What used Fiat Grande Punto hatchback will I get for my budget?
How much does it cost to run a Fiat Grande Punto hatchback?
Your bank manager should thank you for buying a Grande Punto. Used prices are very reasonable, while fuel consumption, insurance costs and road tax are low. The less-powerful petrols do 47.9mpg, while the turbo-charged 1.4-litre manages between 42.8mpg and 40.9mpg. Both 1.3-litre diesels have an average of 62.8mpg, while the 1.9-litre comes in at 50.4mpg.
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. Compare quotes from different garages to bring your bills down. Opt for one of the newer cars, with a longer warranty, and you should save on repair bills.
If you're looking at Grande Puntos out of warranty, you may want to consider taking out an extended or independent warranty: owners aren't very complementary about the numerous small faults that crop up.