2000 Fiat Punto ELX 1.2 16v from UK and Ireland
Great except for total mechanical failure
Had problems two days after first owning the car when it lost drive. After replacing the clutch and rebuilding the gearbox, they found out it was actually the crown and pinion.
After repairs, the clutch was very juddery and the car did not feel quite right, last week the car once again lost drive so it went back to the garage where it was repaired, but before I was given it back, it apparently dumped its oil everywhere.
Either I recieved a bad example or it was thrashed, this is the new shape Punto with what I would say were average miles.
Great car, really comfortable, and practical, it was the three door, yet very easy to get in and out of the back. It felt quite sporty and had high attention to detail in terms of design, it's a real shame I was let down by the mechanical failure.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 20th June, 2003