Fiat Tipo Reviews from Italy

1989 Fiat Tipo 1.4

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 kilometres
Most recent distance160000 kilometres
Previous carFord Falcon

Summary:

Economical, but unreliable

Faults:

Brakes locked up on me all the time, in wet weather. Not just for a few seconds, but LOCKED up.

General Comments:

I just recently wrecked the car around a turn because of the brakes locking up, I was only going about 30-40 Kph. In wet weather they locked up constantly, even after replacement.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 10th July, 2004

1992 Fiat Tipo SX 1.6 petrol

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance62000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Tipo

Summary:

Very good car

Faults:

Some little problem at cooling and electric system.

Driving position is quite comfortable.

The heating, without air conditioning, is a little bit weak.

Brakes are not so good without ABS.

General Comments:

The car is quick and handles like it's on rails although suspensions and wheels are original.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd December, 2002

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews