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Old 5 Days Ago   #1
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One year on .....

I have had my Tipo (1.4 95hp) for a year and have done 11k miles. Apart from a minor air con problem (now fixed) no issues up to now. The car drives well and average 36mpg is ok. The styling is good , boot space excellent, and it is very comfortable .
Before I bought my Tipo I researched a lot of reviews from "so called " media experts to gather opinions.
The bias shown against Fiat cars is shocking. At least one point (poss two) deducted for just being a Fiat ,and thats before reviewing any details. Ive had seven new Fiats since 2002 and had no problems with any and I am certainly not disappointed with my Tipo. After a year I can only dissagree with most of the statements in the reviews. The Tipo compares welll with compatable cars and should be advertised more by Fiat.
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Re: One year on .....

Aye, you pays your money & takes your chance as they say. I've never been bothered about anything that is said about vehicles that I've chosen, but, on the other side of the coin, it's a bit of an eye opener on some views about non Fiat vehicles on here. I consider myself a true petrol head & have a holistic view of any car.

Constructive criticism I can understand, but slagging off a car because it's a non Fiat is short sighted & lacking in imagination & even not wanting to understand how other vehicles work.
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Re: One year on .....

Same here...Iíve had my 1.4 120hp lounge for nearly a year now. Love it, even though I had a steering rack replaced at 3 months under warranty. Drives smooth and a good turn of speed when needed. Looks good in met grey in top spec. I get just short of 38 mpg in general driving.This is my fourth new Fiat and I have been very pleased with all of them,Punto,Panda,500X and now the Tipo. Not sure what car to get in 2 yrs time..wonder if a new model will be out?
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Re: One year on .....

I've had my 1.3 easy plus estate for just over a year taking it from 10 to 24k miles and weighing it all up, it vies to be the best car I've owned. It was remarkable value to buy, (2nd hand at 18 months) averages maybe 58 to 70 mpg (it really is cheap to run). It's reasonably comfortable, reasonably solid, spacious and provides a very acceptable driving experience and it's good looking! I drove it down to mid Bavaria from Glasgow cruising comfortably and quietly and very efficiently up and down the autobahns. It's a great all-rounder with...touch wood...no unexpected issues at all. Nothing to report! There are some downsides for me i.e the necessity of garage servicing or buying multiecuscan software to change the oil. The DPF engineering solution doesn't fit with my slow short daily drive to work (I take a long drive at weekends but maybe a petrol 1.4 would have better fitted the daily task) and depreciation...but all cars in this class are going to depreciate. It is altogether a good offer from Fiat and the deals on new low to mid spec Tipos are eye catching.
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Re: One year on .....

Great to hear these views / experiences.

Were I not a 500X 2015 owner (just before Tipo) then the Tipo would have been a great contender.

Have previously had a Tipo SX (1.6 ie) and a Tempra SX (1.8ie). Both cracking cars, no real issues and great value for money.

When you look at current new Tipo prices then for what you get then there will be cash in the bank for any issues that may occur out of warranty.
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