Isotta, Nivola D-shape

[5/23/2001] Reviewed by: Antony Figueroa -

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Isotta Nivola steering wheel. Perforated leather all the way around less the bottom quarter which is suede. This wheel can be had in regular circle or D-shape. I ordered D-shape as it makes ingress/egress easier. The center of this wheel is aluminum. It's not really polished, it has a rough horizontal groove finish. Looks good anyways. Isotta sells many different color combinations.

The best thing about this wheel is the price. I paid $90.00 from NOPI. The first time I ordered they sent me the wheel with Isotta's Fiber Cuir instead of leather. It is basically vinyl with a carbon fiber texture. Yeah, tacky. Tacky like when Chevy Chase and his family went on a shopping spree in Italy. The second best thing I like about this wheel is the placement of the suede. Placed at the bottom for minimal contact with your hands, increasing the life of the suede. The third feature I like about this wheel is the quality. Very similar to Momo products I've seen in quality. I've always thought Momo products are over priced for what you get. With Isotta products you actually pay for what you get. Actually, I would have paid more. Overall I am very happy with this wheel.

Nopi has the best prices on these wheels. And their website has big pictures of their product line. But be warned, Nopi has very poor customer service and incompetent salespeople. They attributed their first mistake on theft of the leather wheel from the shop, causing me to receive the wrong wheel. I had to wait months for the next shipment of wheels from Italy. And I wasn't refunded any of the shipping charges to straighten things out. Not even an apology.

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