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
"ride" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 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.

Brian writes:
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5

Pros

it has 4 wheels

Cons

it doesn't fly

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Nippy, — cheap to run, Holds the road, excellent braking, ecomonical, loads of inner space could be used for carrying stuff, Van like. this was a fun car to drive. brought for £900.00 went through 5 mot's without much cost, folding down the rear seat gtave you a large space, big enough to get a washing machine in, in all it was the perfect small car, unfortunately it did eventually lose its battle with wear and tear, and was sent to the pld car home in the sky.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ella writes:
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2

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nothing

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everything

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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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Patrick writes:
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Spacious and nippy

Cons

There are no negatives!

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My Amazin Car — my car is just amazin :D great power as for the 1.2 engine, its really solid, it has gone through a lot n its still in one piece! was really cheap to buy and run,it doesn't take much petrol and its just a pure pleasure to drive it!!!i would recommend to anybody who wants a great 1st really nice car!

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Chris writes:
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cheap to run, not bad on petrol...

Cons

its a fiat...

35

Crap!!! — Its a shopping trolley, and not a very good one at that! Hard to find a decent one, and when you do...it breaks down!

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Kresten writes:
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5

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Economical

Cons

Hmm - not a sports car

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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

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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.

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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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nippy for a 1.2 great 1st car

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terrible handing

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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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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

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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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1997 FIAT Punto Reviews

It's Ok. By Jeff

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