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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 Active Sport 3dr

    martin day , bucks . Date: 28/10/2006
    • 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
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is an update on my Grande Punto - I still am having problems trying to reject this car.

    I am awaiting the finance company's response. I have also tried to access the Fiat forum as requested by the owner of a Fiat like mine, but am awaiting email to allow me to get on to the web page.

    I can confirm that in my case both dealer and Fiat UK did write to me saying that water ingress/egress is normal, but after threatening to reject vehicle the first time, the tailgate was replaced and water does not run out the bump stops as before.

  • 1.4 16v Sporting 3dr

    david wilson , aberdeenshire . Date: 21/10/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    By my reckoning i've just bought the car bargain of the year!! How so? Here goes..... 17inch alloys,front fogs,aircon,cd/mp3 player,bluetooth,sports seats and wheel,side skirts and rear spoiler,chrome exhaust,six speed gearbox,electric and heated wing mirrors,asr and hillholder(very neat function),trip computer,remote central locking etc.etc....all standard!! Plus you get to drive around in the most stylish small car there is, all for £10,500!!

    Of course there are the usual italian flaws such as the awkward footrest and the stereo unit which does'nt sit flush with the dashboard but i can live with that quite happily. The 16v 1.4 is refined and economical, averaging 40mpg around town and beyond. Performance is reasonable,it's no slug but lacks a bit of torque through the lower gears.

    Overall i'm delighted with my first fiat,really hope it does'nt fall apart like others but it seems well screwed together. I believe fiat have cracked it with this little beauty!!

  • 1.4 Dynamic 5dr

    Chris Benyon Date: 13/10/2006
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have driven 10 Uno/Puntos over the past 20yrs and have found them great cars to drive. However, I am extremely disappointed with the new model which I purchased in September. They have managed to produce a car which is much larger outside but less roomy inside. It was often remarked by passengers in the old models how well the space inside was used, both in terms of room for them and storage space. The new model has less room for passengers and almost no storage space. Even the glove box and door pockets are drastically reduced as is the boot. The front of the interior is dominated by this massive useless dashboard. As other reviewers have noted the drivers view to the right is obstructed by the large pillar. The car seems heavy and in spite of a larger 1.4 engine than I have had previously it is very sluggish. Finally the seating which was so comfortable has been made uncomfortable! Why they have put the designer's name on the side I can't imagine! Unless the design is changed I shall not be buying a Fiat in future.

  • 1.3 Multijet 90 Dynamic 5dr

    Graham Lunn , Yorkshire . Date: 11/10/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have the 1300 multijet 90 and there is a huge amount of turbo lag until the engine is spinning at more than 2000. This makes setting off at busy roundabouts to be a dangerous proposition.

    The suspension is noisy at the front and i note what other people have said about a faulty steering rack, maybe mine too.

    The service department is less than helpful at my local dealer and this is fairly typical of my FIAT expereince so far and it would mean that I cannot recomend the car

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