Review: FIAT Multipla (2004 – 2010)


Better quality than original. Rides well. Strong MultiJet diesel engines.

Starting to feel very long in the tooth. Bland looks compared to the funky original.

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25 April 2013

More problems with DPFs and EGRs on the sanitised Multipla facelift: Blocked DPF, then trying to keep the system sweet by regular 50 mile spins up the M1. Then stung with a £600 bill for a blocked... Read more

14 March 2011

Late model diesels with DPFs seem to be particularly vulnerable to EGRs andf DPFs blocking if repeatedly used for short runs from cold starts. Dealer quoted £2,300 to fix. Read more

10 February 2011

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FIAT Multipla (2004 – 2010): At A Glance

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Are There any 6 seater cars produced - What would you recommend?

I have three married children each with 2 children. Ages range from 1-9 years. When we go out as a family with each family unit we number 6. Obviously a 5 - seater is not sufficient to all fit in one car. When we want to go out as a family with each family unit on any kind of outing, we need to take 2 cars. I have owned a 7 seater (Vauxhall Zafira) in the past which was fine as far as seating was concerned but because the 3rd row of seats takes up so much of the boot space, there is little space for the usual paraphernalia that is needed when a family goes out for the day or on holiday. I am also very concerned that, in the event of an accident, the person sitting in the rearmost seat(s) could easily be trapped as there was no easy exit. Also, in the event of a rear end shunt, there is very little space between the rear of the vehicle and the passenger. Ideally I am looking for a 6 seater car in 2 rows of seats. The Honda FR-V, which I believe is no longer produced, seemed to have the right layout. Are there any other 6 seater cars being produced? If so, what would you recommend? I have a budget of £10K + 2010 Honda CRV 2.2 Deisel which I would part exchange. I am willing to consider a nearly new car e.g. ex-demo.
Your ideal spec is either a FIAT Multipla or a Honda FR-V, both no longer built with the newest now about 3 years old.
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