SPARE PARTS QUALITY & Related issues. Hello friends..! Every once in a while one finds a mention or post regarding Spare Parts Quality, Fit-Finish, Material Quality and plenty of other aspects of quality related issues. Let this thread be an attempt to document (with pics where possible) all major and minor issues related to spare parts selection, quality, durability and manufacturing compromises (if any) that affect the longevity and good upkeep of our beloved cars. The idea of this new thread is to not go on bashing around at Fiat, but rather hope that it comes to their notice one way or another when more people complain about a similar issue with enough and tangible proof or reasoning. For example, one of the hottest topics for some time with an open poll and discussion is brake pads. But till the time we find the solution of what could be a suitable viable replacement, tried and tested by some or many of us, the discussions keep getting a new lease of life going around in circles until and unless some very important and valuable posts, suggestions and ideas are accepted and carried forward by Moderators and other members alike, approved as well known and documented issues with possible solutions. Let’s all come forward and make an assessment of quality issues, mainly of spare parts that are sub-par or in contrast to other manufacturers of similar segment cars. While it may be interesting to compare spares and quality items from top of the line brands and cars, lets also be pragmatic by not expecting something from Fiat when other car manufacturer too cannot deliver it at a given price point. Having said this, it will be very nice to see pics and acknowledgment of spares and other quality items that have been provided by Fiat. We must give credit where due, just the way we exercise the right to criticize; so don't hold back in your generous comments and pics about those as well. Thanks..!