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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.
  • 1.2 Active 3dr

    David Thomas Date: 12/07/2006
    • 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

    I have owned this car from brand new, when I picked it up it had only 10 miles on the clock. The dealership I brought it from where excellent on the sales and gave me a few extras thrown in such as Supregaurd protection, a three year service package, which means I havn't got to pay for any service costs in the next three years, just the repairs (if needed). As i am only 19, the car is quite cheap to insure. It regulary gets about 45mpg and has never cost me more that £35 (at 93.9p average) to fill the tank.

    Some Drawbacks of the car: The drivers door will not open from the inside, then will not close with out a good slam, have taken the car back to the dealership and have been waiting Two Weeks for the new locking system to arrive, I am told Fiat are having trouble with these

    Power, there seems to be some lag, but once the car gets going it flys and can cruise at around 80mph without any trouble.

    When looking for a new car I considered the Vauxhall Corsa, Chevorlette Matiz and the Ford Fiesta, all of which are around the Same price as the Grande Punto, but all of which don't have as many toys.

    Apart from some the above the car is wonderful to drive and I am thourough glad of my purchase - so far so good!

  • 1.9 MJet 130 Sporting 3dr

    mark williams , conwy . Date: 29/06/2006
    • 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

    My car

    I have been waiting for this car since February, and got it at the end of May.

    Fiat decided to put Bluetooth in it - it's fantastic. I did not think I would ever use it, but I use it all the time.

    The car is better than I thought it would be by miles - it's nothing like the old Fiats and the power is brilliant. There's no turbo lag like some reviews say - I recommend this car to anyone.

  • 1.2 Dynamic 5dr

    kenneth slater Date: 27/06/2006
    • 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

    My car

    I think that this car is absolutely fabulous. It is much better that the Ford Fiesta I had before.

    I have had this car for three months and I am so glad that I bought it. This is the best car I have ever had and I will always go back to Fiat.

  • 1.4 Active Sport 3dr

    Andrew Blake , South Africa . Date: 23/06/2006
    • 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

    My car

    I previously drove an Opel (Vauxhall in the UK) Corsa 1.4 Comfort for three years and 180,000 kilometers, which proved to be very expensive to maintain and also un-reliable.

    OK, I have only had the Fiat Grande Punto 1.4 Active five-door with air-conditioning (I don't think you have this specific model in UK) for a month now, but in South Africa we get five years/90,000km services included and nothing with the Corsa, just a warranty. So this deal made better sense.

    In all aspects, it betters or equals the Corsa (wich is still available to buy new) in my opinion.

    The Grande Punto is so much quieter and smoother, and feels more responsive (I don't believe the Corsa has 66 kilowatts after driving the Fiat). The seats are more comfortable, has far more equipment for the price and is a dream to look at.

    I am very happy with it and would recommend it to anyone.

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