2004 Fiat Punto Active Sport 1.2 8v from UK and Ireland
Fun sexy italian car that stands out from the crowd
Blowing exhaust, but was replaced for me free of charge when I bought it. Now fine.:)
Power steering failure light, making the steering a bit heavier. It's come on about 3 times for a day or 2 since I've had it. Now it doesn't come on anymore:)
A yellow light has come up telling me there is a problem somewhere in the car, and recommending me to go to Fiat garage to put it on a computer to get it checked out, but I have left it because it's only come on 3 times, and now it doesn't light up anymore:)
That's it. Nothing major :) Drives beautifully.
It is the Active Sport, so it looks very sexy with the alloys, spoilers, sports bumpers.
Very comfortable seats, very roomy for a hatch back (much roomier than a Clio or 206), big boot, quiet, excellent standard 6 speaker audio and economical, and very cheap to insure on my dad's name. Only 310 pounds fully comp.
I was hoping to buy a 16v version, because I heard it's much better than the 8v. But I couldn't find one, so I opted for the 8v because the condition was excellent and mileage was low (only 20.000 miles) and it's a very sexy broom bright yellow, so it stands out from the crowd.
The 8v is surprisingly nippy though for round town. So far it's been reliable. Don't underrate Fiat because they are excellent cars if you find a well taken care one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th September, 2007