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“I remember when...”

published 22/10/2003

ProCheap, Fun to drive, Classic design, Build Quality...

ConsSafety, lack of mod-cons (no power steering etc)

The first car I ever drove was my Mum’s N-Reg Punto 55S. It was metallic Nero black, had smooth Italian styling and I, as a slightly pretentious 17 year old, LOVED IT! I always felt a bit smug driving past people from college in their banged up Ford Fiestas and Escort XR3is. Yes it wasn’t mine...

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Procheap to buy, low tax threshold, fun little car

Conselectrics can be dodgy, lights sometimes have trou...

I bought a Fiat Punto from my mother roughly 4 years ago. It is a 1.1 55S and is a lovely turquise colour (a typical girl car really!). Considering the size of the engine it has quite a lot of power. You will never be able to take on a Ferrari but hey! it does the job. It is an attractive little...

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“Punto is very capable”

published 03/02/2003

ProDoes everything well

ConsNot a lot really

Despite the fact that the mark 1 Punto is now obselete - that body shape certainly hasn`t gone out of fashion and in some peoples eyes, still looks better than the newer version. The Punto was introduced in 1993 and this original version was deleted in 1997, to be replaced by the 60S version with...

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“Cracking Italian Job”

published 15/11/2000

ProResponsive handling, good grip, pleasant to drive.

ConsA little short on power.

This is an ideal first-time buyers' car. Having been the proud owner of a '94 L-Reg Fiat Punto you one year, I have been consistently delighted with the quality of ride, handling and reliability it has given me. Having heard dubious things about the durability of Fiats in general, I had initial...

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“My first Car”

published 01/06/2005

ProLow Insurace. Low usage of Petrol. Relaiable

ConsSmall. soft body

After passing my practical driving test, I could not wait until i buy of my own. So I started saving money which meant working every day. Having to deal with my exams at the time and also spending alot of time at work was stressing me out. But again the thought of buying a car give me what was...

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“White Punto 55s”

published 09/04/2006

ProCheap Tax, Cheap Insurance, Good First Car

ConsLack of MOD Cons, Getting Old

This is a very reliable, cheap hatchback. I had one for my first ever car and still do own it. Fiats are known for rusting. Mine has rusted quite badly and needs welding for it's next M.O.T, Check everywhere for rust, especially under the floor! They are ideal first cars because of the low...

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“Do not buy a Punto”

published 11/05/2007

ProThey look nice

ConsLots of common faults

I am going to get straight to the point, do not buy a punto 55s, I owned one for only 1 month and that was plenty enough. Upon buying the car it looked the sort of car that has good street cred for a young lad but, don’t get me wrong these cars do look very nice and as long as you get a good one...

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“Punto 55 S”

published 05/01/2005

Proquick and niffty; cheap tax; petrol consumtion is ...

Consdifficult to unlock doors; horn doesn't work

I bought an 'M' reg Punto 55 S seven months ago for £995 in a very girly pinky red colour. I absolutely love this car. It's a great little car for a young driver. It's niffty, has low tax and the petol consumtion is very, very good. I can get 350 miles to a full tank - I'm no car expert, but I...

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“I Loved This Car.. Once”

published 26/03/2007

ProCheap, Small, Ideal First Car, Easily Modded, Low ...

ConsUnreliable, Breaks Easily, Lights Fail Frequently,...

When first looking for a car I was looking for something cheap and easy to use. I found the FIat Punto and bought it for only £1100 with alloys, rear speakers and a few extras. Upon first using it i was very pleased with how it was running and had no problems. But once the problems start they...

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“Performance Punto”

published 27/10/2005

ProCheap Tax, Insurance and fuel cost. Nippy and gre...

ConsDodgy Electrics, Lacks Power top end.

I have had a punto for a while now, brought it second hand for just over 200, and is better than most cars in its catergory that are more pricey. For such a small engine it is powerful, possibly the most powerful 1.1 i have come across and handles fairly well. Due to the small engine its fuel...

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“Good enough for a first car”

published 23/07/2007

ProGreat for people who have just passed

ConsSmall amount of room in the back seats, dodgy engi...

I have had my black S reg Punto for about 1 year now. It is a great first car if you had just passed your test as its quick and nimble. BUT you have to look after it as looking after the water is a must as these cars are very fragile when it comes to the engine and keepng the car cool. But as I...

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“Also a fiat first for me”

published 17/11/2006

ProCheap to tax, good for first car

ConsCan be problematic

Ok my first car im currently 18 and just got a fiat punto 55 S 1995-1996 1.1 ltr engine black i got it free without paying a peny At first i had to get used to not being able to higher or lower the seat and bite... althogh i have had some problems with it. Rust underneath the car , this is no...

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Not for me

“dont get a punto”

published 06/12/2004

Pronippy, low tax and cheap petrol

Consloads of faults,reliability

I purchased a P reg Punto 4 years ago and i will not be buyin one again. There are some good points on the Fiat Punto but not many. Firstly its cheap to insure,tax and quite cheap to run. I brought my Punto from a Fiat dealer with 12 months mot and after a few weeks things started to go wrong. I...

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Good

Pro Cheap to buy and practice to drive

ConsMany

This is a car whic many people buy to learn how to drive because of the fact that its not too small and its not too big either so for some one who had just learnt how to drive can practice on this as any car would seem nice for the person who buys a car for the first time and once you can drive...

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Satisfactory

ProGood on fuel andcheap insurance

ConsNearly everything about them is bad & while insura...

I bought this as spares or repairs with the bloke saying there was something wrong with the injecton system. A fuel light (saying injectors) came up on the dash everytime i started it & the engine ran poor (like a mo-ped) After a few weeks i decided to search the problem more by testing each lead...

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