Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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102 reader reviews for Fiat Grande Punto Hatchback.
  • 1.4 8v Active 5dr

    Paul Giucoane Date: 10/02/2009
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    The car is fabulous! It looks fantastic and it drives fantastic! Don't turn away from the quite basic 1.4 8v! It's a aspirated engine, a simple engine and a light engine! The front end it not heavy at all (something I cannot say about the T-Jets or the Multijets) so the car stays quite balanced around bends. Consider it a nice "Easter Egg" from FIAT! Excellent car!

  • 1.4 8v Dynamic 5dr

    Lachie Williamson Date: 19/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    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 !.

  • 1.2 Active 5dr

    David Evelyn , Somerset . Date: 21/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    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.

  • 1.2 Active 3dr

    christina brown Date: 27/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      38

    My car

    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.

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