2000 Fiat Punto ELX 5 door from UK and Ireland - Comments

11th Oct 2001, 12:26

1500rpm at 70mph, try and put some glasses on and read it again.

It probably idles at 1000.

8th Jun 2002, 16:11

I think maybe it's you that needs glasses! Read it again - it says 70mph at 2000 revs. I must say though, this still sounds a bit unlikely unless maybe it's the 6 speed.

22nd Jan 2003, 05:01

Punto 16v - reasonably good handling, great dash and controls. Italian electronics though - just a matter of time.

Have had to replace the steering column after only 20,000 miles of light driving.

Rattle in the side of the car - possible loose side impact bar.

There is a problem with the steering column - Check this out: http://www.bba-reman.com/powersteering.htm

Pedals too close.

Not the best for rear visibility.

Low speed shuddering requires super sensitive control of accelerator.

Brake light flashing - probably bad ABS pump connection or bad flow control in cold conditions.

Blaupunkt stereo - what a shame.

Still love it though.

31st Mar 2006, 10:22

OK, I'm sick and tired of not reading any comments on how the very typical squeaky suspension problem is fixed. Can any miracle worker out there just tell me why I feel like I'm riding on a horse drawn carriage in my 1.2 8v 2001 Fiat Punto. Apart from this, the car is brilliant. PS: Regrets for the very hasty appearance of this frustrated message.

26th Jul 2006, 12:14

The 2001 Fiat Punto has definite problems with the brake and accelerator pedals being too close. I hit a man today while trying to brake. My foot hit both the brake and accelerator at the same time. There simply is not enough room between the two pedals. Thankfully the man was not too seriously injured, but did go to casualty and will need surgery! Anyone else find this problem?

7th Jan 2013, 17:07

Hi there. I am pulling my hair out. I stumbled upon your comments on your old Fiat Punto. I have a Fiat Punto 1.9 diesel 2000 model. It drives very well, but every time I am in fourth gear and fifth gear, it splutters. Can you please help me? Thank you.

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