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Fiat Punto Hatchback 1.2 Active 3d (2004/54)

Fiat Punto Hatchback 1.2 Active 3d (2004/54) - Owner Review

It's size. Small outside so I can put it anywhere but it is surprising spacious inside.

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Review submitted by
Lawrence Barclay on

Fiat Punto Hatchback (03-06)


3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Nothing in particular, there's loads around.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Friends - Spacious, if a little underpowered Neighbours - Don't speak English Family - Good because it is cheap to run and insure

Would you buy this car again and why?
No, not enough power compared to my friend's cars.

What are you likely to buy next?
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser, Ford Escort XR3i or VW Golf GTI MKII

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
September 2009

Did you get a good deal and why?
Good deal. Colour coded Abarth spoiler thrown in and fitted for free.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Gift, used to be mother's.

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Underpowered and no match for most other cars. Can move with relative haste if not burdened with passengers. Oversteer and body roll comes in abundance. Great for cities, not so great for the motorway.

What's it like to park?
Easy peasy.

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Contacts on the starter motor need attention every 6 months or so, power steering can cut out randomly and loose panel by the steering wheel comes off under heavy breaking.

What's most practical about your car?
It's size. Small outside so I can put it anywhere but it is surprising spacious inside.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Recirculate air lever feels chunky and manly, not a little button like on most other cars. That is all.

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