Fiat Grande Punto Review from Estonia

2006 Fiat Grande Punto Active 1.4

Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.2 / 10
Distance when acquired68000 kilometres
Most recent distance98000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Lumina

Summary:

Pretty good for a Fiat

Faults:

Engine is leaking oil.

Metallic paint is peeling off.

Constant problems with the front axle and suspension.

Original Blaupunkt stereo ate my CD and refuses to give it back.

Engine is so weak, and the gearbox doesn't work as well as it should do.

The door seals ain't weatherproof, so when it's raining or snowing, too much moisture comes in the cockpit, and mold starts having fun.

And if you drive it more than 30 km, you better bring your earplugs with you, because the road noise inside the car is just awful.

General Comments:

Beside the problems that it has, I still recommend it. It's ergonomic (except the trunk lid opening button), it has a big trunk for a car of its size, it handles very well, and the parts are quite cheap.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th June, 2011

Average review marks: 4.2 / 10, based on 1 review