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Old 17-09-2016   #61
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Re: The new FIAT Tipo wins the prestigious "AUTOBEST 2016" award

@petercresswell: have used prices for the Tipo already been published?
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Re: The new FIAT Tipo wins the prestigious "AUTOBEST 2016" award

Knowing the trade - probably..... Not usual to have them out this quick as they re supposed to be based on auction prices.
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Re: The new FIAT Tipo wins the prestigious "AUTOBEST 2016" award

Sooo what are you basing this "award" of yours on?
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If you're worried about depreciation, Arnold Clark are selling quite a few pre Reg at a good discount.
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The Tipo has just had a rather disappointing announcement for Ncap performance of 3 stars. Fiat is quite capable of getting a five , with Alfa Romeo Giulietta and Giulia , but the Tipo is aimed more at Dacia than Renault.
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At risk of receiving less than complimentary replies, I do think that NCAP are going too far now. There's increasing emphasis on driver aids, and to be honest, I don't think they're as effective as good, sensible, safe driving.

Having looked at the safety report, I can honestly say that I would definitely still buy a Tipo: the passive safety is still acceptably good in those crash tests, which themselves aren't as relevant as they used to be.
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Yes, I think you're right. If a car is more "safe" because it has an electronic aid fitted then that's like looking at the tyres that come as standard and giving it a point or not depending on whether NCAP thinks Oochi-Coochi Ditchfinder is a good tyre or not.

Really I would want to know how actually "safe" a car is or isn't.. i.e. it's heading into a ditch upside down at 50mph.. not whether it has active systems to "keep me out of trouble" (yeah right!).

Aids are for losers anyway, whereas obviously I can "drive".. skillful-like and to the extent of my abilities and the car's capabilities... (notwithstanding the "upside down into a ditch" episode)..


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I think the best way to sum up the Tipos' NCAP rating is as follows: had it have been crash tested 8 years ago, it would have been a 5 star car...
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I've always thought the Astra was a decent car, but the Tipo really is growing on me. It seems to be popular, although I don't see that many on the roads yet
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I haven't actually seen any on the roads yet.
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I had a black one behind me the other day, it looked mean!
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I haven't actually seen any on the roads yet.
I saw my first one on the road today! What do I win?
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Lol! You win the knowledge that you've seen a new Tipo!
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Whilst browsing FB this morning, I came across the Top Gear review of the Tipo: I was expecting it to be less than complimentary towards both the car and Fiat themselves, (if it's not made by the amazing ford or VAG, then it must be terrible! ) but to my surprise, not only did they say it was pretty good, they reviewer even said they'd choose it over cars from much more highly rated brands! They also said that the whilst the Fiat range was quite small, it was also diverse.
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I think the best way to sum up the Tipos' NCAP rating is as follows: had it have been crash tested 8 years ago, it would have been a 5 star car...
That makes it a good alternative to a used car?
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