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#161 Nello

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 11:45 AM

Yes they are OK but very typical in the mould of the Bravo/Stilo genre..... i.e. Fiat appear to have found what they believe is a niche by making their C-segment cars fairly cheap and basic as a selling point to rival the others. I thought it drove completely fine but hardly exciting and a bit bland which was very much like its predecessors (although we did have an Abarth'ised 1.8 3-door Stilo which was nice!) The one we had was basic as a courtesy car so not even Nav. I would definately not pay for one for new but might be a decent runaround for someone once depreciation has hit - which it will rapidly. They are built in Turkey.


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 08:30 PM

On the outside they look so generic and a bit gawky, the engine choice is dismal too. A shame really it feels like the fiat brand is slowly sinking.

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 09:23 PM

I bought a brand new Tipo diesel saloon last May. Lounge spec, very well equipped, great comfort, half pleather interior, great heater, well built, good economy 65mpg average (and I don't even try) good road holding and all this for 20k euros (around 16k pounds) it's a no brainer really!!!
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Posted 30 March 2018 - 09:36 AM

I bought a brand new Tipo diesel saloon last May. Lounge spec, very well equipped, great comfort, half pleather interior, great heater, well built, good economy 65mpg average (and I don't even try) good road holding and all this for 20k euros (around 16k pounds) it's a no brainer really!!!

Yes I can see your logic, but you'd have been better buying a used one and saving on some of that early depreciation! There's plenty coming through the auctions, and they're trickling onto the used market now.
Personally I prefer the estate over the saloon, just like I do with the Alfa 156/159 SW's... Somehow the design just seems to work better.
 


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Posted 30 March 2018 - 10:16 AM

Would agree that the estate looks more tempting I just find it annoying that fiat don't offer higher powered versions if VW can be successful across multiple brands all offering a wide range of performance options I can't see why fiat can't ? Personally if I had to get rid of the Delta (will probably only happen if age/mileage related unreliability sets in) I would probably prefer something less brash than modern Alfas but FCA don't really offer that option in a car with comparable performance to the 2 litre Delta

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 02:44 PM

Yes I can see your logic, but you'd have been better buying a used one and saving on some of that early depreciation! There's plenty coming through the auctions, and they're trickling onto the used market now.
Personally I prefer the estate over the saloon, just like I do with the Alfa 156/159 SW's... Somehow the design just seems to work better.


Mikey, I bought the car I wanted, in the specification and colour I wanted, for a reasonable price and I didn't have to wait for some yank to tear the clutch out of it!
The girls at home love it and I got a reasonable trade in for my old Punto
I agree about the estate being a bit of a looker!
I thought that the UK only have the hatchback? Fiat Ireland opted for the full range

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 06:49 PM

Yeah hatchback and estate here. Saloons don't tend to sell well here in the budget brand sector, even the premium brands struggle.

 

I get why you bought it, its just given that they're already under 10k at auction the depreciation is quite steep from the off... I just couldn't do that to my wallet...

Maybe I'm different but given most cars are financed through the endless loop that is PCP we live in a false economy. Once most people get to car 3 or 4 and it all goes tits up, maybe just maybe it will get investigated like PPI...



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Posted 30 March 2018 - 09:20 PM

I'd never buy on PCP myself it's just a main dealer gravy train, I don't think most buyers (or should I say renters) understand what they are signing up for they just see the apparently low monthly figure. I do think that people should be educated to look out for themselves though, the culture with ppi etc. Seems to be saying to people that whatever happens someone will bail you out!

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 10:53 PM

I am lucky to have a job that pays me enough, to keep me in the style to which I have become accustomed !!!
Seriously though, I have a car fund, from which I pay for my next car, I usually pay it back over 18 months and keep topping it off until the car is 3 years old or a hundred thousand kilometres, which ever comes 1st
PCP is a merry go round that I can't abide and I agree with you both regarding its long term business implications

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:23 PM

Hi guys, I've been reading this topic with much interest. I bought a Delta last month and finally received the front grille (waterfall style, much better I think), rear badge and airbag. Got the grille on with the help of a pal tonight, easier than I expected. However the reverse is true of the airbag. After forty minutes of fiddling with flat blades, hooks etc I've given up for now. I cannot get the blade at the right angle to release it. Is there a purpose built tool? I've done VWs which took a matter of minutes. Any advice would be much appreciated.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:04 PM

Hi Delboy and welcome to Delta ownership fella!

 

It's ages since I did mine... think I was the first in fact... Anyway from memory once you've located the holes in the back and pierced through as they are underneath the leather it's just a matter of feeling for the bars and then pushing until they release. I do have an airbag tool, but am pretty sure on the Delta I just used a flat blade screwdriver. One side wasn't as stiff as the other either.



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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:26 PM

Cheers Mikey, I'll have another crack tomorrow. Got a local Lancia meet and was hoping to show it all off! At least the front and back say Lancia.
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:11 PM

Cheers Mikey, I'll have another crack tomorrow. Got a local Lancia meet and was hoping to show it all off! At least the front and back say Lancia.

Yeah makes a massive difference getting rid of those massive wings off the car. There's also two tiny Lancia badges on the rear quarter windows too, on the Italian cars, so you might want to get those too if not already.

 

I still need an engine cover and headrests to complete really, just never really got round to them...



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Posted 17 April 2018 - 03:52 PM

I found that Allen keys work better than screwdrivers

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 05:57 PM

Genius Rosso!! Allen key, yes yes yes. Two minute job. Thanks a million. Do you still have your classic Lancias? Do you attend the AGM? If so I owe you a drink.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 08:14 PM

I'm not an LMC member haven't been for years, I still have a Beta VX coupé but it's been mid-restoration ..... Since about 2002

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 08:01 AM

Welcome btw delboy - great to see another 3 Delcisti........ I prefer the Waterfall earlier Grille too  B)



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Posted 21 April 2018 - 04:55 PM

Welcome btw delboy - great to see another 3 Delcisti........ I prefer the Waterfall earlier Grille too  B)

Blah blah blah! :P


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Posted 16 August 2018 - 04:00 PM

Off topic this one. The car's going well, though I saw Rosso Corsa's car at the Lancia bash and wish I had waited for that to come up! Sorry Rosso I won't get away with another one.
Anyway, the aircon is very poor so set about regassing. But where is the low pressure port? Can't find it. Is it lurking under the engine cover? Anyone know?

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 04:28 PM

I'll take a look on mine later and let you know delboy. What engine is yours?

 

BTW did anyone else spot that Limited on Autotrader the other day? Gone from there now but someone got a bargain - Hate to say it Alan but it was sub £3k and only had about 70k on it! Same colour but it was also the 2.0!


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