Brava 1.4SX car. The developing rust spots on one of the panels and bonnet are annoying. I assumed the galvanised body wouldn't give me such problems? I also had a slight problem with the horn (wear and tear on contacts). This was supposed to have been sorted by a service centre in Leeds under a three month warranty, but it turned out when they said they'd fixed it, they hadn't!… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“My dad bought me a Fiat Brava 1.4SX for my 18th in...”

Written on: 03/10/2006 by Mechanical girlly (1 review written)

My dad bought me a Fiat Brava 1.4SX for my 18th in January. Due to problems I didn't get it on the road until the start of May. Less than 2 months later, it was back sitting on my driveway. I'd blown a hole in the engine, which was leaking oil and had covered the whole of under the bonnet in it. It had just had a new head gasket when I got it and within the first 2 weeks I'd had it in the garage, as a cable had come off leaving me with no power.

The back windscreen heater lights comes on… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“I have a Fiat Brava 97 (p) 1.4s, bought second hand in...”

Written on: 12/12/2005 by britbabe (1 review written)

I have a Fiat Brava 97 (p) 1.4s, bought second hand in August 2004. For the first 6 months I had absolutely no real problems at all, lovely to drive, suited my needs (mum of 2 so school runs, shopping etc...) enough room in the rear for 2 kids car seats and another passenger (a thin one admittedly).

There is plenty of room for passengers in the front, unfortunately no passenger air bag on my model. Easy to do basic maintenance, fluid levels can be checked and filled easily and front and… Read Full Review

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“I bought my Fiat Brava 1.4 SX secondhand for £600 with...”

Written on: 03/11/2005 by gomez1973 (1 review written)

I bought my Fiat Brava 1.4 SX secondhand for £600 with 62,000 on the clock. It ran badly so I got it serviced. It is still not running properly. Going through shed loads of fuel. Rear wiper does not work. When switched on, the light for the rear de-mister (which also doesn't work) comes on. Engine leaking oil from rocker cover - constant smell of burning oil. Also quite noisy, especially when cold - reminds of a tractor. Replaced the rubbish Fiat stereo with a CD player. To top it all, I… Read Full Review

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Mattpointless's Response to gomez1973's Review

Written on: 15/01/2007

OK, your fuel consumption is probably due to the camshaft being worn or some of the rocker arms/camshaft follower are missing. I have worked on a few of these cars, and that seems to be the main problem. You can pick up a set of rockers and a camshaft for the Fiat Brava for about £90 (eBay).
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<br/>Hope this helps.
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<br/>Matt

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★★★★☆

“I need to find out why my diff and gear box has gone....”

Written on: 23/10/2005 by jaybravo (1 review written)

I need to find out why my diff and gear box has gone. Help, help. Please give me some feedback… Read Full Review

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“I would really like the car and wouldn't be selling...”

Written on: 24/07/2005 by Obi One (1 review written)

I would really like the car and wouldn't be selling it, but the petrol costs are enough, and I would need to take out a mortgage to keep on affording the repairs… Read Full Review

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“The Fiat Brava 1.4SX is so bad but looks so good. As...”

Written on: 05/06/2005 by kingdanny1st (1 review written)

The Fiat Brava 1.4SX is so bad but looks so good. As they say, beauty cost. (See bad points.)… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“I bought my Fiat Brava 1.4SX off eBay for 700GBP. It...”

Written on: 25/05/2005 by ikearns (1 review written)

I bought my Fiat Brava 1.4SX off eBay for 700GBP. It has all round electrics, metalic paint and is the 1.8 ELX model so comes with a number of whistles and bells. When I bought the car it had a towbar fitted so I guess my car had never been raced! Whoever came up with the idea of putting the rubber coating on the door handles needs shooting but they are replaceable for a fee. Plenty of room for 4 or 5 people with luggage. Bought it as a second car and tend to use it more for weekend driving as… Read Full Review

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“Having put a new gearbox and clutch and then fitting...”

Written on: 06/02/2005 by fergie (1 review written)

Having put a new gearbox and clutch and then fitting an induction kit with a compliment of 15" rim alloys. this Fiat Brava 1.4SX family car now gets thrown about town harder, driven faster and keeps up with the 2.5ltr diesel 5 series bmw, and beats it on cornering speeds, with a driver of the same ability.
and this is a 1.4 petrol… Read Full Review

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214685_Jaybravo's Response to 183633_fergie's Review

Written on: 23/10/2005

Hi my cluch was going and all of a suden bang a hole behind my drive shaft I don't understand, can you help? Please leave a comment, I have just bought it two weeks ago off a car dearler, you must help and tell me why!

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★★★☆☆

“I have owned this Fiat Brava 1.4SX family car for 4...”

Written on: 27/01/2005 by ragovula (1 review written)

I have owned this Fiat Brava 1.4SX family car for 4 years from new and it was my very first car after passing my test (Lucky me!) Although the dealership was as much use as a chocolate teapot I was determined to make sure this would be a pleasure to own. Let's just say it hasn't been. It was worth nearly £11,000 when new and I will be lucky to get £2500 when I finally sell it in March. It has had two gearboxes, three clutches and many electrical problems fixed. Coupled to hugely expensive main… Read Full Review

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“Judge for yourself - I paid £1700 for this Fiat Brava...”

Written on: 17/11/2004 by wsmbm (1 review written)

Judge for yourself - I paid £1700 for this Fiat Brava 1.4SX family car 18 months ago. Since then I have needed - a new gearbox(£600), a new timing belt (£120), new radiator(£200), new thermostat(£30), new clutch(£180), aeriel snapped in two in carwash, fuel injector light constantly on, airbag warning light constantly on, interference to radio when you operate the screen-washers, sun-roof blind sticks, speedo failed, dash lights failed, rear wash-wipe failed, ignition barrel sometimes sticks… Read Full Review

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