Used Fiat Multipla MPV 1999 - 2004 reliability

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Fiat Multipla MPV (99 - 04)
  • Fiat Multipla MPV (99 - 04)
  • Fiat Multipla MPV (99 - 04)
Used Fiat Multipla MPV 1999 - 2004 review
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Steve Huntingford
Published01 January 2006

What should I look for in a used Fiat Multipla MPV?

There aren't any major scares, but owners complain of niggling faults that often boil down to the car not being well built in the first place.

Take your time inspecting the cabin and check that anything electric still works. JD Power customer surveys have criticised the durability of the seat materials and trim, and there have been problems with switches, especially the electric windows.

Because it's a wide car, also check the door mirrors for damage and ensure you can adjust them easily. Likewise, watch out for scrapes on each corner of the car and check that the doors haven't been dinged, which is easily done in car parks.

The petrol and diesel engines should be robust given regular servicing. But, beware of a blowing exhaust on the petrol - it's a one-piece design and not cheap to replace.

Fuel systems can give trouble, too, according to Warranty Direct data, so avoid any car that sounds rough, revs reluctantly or idles poorly.

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