What used Fiat Punto hatchback will I get for my budget?
New Puntos have always been heavily discounted, and prices for this generation of Punto used start at under £3000 for an early 2012 car with an average to high mileage, bought privately or from a trader. Spend £3000 on a car with an average mileage and a full service history, bought from an independent dealer, and between £3000 and £5000 to net a low mileage 2014 car, or between £6000 and £8000 on a 2015/2016 model.
How much does it cost to run a Fiat Punto hatchback?
On paper, the 0.9 TwinAir-engined car achieves a claimed average fuel consumption of 67.3mpg, and corresponding CO2 emissions of 98g/km. From our experience of this engine in various Fiats, we think you’d be unlikely to get anywhere near this figure in the real world, though. The 1.2 petrol unit helps the Punto to a claimed figure of 53.3mpg, while the 1.4 claims 49.6mpg.
Annual car tax for cars registered before April 2017 is based on CO2 emissions, and the Fiat scores well in this respect, with the TwinAir being free of tax. Cars registered after that date will pay the flat rate which is currently £140 a year.
Insurance groups range from 8 to 10, so costs should be low there. Servicing is relatively cheap, too, and there are plenty of independent specialists who will service your Fiat even more cheaply and will have access to spare parts.