1998 FIAT Punto User Reviews

1998 FIAT Punto Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 18 reviews

  • Performance:3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars 3.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"cheap car" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"park" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 18 1998 FIAT Punto reviews.

Ella writes:
1998 FIAT Punto Review
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2

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nothing

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everything

25

Expensive In Repairs — slow, rubbish brakes, doesnt go well with potholes, fan is loud, has needed new exhaust and clutch is rapidly on its way out, rubbish on fuel, judders when accelorating, but it gets me from a to b which is nice

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kresten writes:
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5

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Economical

Cons

Hmm - not a sports car

25

Square, Practical, Good — Just bought it - I'll be back with more info when I have a little experience with the little commuter. Sofar I've only done 15km - not really enought to evaluate... But then again - it feels really good and the looks are smart

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jason writes:
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3

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the noise

Cons

too slow

35

Slow — its a nice looking car rung good it has got a really nice sound to it when under revs and tick over this car is cheap to run and drives lovely cheap parts for the car /cheap insurance and cheap tax

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Deo writes:
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5

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Looks, ride, mods

Cons

No P/S, Handling.

35

75sx — Great small car, amazing looks, beautiful in black, good power. Lacks handling. Fit in a cone filter and engine sounds great. Can be made to look like a GT very easily.Timeless design, pity that by time perfect examples are diminishing. BTW power steering would be very useful!!!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Martin writes:
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4

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nippy for a 1.2 great 1st car

Cons

terrible handing

45

Punto Sporting — was great for a 1st car, pretty nippy for a 1.2 but handled like a shopping trolly :( understeered like crazy even with toyo proxies on was a bit plasticy inside but being a sporting it was better trim than standard pretty good on petrol, always something rattling on it tho

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Kaylie writes:
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5

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ickle, cheap

Cons

heavy steering to park, and ice would mean the drivers door wont open!

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Lucky Clover — my first car how could i not love her?!? i only had one problem with this car and that was when the paint peeled off after a factory fault meant the primer on the o/s/f wing hadn't been keyed properly. this was a 1.2 60 s and had nothing, no power steering which was ok apart from when trying to park in town, crappy 13 inch wheels but it was brill! not very quick and i quite near its limit at 80 i wacked 25,000 miles in 6 months fault free. . ok on petrol if it wasnt cold not raining and you had the heating off. was great fun and the best first car you could buy!!

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David writes:
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Cheap to buy, insure and repair. Excellent MPG.

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Tendency to induce sniggers, frustrating wait to get to 60

25

P-p-punto Powah! — The Punto... cheap... slow(ish)... not the most solid car ever, and yet makes up for this with understated yet stylish looks and the fun factor; this car is awesome fun to drive! The lack of any electronic driving assistance nonsense is the icing on the cake for me as a driver.

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Peter writes:
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4

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handes well, looks good

Cons

interior bit cheap, some corrosion underneath

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Fiat Punto 60 S 1.2 '98 — I bought this car from a car auction 2 years ago and so far it has been a great first car. The performance won't blow you away it is only a 1.2 and has around 60 bhp standard. in spite of this i think it is a fun car to drive, being small it handles well. I think it looks good too even after 10 years it still looks better than some of the brand new cars on the market and the interior is unique with a dashboard that sweeps in an arc from one side to the other but it does feel a bit cheap. i haven't had any real problems maintaining it other than the brake pipes being open to corrosion, and it also doesn't cost that much to run.

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Steve writes:
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Look above

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look above

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? — Good accerlation once turbo kicks in. Braking isn't bad Handles like a dream Build quality. Would trust it less than i would with bin laden in my kitchen if i stacked it. Fun to drive I'snt good on petrol unless you drive slow. Comfitable to drive and looks amazing imo.

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Dai writes:
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4

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cheap

Cons

slow

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My Lil Fiat Punto — the engine is tooo small an i have trouble fitting all my fishing gear in it , other than that its a sound lil motor theres a few lil dents in it but they're from the lady owner before me, not spent no money on it since the last mot nov 07

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