1994 Fiat Punto SX 1.1 from UK and Ireland
Great around town, but don't drive for too long!
Head gasket at 38k miles, tappets still not right.
Rear brake shoes, twice in 5000 miles.
Clutch judder, probably needs replacing.
Drivers seat falling apart and it's not as if I'm a heavyweight!
There is a lot of room inside the car and loads of adjustment for the driver in SX spec. Despite the room and adjustment, only a chimp could get comfy in those seats (typical Italian driving position, long arms-short legs).
Steering is a bit heavy without power steering and odd 14 inch tyres are expensive and rare (£60+) for a budget car.
Very economical, even for a small car. Not the best car for overtaking (55bhp), though great around town.
A little noisy on the motorway at legal speeds. At 80Mph you'll get tinnitus after a few minutes.
Overall, quite a good car, but needs more power and seats designed for a human.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st September, 2002