2004 Fiat Punto Active Sports 1.2 from UK and Ireland
Great, brilliant, very happy
When turning on the ignition, it takes a while for the car to start.
Tends to oversteer (maybe not used to power steering yet).
Gear box feels clunky.
Clutch pedal is very slippy, and quite small.
Lots of blind spots, especially when reversing.
The Punto is a very gentle, smooth and comfortable drive.
I am impressed by the City Drive electrically assisted power steering; a very lazy extra.
There are a lot of different ways of adjusting the seats and steering wheel. This makes the car very individual to a person.
Surprisingly nippy for a 1.2.
My last car had induction kit and twin exhaust, 4 point manifold, and de-cat. I knocked 5 seconds off the standard 20 second 0-60 time, but the Punto does this as standard.
I paid £3,600 for my Punto. It's worth every penny!!
I'm not keen on the CD player, but it doesn't skip all the time.
I drove from Birmingham to Scotland on a full tank, and had a quarter left on arrival. And drove around for a week until topping up.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th August, 2006