Fiat is an Italian automobile manufacturing company that traces its roots to 1899. Fiat is the third largest automobile manufacturer in the world and the largest in Italy. Best known for compact, sporty cars like the Fiat Uno, which became one of the most produced cars in history. Owners of these iconic cars can keep them on the road with a Fiat Uno service and repair manual.
The Fiat Uno began production in 1983, replacing the aging 127 series. When production ended in 1995, Fiat had produced nearly nine million Uno cars, making it the eight most produced car platform in history. The Fiat Uno is everything great about supermini city cars; light weight, fuel efficient and fun to drive, it is no wonder the Uno is such a popular car, even today.
Most Fiat Uno cars in Europe and the UK were powered by inline four cylinder petrol engines, producing power from 45 PS to 75 PS. Some markets saw diesel engines added to the range. Among the most desirable models, the Fiat Uno Turbo i.e. turned the sedate family car into a true street racer. The 1.3L inline four cylinder cranked out 106 PS. In a car weighing less than 850 Kg, this power made for a fierce road machine.
The Fiat Uno cemented itís place in history through an uncommon appreciation of intelligent design. At the time of itís creation, conventional thinking was that only sleek, low slung vehicles could be aerodynamic. The Fiat Uno, despite having an upright seating position and a boxy design, was as sleek as a sportscar due to sharp angles. The design is imitated by every small car manufacturer on the planet today.
The Fiat Uno has become a collectors item in recent years, particularly with good condition turbo charged vehicles. Well-built, reliable and cheap to repair, many great examples of the Fiat Uno are still on the roads of Europe, and have attracted a cult-like following similar to that of the Volkswagen Beetle.
Restoring, repairing and maintaining these historical city cars is easy for the do it yourself home mechanic using a Fiat Uno workshop manual. These manuals explain in step-by-step instruction how to remove, repair and replace the various components in easy to follow directions. Values are likley to climb as these cars become more rare, so it is important for owners to maintain them.