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#331366 - 22nd Jun 2009 12:35pm Fiat Bravo 150 Sport
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i have my eyes on one of these and am just wondering if they are any good? got quoted £591 to indure it fully comp which is wot im basically paying on the astra... which in recent times is costing a fortune with repairs due to the age of the car.

any help muchly appreciated smile

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#331369 - 22nd Jun 2009 12:58pm Re: Fiat Bravo 150 Sport [Re: Davey_Martin]
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At least if you get a new one the warrenty will cover everything that goes wrong - which it inevitably will.... grin
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#331370 - 22nd Jun 2009 1:00pm Re: Fiat Bravo 150 Sport [Re: StuyMac]
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yes i know lol - wot r fiats like? i know they arent exactly great but have they not improved a fair bit in the past 5yrs or so? lol

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#331373 - 22nd Jun 2009 1:04pm Re: Fiat Bravo 150 Sport [Re: Davey_Martin]
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They, like Alfa Romeo, have improved tremendously in reliability and build quality.

The only thing is if they go wrong... people say love to jump the gun and say "I told you so" whereas if an Audi or a BMW go wrong (which they tend to do an awful lot these days think ) no-one seems to pay attention, or will make comforting comments as "Awww... thats a shame"

Go take one for a test drive, see if you like it. If you do, at least youll have something different than most other people happy

(And dont listen to the haters, deep down they all wish they had something Italian laugh )
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#331374 - 22nd Jun 2009 1:08pm Re: Fiat Bravo 150 Sport [Re: MGCraig]
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lol well at least the responses havent been "avoid like the plague"

and yep, definitely something different, only seen a few about.

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#331375 - 22nd Jun 2009 1:09pm Re: Fiat Bravo 150 Sport [Re: MGCraig]
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BTW.... they have 150bhp from a 1.4...

0-60 8 seconds...

Top speed of around 130 mph

Go for it laugh
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#331385 - 22nd Jun 2009 1:25pm Re: Fiat Bravo 150 Sport [Re: MGCraig]
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i know yea lol - supposedly fun to drive


sort out funds and get rid of the heap on my driveway and think i will be going for one.

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#331444 - 22nd Jun 2009 9:17pm Re: Fiat Bravo 150 Sport [Re: Davey_Martin]
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If i was after that sort of thing id have one.
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#331508 - 23rd Jun 2009 12:27am Re: Fiat Bravo 150 Sport [Re: Dave100e]
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Id want more than £591 to 'endure' one of them mate.

£10k gets you so much car.

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#331511 - 23rd Jun 2009 12:41am Re: Fiat Bravo 150 Sport [Re: ]
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i knew somebody would pick up on that typo lol, meant insure clearly tease

yes, but when i work at tesco lol... i can only really afford so much to insure/run a car for everyday use!

looks good, pretty quick, cheap to insure and run

i guess i'm more interested in knowing wot fiats are like for reliability/falling apart/etc these days?

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#331512 - 23rd Jun 2009 1:09am Re: Fiat Bravo 150 Sport [Re: Davey_Martin]
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No worse than most other cars these days. a lot of the stories are floating around because of peoples fears of what thyve heard down the grapevine... stories from around 10-20 years ago.

Schumacher has a 500 Abarthe... simples laugh
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#331514 - 23rd Jun 2009 1:28am Re: Fiat Bravo 150 Sport [Re: MGCraig]
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Originally Posted By: AlfaCraig
No worse than most other cars these days. a lot of the stories are floating around because of peoples fears of what thyve heard down the grapevine... stories from around 10-20 years ago.

Schumacher has a 500 Abarthe... simples laugh

Yep, and people chatting shit about car's they don't drive or know; and usually they slate other marques because they want to big-up their own car and make out all other marque to be somehow inferior to their own marque. If someone show's a bias towards a marque(s), they generally write off every other run-of-the-mill brand before even thinking about it realistically.

There's nothing wrong with Fiat, and as Craig says, they have improved massively over the past few years. People say Alfa's are crap build quality, my dad's 164 Super is just that, super, its got no build quality issues and has never let him down (mind, it has a real Alfa engine). The only time it goes off the road is when it needs a good service (reguarly on such a powerful car and the fact my dad lives out in the sticks) because he has to take it to Gloucester as nobody in Hereford where lives will touch it (well nobody he trusts so he takes it the Alfa specialist in Glos) and it costs a fortune and even then it only goes off the road because he has a Merc to drive instead, otherwise it would never be off the road.

But 9 out of 10 fanboys for other marques would beg to differ.

People slate all things French, yet ive had 3 clio's and not one has been a baddun (although one got crashed into, I bet the other marques fanboys will hold that against it). Oh and a Pug306 which I only sold because it was a petrol and had done 170k and I wanted a change... yes that is correct, 170k; on a petrol indeed. Oh and in the 15,000 I did in it, apart from normal servicing, it only ever needed the backbox replacing. Jeeze, that French shite, it never lasts!!

The most genuine comments about brands of car's that people don't choose, are usually developed from reading car magazines or sometimes even limited to the opinions of Top Gear - which lets face it, are hardly ever true (although Jeremy Clarkson, I do remember, said quite openly, if it were between anything German or a an Alfa 166, the Milano would win everytime).

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#331537 - 23rd Jun 2009 11:12am Re: Fiat Bravo 150 Sport [Re: MattLFC]
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lol well i can only see wot happens. need to get my car mot'd and binned first... unfortunately it's just outside the scrappage scheeme by 6months so i cant even salvage much cash out of it... be lucky to get £1200 for it i think

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