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Discussion in 'Fiat Global News' started by pdydeva, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. pdydeva

    pdydeva Regolare

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    Fiat is ranked 7th among the top 10 reliable engines in UK, pushing out most of the popular German car engines (including Audi, VW, BMW etc). This is a survey conducted by UK's Warranty & Extended Warranty Specialists - Warranty Direct Ltd on the basis of the failure claims they have processed. More news from The Telegraph. Listing below the top 10 engines according to Warranty Direct

    Engine reliability - top 10 brands according to Warranty Direct
    1. Honda (failure rate: 1 in 344)
    2. Toyota (failure rate: 1 in 171)
    3. Mercedes-Benz (failure rate: 1 in 119)
    4. Volvo (failure rate: 1 in 111)
    5. Jaguar (failure rate: 1 in 103)
    6. Lexus (failure rate: 1 in 101)
    7. Fiat (failure rate: 1 in 85)
    8. Ford (failure rate: 1 in 80)
    9. Nissan (failure rate: 1 in 76)
    10. Land Rover (failure rate: 1 in 72)

    Listing below the most failed engines of popular German models in India:
    2. Audi (failure rate: 1 in 27)
    7. BMW (failure rate: 1 in 45)
    8. Renault (failure rate: 1 in 46)
    9. Volkswagen (failure rate: 1 in 52)

    No wonder, Fiat's is considered the national engine of India :)

    Mods: I didn't find similar thread. Kindly merge if this is a duplicate.
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  2. limraj

    limraj Superiore

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    Honda is awesome.
    Merc is better among the Germans.
  3. zenwalker

    zenwalker Esperto

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    hmm.. I always thought Europeans especially Italians were the freaks of creating awesome engine viz. Lambhorgini, Ferrari, etc. than japanese. Looks like i was wrong, FIAT should do some thing to go up the scale.
  4. Cashier

    Cashier Amatore

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    You are not the only one who thinks so, but Italians are truly engine freaks, and still I would say there is something about German Engg which i would not be able to shake off no matter what a survey says, but again that is how i feel.

  5. Italia-Linea

    Italia-Linea Staff Member Janitor

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    Sadly all UK magazines bash fiat to eternity. They say punto is bad handling, body roll, bad steering.
  6. zenwalker

    zenwalker Esperto

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    Is there a possibility that they are testing FIAT cars in a way that we are not? So that we aint experiencing those issues. Not that i am saying UK mags are not bashing. Just wondering! :confused
  7. PatchyBoy

    PatchyBoy Esperto

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    It is most probably because they are comparing FIATs with cars that are engineered better than the average Indian car.

    Rajan
  8. gurjinder

    gurjinder Staff Member Janitor

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    Surprising to see Jaguar above FIAT.

    The definition of awesome varies from person to person! To some, a relatively short service life 9000rpm screamer might be considered awesome and to another an engine which lasts well beyond 5,00,000++ km's might be awesome.

    It is no secret that the Japanese schooled the entire world when it comes to reliability, affordable reliability. I use the term Japanese in the global sense. Sadly, the present day Japs are only a shadow of their former selves.


    Cheers.
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  9. ENKI

    ENKI Esperto

    I also thought what Japanese used in their engines upto late 2000s to have such a bright past for longer durability. "Very less stress on their engines & small service intervals". Even today in US, their prime market, Toyota is selling 1.8 ltr Etios with 125 BHP. No surprise that Innova makes only 90 odd HP & 220 NM for that 2.5 ltr diesel head or 140 HP for 2.5 ltr Petrol. Same is the case for Etios 1.5 ltr - 90 HP. If you call them old engine then here comes the latest state of the art Petrol engine in so called their Flagship SUV... Land Cruiser:ugeek:!!!

    5.7-liter V8 with an Earth shattering 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet:dancing!!!
    That's why Honda is sticking with Naturally aspirated engines because it may challenge their USP, the Japanese durability.
    Ice on the cake & cherry on top, Get it serviced every 5000 KMs.

    Even 3 ltr odd diesel engines makes 381 BHP of odd power, like in case of BMW.
    May be that's why BMW is at the bottom of the list:-D. They are simply stressing their engines, such an awful breakdown rate!!

    Honda surely deserves some credit recently the way they bumped the power of their VTECs lately. What civic 1.8 VTec did in 2004, 1,5 Vtec can do more, i won't take the credit away.

    FIAT is soon releasing 1.7 TBI (1 Turbo petrol) with more than 300 HP on tap with a service interval of 35000 KMs in their new AR-4C.
    Fact of the matter is MJD's wins hands down, best of both worlds, Blast to drive with longest service interval. Yet to see an MJD like those Ford Fiesta's whose no. plate can't be read because of the smoke! Can you fathom how many MJD+DDis+Qjet are around during last 8 Yrs, Call me a liar if you have seen one MJD like that.

    Indian survey:
    0 in Millions, case closed!!:evilsmile
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2013
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  10. jayadev

    jayadev Esperto

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    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    does fiat sell anywhere in uk? at least not in India
    sorry for being too rational.

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