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Fiat Punto Hatchback 1.2 16V Active Sport 3d (2003/03)

Fiat Punto Hatchback 1.2 16V Active Sport 3d (2003/03) - Owner Review

Nice handler. Hard suspension, though. City button really is pointless. I've only ever used it to scare my girlfriend when she drove it.
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Fiat Punto Hatchback (03-06)

Value

4 out of 5

Free Broom Yellow paint and had £1500 off book price. Bargain!

Costs

3 out of 5

Low ratio gearbox means anything over 70 and you will be filling up regularly. Like me.

Driving

4 out of 5

Nice handler. Hard suspension, though. City button really is pointless. I've only ever used it to scare my girlfriend when she drove it.

Performance

4 out of 5

Can get more out of it than the Active Sport Booklet suggests.

Reliability

4 out of 5

Had an accident after 2 months from new. Wasn''t my fault. Clutch feels light every now and again, but the garage tells me there is nothing wrong. Electrics problem was sorted within an hour.

Image

4 out of 5

I really like the look of my car. Bright yellow is a bit commonplace now. 4 others identical in my town. Saving for a spoiler to finish it off.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Seats are very comfortable and my tall friends fit in the back no problem. It is a somewhat larger car than others in its class. In a good way.

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Insurance group: 12

Security

2 out of 5

I live in a place where I should really have more than an immobiliser. Nothing has happened yet, touch wood. Need an alarm at least though.

Service

3 out of 5

Agreed a full tank of petrol and it was not given on collection. Garage hassled me to collect. Can''t fault the repair side, only reason I have had repairs was due to an accident, hit and run and the woman is now in prison, repairs completed ahead of time.

Problems

Bodywork
Twice through a car wash and two chips out of my bonnet, never again. Well, in this car anyway.

Engine
-

Gearbox
Too low ratio for my somewhat heavy right foot.

Other
Strange problem with random dashboard lights staying on without the key in. Apparently a plug had come loose. Sorted now.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes