1998 Fiat Punto 1.1 from Finland
Fun summer car
A bit of moist in some relay caused the revs to increase way too much at 106000 km. You didn't even have to press the accelerator pedal, the car just kept going (unless the gear was in neutral, then the revs just increased). Car service dried the relay under warranty and it fixed the problem.
The windshield washer stopped working at 110000 km, but the car service fixed this easily. The hose pipes were just jammed.
When braking, the car drifted strongly to the right. Brake discs + pads were replaced at 115000 km, but this didn't help.
120000 km: The exhaust gas pipe insides (a couple of metres of soft grey material, not sure what the right term is in English) flew out from the pipe while driving. Caused no further problems, except for more pollution, I guess...
Punto of the 90's is a very fun summer car, but the wet & cold winter in Finland is too much for this delicate Italian made car.
Visibility is excellent because of the thin window pillars. Those thin pillars are not good in case of a collision, though...
A quite spacious small car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 24th July, 2009