1994 Fiat Tipo ie s 1.4 from UK and Ireland
Sluggish money eater
Suspension at the service I had as soon as I bought the car.
Oil pump failure requiring complete engine rebuild.
Wears the tires down very fast
Exhaust Manifold problems.
Brake Pads and Disks and cables needed replacing.
Both front seats tore in same places.
Recently failed a MOT and its simply not worth paying the bills to pass it.
New exhaust pipe needed.
This was my 1st car and it is my last fiat it has cost me so much and has spent more time being fixed then it has on the road, I wouldn't have another fiat ever. however nice legroom in the back, but there is no power, or acceleration at all, really the only good points are the handling after I put wider wheels and tires and the comfort in the back, long journeys are no hassle with people in the back until you break down which happened to me too many times. And with insurance in group 7, above a Corsa SRI which I am looking at which has a considerable lot more power it is a joke to pay for. I spent total about £4000 easily on bills, the car, petrol, and insurance for 6000 miles, that's about 70p a mile is it worth it??
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th September, 2002
21st Nov 2002, 03:56
We have had a FIAT Tipo i.e. S, for 10 years, and I don't agree with the comment. It doesn't need tyres changing as often as is written in the text.
The 1.4 engine is powerful, but the seats have torn after 9 years and 200000 Km.
We still didn't change the suspension (it's a little uncomfortable, but not too much).
The things that broke are: the electric motor of the right front window; because of not good maintenance. The rubber on the doors and back door leak a little.
So I think that the FIAT Tipo is a good car, more beautiful than other cars of that era.