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SG Perch in York had a pre reg for 14k, which looking at Autotrader is the going rate,so at those prices who'd get one on a PCP ??,get one on a loan and at least you own it at the end !
Trouble with a regular loan is you have to finance the whole amount, whereas on PCP the final lump sum is deferred so you can either pay it at the end, re-finance it or walk away and get another car, which keeps the monthly payments lower than on a regular loan or Hire Purchase (HP). The idea of buying pre-reg had gone through my mind but having owned several ex-demo or used cars I decided I'd just go the whole hog & get brand spanking this time

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Evening all, I recently purchased the Tipo s design in street grey, it’s a really good car to drive. If you look in newbie section I have posted a couple of pics[IMG][/IMG]
I had a look - looks lovely, but then I am biased How are you finding it? Your first Fiat?
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Hi, this is my second fiat, I had a Brava years a go. I bought it new back in June, pretty impressed , it drives well and is loaded with plenty of kit. I find the 1.4 MJ more than adequate and pretty good on fuel. The colour is spot on and looks great, people donít believe itís a fiat.
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Hi, this is my second fiat, I had a Brava years a go. I bought it new back in June, pretty impressed , it drives well and is loaded with plenty of kit. I find the 1.4 MJ more than adequate and pretty good on fuel. The colour is spot on and looks great, people donít believe itís a fiat.
Aah, the old Brava, with the individual rear light lenses - they were so quirky. People always used to say 'it's a Bravo' and I'd be like 'no, it's a Brava. The 3door is a Bravo!' I had the Brava/o replacement, the Stilo (3dr), for 6 years from 2008-2014 and loved it. I had a couple of Punto's prior to that and then had a couple of Alfa's after the Stilo.

I did think it was possibly a backward step going from an Alfa Giulietta to a Tipo and I suppose in terms of badge the Fiat isn't quite 'up there' with the Alfa, but a few folk at work have approached me & commented how smart it looks, which they didn't with the Alfa, weirdly One guy said 'I've never paid attention to a Fiat before but that looks really good', which was pretty pleasing as it cost new what the Alfa cost a year old! The colour is definitely a big part of it though - it was one of the main reasons I went with the S-Design instead of a Lounge.

What sort of MPG are you getting? My trip computer is saying 33-35mpg at the moment, but the car's only done 150 miles so it's A) not loosened-up and B) not used a full tank to work out the consumption manually yet.
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When Iím knocking around town itís showing 37. , just driven over to Nottingham and it was showing 47 mpg like you I expect a little more when I have covered more miles. In the first 2000 miles I topped up the oil and it took 3/4 litre at the local dealer . They say that is normal until engine beds in...
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When I’m knocking around town it’s showing 37. , just driven over to Nottingham and it was showing 47 mpg like you I expect a little more when I have covered more miles. In the first 2000 miles I topped up the oil and it took 3/4 litre at the local dealer . They say that is normal until engine beds in...

That's very good economy, especially on the long run! If I get even 40mpg out of it I'd be happy.

I'll keep an eye on the oil - I've got out of the habit of checking the oil level more than every few months because the last 4 Italian cars I've had were all diesel and 3 of them never used a drop of oil with the 4th (a Mk2 Punto JTD) only using oil for the first year I owned it, when it was still low mileage. I'll have to remember to check it every month
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That's very good economy, especially on the long run! If I get even 40mpg out of it I'd be happy.

I'll keep an eye on the oil - I've got out of the habit of checking the oil level more than every few months because the last 4 Italian cars I've had were all diesel and 3 of them never used a drop of oil with the 4th (a Mk2 Punto JTD) only using oil for the first year I owned it, when it was still low mileage. I'll have to remember to check it every month


Hi, how you getting on with the s design?
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Hi, how you getting on with the s design?
It's been a pretty uneventful 2500 miles to be honest - in a good way!

The only niggles are an occasionally rattly offside front door, which has quietened down for now, plus a nearside front passenger window which squeaks loudly when you wind it down. Neither are worth going back to the dealer for, so i'll hang on for the first service if that's the extent of the problems.

Knowing how Fiat's are often a bit compromised in the ride department I was concerned the 18" wheels would make the ride on the bumpy side, but it's fine It's smoother than my Alfa MiTo was on 17" wheels and only marginally firmer (but less crashy and prone to 'bottoming-out') than my Alfa Giulietta on small 16" wheels. Not quite sure how they've managed this on the Tipo with bigger wheels and torsion beam suspension (the Giulietta was on independent rear suspension). Genuinely happy with that aspect of the car, along with how it drives - decent steering, good throttle response, nice brakes and light clutch. Noise level is acceptable too. Gearbox occasionally notchy going into fifth gear, but it's no massive issue and less obstructive than the Giulietta's box could be.

Still love how it looks. A combination of bad weather and being ill means it's only been washed once (I refuse to use a car wash when it's so new) but the Street Grey paint hides the dirt brilliantly. My biggest negative is the fuel economy - the computer says 34-35mpg but calculated manually it's 29-30mpg. I knew it'd be a drop from the Fiat/Alfa diesels i've driven for 14 years but I expected 35-40mpg on a run from the Tipo - it's not achieved more than 330 miles to a tank of fuel yet, so that's a shame. Performance is better than expected, so that's good, but the feeling that I wasn't constantly going to get fuel would be welcome!

Overall a decent 7 out of 10 I think. Not sure how it gets such a pasting in the press reviews.
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