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Old 11-04-2018   #1
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Tipo Easy Plus retrofitting factory options

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Is it just me or does Fiat not offering any way to upgrade your car via factory options that could be retrofitted at a later date insane?!

For example, I work at a Mazda garage in the Parts department and the amount of options you could retrofit is amazing! What I'm namely referring to is: -

Satellite Navigation (integrated)
Reversing Camera
Heated Seats (!!!)
Body styling kit
Interior Styling Kit (fitting Alcantara onto dashboard etc)

I just don't understand why Fiat wouldn't offer these add-ons as retrofit accessories that could be applied at a later date... Surely that's such an archaic old-fashioned thing where "unless it was ordered at the factory then tough" no?

Can't have SatNav? Fine
Can't have reversing camera despite having 5" Uconnect Radio? Fine
Uconnect LIVE services? Nope - optional feature at factory!!

It's like they are saying no to money!! Only way round this? Buy a Lounge or S-Design!

Sorry rant over
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Old 12-04-2018   #2
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Re: Tipo Easy Plus retrofitting factory options

The Tipo is marketed as a "budget" choice,with limited cheap options even from the factory,it's not the sort of car people buy and think about self upgrading,give it a couple years when there's a few around and it may change.
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Re: Tipo Easy Plus retrofitting factory options

Several options may not be possible to retrofit I know in older cars it was impossible to retro fit blue and me due to needubg a different wiring loom
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Re: Tipo Easy Plus retrofitting factory options

So does anyone know if the SatNav unit from the Lounge models be fitted to a car without SatNav? I figured I would need a GPS antenna unless that comes as part of either the headunit or existing car antenna?
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