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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 5dr

    Melvyn Pullin , gwent . Date: 20/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    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.

  • 1.2 Active 5dr

    Tim Marshall Date: 08/10/2008
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      47

    My car

    I bought my wife a new Grande Punto 1.2 Active in May 2008. I got a good deal on a 5 door model and its so far so good. The car handles well and the 1.2 petrol (which I understand is now defunct as of Sept 08) is adequate and on par with similar engined Fiestas, Corsas and Clios. The interior of 08 models is much easier on the eye than the 06-07 models as the seat trim is of much better quality. Unfortunately not everyhting about the car is positive, the road noise is on the high side especially above 60mph even with factory fitted Pirelli P4 tyres, the glovebox latch is poor quality and takes a rather hard push to close and our car doesn't like hot starts every now and again (resulting in a 10 second turn on the starter before the engine splutters then fires into life). The FIAT brand is much better than it used to be but I'm not sure how the Punto will fare after 4 years or so of use aginst comparable brands. I guess only time will tell.

  • 1.2 Active 5dr

    martin petch , herts . Date: 05/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    The car was bought Oct 2007 12000 miles on the clock.Now has done 20000 miles.Central locking on both rear doors failed Nov 2007 fixed under warranty very good service by Anthont Betts Hemel.Now steering has developed a problem common fault on this model i believe.Had mk1 Punto for 5 years no problems,come on Fiat whats gone wrong?

  • 1.2 Active 3dr

    Antonio Toma , Lincolnshire . Date: 04/10/2008
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      48

    My car

    Excellent packaging and reliability. Yes, the interior plastics are hard but they're well-moulded and will last. I can't believe some owners find the 1.2 engine noisy and thirsty: it might be their driving style that's at fault. The engine has plenty of mid-range torque making revving it hard uneccessary. Great gearchange. Slightly over-sensitive brakes. My mixed-route driving returns 48mpg. My only complaint: over-light steering at motorway speeds. Would I buy another one? CERTAINLY WOULD, but with 5 doors for easier rear access and air-con. Well done Fiat.

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