Register Login
im Axle Specialists
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 3 Weeks Ago   #1
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 16
Thanks: 1
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Tipo Estate Question

Hi All, Looking at a 2 year old Tipo T-Jet Lounge Estate as a daily load lugger / occasional tow car. I've read through the experiences of new owners etc on here and all seems fairly normal.

One question, on the estate, do the rear seats fold flat? A what car review that I cringed my way through on youtube said that they don't, which seems 'a bit crap'. I have 2 Bravo's in the family at the moment and tbh, the rear seats don't fold completely flat either but it's fine for most of what I normally use it for.

So, any real world experience? (No opinions based on internet reviews please)

Thanks!
__________________
08 Bravo Mjet 150 Sport / 07 Bravo TJet 150 Sport / 92 Alfa 155 2.0 TS / 95 Alfa 155 Q4 / 96 Alfa 155 V6 / 96 Alfa 155 1.8 16V / 96 Alfa 155 2.0 16V
155Ringman is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 3 Weeks Ago   #2
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: West Yorkshire
Posts: 1,605
Thanks: 74
Trader Rating: 0
chris3234 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Tipo Estate Question

Fairly sure the seat base tips forward in the estate so the can go flat
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

chris3234 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 3 Weeks Ago   #3
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Stoke-on-Trent
Posts: 9
Thanks: 2
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Tipo Estate Question

Hi, Chris3234 is right, the seat bases fold forward which means the seat back can fold almost flat. Not the best pic but hopefully you get the idea.Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0135.JPG
Views:	31
Size:	143.6 KB
ID:	203971
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

Ruckers is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 3 Weeks Ago   #4
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Warrington
Posts: 145
Thanks: 4
Trader Rating: 0
Remould has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Tipo Estate Question

They might go lower if the headrests are removed or the front seats are further forward.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

Remould is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 3 Weeks Ago   #5
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 16
Thanks: 1
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Tipo Estate Question

That's spot on as I was thinking it should be. Most of the reviews I've seen are really poor at telling you the basics. Thanks all!!
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

155Ringman is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 3 Weeks Ago   #6
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Tipo Estate Question

Quote Originally Posted by 155Ringman View Post
Hi All, Looking at a 2 year old Tipo T-Jet Lounge Estate as a daily load lugger / occasional tow car. I've read through the experiences of new owners etc on here and all seems fairly normal.

One question, on the estate, do the rear seats fold flat? A what car review that I cringed my way through on youtube said that they don't, which seems 'a bit crap'. I have 2 Bravo's in the family at the moment and tbh, the rear seats don't fold completely flat either but it's fine for most of what I normally use it for.

So, any real world experience? (No opinions based on internet reviews please)

Thanks!
I've done 4000 miles now in my Tipo estate and I'm still happy with it. The handling isn't brilliant on poor surfaces however it fairly soft but body roll is ok.
I compared my car to an Astra estate (I drove a 1.4 Turbo petrol for a couple of weeks prior to purchasing the Tipo), just last week I did 800 miles in the works 2018 Astra 1.6 diesel and to be honest I don't think its noticeably better to drive. One thing though fuel economy was showing 7 Mpg better than the Fiat.

The info system is fairly good, I would have liked it to have apple car play, ah well...

Forgot to mention have you looked at the OSV review on youtube? It's much better than the usual reviews and there is a 30-minute version around somewhere.

Howie
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides


Last edited by Howiedean; 3 Weeks Ago at 00:13.
Howiedean is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 5 Days Ago   #7
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 16
Thanks: 1
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Picked up the Tipo that I was looking at and been using it for a week now. It's a nice place to be and does all the day to day things very well. The load area is long but the opening is not as tall as it could be. A full sized wheelie bin will not fit in unless you turn it through 90 degrees but there is plenty of room with it in there. Pretty happy overall although it is definitely harder on fuel than the bravo tjet that I was previously using. I'm thinking a map might release a bit more torque and that would help a little perhaps. Some pics..
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20191101_152812.jpg
Views:	11
Size:	4.40 MB
ID:	204328   Click image for larger version

Name:	20191108_151411.jpg
Views:	12
Size:	3.87 MB
ID:	204329  

Click image for larger version

Name:	20191101_152751.jpg
Views:	12
Size:	3.88 MB
ID:	204330  
Likes AMMJ, twobigdogs liked this post
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

155Ringman is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Reply
Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
(G) Fiat Tipo 1.3 Multijet Easy Plus Estate - Observations, First Two Months AMMJ Tipo 2 22-12-2018 11:40
(G) stilo estate - tipo estate as a replacement - no thx davidthelodge Stilo 1 10-10-2016 10:08
(G) new tipo estate 2 replace stilo est ? davidthelodge Tipo 0 09-10-2016 21:54
(G) New Forum Member - New Tipo - One Question Lcho Tipo (Classic) 5 27-08-2004 03:35