1998 Fiat Punto 85ELX 1.2 86bhp twin cam from UK and Ireland
Terrific value, and great performance from 1242cc
On delivery, there was insufficient fuel to reach the filling station - 1 miles away. Odometer reading as recorded in disbelief by the RAC - 7 miles. They was no apology or offer of payment towards losing my RAC no callout bonus.
A loose windscreen wiper.
Of all the new cars I have owned, this was by far the best delivered vehicle.
Boringly reliable, nothing has failed, not even a light bulb nor fallen off. It goes like the clappers all the way to 6,500 rpm.
Nearside door rubbing strip came loose, and few rattles in the roof lining.
Oil consumption about 1 litre/1,200 miles which is too much in my opinion.
Rear tyres are still OK at 37,000 miles and the second set on the front are due. Very good.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th November, 2000
20th Feb 2003, 14:59
I suspect you haven't had the car serviced at a garage, hence the excessive oil consumption!!!
The first few services are extremely important on a new car. I currently own a j reg mk5 1.4 escort and it has done 118,000 miles and has used maybe a cup of oil in 6000 miles!!!