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FIAT MULTIPLA People Carrier 2004‑2011

4.3
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FIAT MULTIPLA People Carrier 2004‑2011

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festew

Very practical family motoring

FIAT MULTIPLA 1.9 JTD Dynamic 5dr (Review date: 12th January '14)

4.3

A really practical and quirky alternative to the people carrier.

Our kids loved the airy cabin (and the middle front seat is fun). Less car sickness for our passengers than other estates and people carriers we have run.

Stacks of space for teenagers, and even comfortable for adults in the back. Practical for the border collie too, due to the very flat floor both front and back.

Luggage space is just about OK with the seats up. With seats folded or removed (which is easy, they're pretty light) the boot is huge and a great shape for runs to the tip (err, recycling).

Turbo diesel is nippy around town, and drives more like a car than other, taller 7-seaters I have experienced, due to the wide stance.

Economy was high 30s around town and on motorways with 5 up and luggage, into the 40s on other runs.

Interior fixtures and fittings are utilitarian in a kind of chic, industrial way.

We only ran it for 9 months (due to emigrating) but didn't face any unexpected repair bills, and it passed an MOT needing only a tyre and a CV gaiter.

All in all, I would thoroughly recommend the Multipla - it's fun!!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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michaelR

Infuriating but I bought another

FIAT MULTIPLA 1.9 Multijet Eleganza 5dr (Review date: 24th September '11)

3.5

The Good.

Very practical comfy for 6 Masses of room when seats removed to shift any amount of old beds and wardrobe,decent boot for MPV when seats in place. bags of torque from engine (particularly when uprated to 140 bhp) Drives well good economy for size more or less as stated.reliable on the whole. Good brakes and air con.

The Bad.

FRAGILE suspension. I had 2 springs snap on my older one and bought with faulty trailing arm bushes which made it rock like a boat till fixed. mot usually means replacing bushes of one sort or anotheron suspension Useless Dealers and overpriced dealer spares . Shocking build quality plastics easily scuff and break. free fall trade in value. Could do with 6th gear.

The Ugly

REMOVE THE DPF FILTER.Its rubbish and removing it gives another 10 hp and the end of the dreaded 'Limp mode'

it looks nearly as ugly as it used too.

Despite the bad and ugly I bought another after the mk 1 for sheer practicality need it to move stuff for work and ability to shift large grown up family wish it had a sixth gear and a steering wheel adjustable for reach so it would be a bit comfier. It will do till I reach 70k miles though then Ill trade it in for a push bike since thats what it will be worth.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

3 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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andrewM

Practical, Roomy Family Car........very happy with it.

FIAT MULTIPLA 1.9 Multijet Dynamic Plus 5dr (Review date: 29th July '11)

4.8

We are a family of six who have had our Multipla since 2008.

Problems: None, except for some excessive tyre wear on front tyres (lasted 10k miles). Though that could be due to the area we live (windy, hilly roads)

Fits 2 adults and 4 children including full car seats no problem.

Also managed to get three 14 inch wheeled children's bikes in the boot in addition to one on the roof.

Excellent for taking whole family on holiday.....still got a full sized boot as well as 6 people seated.

Overall good visibility when driving, with the possible exception of quite chunky door/windscreen pillars. Good road handling.

Get about 38 mpg with mostly very windy, quite hilly country roads....so not bad at all for its size. This drops to about 33 mpg with the air con turned on, and two bicycles and a roof box.

We frequently use it to transport 4 children + 1 driver to school, and have also used it twice on 2000+ mile european trips. No problems.....

Another advantage.... it's also not quite as big and bulky as other 7 seater cars in which someone ends up sitting 'in the boot'.

For a family of 6, it's EXCELLENT!

Andrew

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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michaelB

Fiat Multipla 1.9JTD

FIAT MULTIPLA 1.9 Multijet Eleganza 5dr (Review date: 12th January '11)

4.5

All round family car, spacious, excellent all round vision due to the large windows and high seat position.

The 1.9JTD returns around 40to 45 mpg on an urban cycle, plenty of torque and acceleration, easily cruises on the motorway.

As a family of four we needed plenty of space, this the Multipla does, we are keen camp[ers and it we easily fit in our 8 man tent plus all equipment needed for week long camping trips with plenty of space for all.

I would recommend the Fiat Multipla to any family wanting space enough for all while not costing a fortune like 4x4.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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