Trouble With Your Fiat? 1979 Fiat 131 Brava

I think the mystery that we need to answer about this one-owner Fiat Brava isn’t how the car managed to survive the years without being recycled into Pepsi cans…no…the question is how did one person manage to own a ’79 Fiat for 44 years. This is the car that Popular Mechanics rated in the “Overall Worst” category and described it as the most trouble prone car ever recorded in the history of their owner report database. Find this 1979 Fiat 131 Brava offered for $7,000 in Oceanside, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1979 Fiat Brava
condition: fair
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 72202
paint color: green
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: sedan
1979 Fiat Brava for sale. Only had one owner. 4 Door, has a trunk, is rear wheel drive, has a 5 speed stick shift, and has a trunk. Car is not running at the moment. I am going to have a mechanic take a look at it again, but one took a look already and thinks it’s the carburetor or fuel pump but wanted someone else who knew more about these older foreign cars to take a look. I’m not a mechanic but when I was watching, the mechanic he sprayed something into the carburetor and when he did, it started up. It would die as soon as he stopped spraying.

See a better way to drive something that looks like it is from the Eastern Bloc?