Fiat Punto Reviews from Netherlands

2002 Fiat Punto 1.4

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Previous carFiat Seicento

Summary:

Great car!!! Especially the city mode

Faults:

The board computer died. :( I had it fixed for a lot of money. Later on another part of the computer died. That is the only big thing that went wrong with the car.

It is a great car! I am going to miss it now; a man crashed into it, so now I have to say goodbye to my lovely car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st November, 2012

2000 Fiat Punto ELX 1.2 16v

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.2 16v Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance21000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Marea

Summary:

Great car

Faults:

None

General Comments:

Was a great car to drive and comfort was good for being a small car. The inside is larger than you think, OK the back seat passengers don't have a lot of legroom, but then again its bought for econemy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th September, 2006

1996 Fiat Punto Team 1.1

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.1 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired6000 kilometres
Most recent distance82000 kilometres
Previous carPorsche 924

Summary:

Perfect when not serviced by Fiat dealer

Faults:

Steering unit, broken at 20.000 km

Clutch, broken at 15.000 km (it's my wife's car so...)

Guarantee fixed by Fiat (dealer didn't want to do anything, parking the car in front of showroom door helped him changing his mind)

Accident at 55.000 km, new front suspension, new steering unit (until now perfect, older units have problems), new shocks etc.

Nothing serious until now, very cheap to run when serviced by NON-Fiat dealer!!!

General Comments:

Suspension is very hard.

Little engine only suited for short distances.

Fun to drive around town.

Biggest small car on the market.

Beautiful design.

Car has been bought from large dealer, serviced later by other Fiat dealer. They both charged me with things they didn't do, one time 750 euros for parts which were not replaced!!!

The problem with Fiat is not the car, but the dealer! At least in my case and that of everybody else I know with a Fiat or Alfa.

Have it serviced by Toyota and you will have a perfect car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd February, 2005

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 3 reviews