So far, we are very impressed with the punto.
Excellent deals available on all Fiats at the moment. Although this is not the cheapest car in its class, with 0% finance, it works out the cheapest overall.
New generation punto is a very pretty car. This model has alloys and spoilers, and finished in broom yellow, so it really looks the part, and does turn heads.
For a 60 Brake Horse Power engine, its quite brisk in all gears. One impressive point is that it revs at about 3000 RPM at 70 MPH. Most cars in this class need to be revved harder than this at speed. This makes for relaxed motorway driving.
Build quality on all Fiats generally is now excellent, with no rattles and a lovely VW-esque thud when shutting doors and the boot.
Spec levels high on a car of this price.
Extras like a fuel computer (standard on all puntos) is a very nice touch. City steering is very useful. You get used to it quickly.
Interior very comfortable, looks very attractive, all controls laid out well. Excellent for long journeys. Engine is very quiet and relaxed. Easily seats four adults, excellent headroom.
Fuel economy good, trip MPG currently reads 45.5 MPG, with 50/50 town and motorway driving.
Dealer very friendly and quite helpful, however things were missing on the car on collection, but being fitted this week. Mind you, having owned FIats before, its just a part of buying into the Fiat brand I think. As long as it is all sorted as promised, I cannot grumble.
Overall, apart from a few missing extras upon collection, very impressed with all aspects of this car. And it is the prettiest car in its class (in my opinion!!)
And for the money (£8K), with 0% finance, it just cannot be beaten for value!
If you buy one, just check it thoroughly for missing bits before you drive it away! Also get the extras included with the car written down by the dealer, as specs seem to vary on each car they produce. If you have it in writing, they cannot argue!!