2000 Fiat Punto ELX 1.2 from UK and Ireland
Very unreliable and unpredictable
Where do I start?
The clutch has completely gone.
Seals are rubbish.
Power steering detrimental. Clicked off when hitting full right/left lock.
Windscreen wiper linkage torn, had to get major welding work done, costing 300 pounds.
Unpredictable driver's seat, flies back when you're driving, very dangerous.
The car was a first car and served its purpose, but I would never recommend a Punto to anyone. It gobbled fuel like there's no tomorrow, and insurance was quite pricey compared to other small cars.
It was quite comfortable and joyous to drive, but the constant fear of being flown back and not being able to reach the pedals wasn't great.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 1st March, 2011