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Old 22nd October 2008, 20:12   #16
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Guys, nobody here is bashing the Uno. It is just the fact that a car, very good in its times, may not be practical to own 10 years later. There are much newer hatchbacks (newer than the Uno) available at around the price the Uno might selling for.
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Old 22nd October 2008, 23:21   #17
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Dear Sharan Ramesh,

I would much appreciate if you could kindly email me the source for Uno spare parts in Bangalore to "philipreji@gmail.com". I have an Uno 1.2 EL from Nov 2003 onwards and I like this car..not planning to sell it soon..BTW your Uno looks cool!


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Old 22nd October 2008, 23:24   #18
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I had one. Used for almost 1 yr. Really superb at that price. Went for many long drive in my car. Recently sold off. Very stable at high speed.
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Old 3rd May 2009, 11:40   #19
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Hi! All

I am going in for a used car and upon going through several posts in the forums and a lot of searching, have come down to some available options with respect to my Vitamin 'M'(Moolah upto 2L).

1) Uno diesel - 1998 45,000/-, Basic with a/c, 90,000kms run
2) Palio D - 2003 - ELX - 1,35,000/- 80,000kms run
3) Honda City 1999 - 1.3 - 1,00,000/- 70,000kms run

All the 3 cars condition is not good, i.e will have to spend another 15-20K on getting it right.

My running is around 700kms/month.

If I go for the city will have it modded externally with the remaining money.

What do you people think.

Are spares available for Uno & Palio.

I searched in various threads, but availability of spares was hard to find.

Please guide me.
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Old 4th May 2009, 09:45   #20
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The Uno is a good car. I used a petrol for 7 yrs and did a Lakh km on it. The only maintanance was the routine service. My friend has a Diesel. Spares are not an issue can be found quite easily. I agree that most of the critics are those who've never owned one. I still regret selling mine. It's still in use and has completed 2 Lakh km now. Not a single rattle. All the advice in this thread to stay away from the Uno is more applicable to the Ford Escort, Ikon and Opel Astra, Corsa. Try getting spares for these cars.
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Old 4th May 2009, 15:10   #21
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If you are doing 700 kms a month, just go for the Honda City. Nice, rev-happy sedan (even if its the 1.3) and spares should be available easier than the other two. Maintenance could be slightly expensive if you go to ASC, but its generally a reliable vehicle.

Second preference is the Palio but stay away from the Uno due to unavailability of spares.
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Originally Posted by sharanramesh View Post
hey guys,

ive been noticing a fair bit of Uno bashing in teambhp. its really sad, coz i own a 999cc FIRE engined Uno for the last 5 years. the car is a 97 model and it had done jus 20K kms when i got it, as of now we are well over 80K.

Let me be absolutely honest, its a typical italian car. you need passion and patience to maintian one. i stay in bangalore and my Uno gets serviced in Kolimi Motors ulsoor. the petrol version obviously being a lot more easier to maintain than the diesel. spares are still available, but u need the right contact to acquire them. the car is an absolute hoot to drive, its one helluva peppy engine. it pulls out a very modest 45 BHp but, when u drive it , feels like a lot lot more. its has avery good power to weight ratio which makes it a great car inside city limits. i get about 13 kmpl within bangalore city (drive from indiranagar to whitefield everyday), and i have got a max of 19 kmpl on the way to madras last year. i even managed to clock an indicated 140 kmph. now its become an obsession to maintain my car.

i also own the palio 1.2 elx (the original ones not the cheap rubbish stile 1.1), i strongly believe my uno is a much better drive than the palio within city limits. on the highways owing to the excess weight the paliop is far more stable but i would suggest an Uno to anyone who wants to buy a brilliant built car which can easily seat 5 + luggage all for less than a lakh of rupees.

the diesel which you guys were talking about (the kolimi owners red 1.7 D), is faily well maintained. i met him earlier today and he is interested in sellin his car when fiat launches the new linea ( eagerly waiting for that myself).

i honestly believe that most of you havent driven an Uno here, its probably one of those gems which did poorly in india. i request you not to give false opinions based on hear say.


incase u do buy the Uno, i will tell u where to get all the spares for the car from. the diesel is a great engine and car, ensure its maintained well, else ur in soup.


p.s - check out my car... attached a pic of it.
Those who are doing UNO bashing have not driven the car, else they would not have spoken a word against it.

What a car is this. Perfectly suited for Indian roads, superb suspension and excellent FIRE engine. And spacious too. It was really a great package.

I own this car since 1999 and have driven only 50,000 Kms. But its still in top notch condition. City driving is pleasure, v short turning is a boon.

Excellent car let down by FIAT. Its still doing good in Turkey, Brazil and Italy.
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i reside in a moderate town where Uno Spares are easily procurable . But i agree people who love Fiat and passionate towards it wont be able to complain it.

Before you people were complaining " ...service is horrible , even though fiat vechiles are solid built". But i dont find the complained have stopped even after when the sales and service have been outsourced to those one Tata's.

I am amused to see people writing reviews of oh .. wow about vista qudrajet and swift vdi engine's while they complain about palio multijet engine .

to my knowledge even when compared to todays hatchbacks.. i dont think anyone can come near it on Road handling.. ( excuse me Fabia).

Hope this Solid Rock takes the world by storm again by 2011 thru its project 327.( An fusion between 500 and punto)

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Stay away from it. What is the use of having a right contact to get the spares?. Spares should be readily available at the dealership. Even after so many years the spares are not even available in thirdparty market speaks for itself that you must stay away. I am not a compulsive baiter as i own a fiat linea myself. Just that this hassle is not worth the money you spend.
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