Used Fiat Multipla MPV 1999 - 2004 review

Category: MPV

Section: Our recommendations

1999 - 2004 review
Fiat Multipla MPV (99 - 04)
  • Fiat Multipla MPV (99 - 04)
  • Fiat Multipla MPV (99 - 04)
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Our recommendations

Which used Fiat Multipla MPV should I buy?

There's not much choice - one petrol, one diesel and only a few trim levels. Not to worry - there isn't a dud among them.

The 103bhp 1.6-litre petrol is eager and revs easily, which is just as well - you'll need to work it hard if you're fully laden. Perhaps more importantly, it's also the cheaper buy.

However, the turbodiesel is more relaxing and, ultimately, our favourite. The refined 1.9 JTD (102-115bhp, depending on its age) has good mid-range pull, but the fact that it gives an extra 10mpg is the clincher for us.

The entry-level model (badged SX on early cars, Dynamic on later models) has all the essentials for family motoring, including air-conditioning, so there's little point in spending more. But, for the record, top-trim ELX (early cars) and Eleganza (later ones) come with alloy wheels, climate control and electric rear windows.