1992 Fiat Punto Review

1992 Fiat Punto elx 90 1.2 multipoint from UK and Ireland

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.2 multipoint Manual
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.6 / 10
Distance when acquired82000 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles
Previous carCitroen Saxo

Summary:

This car is total utter garbage!!!¬

Faults:

Where can I start, the first two months I bought it the cylinder head blew and I had to get that replace also the head needed skimming, which cost me £450

Then I found out that my crank oil seals needed replacing.

Three week after that I needed a new rocker gasket.

Then there was an injector problem, which started to occur on the motorway

Then I found out my big ends were broken so I got those replaced.

Then I needed new rack ends for the fiat.

This car is the worst car of the decade do not buy one! I could write a horror story about it.

General Comments:

The fiat punto is sluggish, struggles when pushed

It handles like the titanic every corner the tyres are squealing,

The suspension is too soft, there is a common problem with the baffles in the exhaust.

But the Punto is very roomy.

Has a bright interior light

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th December, 2005

4th Aug 2007, 04:43

I had 4 of them; 96 to 99. 1.1 and 1.2, and they are a good car. I never had to do a head on one yet.

Average review marks: 3.6 / 10, based on 1 review