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Fiat Punto Hatchback 1.2 Active Sport 3d (2003/53)

Fiat Punto Hatchback 1.2 Active Sport 3d (2003/53) - Owner Review

Steering far too light and gives very little information about what the front wheels are doing, which makes for some hairy moments whilst your trying to press on. The ride is a bit on the firm side but strangely doesn't help with the handling.
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Fiat Punto Hatchback (03-06)

Value

4 out of 5

I got a big discount on mine, that's why I bought it, do not pay the list price! So for the money, the standard kit is quite good

Costs

3 out of 5

Not as good on fuel as id hoped 35-39mpg and servicing is a bit steep.

Driving

2 out of 5

Steering far too light and gives very little information about what the front wheels are doing, which makes for some hairy moments whilst your trying to press on. The ride is a bit on the firm side but strangely doesn't help with the handling.

Performance

1 out of 5

I've seen glaciers move faster! Motorways can get interesting.

Reliability

1 out of 5

It's seen more of the inside of the fiat dealer the the mechanics that work there.

Image

4 out of 5

Looks quite good with the alloys and deeper bumpers (another reason why I bought it).

Comfort

2 out of 5

Very good ride, a bit bumpy.

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Insurance group: 9

Security

3 out of 5

Needs to come with an alarm.

Service

1 out of 5

There is not enough room here for me to explain my dissatisfaction with my fiat dealer. So the less said the better!

Problems

Bodywork
-

Engine
New cylinder head gasket, new rocker gasket, engine sounds like a bag of bolts (awaiting remedy).

Gearbox
Two new clutches (due to judders), and awaiting a gearbox rebuild due to a very noisey 1st and 2nd gear.

Other
New front shock absorber and two front wheel hubs and more.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
No