I owned this car from May 07 to Feb 08. I reviewed it in Jun 07, when I was very happy with it. However, I felt I should update my review after using the car for 9 months. Unfortunately, two factors made me get rid of the car. 1. build quality 2.residual value. The build quality initially seemed good, but after a couple of months, problems such as an engine that would run very roughly when in queueing traffic and miss fire when accelerating began to give me doubts. Then my wife had serious problems changing gear from 2nd to third when the car was cold. I have to admit, it became incredibly stubborn, but is apparently a characteristic of the car? Secondly - value. The car is in a very niche sector of the market and as such, has dropped in value terribly. In 9 months it lost £6K in value against the list price. Luckily, I bought carefully and "only" lost £3.5K All in all, I thought Fiat had turned their act around, but they arent quite there yet. I also own a Panda and thats fine, but the Sedici has aged very quickly. - Hopefully, the new Bravo is better made? I didnt want to gamble, so bought a Toyota Auris instead!
andy tran, grampian, June 5th 2007