What Car? says
For The Fiat Grande Punto is a bargain hunter's dream buy because it's cheap to run, spacious, well equipped.
Against Dull steering and an overly firm ride are disappointing and the poor reliability record and resale value may put you off.
Verdict The Grande Punto gives you a lot of car for your cash, but it's far from perfect.
Go for… 1.4 16v Dynamic 5dr
Avoid… 1.9 Multijet Sport 3dr
- 1. Electric front windows, remote central locking, a CD player, ABS and ISOFIX child seat mounting points as standard
- 2. The three-door typically costs between £300-500 less, depending on the model.
- 3. The doors can prove problematic, either not being fitted properly, dropping over time, or not staying shut.
- 4. The diesel models are slightly cheaper to service than the petrol cars, but it's more expensive than rivals such as the Renault Clio and Peugeot 207.