2009 Fiat Grande Punto Dynamic 1.2 petrol

Summary:

Best supermini I've ever had

Faults:

Drop link on passenger side front at 52000 miles. Approx 25 euros to replace, and 20 euros to get it fitted.

Rubber dropped off clutch pedal. 15 euros to buy a new one.

Replaced the two rear tyres at 60k.

General Comments:

This car is not as quick as the old Punto, but it is bigger and more comfortable.

It is just as reliable and economical as the previous model.

The car will accelerate quite quickly if I stir up the revs for overtaking.

I would recommend it for anybody looking for an economical, comfortable, reliable supermini.

One criticism; there is no storage place at all in the car, except the door pockets and glove compartment. The old model had nooks and crannies everywhere.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th January, 2013

2009 Fiat Grande Punto Sporting T-Jet 1.4 turbo

Summary:

Lovely looking Italian design, comfortable and easy to drive, however a few niggles let's it down

Faults:

Electric window wiring had to be replaced at 4000 miles.

New wiper motor required at 5000 miles.

General Comments:

Lovely looking car, comfortable and refined, with plenty of pulling power from the little turbo. It is quicker than most 1.8 or 2.0 hatches, due to the torque and weight of the car.

The steering takes some getting used to, as it is very light and needs more feel when going into corners, and can often feel a little dangerous if you're not used to it. The car handles quite well however, and the engine is great to drive, and it's economical for a warm hatch.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 2010