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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 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.

  • 1.3 MultiJet 75 Active 3dr

    Les Latham , Flintshire . Date: 26/06/2008
    • 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
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      57

    My car

    Bought the car in january 2007 for use in my driving school. Now covered 19000 miles.

    Good points: Very economical. im getting 55-58 mpg average. Ride and handling are ok, better now ive fitted wider tyres. Nice light controls. easy car to drive. Fits people from 6ft 4" to 5ft tall. Plenty of room in the front and back seats. Cheap road tax (£35.00 a year).

    Bad points: Clutch judder from day one (dealer cant fix it) Drivers door latch broken twice leaving the car stranded. Several interior trim items have come loose. No external boot latch. Dealer network next to useless.

    To sum up, a lot of car for the money when compared to its rivals, but the Fiat build quality is still lacking. Dealers are not very knowlegeable of their products, and are less than helpful when things do go wrong.

  • 1.4 16v Dynamic Sport 5dr

    Neil Frankland , Lancashire . Date: 08/06/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this car in september 2007 with 2500 miles on the clock. It has let me down on eight separate occassions with gearbox failures and doors failing to stay closed. It is very noisy onthe motorway and I will shortly be swapping it for something more reliable at great expense (lost £2500 in nine months)I recommend these cars to no one

  • 1.2 Active 3dr

    Benn Mason , Surrey . Date: 05/06/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I got my Grande Punto over a year ago, I've dont 8000 miles and I absolutely love it. On the road it's great. Not the softest ride ever but great for a small car. The steering and clutch are both really light making it easy to drive. The only problem for me is the chair can get quite uncomfortable over longer drives but being 6'3 means I have yet to find a car that doesn't kill my neck! Also running costs aren't bad, but their not great either. I generally use the car for ruuning around town in and it's only managing 40 mpg, which isnt bad, but with petrol costs at the moment, it's doing my wallet some damage. Also the door handle broke but was fixed the next day free of charge which I thought was excellent! Everything in about it is great, including insurance and tax. I will not be changing my car for a long time!

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