|An Uno in its home environment, looking decidedly care worn|
Despite this baptism of fire, I remember my parents being strangely nostalgic for it. At one point I'm sure they even considering buying the car's successor, the once ubiquitous Fiat Uno.
Fiat must have done something right, as it was awarded European Car of the Year and sold something like 9 million of the things worldwide, with a large number going to the UK. I remember travelling along in the back of my parents car and seeming to see these cars just about everywhere. From what I can tell, they were pretty good motors of the era too. The aerodynamics were very good, the engines maybe a little underpowered, but willing and the reliability wasn't so bad either. The famous FIRE engines especially stick out in my memory. What a great acronym that was a for an engine!
In fact, in 1994 there were around a quarter of a million Unos on Britain's roads. Not a bad number at all.
|Another Uno, perhaps not even as well cared for as that blue 'un|