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Fiat Punto Hatchback 1.2 Active 5d (2003/03)

Fiat Punto Hatchback 1.2 Active 5d (2003/03) - Owner Review

The size, easy to park even for an idiot like myself.

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Review submitted by
Joe Murray on

Fiat Punto Hatchback (03-06)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Its says im a typical young person, looking for a cheap to insure and run car. its only plus size is that it was cheap for a car on an 03 plate, apposed to most my age with pre-2000 cars.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They all like it, its small and neat. the girlfriend finds it cute and my parents like its practicality.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Not with the 1.2 8V if the 16v is more lively then maybe, only weakness is its power.

What are you likely to buy next?
The newer Grande Punto, the 1.4 16V. with some experience and a little saving ill go for the more powerful big brother, with good reviews and figures it makes sense.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
July 2011

Did you get a good deal and why?
Bought it from a local woman who was moving to Spain and needed a quick sale. got a good deal as there was some cosmetic damage.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Slow and uninteresting, the 60hp 1.2 has nothing behind it, it struggles up hills but is very economical. the city steering makes town very easy, but the gear ratios make motorway driving noisy, uneconomical and hard work.

What's it like to park?
Easy, light steering and small size make it no trouble to park.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
There are a few pieces of trim that have come off over time, has failed to start in the cold before.

What's most practical about your car?
The size, easy to park even for an idiot like myself.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
There are no gadgets or options to speak of, basic practical things, when they work. the city steering is good though.

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