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Let us know what you think about the Fiat Tipo and what your experience of this vehicle was. If you had to replace any parts, let us know how they performed when fitted. Write your review in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Fiat Tipo Overview

The Fiat Tipo is classed as a small family car which was produced by the Italian automobile manufacturing company Fiat. This vehicle was in production from 1988 to 1995 and was only available as a hatchback. This car won the European car of the year in 1989 and has a surprisingly large amount of space in the rear passenger and boot areas for a car this small. They drove really well and were pretty reliable cars all round. These cars have fully galvanised bodies to prevent rust and are well built cars. They have been known to have electrical failures as well as oil or radiator leaks. Does this sound anything like your experience of this car?

Fiat Tipo History

The Fiat Tipo was designed as a replacement for the Fiat Ritmo and was introduced in 1988. They were quickly recognised for there spacious rear, being more spacious than a lot of estate cars, even more rear space than larger cars such as the Ford Sierra. They were very boxy in shape which allowed for this extra room and this car won the European Car of the year in 1989, the year after it was introduced. It was built on a totally new Fiat platform which would then go on to be used on other Italian cars produced by Fiat, Lancia and Alfa Romeo. This car had a mid-life facelift in 1993 and was eventually replaced by the Fiat Brava and Bravo range in 1995.

Model Types


Fuel Economy

The Fiat Tipo had several different engines available: 1.1, 1.4, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8 and 2.0L petrol and 1.7 and 1.9L diesel engines. The diesel engines are the more economical, offering up to 45mpg. Which engine did you have and how does it perform economically? The age, fuel type and engine size are determining factors when it comes to fuel economy.


The Fiat Tipo was available in 5-speed manual, 4-speed automatic and CVT gearboxes. Which gearbox did you have and how did you rate its performance? We have a section of our website dedicated to Fiat gearbox parts where you can search for your Tipo gearbox parts today.


If you are looking for Fiat Tipo parts then we are sure to be able to help you find them at the best prices around. If you experienced problems with parts on the Tipo, you may find a solution on our Tipo problems page here. We have a comprehensive network of UK Breakers who have parts available for all makes and models. There are two ways to search for your needed parts: entering your vehicle details in our part finder or visiting the Tipo parts page to locate those parts you require for your vehicle.