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Overall reader 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

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99 reader reviews for Fiat Punto Hatchback.
  • 1.2 Active Sport 3dr

    allison dunn , perthsgire . Date: 17/02/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 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

    I have owned 3 Puntos now the one I drive is a 2005 Active Sport. I had a few problems with it like brake pads and discs needed replacing. I was told I would be charged for pads but I kicked up a fuss and got them thrown in.

    Another thing was my steering colum but again I got it sorted. My dealer has been great and can't help me enough.

    People have said about rusting - as with any car, if you don't look after it, it will go rusty.

    I've driven the new Punto and I really don't like it.

  • 1.2 5dr

    andrew pentecost , lincs . Date: 23/01/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned this car for 1 and a half years and in a word its "s*#t".

    It has some plus sides it looks great, long distance you can hit nearly 60 mpg, grips well and has lots of space for a super mini also the city button makes it light to drive but! thats where the plus sides stop!!

    I bought my W reg (2000) with 49000 miles on the clock for £1800 it now has 60700 on the clock and is worth £800 at the most it has cost me about £4000 in repairs and maintaining, where shall i begin 2 exausts, 2 clutchs, 1 gear box, millions of fuses, bonnet cable, new window wiper motor, s*#t loads of head lamp bulbs, brake pads and discs, it makes funny noises, guzzles fule on town driving also the customer service is very poor.

    The only good thing to do with my punto is drive it to the fiat show room and set fire to it. I get rid of it in 8 days so fair well to the little b*gg#r id be a rich man if it stoped breaking down.................................

    All in all buy Japanese or German. Never buy a fiat nothing but ticking time bombs once one thing brakes it all brakes

  • 1.9 Multijet HGT 3dr

    Salvatore DeMiceli Date: 20/01/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had my 1.9 Multijet new shape Grande Punto from 8000 miles to 15000 miles and have got to say the car has been perfect.The best bits are the Blue tooth and Sterio with Usb conection and the low insurance rating.The bad bits are .power steering to light at speed,MPG is not as good as it says in the book.Even driven with a soft right foot you wont do moor than 50MPG.the worst bit is how it devalues like a brick.

  • 1.2 3dr

    Michaela Jordan Date: 17/01/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    First, never ever buy this car. I've driven it from about 45000 miles (to nearly 100,000) and have had nothing but trouble from the start. You name it and I've replaced it.

    It is so expensive to maintain. The head gasket went twice in the space of 9 months! Several mechanics have worked on it and every time they've replaced something they've shown me the original usually saying it's the rustiest whatever, they've ever seen in their lives. Fiats are notorious for rusting apparently.

    On a general note, the suspension's terrible which I have to keep getting fixed not to mention the number of times the fan belt goes. Oh, and it leaks oil at a rate of knots.

    It's broken down and died completely on me about half a dozen times. Totally unreliable. I pretty much hate driving it because nearly every journey now it makes weird noises and I think it's going to break down again. Not something to look forward to.

    DO NOT buy a punto - especially if you do many motorway miles. All mechanics will tell you they're nothing but rubbish rust buckets. As soon as i get rid of this - (soon hopefully) I wouldn't consider going near another FIAT with a barge pole!

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