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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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14 reader reviews for Fiat Multipla MPV.
  • 1.9JTD 115 ELX 5dr

    neil cooper , gwent . Date: 05/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought one of these (02 plate jtd elx) a year ago and it's been one of the best family cars I've had. The clutch was replaced when I bought it at 69000, and it's had new glow plugs too. Fuel economy works out at around 38mpg locally and closr to 50 on a run. I went from Cardiff to Disneyland Paris on a single tankful- not bad with two kids, adults and everything else. I also went to Paignton with four adults, two kids and the car full.It coped admirably, didn't miss a beat and had plenty of space. So far the only problems I've had have been a crank sensor failure,(common problem and £60 to fix and the renowned leaky sunroofs-use Captain Tolleys leak fix £6.) apart from that it's been A1. The kids love it as it has the biggest windows in the world,comfortable and high up, and even the wife enjoys driving it too. Enough said. If you're on a budget, it's the best family car around.If it had better build quality, it would be very hard to beat.Get past the looks,-it's great inside and every other Multipla owner waves to you too. Overall it's cheap to buy and run , good to drive and does everything you want, plus you'll never loose it in a car park!Buy one, you won't regret it.

  • 1.9JTD 105 SX 5dr

    Gail Harrison , London . Date: 28/08/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I've just bought one of these cars to cope with the amount of accessories small children come with ! Once you get past the quirky looks (I've actually grown to quite like the look of the car), you'll find that you have an incredibly practical family vehicle. Whilst the dashboard isn't the most attractive i've come across, it well laid out and has many useful features. The bootspace is excellent, even with all of the seats in place. The folding seats allow for so many different combinations, the rear ones can be removed easily if necessary. The diesel version has excellent fuel economy for a car of its size. I'd highly recommend the car !

  • 1.9JTD 115 ELX 5dr

    Steve Barnes Date: 26/06/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      36

    My car

    This is our 2nd Multipla and it has been a joy to own. Had it 4 years since new and its one of the very last bug eyed model. Its covered 62000 trouble free miles. Service costs are around £200 - £230 every 12 K. Supplying Fiat dealer was a joke, but found Fiat Picadilly at Wakefield absolutely fantastic. The car has been totally reliable, JTD engine never misses a beat and is a strong performer. Its practicality is its main strong point. All rear seats come out and reveal a huge load area. Its comfortable to drive even with 6 on board as the front middle seat is set back so the drivers shoulders sit in front of the middle passenger. Middle front seat makes a great table and fantastic for drive thru's. Handling is good and despite its width is a doddle to park. Rear seat belt buckles tend to get trapped between the seat and door and all used Multiplas have cracked plastic rear seat hinge covers (minor niggle). Air con is a must in the Multipla as there is so much glass, it heats up fast in summer. I still get amazing looks even after 8 yrs driving Multiplas. You might not recognise your neighbour driving past in a Focus, but I bet he'll give you a wave in the Multipla. As for security - who would nick it ? The facelift model is boring so will look elsewhere when I replace In short, its a cheeky, cheerful car and if you are looking for a reliable, practical family hack and you're on a budget, look no further than a Multipla.

  • 1.9JTD 110 ELX 5dr

    John Butler , Shropshire . Date: 11/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I've my Multipla from new (Jan 2001), when I chose it as my company car. My family and I enjoyed it so much that when the 3-yr lease was up, I took the opportunity to buy it (at a very good price - I think the looks scared the leasing company when presetting residual value!) I can honestly say I have never for one moment regretted choosing the Multipla; it is a consumate all-round family car, having ferried loads of kids - who love its quirkiness - taken many, many loads to the tip and hauled a large folding camper, 4 mountain bikes, 2 adults and two teenagers all over Europe, still averaging 38 mpg. The width has never been a problem, it has plenty of oomph for overtaking (except when the mass airflow meter croaked, but an easy and cheap repair) handles well and has a tardis-like interior. In the early days when there were few around, we'd go out for a ride just to see the look on people's faces when they saw the car! Pity Fiat had to spoil it with a 'facelift'. At 114,000 miles, my Multipla is still going like a train (albeit with a few clunks and creaks), and I've had no major problems with it. When it finally expires, I'm hoping to find a good (pre-facelift) JTD 115 ELX as a replacement and get Angel Tuning to remap it to 130bhp Buy one!!

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