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Fiat Punto Hatchback 1.2 Active 3d (2004/53)

Fiat Punto Hatchback 1.2 Active 3d (2004/53) - Owner Review

good on petrol when in low revs
3

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Review submitted by
Adam Suter on

Fiat Punto Hatchback (03-06)

Summary

3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
white colour stands out - quite rare on new model punto so gets noticed

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
is a nice looking car but dents are easily noticed

Would you buy this car again and why?
no - far too unreliable and fiat parts are hard and expensive to come across good first car

What are you likely to buy next?
a3/3 series

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchise

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£5,000

When did you buy the car?
April 2006

Did you get a good deal and why?
compared to other models was cheaper and lower mileage

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
cheao insurance low mileage

What was the dealer like?
desperate to get a deal

Driving it

2 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
quite jerky - not a smooth ride - quick in first 2 gears then slumps from there - sluggish

What's it like to park?
quite simple - small car and city steering helps when required

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
lots after 1 week the oxy sensor went - £140 28,000 miles gearbox went £1400 replacement and clutch 33,000 miles throttle potentiometer went - bought scrap throttle body £60 jvc cd players are not compatible

What's most practical about your car?
good on petrol when in low revs

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
city steering but dont get chance to use it much - to busy focusing on driving!

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