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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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101 reader reviews for Fiat Grande Punto Hatchback.
  • 1.4 16v Sporting 3dr

    Craig Warne Date: 08/09/2008
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      34.9

    My car

    I've had my 1.4 sport for 9 months/9000 miles now. Cornish roads=34ish mpg Motor-ways=45ish Having down-graded from a 1.8P Focus, it's power isn't what i was use to... It does require a great deal of high revs to get to the power, yes, i could drive slightly slower and have a higher return of miles/gallon. BUT, when this car's going it's so much fun to drive. It's well kitted out, iPod/USB connection for wonderful endless driving playlists... Voice control for Music+Phone. When making use of the USB connection, music can only be skipped via the controls on the steering wheel (Something i've come to love) That's the plus points for me, i do have a few negatives; After 2 months, my Elec-windows stopped working, being under warranty, it was booked into the dealer, all it turned out to be was the connection to the controls in the drivers door had 'fallen' out of place. The windscreen wipers are of hardly any use, a lack of coverage from the water 'vapour' and very streeky finish. I've had the warning light for the Hill-Hold system come on a few times. Leave it parked while doing the shopping, turn the ignition, the light and message has gone. My Hand-brake's never been the best, after tightening, it was better for about 4 days until it rolled down the drive while in gear. It was booked back into the garage, it needed a new rear-passenger brake disc and caliber, since then, it's been fine.... But it is Italian... But i still give it 4 Stars.

  • 1.2 Active AirCon 5dr

    dan fairham , west sussex . Date: 05/08/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    i work for a car hire company and have never had a car with so many problems, constant recalls, bits falling off (grille, wing mirror housings..) doors that fail to open unless you hit them above the handle! would never recommend one to anyone. buy a corsa or clio.

  • 1.2 Active 5dr

    Andrew Hood Date: 10/07/2008
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I thought this car was a good, smooth, well put together little car. Only downside was the 1.2 was not quite powerfull enough for this size of car, although the grunt sounded nice trying to get it up to speed. Looks the part ad no doubt a massive leap forward from the Punto's of old. The basic active entry level is just that - basic, but a good size, good looking car for the money. Boot space is average for its class. In the end i was drawn to buy the new 500 but i wouldnt put anyone off buying one of these.

  • 1.4 16v Sporting 3dr

    Matthew Gusterson , northants . Date: 03/07/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    I brought this car in september 06, its now done 20,000 miles and so far it has been excellent.

    I find that it is a fun car to drive and still consider it to be a great purchase, the clutch is light and easy to use, and the 6-speed gearbox has became smooth and precise after the first few thousand miles.

    The driving position is also good and the car offers good practicality for the money along with a 5 star euro ncap safety rating, traction and skid control, as well as blue-tooth, air-conditioning and cruise control.

    The only minor bad points to this car is that the breaks made a loud squeak when reversing when the car was new, Additionally, the drivers door lock broke after around 14,000 miles, which had to be fixed by the dealer, although it took 3 attempts for the dealer to actually order the right part to fix it.

    Overall i would recommend this car to anyone, as it is the best all round and stylish small car on the market. I would strongly considering buying another one.

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