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1996 Fiat Bravo - Known Problems? watch

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    Hey guys,

    My father, in his infinate wisdom, has picked up a Fiat Bravo at the auctions - £340. P-Reg, Full years MOT (give a week) but no service history.

    I've had very negative experiences with Fiats, but this car is designed to be mine. But if I don't want it, I have to make up my mind pretty sharpish - I'm on a time limit to have a car I feel is reliable and want to keep by the 22nd November.

    Does anyone have any feedback for me on Bravos of this age/nature that will help me make a decision?
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    my dad had a 1.8 Bravo years ago, it always had problems with the brake master servo. apparently a common problem. his went through about two or three in the 4 years he owned it.
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    For that money, with a years MOT, I'd just drive it 'til it breaks then scrap it and get something else tbf. Spend £40 on RAC cover and your sorted.
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    (Original post by Minardi)
    For that money, with a years MOT, I'd just drive it 'til it breaks then scrap it and get something else tbf. Spend £40 on RAC cover and your sorted.
    That's what I'm thinking. I have RAC cover that's top level - They covered us all as a family under my mother's disablity, so we get top level at reduced price. xD I just don't want a car that's horrifically unreliable when I'm going to be doing 300 miles a lot of weekend in it to get home and back, you know?

    But, that said, with a years MOT on it it can't be in terrible nick. My dad says the exhaust is a bit blowly but if that's my own concern, I've landed on my feet...
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    Just the rear suspension.



    And the front suspension.



    And the engine.




    And sometimes the bodywork.



    And the brakes.



    And the steering wheel.




    And the radio.
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    (Original post by TommyWannabe)
    Just the rear suspension.



    And the front suspension.



    And the engine.




    And sometimes the bodywork.



    And the brakes.



    And the steering wheel.




    And the radio.
    Damm someone beat me 2 it.
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    (Original post by Spotty Dog)
    I've landed on my feet...
    As long as you aren't landing on the roof.
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    (Original post by Spotty Dog)
    That's what I'm thinking. I have RAC cover that's top level - They covered us all as a family under my mother's disablity, so we get top level at reduced price. xD I just don't want a car that's horrifically unreliable when I'm going to be doing 300 miles a lot of weekend in it to get home and back, you know?

    But, that said, with a years MOT on it it can't be in terrible nick. My dad says the exhaust is a bit blowly but if that's my own concern, I've landed on my feet...
    As long as its basically mechanically sound, and you dad knows his stuff, run it 'til it dies. The RAC will tow you home if you break down. I'd take it. You can have something different in 12 months.
 
 
 
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