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Bought strada 1.2 new in 2006 Problems: 1.Drivers seat replaced 2009; new seat broken again 2.Clutch replaced on 35 000km. 3. Rev counter replaced after three attempts to fix 4. Passenger air vent broken!!! NEVER touched 5. Water pump replaced July 2009 6. Water pump replaced August 2010-hole in same place 7. Radiator replaced in 2008 8. Odomoter worked intermittantly-repaired 2008 9. Lights periodically turned off automatically-fixed 2009 10. "Loom" in fuel injection replaced in 2008. Cant recall other issues. Are all strada's/fiat junk? Fiat not a brand I would ever recommend. Might come back to bite. Unos wife owned before bakkie were great.

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Think you had a friday night monday morning one ,some of the problems are of your own making though ,clutch?? drivers seat broke twice ,how much do you weigh ?? do you like a big mac ?' ,water pump ?? and it went a month later was it fitted correctly first time ,wiring problem with fuel injection was it damaged when changing water pump by taking engine mounting off and jacking up engine ?? .but some of the other problems are not of your making though like the speedo or radiator ,just a friday night monday morning car and i see them on all makes ,try a seat next time ,lot better build quality

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