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  1. #21
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    Default Re: The Highs and Lows of owning a cheap Mitsubishi (FIAT)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tr0jan View Post
    Update....

    The bakkie was at fiat menlyn for (another) two and a half weeks. They fixed a few things from their side on their account. Door trim, leaking window etc

    FIAT SA (FCA) refuses to fix the broken steering and clicking seat. They firstly said that the bakkie is out of warranty, however this was reported last year in July already, secondly that all fiats have a steering shake, because they found another one that shakes. NO, NO, they should not shake, the other one is broken too.

    The seat they are now refusing to replace as the bakkie is out of warranty, really? The seat that was agreed to be fixed while under warranty, and in four attempts they could not order the right seat? How can you decline now? You never fixed it...

    Is FIAT SA really in such a bad state? Hell, I feel bad if you bought a R1m+ Jeep from these circus performers.

    I let the ombudsman know that FCA has no intention to fix my vehicle. Lets see what happens.
    FIAT SA is the only reason why I do not own a new Alfa Romeo. When I had the MiTo, they were useless. I love their cars, but cannot handle the way the company treats customers.

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    Default Re: The Highs and Lows of owning a cheap Mitsubishi (FIAT)

    A few of those were briefly sold here and they look double their age already.

    The 'fullback' lettering on the back comes off after a few weeks.

    The rest follows.

    Maybe the engine is the same as the Mitsi but the rest is definitely not !

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    Default Re: The Highs and Lows of owning a cheap Mitsubishi (FIAT)

    Thats Funny , i own a 2016 Model with 95k km on. People think i bought it new yesterday
    Last edited by trev1136; 2020/02/26 at 10:09 AM.

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    Default Re: The Highs and Lows of owning a cheap Mitsubishi (FIAT)

    Try owning a Doblo. Only used parts, if you are lucky to find.
    Them: Sorry Sir, we discontinued support for them, years ago. But, we will gladly do a lube service for you.
    Me: ECU has an issue. It doesn't read the throttle, upon initial start-up. Need to switch it off and start again. Fine to drive all day, once started...
    Them: Sorry, line is breaking up...
    2005 Drifter DC SLE Tdi with blown radiator, 250 000 kms
    2003 Fiat Doblo 1,9 diseasel non turbo. Because it's already a monkster... 107 000 kms
    2006 Fiesta tdci, because we all need a smoking platkar. 291 000 k's and still going strong
    2005 Hondknaai Atos, lower mileage than a kloosterkoek. 151 000 kms
    @ Dec 2019
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    List longer than Jules Street used car dealers' stock sheet....

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    Default Re: The Highs and Lows of owning a cheap Mitsubishi (FIAT)

    Quote Originally Posted by Bargain_Hunter View Post
    Try owning a Doblo. Only used parts, if you are lucky to find.
    Them: Sorry Sir, we discontinued support for them, years ago. But, we will gladly do a lube service for you.
    Me: ECU has an issue. It doesn't read the throttle, upon initial start-up. Need to switch it off and start again. Fine to drive all day, once started...
    Them: Sorry, line is breaking up...
    Those aren't that old, I thought manufacturers were obliged to keep spares 20yrs post release?

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    Default Re: The Highs and Lows of owning a cheap Mitsubishi (FIAT)

    Quote Originally Posted by Skylark View Post
    Those aren't that old, I thought manufacturers were obliged to keep spares 20yrs post release?
    Not sure, I have it as 10 years.
    Mine is 2003. Few thousand sold, globally. Less than 400, of my generation, in ZA. 2002 - 2008. iIRC, just over 300 units, van and kombi.
    VW and Opel ( Opel overseas ) killed them with their vans. Peugeot Partner / Chitrin whatever and Renault Kangoo was just as kuk.
    2005 Drifter DC SLE Tdi with blown radiator, 250 000 kms
    2003 Fiat Doblo 1,9 diseasel non turbo. Because it's already a monkster... 107 000 kms
    2006 Fiesta tdci, because we all need a smoking platkar. 291 000 k's and still going strong
    2005 Hondknaai Atos, lower mileage than a kloosterkoek. 151 000 kms
    @ Dec 2019
    Ex:
    List longer than Jules Street used car dealers' stock sheet....

    www.imars.co.za Also on insta and facebook @imars.co.za

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    Default Re: The Highs and Lows of owning a cheap Mitsubishi (FIAT)

    I took the vehicle to Mitsi Tech Performance in Alberton. What a fantastic workshop, friendly owners and staff too!

    They diagnosed the steering column to be the culprit, as one of the bushes collapsed.


    I have sent this information to FIAT menlyn and also to the ombudsman.

    Lets see what happens now...
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    Vorige? FIAT Fullback 4x4, Wat 'n loutere stuk strooi voertuig en geen diens van FIAT af nie. Bly weg...

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