1993 Fiat Tipo Si 1.4 from UK and Ireland
Truly versatile little beast!
Broken anti roll bar.
Lambda sensor fail.
Hmm. Thought I'd done a review on this years ago, so forgive if it's a repeat.
Truly versatile. Is it a car or a van? For a hatch it's certainly got more room in the back than the average estate, both when the rear seats are up or down.
Seated five no problems with plenty of room, although underpowered and didn't pull them too well.
That said, did an eBay run once with an oven and a freezer in the back, and double glazed porch sides on the roof up a 45 degree hill (I kid you not, go to Croydon!), and granted in second gear, but it did it!
Sadly these are expensive to repair, and all the above mentioned came at once so it wasn't cost effective to continue. The lambda sensor was fun though... if you don't mind regulating speed by dipping the clutch rather than pressing the accelerator!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th August, 2012