2007 Fiat Grande Punto Reviews - Page 3 of 4

2007 Fiat Grande Punto Sporting 1.8 Flex Engine from Brazil

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.8 Flex Engine Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance11335 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

Great stylish and sexy performer

Faults:

The cover of the fuel tank is not lined up with the rest of the car.

The cover of the windshield fell off.

General Comments:

This car is being a great purchase so far. There are still some quality issues, but really minor ones that do not effect the overall review of the car in my opinion. It is cheaper to have, it is cheaper to insure here in Brazil, and it is more economic than the Volkswagen Golf.

And the fact that it can run on alcohol or gasoline makes this car an even better deal.

My car has the Blue&Me system, which is great for the technology lovers and also have the Skydome sunroof, which makes the car looks gorgeous, but if you are tall, you should definitely avoid it. The 17 inch alloy wheels are also a must.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th May, 2008

2007 Fiat Grande Punto Sporting 1.9 Multijet turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.9 Multijet turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired15 miles
Most recent distance1500 miles
Previous carSeat Leon

Summary:

Stunning in white :)

Faults:

Nothing to report at the moment; hoping it stays that way.

General Comments:

Well after months of debating whether to go for it and get a FIAT, I decided what the hell and ordered a White Fiat Grande Punto Sporting with Sky Dome, Hi Fi Upgrade, Tinted Rear Windows and Climate Control - I'm loving it.

The performance is excellent, and as more miles are going on it, it seems to be loosening up, which is great.

All of the options are brilliant, and I'd recommend anyone considering a GPS to get them all...

Only thing so far that I can fault is the MPG - I'm currently getting about 37.5 MPG, but I have been flooring it quite a lot, so that could be the reason why.

Have used the City button quite a lot as it really makes parking so much easier - visibility is excellent and I have had no major issues with the A-pillars at the moment.

Seats are very supportive and car handles excellently - especially compared to my previous car, which would not hold the road at all, and spent most of its time going backwards round a roundabout - no matter how careful you were.

At the moment I would definitely buy another Fiat - but I have only owned for about 4 weeks... ask me again in 4 months.

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

Review Date: 27th October, 2007

2007 Fiat Grande Punto Dynamic 1.4 77CP from Romania

Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.4 77CP Manual
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance4000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 206

Summary:

What can I expect from a 13.000 EURO car?

Faults:

I had driven only 4000Km and my front-right door makes a noise when I drive on a pavement road.

Near my right leg is a metal part (partially covered with plastic), which has starting heating when my Double Clima is on.

My subwoofer makes a broken noise, and the sound is not pure/clear when my bass is set on 5. I am obliged to set my bass at 2 or 3 for a decent sound.

General Comments:

I consider the boot/carrier very small.

The back window is also too small (the visibility is not good when I have to put the car in reverse).

The 2 glasses spaces situated in the front, near the gear lever, are not functional! If you put a glass there, you cannot use the gear lever, because there is no space enough between the support glass and the gear lever.

I don't have spaces for storage (the glove compartment is too small, the door compartment also, and the compartment situated in front of the space glass also).

The interior plastic materials, are not quality. If you try to knock from inside in the door, you will hear an emptiness/vacuum sound. So, the Grande Punto is not a solid car.

I consider also that my car's consumption in the city is enormous: 8,5-9 sometimes 10 (with A/C turn on). On the highway, the consumption is 7,5-8.

But what can I expect from a 13.000EURO car?

I like the design (little Maserati).

The car is really roomy.

I like the color (red Ferrari).

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

Review Date: 10th September, 2007

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 10 reviews