Used Fiat Punto Hatchback 1999 - 2003 review

Category: Small car

Section: What is it like?

1999 - 2003 review
Used Fiat Punto Hatchback 1999 - 2003
  • Used Fiat Punto Hatchback 1999 - 2003
  • Used Fiat Punto Hatchback 1999 - 2003
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What's the used Fiat Punto hatchback like?

The biggest draw, apart from price, is the amount of space you get. There's plenty of headroom and legroom throughout and you can fit three in the back without too much sweat.

Even the boot is a decent size and you can swell the carrying capacity with the split/fold rear seats fitted to most models. Visibility is good, although the height-only adjustment for the steering wheel may compromise the driver's seating position. Most will find it comfortable, though. The switchgear can take a bit of getting used to. Some of the controls are seemingly scattered at random, such as the door mirror controls sited beneath the handbrake lever. Handling is competent, rather than fun. The steering's too vague and the body rolls too much. Most engines are willing but the 60bhp 1.2 can struggle and the 85bhp 1.9 JTD diesel is a bit noisy at speed.