2002 Fiat Punto Reviews - Page 6 of 10

2002 Fiat Punto Active 1.2 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.2 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired40 miles
Most recent distance1500 miles

Summary:

A low insurance band yet a nippy vehicle, perfect for learners!

Faults:

A new radio/CD player was fitted, and the dealers failed to install it properly, so the radio interference was constant. Not a problem with the actual car though.

General Comments:

My first car, a great learning vehicle - not overpowered enough to push up insurance, but big enough to be comfortable, and the engine is really very nippy for a car of the size.

Bought new, though registered '52' - Fiat pre-registered it before purchase and so it was still in effect bought new from the dealer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 19th January, 2004

2002 Fiat Punto Active Sport 1.2 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.2 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance9000 miles
Previous carFord Fiesta

Summary:

Potential Headturner

Faults:

Driver's side door was not hung in the correct position, causing the door rubber to wear and eventually tear.

Because of a stearing faulght I needed to get a new stearing column fitted.

Headlight condensation that does not go away.

General Comments:

This car is very nippy for a 1.2.

You can fit 17" alloys with no problems what so ever.

Nice range of body kits available.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th December, 2003

2002 Fiat Punto Active Sport 1.2 8v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.2 8v Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired20 miles
Most recent distance13000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 106

Summary:

A low performance, Hard working, Gem

Faults:

The heater fan started squeaking when set to 1, any higher than this, it can't be heard.

When going from a standing start the car juddered, a new clutch was fitted after 10,000 miles whilst I was away on holiday, nothing has gone wrong since.

General Comments:

I find the car nice to drive, and I work it quite hard. I think 13,000 in 5 months is a lot for a Punto, but it has taken it all in it's stride.

I know it might be quite obvious, but the 1.2 8v engine is a little under powered for motorway driving, but it just means you get to see more of the scenery.

The trim shows no sign of wear.

The paint finish seems a bit thin, as even the smallest of stone chips have made there way through to the metal (But are not rusting in any way)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st October, 2003

2002 Fiat Punto GO 1.2 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.2 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired4000 miles
Most recent distance13000 miles
Previous carRenault Clio

Summary:

You get what you pay for

Faults:

Headlights full of condensation during wet weather/washing.

Clicking clutch.

Problems getting petrol into tank.

General Comments:

Overall I love my Punto, and feel it was good value for money. I am disappointed in the headlight problem and the lack of support from the dealer and FIAT uk. Several adjustments of the lights and still no cure in sight.

The car looks good and handles well, but just wish it didn't take nearly 15 minutes to fill the tank of petrol!! I am told there is no faults!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th September, 2003

2002 Fiat Punto Active Sport 1.2 8v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.2 8v Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance12500 miles
Previous carCitroen Saxo

Summary:

A cheap, economical bargain of a car that is sure to please

Faults:

A couple of dash board rattles that were fixed under warranty without question. Also, the CD/radio would occasionally show an error message, but this has also been rectified under warranty being replaced with a new unit.

General Comments:

Cost £7,600 new with metallic paint and three years interest free payments. Great value for a new car and includes three years warranty.

It has the 1.2, 8 valve engine. OK, so it's no racer, but it's nippy enough for round town, and we have done over 12,000 miles in the first year of ownership.

Sculptured seats, silver look central dashboard, smart upholstery and an easy to read, modern display means it is a treat to live with. Everything feels 'solid' for such a small car too.

Very economical, regularly returning over 50mpg with ease. The first service only cost just over £100.00 as well, which was an added bonus.

Lots of headroom and enough legroom in the back for those of a lofty disposition not to feel too cramped. The boot is large enough for a reasonable amount of shopping as well.

The four door model is probably more versatile if the back seats are used regularly, as getting in and out of the back is a bit of a squeeze, and air conditioning would have been nice. At this price though, beggars can't be choosers.

Overall, a pleasing little car with a paint finish to put Citroen to shame if compared to their Saxo range. A pressure washer will not see paint flaking off of this car as it did the Citroen.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th June, 2003

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 37 reviews