Fiat Tipo Review from Germany

1990 Fiat Tipo 2.0L gasoline

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission gasoline Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance180000 kilometres
Previous carFiat 127

Summary:

High performance, catastrophique quality

Faults:

Well, my wife drove two 127 before. First for 7 years, second for 10 years, Both parked in a closed room under a roof /garage we call it). Problems: corrosion.

The Tipo is a much better car in this respect. After 12 years now, no (no) corrosion at all. The performance with the 112 HP engine is perfect. Fast and smooth. I like to drive that car. So far so good.

A catastrophe is the performance of the material.

After 3 years - new battery

After 4 years - new engine (70 000 km)

After 6 years - new gear box (120 000 km)

After 7 years - new 'torque' for front wheels

After 9 years - 3. engine (160 000 km)

After 9 years - new cooler system.

Not to talk about the normal wear of the brakes and brake disks (normal?).

In summary - there is nothing what is not replaced. Yes the car was cheap - 11 500 Euros at that time. But the investment afterwards - like a second car!!!

In the meantime I drove my AUDI A6 (bought later) without any bigger replacement 375 000 km, 7 years! (Gasoline, 6 cylinder machine 150 HP).

Now after almost 30 years with FIAT, finished.

Or would you buy another one after this experience?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th July, 2002

Average review marks: 5.4 / 10, based on 1 review