1992 Fiat Tipo Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1992 Fiat Tipo L 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired9000 miles
Most recent distance83000 miles
Previous carHyundai Stellar

Faults:

Very little apart from a new clutch.

General Comments:

Excellent car. I wish they still made them, although the Bravo is a good replacement.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th February, 2000

1992 Fiat Tipo IE 2.0 I from Ukraine

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 2.0 I
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10

Faults:

Minor problems with suspension.

General Comments:

Very good car - reliable enough, even for awful Ukrainian roads. Comfortable and fast, especially with good fuel.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th May, 1999

1992 Fiat Tipo Sedicivalvole 2.0 ie petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 2.0 ie petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10

Faults:

Had the cam belt and balancing belt changed, now it keeps cutting out when it gets hot?? Back to the mechanics.

General Comments:

Very underrated car 145bhp. Good top end performance above 4k rpm. Can have a Group N chip put in it to get 172bhp.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th April, 1999

1992 Fiat Tipo DGT 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1.6
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10

Faults:

Many problems mostly related to poor build quality: loose seals; rattles and squeaks galore; poor paintwork; broken seatbelt.

Electrics: heated front seat failure; central locking failure. The car hasn't left me stranded but I couldn't wait to get rid of it.

General Comments:

Potentially a very good car but let down by appalling build quality and even worse dealer assistance. The experience of owning this car has put me off Fiats for life.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 31st May, 1998

1992 Fiat Tipo Sedicivalvole 2.0 16v petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10

Faults:

Persistent rough running & refusal to idle when cold, which main dealer couldn't fix / be bothered with. Central locking doesn't, boot however won't open.

General Comments:

Apart from above, delight to drive (provided you can afford the fuel). Frighteningly quick above 4,000rpm. Lots of space (apart from headroom) & surprisingly durable & quite nice interior.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th March, 1998

31st Jan 2001, 15:46

Could you please tell me more about that idling problem? I have a Lancia fitted with the same injection system as your Tipo, and I have had the same problem for two years now. I'm a mechanic and I'm sure this thing can be solved somehow. Please contact me, and maybe we can get closer to the solution.

Please mail me at: Deltamark2@hotmail.com

Thank you!

1992 Fiat Tipo Formula 1.4i.e petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1.4i.e petrol
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10

Faults:

Clutch Cylinder, Engine mountings, catalytic converter.

General Comments:

Good performance for a 1.4i, usually very reliable but has started to become problematic now. It has done almost 90,000 miles and is starting to need regular repairs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th November, 1997

1992 Fiat Tipo Sedicivalvole 2.0ie 16v petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 2.0ie 16v petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10

Faults:

Groaning suspension. Leaking clutch hydraulics.

General Comments:

Fuel hungry. A surprising lack of driver headroom if you are over 6 foot tall.

A good combination of 5 door (or 3 door) hatchback with a 145bhp performance engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th August, 1997

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 14 reviews