2004 Fiat Punto Multijet Diesel 1.3 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Car good, after sales not good
First month.. New gearbox, shift from 5th to reverse in one shift, non stop.
Faulty indication of passenger airbag operation, fixed in holiday garage location.
Digital console has had four occasions when it has reset all readings, indicating a power supply failure. Fiat say unusual.
Paint on roof 'crazing' We bought JewelUltra DiamondBrite cover for the car and are now told that the crazing is due to birds crapping on soft water based paint. Despite paying £200 for the DB cover. Bird marks not covered by Fiat after sales service.
We bought a second Fiat Punto, after getting the water leak fixed in the first one, as we liked the size and handling. Diesel was chosen for economy.
Overall it handles well, is comfortable, and yes it is stylish, but after the above, never again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 18th October, 2004
I am aware that a car cannot be perfect and people are sometimes bad beings, so I decided not to buy a new car. I bought a three year old Punto, made in 2004, 1.3 JTD.
Despite of 62.000-120.000 km on my Fiat - in my country the mileage is often false - I want to say that in about 22.000 km, I changed only oil and filters. The distribution is made by chain, so it must not be changed. I replaced the alternator belt, and... one back lamp. I so little rust on the roof, too.
It is a car for low urban consumption - 5 l per 100 km. On the highway, at 100 km per hour, the consumption is 4.5-4.8.
But at 120 km per hour, the consumption jump to 6 l. Obviously this car is not for tiger drivers.