Fiat Ducato Problems Solved
Fiat Ducato Review
If you are looking for a good one owner van, then there are several obvious choices. There’s the Toyota HiAce, the Ford Transit, and now there’s the Fiat Ducato.
The Fiat Ducato was only introduced to Australia in 2004. It is available in both a mid roof and a high roof model. one of the major attractions of the Fiat Ducato is the range of Fiat’s advanced JTD diesel engine range. These engines, which include the 2.8-litre turbo charged diesel engine, have proven popular in Europe with their performance and great fuel consumption as well as their quiet operation.
All important fuel consumption is around 10 liters per 100 kilometers. From the 80 liter tank, you’ll be able to drive for 800 kilometers before a refuel.
The Fiat Ducato is front wheel drive and so there is enough of room in the back. You can fit 2 pallets into the back of this van which has a GVSM of just over 3,500 kg. When loading this Fiat van, you can use the rear barn fashion door which opens at 270 degrees or the side sliding door making for easy access.
In the back, you’ll find the floor of the load space lined with rubber mats that will stop the load from sliding around hazardously.
For the driver darting around town in traffic all day, there is great news with a very comfortable and up market cabin that is fully separated from the load space. The stubby gear shifter for example, is mounted on the dashboard which makes for far quicker gear changes. Other interior features include dual air bags, air conditioning, power windows and mirrors, remote central locking and keyless entry.
This last option will prove exceedingly popular with delivery drivers who are in and out of the van all day long. For the busy man of affairs on the road, there are document holders in the passenger compartment.
For safety, there is ABS braking and great visibility due to the large windscreen and high seating position of the driver.
When it comes to parking, the Fiat Ducato van is no longer than the average larger car so you will be able to park it in the street without too much problem. But like most vans with high roofs however, you’ll find it difficult finding an undercover car spot due to the height of the van.
As the Fiat Ducato has only been available in Australia since 2004, there may not be as many 1 owner vans available as other more popular models. Similarly, spare parts may not be as easy to come by however the Fiat Ducato is well worth thinking if driver comfort and safety is important to you.
Have you been incapable to drive your Fiat Ducato due to damage caused by age, failure or may be an accident? Whatever you do, don’t get your Fiat Ducato written off just yet because you could save hundreds of pounds or dollars on getting it repaired instead of writing it off for a brand new car.
More often than not, people tend to overlook the option of repairing an older car and would rather save the hassle of finding the parts and someone to fix it and just buy a brand new car. However, this can be an exceedingly expensive endeavor, one that is very easily avoidable by simply repairing your current Fiat Ducato.
In times like these, when the economy is not at its good point, it is essential that you keep the costs down and make no unnecessary purchases until the financial crisis has blown over. It doesn’t have to cost you a circumstances to repair your Fiat Ducato and keep it safe on the road, just make sure you shop wisely and be vigilant to compare prices for the best deals.
You can also keep costs down by buying a service manual, ideally a downloadable version that can be printed out, these tend to be much cheaper than a hardback and also quicker to obtain.