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Used Fiat Punto 1999 - 2007 review

(1999 - 2007)
Fiat Punto (99 - 07)
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What used Fiat Punto hatchback will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Fiat Punto hatchback?

Only if you're its first owner and you were unwise enough to pay list price.

From new, the Punto loses value faster than a Christmas decoration in a Boxing Day sale. That's great news for the used buyer, because second-hand examples are cheap.

Be careful with nearly new cars, though. Fiat dealers often hand out whopping discounts on new cars, so don't pay too much for a nearly-new one. Fuel bills will be low. Look to get 42-50mpg from the 1.2s, mid-40s from the 1.4 and mid-30s from the 1.8 HGT. The 1.9 diesels are capable of over 50mpg and the 1.3 bumps that up to 60mpg or more.

Service costs are likely to be dearer than for a Ford Fiesta or Vauxhall Corsa, but typically you can save about 35% by going outside the Fiat network. Insurance costs are competitive, though.