2006 Fiat Grande Punto Active 1.2 petrol from UK and Ireland
You can do better
Power steering motor failed at 18,000 miles (£640).
Seat belt mechanism jammed.
Brakes constantly squeak.
Door locks failed.
Water in rear tail gate.
The horn is so hard to operate, it is not worth having.
The Punto Grande is a typical Fiat; cheap materials, poorly built, and built to a low cost.
If the car had spent an extra hour in the factory and a week in design, it could have been a great little car.
Fiat must make more money selling steering motors than selling whole cars. As this fault has been a Fiat trade mark for decades (come on Fiat!!!).
The main selling point of the car is its looks. My advice would be to look at your neighbour's Fiat, and buy something better built.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th September, 2012