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Old 08-04-2012   #1
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High Mileage modern Fiat cars

Just wondered if anyone had any idea about this...

Why is it that you don't see many high mileage Fiats? I had a look on autotrader etc just out of interest to see the prices Fiats go at with high mileage and also see how durable Fiat cars are (being a Fiat newbie) but there are very few modern models with high mileage...

If you look at other manufacturers there are numerous cars still in production (less than 5 years old) with high mileage (prob ex company cars etc) however with Fiat any cars with over 100k miles are the older models, not many Grande Puntos, Bravo's.

Are Fiat's built to last??
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Re: High Mileage modern Fiat cars

Fiats are often bought as cheap second cars for the missus to run to the shops etc.
I had quite a highly modified mk2b 1.4 16v sporting and managed 120,000 miles the weak point was the gearbox. I used to drive it everywhere flat out.
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Re: High Mileage modern Fiat cars

http://www.fiatforum.com/classifieds...?product=25989

this is my panda, fairly high for the year

bravo isnt really that old yet though
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Re: High Mileage modern Fiat cars

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http://www.fiatforum.com/classifieds...?product=25989

this is my panda, fairly high for the year

bravo isnt really that old yet though
Seen one on much much more for that year think the average for a 2004/5 should be around 120k so its not too bad

Seen a 2008 Grande Punto on 200k..
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Re: High Mileage modern Fiat cars

130k out of a 1.1 Panda Selecta
138k out of a Punto JTD

All without any unexpected issues.
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Re: High Mileage modern Fiat cars

You kinda answered your own question. Other brands are used as hire and company cars, hence big mileage. Fiats aren't used as much by them, so will be more privately owned cars on the market, so lower mileage.
Its not necessarily a sign of weaknesses or faults, just a different consumer base.
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Re: High Mileage modern Fiat cars

I shall make the post quick
Our Tempra has nearly 200k
I have another Tempra with 355k miles
I had a Bravo with well over 500k miles on the clock.

If one likes, when I get home on Saturday I'll dig out some pics (as a few might think I'm spoofing )

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Re: High Mileage modern Fiat cars

I had a Punto Mk2 from 2000 that had 306000 Km/190200 miles on it when it quit running. Both myself and the only other owner had a long distance motorway commute.

I did 150000Km/93225 miles on a 2005 Idea bought new and totalled a few months before it's third birthday.

My friend has a 2000 Marea that he drives everyday and its got 165000 Km/102500 miles.

The new Qubo I bought last October now has 25500 Km/15848 miles. Next week I'm driving to Hamburg, Germany and beyond for a few days. I think I'll stop and eat a hamburger or two in Hamburg along the way since I'll be there anyway.

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Re: High Mileage modern Fiat cars

I had a Marea as a company car a few years ago and everyone stopped laughing when it proved more reliable than the Mondeo's and the Vectra's on the fleet. The company we leased the cars from predominantly dealt in prestige brands - BM, Bentley, Merc, Porsche. After 60k in 18 months, he took it of me and leased it to a woman in Scotland for a further year. He admitted that he was so impressed that he would put Fiat on his vehicle list.

As for now, my MW has 95k on the clock. The only issue has been weak front suspension components - drop links and front springs. This probably has more to do with the Third World Roads we have in Northants then general reliability problems. It doesn't smoke, the MPG averages 55 in the summer and the body work is still good. Fiat is a well kept secret and that's good for exclusivity and purchasing used
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Re: High Mileage modern Fiat cars

I have a 2000 reg fiat punto mk2
it has done 115k miles from new,no problems,engine running like new,gearbox fine,hope to get another 100k out of it
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