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Disadvantages: Not the best to drive and residuals are likely to be fairly weak
Summary: A stylish family estate with good space, equipment and engines
The Croma is an slightly unknown entity here in the UK but has been around in Europe for some time in various forms - but the new model is by far the best yet and something of a turning point for Fiat, or so they'd like to think. The manufacturer claims to have come on leaps and bounds in terms of the quality of their cars - and there is no doubting that the Croma is nicely put together and will last well, but it certainly doesn't match up to German rivals, with a slightly tacky interior trim in places. However under the bonnet are some fine diesel engine choices: the 1.9 JTD units are smooth, refined and have plenty of punch. Fuel economy is good and the 120bhp unit seems to be the most cost effective choice; we wouldn't bother with the petrols. The height of the car compromises the handling, but it is perfectly adequate nonetheless and equipment levels are generous - making the Croma good value for money. It's a Fiat so residuals will never be strong, but expect large savings in the reverse auction.
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