Fiat Punto Review from Italy

1999 Fiat Punto S60 1.3i petrol

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.3i petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance81270 miles

Summary:

Great car for city's and out in the countryside

Faults:

The water pump developed a fault and caused the temperature to rise high enough to blow the head gasket.

The drivers airbag warning light comes on sometimes, even though I had the airbag checked by a electronic diagnostics expert.

Small tear in one of the back seats, about one inch in length, but very hard to notice.

General Comments:

The particular one I drive is quite fresh as it has a 2003 engine.

These are actually very fast cars, I was extremely surprised by the performance, you can go almost 70mph without leaving 3rd gear for example.

The shape of the Mk1 that I drive is perfect for modifying with body kits & polyliptic lights etc.

The clutch and gearbox are very well built and feel really smooth and expensive when operating them.

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

Review Date: 5th April, 2005

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review