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Tipo saloon?

Did Fiat decide to import the saloon (RHD) yet?

If not, why not?



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Re: Tipo saloon?

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Did Fiat decide to import the saloon (RHD) yet?

If not, why not?



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now let me see...,

FIAT's with a boot in the uk: last 30 years -

Regata , Tempra, Marea,
what HUGE sellers they were (not)

the UK is NOT a market for "boots",
look at the Focus as a prime example..

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Re: Tipo saloon?

Yes I guess so..

The Skoda Rapido is the nearest thing to the beast I'm after but if I buys a VW I would have to buy all new tools etc. since they'll be all different sizes..

And I don't like their weirdness (normality?) compared to FCA..


But in these days of computerized production lines, it'd be a different kettle of anchovies than in the old days where a line could only make one distinct model. If Turkey can make RHD hatch fronts and LHD saloon rears... it shouldn't be too tricksy to make a RHD saloon.

On the other hand I could buy a LHD saloon from where it's cheapest (Denmark?) and a RHD hatch and swap the essential bits over... but that would get quite expensive (try selling the "saloon" that is now rebodied as a hatchback.. ) and the Younger Mrs S. already thinks I'm barking mad..


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Re: Tipo saloon?

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now let me see...,

FIAT's with a boot in the uk: last 30 years -

Regata , Tempra, Marea,
what HUGE sellers they were (not)

the UK is NOT a market for "boots",

Ahem.....

Audi A4/A5/A6/A7/A8
BMW 3/5/7 Series
VW Passat
Mercedes C Class
Jaguar X-Type

Not to mention the Alfa 156/159

Not popular in the UK?
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Ahem.....

Audi A4/A5/A6/A7/A8
BMW 3/5/7 Series
VW Passat
Mercedes C Class
Jaguar X-Type

Not to mention the Alfa 156/159

Not popular in the UK?
not in 1400cc petrol guise they're not

I'm sure if FIAT shoehorned a 3.0 V6 into a booted tipo,
it'd have a market
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not in 1400cc petrol guise they're not

I'm sure if FIAT shoehorned a 3.0 V6 into a booted tipo,
it'd have a market
Passat is available as a 1.6
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Re: Tipo saloon?

Today I am mostly eyeing up a Volvo S40. :s

Can't do hatchback. C'mon Fiat..


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Today I am mostly eyeing up a Volvo S40.
Don't do it! Comfy seats but unreliable and horrendously expensive to fix.
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Saw a good number of Tipos in Italy on holiday a couple of months back; mainly saloons and hatches, with one solitary SW bringing up the rear.


Thought the saloon looked a bit ungainly in photos but totally changed my mind seeing them for real out on the road. Very elegant styling and better looking than the hatch to me where it all goes a little bit wrong at the back.
(Mind you having said that I drive a 500L so probably should keep my mouth shut when it comes to styling issues).


I'd like to see the saloon available for sale in the UK but somehow doubt it will happen.
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Funny how people will pay for saloons higher up the price-range, but not lower down. Is it all down to fleet sales?

I saw my first A3 saloon today - I hadn't even realised they are available. But maybe I've just not been spotting them because (a) all Audi saloons look the same, just slightly smaller/bigger than the rest, and (b) all Audis look the same in your rear-view mirror when they are 6 feet from your bumper.
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Tipo saloon is being sold in Ireland so an rhd tipo saloon is possible for someone in the UK if they were really pushed!
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I haven't seen one being pushed yet, but it's only a matter of time.

Boom boom.

I'll get my coat.
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O dear, O dear, O dear. Now who on here would want to be associated in any way with any of those.....
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Tipo saloon is being sold in Ireland so an rhd tipo saloon is possible for someone in the UK if they were really pushed!
Is the Gaelic Tipo saloon a RHD then? Sounds unusual for Fiat to make such a niche of a niche car. They'll sell 30 a year or something, in RHD.


I had a look at Fiat's Irish website... and I'm sure Fiat really doesn't want me to have one.

Tipo hatch spec's are essentially the same as UK... but the saloon has the same diesel engines line-up as the UK but crucially only the ETorq 1.6 automatic and the 95bhp petrol..

Aaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhh!!!!


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Today I am mostly eyeing up..... a Schkooda Rapid....

In the absence of a Fiat saloon choice... C'mon Fiat.


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