Fiat Fiorino (2008–)

What's good

Compact size of less than four metres in length makes the Fiat Fiorino ideal for zipping through city streets and parking in tight spots.

Small exterior dimensions do not compromise carrying capacity and the Fiorino can accommodate a standard Euro pallet in its load area with some space to spare.

Great ride and handling makes the Fiorino fun to drive and it copes very well with town and country routes.

Cab comfort is excellent and there are plenty of storage options dotted all around the driver.

What's bad

Recall 05-02-2008: Service bulletin on Indian built 1.3 MultiJet diesel engines to replace the head gaskets. Engines affected are serial numbers 2451169 to 2582915.

Recall 07-12-12: Brake servo pipe may fail and require extra effort at the pedal to stop the van.

The Fiat Fiorino gets a little noisy on the motorway, mostly due to wind and road noise but the 75PS diesel also feels strained.

ESP traction and stability control remains an extra when we think it should now be standard across the Fiorino range.

Adventure model offers some extra ability in muddy conditions, but it doesn’t have four-wheel drive for true off-road performance.

Front Suspension top bearing failure becoming common.

Report that 2009 Peugeot Bipper failed MoT at 18,991 miles in 2012, needing new front brake discs and pads. Then in 2013 failed again at 25,924 miles because both front strut top bearingsd had partially seized. These parts took more than 14 days to arrive.

Recall: 23-06-2017: R/2017/165: DRIVER AIRBAG MAY FAIL TO DEPLOY. The driver’s airbag was manufactured with an incorrectly manufactured airbag inflator initiator that may not ignite when a deployment voltage is provided to the initiator. As a result, vehicles may experience a “non-deployment” of the driver airbag during a crash event warranting an airbag deployment, which could increase the risk of injury. Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected and replace the driver airbag unit (initiator included) with a quality assured unit. VINS: NM422500006E59326 to ZFCVFEAR3H6E59323. Dates: 04-11-2016 to 19-12-2016.

 

What does a Fiat Fiorino (2008) cost?

List Price from £12,595 +VAT
Buy new from £8,490 +VAT
Contract hire from £154.88 +VAT pm
Lease from £119.00 +VAT pm