Used Fiat Punto Hatchback (1999 - 2003) Review

Review by Parkers on
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With lively engines, unusual Speedgear sequential transmission and a funky TV ad campaign the second generation Punto was aimed at younger drivers. It is one of the best-looking hatchbacks around and exudes cheeky Italian charm.
Fiat Punto Hatchback (99-03)
Attractive inside and out, generous cabin space, easy to park.
Ride and handling sometimes lack composure.

New price range:

£6,394 - £13,339

Used price range:

£184 - £1,167

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3 out of 5

With lively engines, unusual Speedgear sequential transmission and a funky TV ad campaign the second generation Punto was aimed at younger drivers. It is one of the best-looking hatchbacks around and exudes cheeky Italian charm. It's spacious, practical, easy to drive, safe and cheap. Reliability was patchy and although most problems have been fixed under warranty, this is a car for which an aftermarket warranty makes sense.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3 out of 5

Performance

3 out of 5

Handling

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

3 out of 5

Practicality

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3 out of 5

Safety

2.5 out of 5

Reliability

1.5 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

not rated yet

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

3 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Size of boot, nippy engine without being to thirsty, more visible to sleepy drivers in the morning.  

5 out of 5

Tristam Macro ,   19 Nov 2015    ... read more

 Reasonable ground clearance for a small car and very roomy inside.  

2 out of 5

Elle Green ,   10 Jun 2015    ... read more

 Good rear legroom for such a small car. Runs on a sniff orf petrol and it's quite nippy too for a 1.2 8v.  

5 out of 5

Aidan Doran ,   04 Jun 2015    ... read more

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