Fiat Punto Review from Bulgaria

1995 Fiat Punto 45 1.0 petrol

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 kilometres
Most recent distance140000 kilometres
Previous carSubaru Outback

Summary:

Good city/short distance car. Not recommended for long trips

Faults:

Replaced a bulb in the back stop light.

Clutch replaced right after bought.

General Comments:

The car was bought pretty old, but in good condition, with the main idea that my wife would learn to drive on a cheap thing.

I have been surprised by how strong the car is - no problems at all, the engine does not burn oil and there are no leaks.

Maintenance costs in general are low for Punto, but this one has not required anything exceptional. Yes, the clutch was replaced, but it was about time for it - they do not last forever.

The Punto is a no thrills car, inside it is pretty simple. Seats are uncomfortable for a long drive. Dashboard is cheap plastic. Controls are limited.

When driving at fast speeds car is unstable. When going down a hill and the road is wet it is awful. I guess these come from the light weight.

The Punto is perfect for a city car and for short distance - economical, small, easy to park. The only negative is that it does not have assisted steering, so you might find it hard to turn the steering wheel when not in motion at first, but will get used to it fairly quickly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 11th March, 2009

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 1 review