I love the Tipo, always did, always will
Usual wear problems, i.e. temperature sensors, brake pads, exhaust.
The Tipo was definitely the best car of this class available in the late 80s, well built, reasonably quick, very spacious, personal design both inside and outside, and just different from the rest.
When I think its main rivals were the VW Golf and the R19, and that most people preferred both of them to the Tipo, I realise that we are heading towards plain and boring uniformity.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th May, 2001