This is a great car - it looks great inside and out, rides well and is cheap to run.
The one drawback is the build quailty, but even that is better than past Fiats.
If you want a sporty looking small car that's cheap to run, then this is the car for you.
I wrote a review back in september last year when i had owned it for 2 months, and now 7 months later and 6,000 miles i unfortunatly have to report the sticking rear doors have come back. it is ooked in to stoneacre wrexham again for them to fix it. the rest of the car has been great though, i love the handling, there's plenty of space, i've been getting 45mpg, and although the engine is underpowered, it always feels willing, you just have to rev it a bit. it's a shame the build quality isn't brilliant, as the rest of the car is fantastic!! Has anybody else had problems with the rear doors, as my dealership says it's a common fault and there isn't alot they can do about it. problem
I am updating a review after almost 12 months of ownership.
Known FIAT faults on this model have now started appearing; a) sticky glove box, b) creaky suspension and c) dodgy, dodgy electrics.
Issues to be tackled; a) Interior finishing of cars b) dealer network still not very good c) Iron out niggly problems d) Cut production to stem depreciation (£6.5k in 18 months!)
Overall, I would revise my rating to 3/5. It's better that FIATs of old and rather a pretty little hatch. However, now I'm beginning to think I should have just paid more for the next size up.
It's my first review and I intend keeping it short. If you are looking to buy a small hatchback that is cheap to buy and has low running costs you could do a lot worse than the Grande Punto. It looks good, drives nicely and even the basic 1.2 engine provides a level of refinement that will surprise you. It may not be the fastest car out there but it's quick enough, handles well and it makes a decent motorway cruiser. Plenty room inside for both front and rear passangers. Drivers seat adjusts for height and the steering wheel is fully adjustable so getting comfy is easy. A good size boot and a nice sound system round it off perfectly. If you had any doubts about the Grande Punto take one for a test drive, I think you will be surprised.
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I have run this car as a courtesy car for three weeks. Good points are good build quality and solid interior. Seats and driving position are good and…
Ive had this car for one year now and so far has exeeded my expectations. The car is great at overtaking lorries on the motorway and handles very…