Fiat Tipo Review from Greece

1992 Fiat Tipo i.e. 1.4

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 kilometres
Most recent distance90000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Sentra

Summary:

Good for slow paced commuting

Faults:

Brake pump wasn't working properly requiring you to manually pump brake fluid by repetitve pressing of the brakes. Dangerous fault easily sorted by dealer, but only after I explicitly told them to do so. Merely pointing out that brakes were malfunctioning wasn't enough.

Ventilation system motor broke due to clogged pipes. Problem rectified quickly and cheaply.

Seat upholstery seems to be coming apart, but rest of the interior is faultless.

General Comments:

The 1.4 model is desperately slow and overtaking is a notion requiring a bit of consideration.

Handling is good and so is interior room and comfort from the suspension.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th February, 2002

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review