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Fiat tipo?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Glaucus, 2 May 2006.

  1. Glaucus

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 11 Mar 2004

    Posts: 76,645

    any one now anything about fiat tipo's its a Jreg 1.6 5door with 9months mot and tax. Haven't phones up about any details yet, whats the tax on a 1.6, well infact whats the tax boundaries?

    What are they meant to be like? I've heard there like most fiats mechanicaly very reliable, but electronics misbehave?

    So anythoughts.
  2. Enfield


    Joined: 8 Nov 2003

    Posts: 7,401

    Location: Hampshire

    I can't help you with the technical details of the car but i'm 99% sure that the tax will be £93.50 for 6 months - same as mine. :(
  3. Firestar_3x


    Joined: 11 Mar 2005

    Posts: 30,498

    Location: Leafy Cheshire

    Rust is prob your worst enemy.
  4. Glaucus

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 11 Mar 2004

    Posts: 76,645

    Also any comments about nissan micras. I know there girly pig ugly cars, but they seem cheap for what they are.
  5. flat-6


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,635

    Location: Lancaster

    Actually they are very good (for an Italian) anti rust as they were all galvanised. 1.6 is better than the 1.4 that had all sorts of problems. Tbh they are woth nothing without mot and tax so only buy based on that. Even with its 9 months, I wouldnt pay more than £200, and expect to scrap it when mot is due. A 92 will also have digital dash I think, which love to just stop working, so check that out thoroughly.
  6. aztechnology


    Joined: 12 Aug 2004

    Posts: 2,503

    Location: Oop North

    Personally, I wouldn't touch a fiat of that age. THey should not be too rusty, as the Tipo's where the start of Fiat trying to tackle the rust problems they had earlier. Electricals might be suspect...

    this should link to Parkers and there are some Owner reviews of it up there Click me
  7. mattpc


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,731

    Location: Manchester

    If it's cheap like £200 tho you cant go far wrong. Run it til the MOT runs out and bin it if you have to. If it fails on something simple you can probably fix it up yourself. If you break it its not like you are going to care!
  8. moss


    Joined: 1 Nov 2002

    Posts: 6,487

    Location: South Shields

    Great cars, very reliable and cheap to run. K10 models can rust abit, k11's are generally ok rust wise, just check the sills.
  9. daveski


    Joined: 15 Apr 2004

    Posts: 2,668

    Location: Nottingham

    My dad had a 1995 tipo 1.4 a few years ago, I liked it at the time and I don't remember him having any problems with it.
  10. Guybrush


    Joined: 1 Nov 2003

    Posts: 632

    Location: St. Albans

    Tipos are rock solid mechanically and like people have already said, they are galvanised and rust is not normally an issue at all either. Only problem is the digi dash on earlier models.