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Old 11-01-2020   #1
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Hard plastics.

Something the reviews of the Tipo pick on, is the use of hard plastics on the dash and door cards. They are seen as cheap and nasty.


But, our VW Up! only has hard plastics in its interior and it looks great. The vans I drive at work only use hard plastics and they are fine. My 25 year old Volvo 940 only had hard plastics.


Compared to the hard plastics in the Up!, the Volvo and the vans, the Tipos feel thick and solid. I want something that lasts and looks good.


My wife's WV Golf and the other cars I have owned that had soft plastics (various Volvos and a Jag) have all creaked. IME soft touch dashboards have far more irritating creaks than hard plastic ones. The soft plastic on the Volvo door card was also too easily damaged. They are also harder to keep clean.


Having a go at the hard plastics used in the Tipo is a nonsense IMO. I am fine with them and think the Tipo's interior is a really nice place to be.
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Quote Originally Posted by Tipotwo View Post
Something the reviews of the Tipo pick on, is the use of hard plastics on the dash and door cards. They are seen as cheap and nasty.


But, our VW Up! only has hard plastics in its interior and it looks great. The vans I drive at work only use hard plastics and they are fine. My 25 year old Volvo 940 only had hard plastics.


Compared to the hard plastics in the Up!, the Volvo and the vans, the Tipos feel thick and solid. I want something that lasts and looks good.


My wife's WV Golf and the other cars I have owned that had soft plastics (various Volvos and a Jag) have all creaked. IME soft touch dashboards have far more irritating creaks than hard plastic ones. The soft plastic on the Volvo door card was also too easily damaged. They are also harder to keep clean.


Having a go at the hard plastics used in the Tipo is a nonsense IMO. I am fine with them and think the Tipo's interior is a really nice place to be.
My guess is fiat don't provide enough of a brown envelope to the car reviewer's like VW and others do
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Re: Hard plastics.

VW is owned by the same company who is a major investor in Haymarket Publishing, the main publisher of auto magazines.

That probably has no bearing on why the journo's always seem to plug VW..


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