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Fiat Punto Hatchback 1.2 Active Sport 3d (2005/05)

Fiat Punto Hatchback 1.2 Active Sport 3d (2005/05) - Owner Review

Very cheap to run and insure
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Review submitted by
Nick Prosser on

Fiat Punto Hatchback (03-06)

Summary

3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
He prefers to buy as new as possible instead of quality

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Depends, if they know about cars they don`t like it. Everyone else thinks it looks good

Would you buy this car again and why?
No I wouldnt, it`s is very basic, cheap for a reason. I want rid if it now before major problems start

What are you likely to buy next?
I am looking at a Yaris T-Sport, an Astra SRi and an Octavia VRS

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?
£5,500

When did you buy the car?
July 2006

Did you get a good deal and why?
I paid about the book value

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Was the newest, best looking car for £5500

What was the dealer like?
Not as pushy as I was expecting

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Feels very basic. The brakes make a noise, and you get alot of road noise on anything but brand new roads. I had to buy a cushion for the seat coz they suck.

What's it like to park?
Very easy with the City mode power steering, plus it`s a small car

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
One of the windscreen wiper arms bent when I tried to use them when they were frozren. Power steering stopped working when turning left but havent noticed it for a while

What's most practical about your car?
Very cheap to run and insure

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Didn`t come with anything fancy. It does have RCL now with flashing indicators but I added that myself as a kit

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