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Old 17-11-2016   #76
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Re: The new FIAT Tipo wins the prestigious "AUTOBEST 2016" award

Quite possibly. Certainly, I'd happily drive a new Tipo.
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Re: The new FIAT Tipo wins the prestigious "AUTOBEST 2016" award

And it will depreciate like a rocket propelled rock thrown downwards out of a rapidly ascending helicopter
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So you keep saying...
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Great, so either don't sell it or buy one 2nd hand.
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Our first new car was a 1990 Fiat Tipo 1.4 DGT. We loved it to bits. The new Tipo looks great, and as usual is lowly priced compared to its competitors. It will not have the same quality feel as the Golf etc, but it will be more than adequate.
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Our first new car was a 1990 Fiat Tipo 1.4 DGT. We loved it to bits. The new Tipo looks great, and as usual is lowly priced compared to its competitors. It will not have the same quality feel as the Golf etc, but it will be more than adequate.

Just like many brand the Tipo as less safe (incorrectly) due to the lack of driver safety aids (you know, those computers that do half the things on the driving test for you) id also say calling the Golf etc higher quality is just as much BS. I mean, what do they double dip the chassis to galvanise it? Is the painting process more thorough? Higher quality metal?

Or.. are you confused about the chrome air vent rings and electric motors to move the seats that aren't an option on the Tipo? Not 'quality' if you ask me.

I'd say they're built to the same standard and from the same materials.
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Vw use more expensive interior plastics with the intention of giving the cars their legendary quality look and feel, which in turn makes potential customers part with more cash to own the cars, and make people think that vw is a premium product. Ultimately, they serve exactly the same function as a cheaper, less touchy feely (though probably more creatively styled) Fiat interior.

I must admit though, I would be interested to see the specs for the Tipo, given how it seems well kitted for such low prices.
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I would consider one, keen to take the 1.6 Mj for a test drive. Won't be till end of next year though, at least, plenty of life in the Qubo still!
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I am being rude to Fiat and basing it on my Bravo which has dropped from 11K at 18 months old to 2.5K at 3.6 years! Its thee good old motor trade. I am sure the Tipo is a decent car, but it is not getting good reviews and the depreciation is likely to be high. You need to get a great deal fro it to pay and you need to be aware of the losses when you sell it on. I like Fiats, but I wouldn't invest in a Tipo unless I got a great buy, and, intended to keep it for at least 8 years at which point value for money will be coming back to OK. I have decided the Bravo will be worked hard and will take as many miles as I can throw at it for another few years and by then its annual cost will be OK. I will have to find a lot of money to replace it though. I have just bought a brand new Panda from Arnold Clark at a sensational discount. I am intending to keep it 10 years and it should be really cheap motoring on this basis. As its a 4x4 I hope depreciation will be more moderate!! (28% off list + no charge for the metallic blue)
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I have a friend who got a less than 1 year old Hyundai i40 business something trim. Jan 2015 plate. Got it in Jan 2016 for 16000. Go onto hyundais site, they cost about 28,000 new... you do the math. One year!!! Holy god.
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I have a friend who got a less than 1 year old Hyundai i40 business something trim. Jan 2015 plate. Got it in Jan 2016 for 16000. Go onto hyundais site, they cost about 28,000 new... you do the math. One year!!! Holy god.


Never pay the price on the website.

If you're buying new then dealers will knock thousands off to get your business. They might all be fiat dealers but they are all franchises trying to compete so they don't want to lose you to another dealer where you will buy the same thing cheaper.

When I bought my new car in sept 2015 it was over 6000 off and had other options already installed that would have added another few k to the price.

If buying new the worst thing you can do is start speccing up a new car with all your own custom extras
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Way don't they bring the to uk its my favourite😕
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Never pay the price on the website.

If you're buying new then dealers will knock thousands off to get your business. They might all be fiat dealers but they are all franchises trying to compete so they don't want to lose you to another dealer where you will buy the same thing cheaper.

When I bought my new car in sept 2015 it was over 6000 off and had other options already installed that would have added another few k to the price.

If buying new the worst thing you can do is start speccing up a new car with all your own custom extras


That's quite good advice!

Have you ever used Carwow? I tried it with no intention of buying a new car, got 5 offers back. One was going to sell me a Lounge for 9000 new!!!

Hope it's still around when I get a new car. I'd say if I see a nice one at the dealer 1-2 year old that'd be the sweet spot of new-to-value ratio lol
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Has the tipo got the same engine as fiat 500l
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