I have had the pleasure of 2yrs , 25000mls trouble free with this car , does everything well and as I usually change my car around now ,will buy another , may-be a T-Jet and hope it's as reliable !.
In a word...woeful. Cheap to buy and run, but don't be seduced by promises of 45 mpg + from the 1.2 petrol; around town you'll be lucky to clear 32. Yes, it's a reasonably good looking car, but this is a case of style over substance. The brakes are massively over-servoed, so get ready to have your nose broken on the windscreen regularly. Steering is too light and I guarentee you'll stall this car more than any other you have owned. After a year, 2 factory recalls, a failed starter motor ("the part is on back-order sir and it'll be a month before we can get a new one fitted for you")and too many trips to the dealer to sort out niggles, I gave up and chopped my 1.2 in for something way more reliable. In summary there is little "Grande" about it, apart from the Fiat-sponsored headache you'll have as an owner. Do yourself a big favour, buy a year old Ford Focus.
I previously owned an alfa romeo so i was sceptical about owning this car. It is the GT1 version, so has lots of goodies added to it like alloys, MP3 usb point, bluetooth etc. The engine does a very good job either around the town or on the motorway. Annoying factors are the passenger seatbelt, it rattles against the trim wherever you go, unless of course you have a passender. The parcel shelf is not a good fit and often jams after opening against the window obstructing rear view. On the whole though, i find this a comfortable, punchy little car with a good spirit and adapts to most road surfaces. Handling is good and economy reasonable. I would recommend this for most people who have a mixture of commuting and town driving.
I have owned this car for 2 years from new and covered 9000 miles, it has had the common problems of steering rack replacement after 2000 miles, drop link failure, sticking rear doors which were all sorted without any problems at my local Fiat dealership. To conclude with we have enjoyed the Grande Punto which is easy to drive ( city button is great for parking) the 1.2 needs to be worked but it is a capable engine, so I am finding very difficult to find a replacement car in this category.
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