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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

    philip jones , neath port talbot . Date: 09/05/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 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

    My car

    I have owned this car for 6 months now and so far (touch wood) has been very reliable. The overall look of the car is excelent from whatever view you take , the size is both practical and slightly sporty. The trim is not going to last the course however being quite flimsy and cheap. The 1.2 engine for the new larger size car is very underpowered and you find yourself keeping the revs screaming just to keep moving, only having 65bhp is a mistake by Fiat and if I was to buy again would go for the extra 10bhp available in the 1.4 as for economy its not great, doing town and motorway driving we are getting about 41-43mpg. So all in all its a great car to drive and fantastic to look at but the problems are luring already such is obviously still the Fiat way, these being: Brakes grabbing and locking, a shrill squeal from the brakes, slight piston slap on cold start up, and most recently the electric power steering has stopped working intermittently. Problems yes but bucking the trend of many Fiat dealers we have found our dealer (Ashmoles of Swansea) to be fantastic and their customer service to be second to none. Would I buy another mmm probably not but as a work of art in the design stakes I would hang it on a wall, so in conclusion great to look at but not so great to own.

  • 1.4 16v Sporting 3dr

    andrew jones Date: 28/04/2008
    • 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

    My car

    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.

  • 1.2 Active 5dr

    James Parry , Cheshire . Date: 24/04/2008
    • 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
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    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

  • 1.9 MJet 130 Sporting 3dr

    Steven Johnstone Date: 13/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    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.

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