1994 Fiat Punto 55S 1.2 from UK and Ireland
Very Nice Although Weary of Comments
I purchased the Fiat Punto 55s from eBay I live in London and went to Wrexham in North Wales to collect the car, Around 2hours into the journey the car cam belt went cost me £72, no problems as of since that was last month.
It's okay I like the handling of the car does the job for somebody of my age, I'm not looking for your Hondas or Toyota I'm just looking for a nice car to run around in.
I do have a question. What advice would you give to me.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 30th December, 2004
Good little car if looked after, ie check the oil regularly and check for overheating, don't forget it's only 1100cc. They're prone to head gasket failure, mostly caused by this, thus check the radiator fan is kicking in at the right temperature. If not, replace the radiator thermostat and when you top up the water, bleed the air from the system.
I paid £400 from ebay for my 1994 1100 Punto. What an excellent little car, cheap to run, spacious for its overall size, and a good cruiser at 70 MPH. I would echo the need for some regular servicing, sadly mine overheated on a long journey and cooked the head gasket. This was my fault entirely as I ignored a leaking water pump. I eventually scrapped it which was sad as it had given be three years of reliable motoring up to that point.