1996 Fiat Punto ELX 1.2 from UK and Ireland
Poor build quality
Exhaust had to be replaced at 20,000 miles.
Brake replaced at 40,000 miles.
Rear sub-frame replaced at 40,000, though had been starting going at about 20,000.
Head gasket broke at 45,000.
Bodywork attracts dents like no other car.
Steering lock never worked properly.
Although the performance and ride of this care are fine the poor build quality means I will never buy another one. I expect to get way more than 45,000 miles out of a car before I give up on it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 3rd July, 2003