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Fiat Punto Hatchback 1.4 Sporting 3d (2004/54)

Fiat Punto Hatchback 1.4 Sporting 3d (2004/54) - Owner Review

Light, positive feel to steering and great “city” button. Good in most situations, round town and on the motorway, although wind noise can become a little irritating after 2 hours or so.
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Fiat Punto Hatchback (03-06)

Value

3 out of 5

Got a good deal from a main dealer £3k off list price. However, this in no way compensates for the HUGE depreciation of nearly 50% of the list price in the first year! Otherwise, good spec. for the £'s.

Costs

3 out of 5

Too early to comment on servicing as car is currently just short of 1 year old. However, running costs seem fairly competitive.

Driving

4 out of 5

Light, positive feel to steering and great “city” button. Good in most situations, round town and on the motorway, although wind noise can become a little irritating after 2 hours or so.

Performance

4 out of 5

Nippy round town, short shift between 1st to 3rd because of the 6th gear which is nice to have on the motorway, but pretty impractical round town. Feels quicker behind the wheel than it actually is!

Reliability

4 out of 5

So far so good. However, gear linkage broke after 300 miles (fixed within 48 hours by dealer) and slight clutch judder all covered by warranty. fantastic AA service and always get a courtesy car from the dealer.

Image

5 out of 5

Sporty looking car. Has the “Italian Charm”. Standard alloys and rear boot spoiler as well as sports bumpers etc add to the looks. My views are that it is the best looking car in it's class but then again I bought one – and if you're reading this seri

Comfort

4 out of 5

Comfortable sports seats in the front, and a decent amount of leg room in the back help. Front seats slide forward a good way to provide good access to the rear seats. Rear head rests are good to have for those slightly longer journeys.

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Insurance group: 14

Security

4 out of 5

Immobiliser great to have as is the remote locking. However, lack of alarm for such a sporty looking car often concerns me. Safety features are great on the “Sporting” with driver & passenger, side (seat) and curtain airbags, as well as ISOFIX.

Service

4 out of 5

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Problems

Bodywork
None

Engine
None

Gearbox
Gear linkage & clutch judder (both fixed under warranty)

Other
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Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes