How many people have the X250 Fiat without Judder ?

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  1. jaykay

    jaykay Read Only Funster

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    As above, I find its easy to search for people with the Fiat reverse judder problems and this could easily put me off buying a new motorhome.

    So I would like to get a balanced view from those that have the newer chassis and have no real problems.

    I love the more modern shape and would try to stretch to this model if I could satisfy myself of its reliability. I dont want something thats in and out of the garage while they cant find anything wrong ! :Rofl1:
     
  2. jezport

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    Thats why we ended up choosing the older 2.8JTD. It seems to be the heavier vans that suffer the judder and we didn't want to take the risk.
     
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    Hi
    I have an 59 Reg Fiat 2.3, it had a slight judder which I didnt bother about for two years it was neither here nor there, when I took it in to Fiat Preston for its second service I mentioned it to them and they then tested got in touch with Milan both of which kept me informed of progress the result was a service and modification all done no probs since, I personally think they are a great vehicle I had the previous model has well, We have just part exed our current van for a new Fiat 2.3 based Bessacarr E480 which we pick up on the 7th Sept, I hope that is of some assistance to you. Pete
     
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    Clutch Judder

    We have a 2010 Fiat X250 130 bhp, with no clutch judder problems. (famous last words??):thumb:
     
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    Mines ok as well, but i think first owners had it sorted out...
     
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    mine has a slight vibration but as i dont tend to go backwards very often its not a problem.
     
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    We've also got a 2010 '60'-reg X250 2.3lt 130 hp, and - touch wood - not had any clutch problems since new... so far. Just shy of 10,000 miles on the clock. :thumb:
     
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    I have a '09 250 3 litre auto...........Still the same engine.
    Never had a hint of a judder.............I would go as far as saying it is a wonderful engine and a pure joy to drive especially in auto mode.

    Its brilliant.

    barry
     
  9. Chris

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    I am such a crap driver I wouldn't know:Blush:

    I personally think it is a load of tosh.:thumb:
     
  10. MikeD

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    We have a 2012 fiat 130bhp and no judder as yet - and as someone has already said - we hope it is not famous last words.:thumb:
     
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    I have a 09 3.0ltr manual. No judder, you may say there is a slight vibration. But its hard to make it happen.
     
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    I have a 60 plate 3.0 manual. Some slight vibration on occasions, but never when I reverse up into our driveway. It must be how I drive it. Fiat will not acknowledge a problem with the 3.0 lump so I live with it. Not a problem anyway
     
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    We have just bought a 2011 Autotrail which has just been registered three weeks ago, so is on a 12 plate. It is the 3ltr version.
    When reversing it judders. It is booked in to have it looked at on Monday.

    I have been involved in transport and HGVs for longer than I care to remember, so I can say, hand on heart, it is not the driver.

    I'll keep you informed as to the outcome.
     
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    No Shudder fingers crossed

    10 reg Fiat but on smallest engine 2.2 quite happy with it,only thing I would change if I could but can't is to have 6 gears instead of 5 .11000 miles in 2 1/2 years and 29/30 mpg if I do 60/65mph on motorways. Oh I've mentioned mpg that should get the more knowledgeable posting.
     
  15. Phill D

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    I had a 58 plate x250 with slight judder the local dealer fitted a mod kit and all was well. I now have a 2012 euro V x250 ( lucky me ) and so far not even a hint of a judder.

    I think once Fiat acknowledged the problem they put out 2 mod kits depending on the severity of the problem. I had excellent service.:thumb:
     
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    08 X250 3.0l no sign of judder, but I am very light footed on the clutch
     
  17. jaykay

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    Great response folks, keep em coming. Its good to hear "the other side".
     
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    We have a 2011. 130bhp. It had some judder, in reverse, however the recall fixed it.

    No mention of anyone else had a recall?
     
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    My 58 plate had the recal fix... :thumb:
     
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    We had a 2008 Fiat 130 multijet..2.3.. X 250 ..No Judder at all, in fact it was that good to drive...when we purchased our new motorhome in 2011 we purchased the same model Fiat 130 multijet..2.3.. X 250.
    Both these motorhomes was purchased from new...(so I can vouch no modification had been done).
    I find the Fiat Fiat 130 multijet..2.3.. X 250.. lovely to drive, fast, comfortable,and economical :thumb:

    I had done 33,000 in two years on the 2008 Fiat....I have done aound 20,000 on the 2011 Fiat in just over a year.

    Both these motorhomes had NO judder

    Both motorhomes of ours have been the manual gear box, so I can not comment on the Auto box.

    And now from 2011 Fiat x250 has the cruise control fitted as standard, that makes it even better..(on the 2008, I had Dave Newell fit me a retro fit cruise control...Brill )

    I am not sure, I could be wrong, but I think most of the trouble was around the 2007 year Fiat they also had a problem with water dripping from the front screen onto the head and rusting the bolts..on the 2007 year and in 2008 our model had a modification redirecting the water so no problems.

    Trouble was that Fiat would not accept or recognise they had a problem..:Doh:.but Citroen and Peugeot using the same gearbox put there hands up and instead of burying there heads in the sand, Put there fault right.

    I like the new fiat a lot:BigGrin:...........but I would say Fiat have done themselves a lot of damage, I see more and more ford transits being used as a base vehicle....:Sad::Doh:
    what was normally on a Fiat...
    I also think the Fiat x250 just seem's the right shape for a motorhome it just looks right compared to the Transit, Renault, Mercedes, Vw........maybe that's why there are so many of them
     
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