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Fuel type Petrol
Engine size 1368
Fuel type Diesel
Engine size 1.3
Engine size 1.4
Drive Vauxhall Nuneaton
Inchcape Burton Used Car Centre
Ancaster Fiat Dartford
The predecessor to the more modern Brava and Bravo hatchbacks, the Tipo range, enjoyed only moderate success in the UK. Ironically, sales took off right at the end of the cars' life as Fiat discounted stocks in mid-1995 in anticipation of the new models' arrival. This was all the more unfortunate, as the Tipo was always an excellent car. A sceptical British public, who'd had their fingers and wallets burnt with old and rusty Italians from years before, were always going to be unjustly wary of the Tipo.
All of this is great news for the used buyer, of course. The cars are built to last and suffer very few mechanical, electrical or bodywork problems. In fact, a Tipo is amongst the most corrosion-proof of cars you can find, new or second-hand. The high-performance 16-valve models offer thrills for not much money and the turbo diesels boast spectacular economy with a dash of Brio.
A thoroughly sensible car. It's one that deserves to win over the many doubters who wouldn't have considered it when new, as a second-hand bargain.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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