Product Type: Fiat cars
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Mine was great
Member Name: alex22
Date: 02/07/01, updated on 02/07/01 (823 review reads)
Advantages: quite cheap to sort, good runabout
I had a Fiat Tipo for about a year and a half. It was a good little run about and I only got rid of it about 6 months ago as I was looking for a car that would suit different needs.
Mines was a 1990 G register, 1.6l DGT. It was metallic Blue and looked great when I bought it. I paid £1050 for it in July 1999. I got the 5 door version.
It had electric windows and a sunroof. Perhaps not the poshest specifications, but when I saw the car, I thought it was worth the money. I'm not sure if everyone will agree with that last statement, But I never had any trouble with it when I had it, and I got offered quite good money when I traded it in for my latest car.
I used the car a lot. Mostly on long distances and motorway driving and think it offered about 48 miles per gallon. I think that was not bad, as I done mostly long distances, but also quite a lot of town driving as well.
I replaced the odd bits and pieces. It was nothing serious, but I felt better to spend a few pounds and be assured of the new parts. I didn't think that spare parts for this car were that expensive - especially conpared to other manufacturers. Also I found that the scrapyards around here had a vast selections of these cars in (i'm sure that is a bad sign!) so it was cheap and easy to find and buy parts for this model.
This model was introduced in 1988/1989 and ran until about 1994 I think. At that time it was replaced by the Brava, but I preferred the Tipo.
I think this car was good. It was easy to drive, cheap to replace parts and I just liked the general look of it.
I would have another one and it was a good, reliable runabout!