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Fiat Punto 1.2 8v

Fiat present the Punto 1.2 8v Active Sport 3dr Hatchback with 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, Front (FWD) running on Unleaded Petrol

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Excellent

“Don't don't you want me....”

published 14/11/2004

ProCheap, reliable, fun!

ConsElectrics!

Although I have resisted, I can resist no more the time has come, its time to enlighten you all to the virtues of owning a Fiat Punto. As some of you already know, I am probably the number one enthusiast of Fiat, with my present love being my trusty Punto called Fifi. I know what you are all...

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“ P P P Pick up a Punto !!!”

published 09/08/2005

ProEconomical, Cheap to insure, nippy around town !

ConsThin body, dents easily

Being a short person (5ft nothing), when I look for a car I like to be able to see over the steering wheel....it is also quite handy to be able to see the back end !!! I have driven some tanks in my time and, after 20 years of driving, I wanted something small, sexy and comfortable....like me...

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“Parking Ping Prone Punto”

published 08/06/2004

ProFuel economy and cheap to insure

ConsSeveral

You know the saying that a dogs bark is often worse than its bite, well the same can be said for trees. Following a car accident in April which resulted in my car being written off after an altercation with sycamore tree, I was in search of some new wheels. After much deliberation I opted for a...

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“Pedalling the Punto”

published 21/04/2004

ProFairly inexpensive to buy

ConsParts are expensive, insurance grouping is high

As you fellow Ciaoers may know by now I do like to write the occasional car op. After having driven the face-lifted model Fiat Punto I could not resist putting "pen to paper." The Fiat Punto has been "re-invented" since it first appeared on our roads, the very latest version has modified light...

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Satisfactory

“Fix It Again Tomorrow”

published 24/09/2004

ProCheap, "fun" looking, cost-effective driving

ConsPlethora of faults, useless aftercare, appalling b...

When one car became too impractical for the two of us, my partner opted to buy her own. Her requirements were quite simple… it had to be: a) small, b) easy to park, and c) “funky” and young-looking. With several cars in mind, eventually we settled, quite by accident, for some “Spirito Di Punto”...

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Good

“Not as bad as you think”

published 19/02/2008

ProNice to drive, a good first car

ConsDepreciates quicker than an X Factor winner

Having recently handed over our RAV4 to the body shop for some extensive repairs I have had the dubious pleasure of using a Fiat Punto as a courtesy car. While not a like for like replacement for our car, as there was no one else to blame for my situation I had little option but to accept the car...

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Satisfactory

“Spirit of mediocrity”

published 16/12/2001

ProNone that spring to mind

ConsTo many to list

A short while ago, some kindly soul reversed what I would imagine to be a wagon into my car and left the scene as they say without leaving his or her details. No problem straight on the phone to my insurers, details given and the claim accepted within twenty minutes, great. A courtesy car was to...

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Super

“Motor Madness Part One”

published 14/10/2002

ProQuite well equipped, Economical, nippy, spacious

ConsHorrible seats and interior trim

This review is the first part of a review series called “Motor Madness”. This series is about four cars in particular that I have had a good long experience with, and am able to give them a fairly through review, appraising both their strengths and weaknesses. Two of these cars are...

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“The Punto experience.”

published 26/01/2004

ProCheap, roomy, stylish, nippy, practical, reliable.

ConsA bit of a struggle on motorways, not comfortable ...

I bought this Punto 1.2 ELX new in March 2002 and as this was the fifth Punto that I have owned, I thought I new what I was getting into. I have driven a lot of other cars but I always seem to come back to this charismatic little car. Some painless negotiating at Piccadilly Fiat in Ripon soon...

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Satisfactory

ProCheap.

ConsThey are not build to last. Cheap but not cheerful...

While my company car is being repaired after picking a fight with both a Ford Ka and Mondeo I have had the use of both a Ford Fiesta 1.25 Freestyle and a Fiat Punto 1200. I drove the little Fiesta for over two weeks and was really disappointed in her…so ordinary and dull to drive. After that time...

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Super

“ppppick up a punto today...”

published 22/06/2004

Propractical and cheap from certain sources

Consremnants of a lack of expense in some areas

Well, let me tell you a little about myself and why I may have chosen this car. I passed my test six months ago now and at 17 years old, finding a suitable car was not the easiest task. My goal was with a budget of £10,000 to buy a new car, with low insurance and not to ripped off. Having scoured...

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Super

ProFuel economy on short trips, fun to drive

ConsThirsty on long trips, read on

If you have read this review before please skip to the bottom for the important updates. THE EXTERIOR For those of you readers unfamiliar with the general shape of the Fiat Punto the first thing you will notice is the unorthodox positions of the rear light clusters - Instead of being in the...

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Excellent

“Bargain”

published 19/07/2000

ProSmart little car for young drivers

ConsVery common

I have been driving my Fiat punto for almost a year and I have not got one complaint about it. It is an ideal car for young people and with the new model out it is very stylish. But the best part about driving a fiat is that it doesn't cost as much as you might think. I bought my car in september...

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Super

ProSmall Outside, Large Inside, Fun and Low Cost!

ConsHandling on windy day is awful.

I am going to let you all into a little secret......The Punto is a fantastic little car! People will probably think it doesn't match up to the Corsa or the Clio, but i am afraid they are mistaken. I bought a Punto through Sainsburys bank, a 55 plate (brand new) 1.2 Active 3dr in Surf Azure (thats...

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Super

ProGreat Looks, Low Tax, Cheap Insurance

ConsRide Hieght, Slight Roll On Cornering

Having recently handed my little Saxo over to my little sister for her lessons and run around. Its time to look for a new car, So I came accross a really nice "Fiat Punto Active Sport 1.2i 8v". Read below to find my opinion of this car so far....... Performance~ This car is awesome on petrol...

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Product Information : Fiat Punto 1.2 8v

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Fiat present the Punto 1.2 8v Active Sport 3dr Hatchback with 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, Front (FWD) running on Unleaded Petrol

Product Details

Manufacturer: Fiat

Boot Capacity (litres): 1000, 1080

Weight: 860, 935, 920, 875

Length: 3843, 3865, 3840

Width: 1660

Height: 1480

Towing Limit (kg): 1000

Engine Size (cc): 1242

Insurance Group: 4, 6, 3

Driven Wheels: Front (FWD)

Torque: 75@2500 lb/ft, 84@4000 lb/ft

Fuel Capacity (litres): 47

Cylinders: 4

Warranty: 3 years / 60000 miles

Maximum Speed (mph): 96, 107

Acceleration (0 - 62 mph): 14.3 seconds - (Man), 11.4 seconds - (Man)

NCAP Rating: NCAP 4 Star Rating

Number of Doors: 3, 5, 3; 5

Type: Car

Emissions Class: EU3

CO2 Emissions: 136 g/km - (Man), 142 g/km - (Man) / 155 g/km - (Auto), 142 g/km - (Man), 136 g/km - (Man) / 130 g/km - (Auto)

Country of Origin: Italy

Range + Engine Type: Punto 1.2, Punto 1.2 

Classification: Mini Car

Body Type: Hatchback

Available Trims: Active Sport; Dynamic, Active; Active Sport; Dynamic

Range: Fiat Punto

Fuel Type: Petrol

Transmission type: 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, 5 Speed - (Man) / Speedgear - (Auto), 5 Speed - (Man) / Dualogic - (Auto)

Power: 60, 80

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Listed on Ciao since: 22/02/2006