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DoneDeal of the Week: The Fiat Tipo is a great value family saloon

Need something smaller? We’ve got an Opel Karl for you too.

LOOKING FOR AN affordable family saloon that gives you plenty of bang for your buck? Then take a look at this 2017 Fiat Tipo for €20,995. The Fiat Tipo won the 2016 Autobest Best Buy Car of Europe award in recognition of its great value for money.

The Tipo is a very comfortable car to drive with a good driving position, supportive seats and good all-round visibility. Out on the road its chassis does a good job of absorbing bumps and it has decent manners and corners with composure.

Source: Waterford Motor Village

The cabin has good head and leg room for all occupants and it has a decent boot size of 440 litres.

This particular model is powered by a 1.3-litre diesel engine mated to a manual transmission. It comes in Lounge trim which features sat nav, Bluetooth, media connection, cruise control, reversing camera, parking sensors, multi-function steering wheel and privacy glass.

Source: Waterford Motor Village

Opel Karl

If you want a refined supermini then check out this 2017 Opel Karl for €12,695.

Source: Gowan Motors Navan Road Ltd.

The Opel Karl is a stylish five-door small car that is perfect for the city dweller. Despite its compact size it has decent space for occupants and its boot expands from 206 to 1,013 litres when you tumble the rear seats.

Source: Gowan Motors Navan Road Ltd.

The interior looks high quality and the seats are supportive with bolsters to keep you in place when cornering at speed. Speaking of which, the Karl is quite surefooted and has little in the way of body roll making it feel confident in the bends.

Source: Gowan Motors Navan Road Ltd.

This particular model is powered by a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. It comes in S trim and features a multi-function trip computer, Hill Start Assist, Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with traction control and a tyre pressure monitoring system.

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