Review

Fiat Qubo mini MPV

Fiat Qubo mini MPV owner reviews

31%
 people would recommend this car to a friend
gerry from Cornwall
1
1
I wouldn't recommend this car to a friend
Version 
1.3 semi auto
Year of registration 
2012
Average annual mileage 
10,000 – 14,999
Typical MPG 
49.00
Owned for 
1 - 2 years
Bought car 
New
Review 
Not long after I bought the car I reported to the dealer that the car shuddered at times when it entered 5th gear. The problem never went away, and the dealer's computer said 'no' and there was nothing they could do. Then, one of the rear seat belts 'malfunctioned'...mechanical failure. Very confidence giving. Despite constant complaints to the dealer about the gearbox, they were adamant that nothing was wrong. Finally after 17 months of unenjoyable driving, the gearbox made the car dangerous to drive. Heaven help anyone with the same problem as the car is now entering its 5th week off the road as Fiat can't get the replacement part and don't know when it will be available. Don't be fooled by the Fiat's MPG figures either, not that you can ever expect to get near a return quoted from lab conditions, but compared to MINI, they are some distance apart . It's a shame that such a versatile little car is let down by other niggly little faults, has seat belts that I have no confidence in and the very fact that Fiat are unable to supply a part which is keeping my car off the road. As my Qubo is a Motability car, thank goodness I have their support and help. When I asked my dealer if I could have a courtesy car when the Qubo became too dangerous to drive, I was told that they required 3 weeks advance notice for a courtesy car.
Reliability:
1
1
Apart from the constant gearbox problem, a seatbelt that suffered mechanical failure, another trip to the dealer because of a warning that there was water in the fuel filter (about 2 weeks after a service), reliability has been good.
Performance:
1
1
Performance....it's 1.3 so it's not going to win a drag race...it is what it is. Desperately let down though by a gearbox that makes the car shudder, or even worse, makes the driving 'experience' most unenjoyable.
Running costs:
3
3
As per my previous comments....mpg very disappointing. However, if you want a car that does late 40's to the gallon, then you'll be happy :-)
Problems 
Electrics
Gearbox / clutch
Other
Brin
3
3
I wouldn't recommend this car to a friend
Version 
dynamic, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual
Year of registration 
2010
Average annual mileage 
0 – 4,999
Owned for 
Less than a year
Bought car 
New
Review 
I would not buy another fiat qubo as they are very noisy there is quite a roar above 45 mph which may be coming from either the mirrors or the luggage rack bars fitted to the roof or both which can be quite wearing on average journeys.the dealer that does my servicing is not the dealer i bought it from but it is the nearest dealer to where i reside and they are not what they should be when it comes to technical knowledge and customer satisfaction. I have been back to them with two concerns and felt i was being patronised and knew nothing about the concern that i went to see them about. the rear boot door lock had to be replaced as it was showing that the door was open all the time when it was not it took two days to get another lock and when it was fitted after approx 100 miles the rear door started rattling all the time upon examination i found that all 4 bolts holding the lock secure worked very loose and would have come altogether in a short time certainly before i got back home the dealer servicing part have got quite a way to go the other problem was a cooling concern which is still ongoing which when asked about i was in not quite so many words told that i was little out of touch with modern motors as there is not a thermostat as such fitted in this engine and it staying cold or taking a long time to warm up to working temperature because of the excessively cold weather and i was not to be concerned about although the heater was cold for longer than it should have been. No i would not buy another fiat i think perhaps on reflection a citroen or peugeot engine would have performed bettter and the dealer service is certainly better in my area.
Reliability:
3
3
Performance:
4
4
Running costs:
4
4
Problems 
Electrics
Engine
Other
Jim from Surrey
4
4
I would recommend this car to a friend
Version 
Dynamic, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual
Year of registration 
2008
Average annual mileage 
10,000 – 14,999
Owned for 
1 - 2 years
Bought car 
Used
Review 
It's brilliantly practical. With a 13 month old daughter and a dog to deal with, sliding doors are a boon. Lots of internal space and a decent boot are really useful. The added advantage is the overall dimensions are a compact. It is very tardis like! With hindsight (and because of partners back problem) an auto would have been a better option, but were (and still are) quite rare. Looking at an auto clutch and cruise control to retrofit. Oh, the other good thing, because of its height and quirky looks its easy to find in a car park!
Reliability:
5
5
Performance:
3
3
Running costs:
4
4
Alessandro from Bow
4
4
I wouldn't recommend this car to a friend
Version 
dynamic, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, , Manual
Year of registration 
2009
Average annual mileage 
5,000 – 9,999
Owned for 
1 - 2 years
Bought car 
New
Review 
Within 2 months of owning the vehicle the water pump failed it just over a week to fix. then 3 months later the thermostat housing failed and that took the same time to repair but they still did not fix the car corectly coolant started to leak at the bleed nipples i fixed this myself. but other then that it's great for space with 2 kids and lots can fit in.
Reliability:
2
2
Performance:
3
3
Running costs:
4
4
Problems 
Engine
Tim from Abergavenny
5
5
I would recommend this car to a friend
Version 
Trekking
Year of registration 
2013
Average annual mileage 
10,000 – 14,999
Typical MPG 
50.00
Owned for 
Less than a year
Bought car 
New
Review 
I have the trekking version with 95 bhp. It's quiet for a diesel and very nippy. It has had no faults in 6 months. I am really pleased with it. The suspension is supple with no noticeable body roll. The gearbox is slick and a pleasure to use. I have read so many negative reviews of this vehicle that I am compelled to write!
Colin from Bacup
4
4
I wouldn't recommend this car to a friend
Version 
Dynamic, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual
Year of registration 
2010
Average annual mileage 
5,000 – 9,999
Owned for 
Less than a year
Bought car 
New
Review 
For a 1300cc diesel engine, that is not quite run in yet, it is the next thing to a 'pocket rocket' once you get over 1500 revs. You could say it has a bit of a turbo lag at low revs.
Reliability:
5
5
Performance:
3
3
Running costs:
4
4
roy from West Sussex
3.9
3.9
I would recommend this car to a friend
Version 
1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Automatic
Year of registration 
2012
Average annual mileage 
15,000 – 19,999
Typical MPG 
44.60
Owned for 
Less than a year
Bought car 
New
Review 
very good no problems so far
Reliability:
5
5
Performance:
4
4
Running costs:
3
3
Mpg not what quoted but will get with more miles on the clock ihave been told by my niece as see has same car now returning 65 +
Alexander from Renfrew
3
3
I wouldn't recommend this car to a friend
Version 
, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual
Year of registration 
2010
Average annual mileage 
10,000 – 14,999
Owned for 
Less than a year
Bought car 
New
Review 
It is a good car but i have aproblem.It Shudders between 40 and 50 miles an hour in top gear.As Far as fiat is concerned there is nothing wrong with it.
Reliability:
1
1
Performance:
4
4
Running costs:
2
2
Problems 
Other
SImon from Woking, Surrey
3.3
3.3
I wouldn't recommend this car to a friend
Version 
1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto
Year of registration 
2012
Average annual mileage 
15,000 – 19,999
Typical MPG 
47.10
Owned for 
Less than a year
Bought car 
New
Review 
Reliable car, rubbish electrics eg windows go down when you move the switch to up.
Reliability:
4
4
Performance:
2
2
Running costs:
4
4
Only a month old
Problems 
Electrics
William from West Sussex
4.8
4.8
I would recommend this car to a friend
Version 
1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto
Year of registration 
2012
Average annual mileage 
10,000 – 14,999
Typical MPG 
50.00
Owned for 
Less than a year
Bought car 
New
Review 
Had car 5 months, 6000 miles and for a new car only 1 minor fault with a brake switch.
Reliability:
5
5
Performance:
5
5
Running costs:
5
5
Problems 
Brakes
Lisa from Didcot Oxon
5
5
I wouldn't recommend this car to a friend
Version 
, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Automatic
Year of registration 
2009
Average annual mileage 
0 – 4,999
Owned for 
Less than a year
Bought car 
New
Review 
Its an ideal family car thats cheap to run
Reliability:
3
3
Performance:
3
3
Running costs:
4
4
Marcos
4
4
I wouldn't recommend this car to a friend
Version 
Dynamic, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual
Year of registration 
2009
Average annual mileage 
5,000 – 9,999
Owned for 
1 - 2 years
Bought car 
New
Review 
Good cost/benefit for the value
Reliability:
4
4
Performance:
2
2
Running costs:
4
4
Paul from Cornwall
4.5
4.5
I wouldn't recommend this car to a friend
Version 
1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual
Year of registration 
2011
Average annual mileage 
10,000 – 14,999
Typical MPG 
46.00
Owned for 
1 - 2 years
Bought car 
New
Review 
No issues
Reliability:
5
5
Performance:
4
4
Running costs:
4
4
Tyres expensive