Fiat Qubo (2009–)
Practical and cheap MPV.
Sliding side doors make it easy to park and get the kids in and out.
2500 litre storage capacity.
Option of six-speed Dualogic automated manual with 1.3 diesel engine.
Suitable for wheelchair conversion.
Ride quality is far from brilliant.
Diesels are noisy.
No thrills interior.
29-6-2012: Front Suspension Top Bearing Failure becoming common on Qubos, Nemos and Bippers.
9-1-2013: Report of timing chain failure on 75,000 mile Qubo 1.3 Multijet.
11-10-2013: 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 bearings had partially seized.
11-9-2014: Odometer display of 2010 Fiat Qubo started to flash. Fiat dealer diagnosed need for new Blue&Me module at £600. No support from Fiat.
17-12-2019: Hesitation from Dualogic semi automatic transmission of similar Peugeot Bipper diesel used for short runs cured by a Forte diesel fuel additive and running on Shell diesel V-Power. Did not need a new actuator.
16-04-2020: Report of timing chain problems with 1.3 Multijet engine on 2011 Qubo.