Fiat Punto

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Fiat Punto Review

NEW Fiat Punto bet on SIZE

Fiat Punto

Fiat Punto 1.4 2012

We must say that the design of the new Punto pleasing. On one side is beautiful, but that does not mean it will be like only female audience, because while there are many sports features that will appeal and male consumers.

The Italian press is often called the new Punto “folk Maserati.” This is probably due to the shape of the radiator grille, which opredeleno took something from Maserati.

The new Punto is the biggest among small cars. This is especially true for the length of the Punto, which compared to previous generation models increased by as much as 19 cm and with its 4,030 mm approaching close to the border of the upper class.

Somewhat paradoxical by the added inches won mostly engine compartment. In the extended front end can be located at least two basic petrol engine volume 1.2 l Safety tests, however, show that the same type of front end takes a lot of energy in an impact and at the same time is very compassionate to pedestrians if they fall on the road her

The new generation Punto receive the maximum five stars in the test for passenger protection. The wheelbase of the car is 2510 mm.

The interior of the Punto pleasantly surprised with dichroic decision. The black color is combined with that of the body, and can be selected from the entire 26 color combinations for the seats and dashboard. Rear seat space is a lot for this vehicle class. However, the interior of the Punto is quite traditional, does not offer anything special and different from the competition.

Fiat Punto

Fiat Punto 2012

The boot is slightly increased compared to the previous model – from 265 to 275 liters. However repeatedly increased equipment of the new Fiat Punto compared to the previous generation. And at the lowest level of equipment there are four airbags, electric windows and mirrors, ABS, Board Computer, Central locking, audio system with CD player, and an adjustable steering wheel in both directions.

The new Punto is not only longer, but also heavier by about 150 kg. compared to its predecessor. This leads to a much more modest base of engine volume 1.2 liters, known by the older generation, but now its power is slightly increased to 65 hp
This engine provides a top speed of 155 km / h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 14.5 seconds. Combined fuel also is among the best in small cars with weaker engines – 6.1 liters per 100 kilometers.

However, the new Punto comes with a very wide range of available engines and you can choose between many petrol and diesel engines. The basic price of the new Fiat Punto in Europe will be between 10,000 and 11,000 euros.

Fiat Punto

Fiat Punto

Fiat Punto Abarth Interior 2010

History of the model

9/93 Presentation model – compact sedan with 3 doors and 5 1/94 Airbag Driver series 6/94 Introducing a convertible with the 1.2 or 1.6 liter engine 10/99 Change model, ABS, front and side air bags as standard 9/01 Head airbags standard 7/03 facelifts, recognizable larger headlights second generation model attractive for its modern design and technology.

Compared to its predecessor’s disastrous Uno Punto is simply a new era in terms of quality and reliability. Introduced in ’99 the second generation model is safer and more attractive influence, although the statistics of accidents are not many places to climb up. Even the new Punto suffer more often than the average statistics of damage.

Small gasoline engines are lively and cultivated, but require a lot of work on shifting to be able to stay in the flow of cars. Front and rear has enough legroom and headroom to sit in the perfect seats. The size of the trunk of 290 liters is quite in order for its category.

Like most small cars Punto spent living as a city car used for short stretches. Wear can be very high, although few kilometers of mileage. Who seek security when buying second hand Punto should check how the car is used in everyday life.

Pros: + roomy, comfortable car, comfortable seats

Fiat Punto

Fiat Punto Interior 2008

Cons: – weak motors do not shift smoothly
speeds impractical service relative quality of workmanship

Most common faults on Fiat Punto:

Motor: Damage caused by broken timing belts and overheating, often because of the oil spill.

Worn connectors, defective automatic transmissions (Punto1), fifth in picking speed manual

Electric and Electronics: Your engine management, immobilizer, fuel pump control confusing blinking lights. Electric Power steering malfunction (10/99), electric windows broken, faulty key indicators.

All modifications and engine of Fiat Punto from the start of production until now

1994 – 1995

Punto 55-3 door / hatch 54 hp Manual

1994 – 1997

Fiat Punto

Fiat Punto 1994

Punto 75-3 door / hatch 75 hp Manual
Punto Turbo D – 3 door / hatch 72 hp Manual
Punto GT Turbo – 3 door / hatch 136 hp Manual
Punto Cabrio 90-2 doors / 90 hp convertible Manual
Punto Cabrio 60-2 doors / 60 hp convertible Manual
Punto 55-3 door / hatch 54 hp Manual
Punto 60-3 door / hatch 60 hp Manual
Punto 60-3 door / hatch 60 hp Automatic transmission
Punto 90-3 door / hatch 90 hp Manual
Punto 60-5 door / hatch 60 hp Manual
Punto 60-5 door / hatch 60 hp Automatic transmission
Punto 75-5 door / hatch 75 hp Manual
Punto Turbo D – 5 doors / hatchback 72 hp Manual
Punto 90-5 door / hatch 90 hp Manual

1995 – 1997

Punto D – 3 door / hatch 57 hp Manual
Punto 55-3 door / hatch 54 hp Manual

1996 – 1997

Fiat Punto

Fiat Punto 1996

Punto D – 5 doors / hatchback 57 hp Manual

1997 – 1997

Punto TDS – 3 door / hatch 63 hp Manual
Punto TDS – 5 doors / hatchback 63 hp Manual

1997 – 1998

Punto 75-3 door / hatch 73 hp Manual
Punto 75-5 door / hatch 73 hp Manual

1997 – 1999

Punto 85 16v – 5 doors / hatchback 86 hp Manual
Punto 60-5 door / hatch 60 hp Manual
Punto GT Turbo – 3 door / hatch 130 hp Manual
Punto 85 16v – 3 door / hatch 86 hp Manual
Punto 60 Tds – 5 doors / hatchback 63 hp Manual
Punto 60 Tds – 3 door / hatch 63 hp Manual
Punto 60-3 door / hatch 60 hp Automatic transmission
Punto 60-3 door / hatch 60 hp Manual
Punto 55-3 door / hatch 54 hp Manual
Punto 60-5 door / hatch 60 hp Automatic transmission
Punto 55-5 door / hatch 54 hp Manual

1997 – 2000

Punto Cabrio 60-2 doors / 60 hp convertible Manual
Punto Cabrio 85 16v – 2 doors / 86 hp convertible Manual

1999 – 2002

Fiat Punto

Fiat Punto 1998

Punto 1.2 – 5 doors / hatchback 60 hp Manual
Punto 1.2 16v – 3 door / hatch 80 hp Manual
Punto 1.2 16v – 3 door / hatch 80 hp Automatic transmission
Punto 1.2 16v – 5 doors / hatchback 80 hp Manual
Punto 1.2 16v – 5 doors / hatchback 80 hp Automatic transmission
Punto 1.9 D – 3 door / hatch 60 hp Manual
Punto 1.2 – 3 door / hatch 60 hp Manual
Punto 1.9 JTD – 3 door / hatch 80 hp Manual
Punto 1.9 D – 5 doors / hatchback 60 hp Manual
Punto 1.9 JTD – 5 doors / hatchback 80 hp Manual

1999 – 2003

Punto 1.2 16v – 3 door / hatch 80 hp Manual
Punto – 3 door / hatch 130 hp Manual

2002 – 2003

Punto 1.2 16v – 5 doors / hatchback 80 hp Automatic transmission
Punto 1.9 D – 5 doors / hatchback 60 hp Manual
Punto 1.9 JTD – 5 doors / hatchback 80 hp Manual
Punto 1.2 16v – 3 door / hatch 80 hp Manual
Punto 1.2 16v – 5 doors / hatchback 80 hp Manual
Punto 1.2 – 3 door / hatch 60 hp Manual
Punto 1.2 16v – 3 door / hatch 80 hp Automatic transmission
Punto 1.9 D – 3 door / hatch 60 hp Manual
Punto 1.9 JTD – 3 door / hatch 80 hp Manual
Punto 1.9 JTD – 3 door / hatch 85 hp Manual
Punto 1.2 – 5 doors / hatchback 60 hp Manual

2003 – 2005

Fiat Punto

Fiat Punto 1.8 Abarth 2003

Punto 1.9 JTD – 3 door / hatch 100 hp Manual

2003 – 2006

Punto 1.4 16v – 5 doors / hatchback 95 hp Manual
Punto 1.9 JTD – 5 doors / hatchback 80 hp Manual
Punto 1.9 JTD – 3 door / hatch 85 hp Manual
Punto 1.8 16v – 3 door / hatch 130 hp Manual
Punto 1.2 16v – 3 door / hatch 80 hp Manual
Punto 1.3 JTD 16v – 5 doors / hatchback 70 hp Manual
Punto 1.4 16v – 3 door / hatch 95 hp Manual
Punto 1.2 – 5 doors / hatchback 60 hp Automatic transmission
Punto 1.2 – 5 doors / hatchback 60 hp Manual
Punto 1.2 – 3 door / hatch 60 hp Automatic transmission
Punto 1.2 – 3 door / hatch 60 hp Manual
Punto 1.3 JTD 16v – 3 door / hatch 70 hp Manual
Punto 1.4 16v – 3 door / hatch 95 hp Manual

2004 – 2006

Punto 1.2 16v – 5 doors / hatchback 80 hp Automatic transmission
Punto 1.2 16v – 3 door / hatch 80 hp Automatic transmission

2006 – present

Fiat Punto

Fiat Punto 1.2 2006

Punto 1.2 – 3 door / hatch 60 hp Manual

Comments from owners of Fiat Punto

Post a FIAT PUNTO / GTD 1.9, 85 hp 2,003

Impressions of the interior of FIAT PUNTO:

The interior space is wider than it looks from the outside. The seats are comfortable, especially the driver, which has a number of options to adjust. There are many quality plastic, but the interior is cozy. The devices are suitable for observation. I still can not get working principles of different mileage, but that is irrelevant. Visibility for the driver, but left beam at times obstruct visibility. Wipers work well and are standard. Rear wiper and I could not change it all, but I put her new pen. The headlights are very good. The boot looks small but holds a lot. The advantage is that the rear seats can be slid.

Impressions of the engine / transmission, power, flexibility, fuel for FIAT PUNTO

Fiat Punto

Fiat Punto Abarth 2008

Well go for diesel. The engine is quiet, especially when entered in revolutions. Gaining very good dipped speeds. 85 horses of this body very well. The hills is great. Buy the tracks, but the previous owner is treated fairly barbaric to the car so that the cause can be sought in it. Consumption outside the city air is about 5 urban climate rose to 6. Small cars have a problem with the air conditioner turned on the power, but this model punto can not feel the difference.

Impression management / suspension, stability, ride a FIAT PUNTO:

Very light and stable management of turns. There is a mode for urban driving, which makes the wheel extremely sensitive and cars – more maneuverable. Driving is fun and tiring. Ride a little firm, which is normal for a small car. The brakes are very sensitive, which can be a problem on an icy stretch, but you get used to the pedal. The model has a low-profile tires, which I personally annoys me, but advised me to drive to the original size.

Main disadvantages of FIAT PUNTO:

Relatively expensive parts, which for me was an unpleasant surprise because generally imposed opinion is that Fiat are cheap maintenance. Prices may swallowed. What’s worse is that everything is set. If you need to replace the glass of a lamp or stop, for example, need to buy the whole kit, which is over 60 eur for pc. Because hinge having to replace the whole arm, which cost 85 eur.

Main advantages of FIAT PUNTO:

Economical, unassuming, not conspicuous, with very good manners on the road.

Features support for FIAT PUNTO:

Fiat Punto

Fiat Punto Cabriolet

Furthermore joints I changed my pads that go under 10 eur. More expensive pads engine – about 90 eur. Timing belt with rollers – about 70 eur. Timing belt and rollers are replaced with the water pump and work out about 180 eur.

Post a FIAT PUNTO / ELX 1.7, 60 hp 2,000

Impressions of the interior of FIAT PUNTO:

Well good stroller, but the Italian was able to try more …

Impressions of the engine / transmission, power, flexibility, fuel for FIAT PUNTO

much spending hums and goes very, diesel so ….

Impression management / suspension, stability, ride a FIAT PUNTO:

quite weak spots and cuff suspension, but for this money and these extras this year, has made a gift

Main disadvantages of FIAT PUNTO:

small car with great fuel diesel

Main advantages of FIAT PUNTO:

has extras cheap … but a mediocre car

Features support for FIAT PUNTO:

Fiat Punto

Fiat Punto Interior 2003

inexpensive maintenance, perhaps because the parts are from neighboring countries and / or lower quality …

Post a FIAT PUNTO / 1.1, 55 hp 1,997

Impressions of the interior of FIAT PUNTO:

Impressions from the body – not good – poor visibility especially back cheap creaky plastic wiper show defects – Pulse works when it wants, the headlights were weak, though good-looking, at the time of purchase was that it did not even work fan heater tricks.

Impressions of the engine / transmission, power, flexibility, fuel for FIAT PUNTO

Engine is thin, with 5 people in it immediately regret that I bought this particular car model. Speeds are very short. Patient problem – fuel consumption – urban approximately 10-11 l And this is absolutely undamaged car. Catalog and give 8.9. It is quite a drive 1100 cc and 55 hp Other cars from 90 to 100 hp still spend much. It is wrong to think that small engine cars spend less.

Impression management / suspension, stability, ride a FIAT PUNTO:

When you come from abroad was tight, but now three years on our roads, the old owner will not recognize her – knocking everywhere.

Main disadvantages of FIAT PUNTO:

The whole car is a disadvantage. Never Italian car!

Fiat Punto

Fiat Punto 1.4 evo tuning

Main advantages of FIAT PUNTO:

The only plus – low price.

Features support for FIAT PUNTO:

Problems in electrical equipment – will reach my place. 4 years was when I changed the front shock absorbers.

Post a FIAT PUNTO / ELX 1.6, 90 hp 1,995

Impressions of the interior of FIAT PUNTO:

Shop seemingly small but surprisingly spacious inside even my size. Known me, I’ve ridden with sitting still, are made that comment, and some are even bigger than me. Amazing functionality. For young families with one or two children – perfect for newcomers who buy furniture – perfect fit washing machines, ovens Built, panel width up to 60 inches long and up to 2.3 m, plasterboard cutting of these measures is relatively load bearing not more than 200 kg, not to many folds suspension, but is wonderfully compact loads.

Impressions of the engine / transmission, power, flexibility, fuel for FIAT PUNTO

Engine is a miracle, no fatigue, even with the air conditioner turned on doing 180-190 km / h, powerful when needed for overtaking maneuver enviable urban, always found a parking space and creates a problems. The engine’m not touched anything but conventional oil belt, pulley, all filters including air conditioners. Engine has a large stock so if you keep within the 2-3000 rpm just does not load unnecessary.

Impression management / suspension, stability, ride a FIAT PUNTO:

Fiat Punto

Fiat Punto 1.2 16V tuning

steering is wonderful, povratliv car, I had a problem with rack that had a leak, but these are the risks of second hand. The brakes are great, but should be inspected and fluid hoses to be replaced entirely. At more than 120,000 cars to look damping pad on the front stabilizer bar. The tires are standard, mine were 14 inches.

Main disadvantages of FIAT PUNTO:

repair is not particularly pleasant, as it is very brief space under the hood and tortured artists, if you need to look more deeply
Main advantages of FIAT PUNTO:

quick, agile, powerful, versatile, reliable
Features support for FIAT PUNTO:

chassis should be inspected, weak shock front due to heavy motor that winter is a plus, but not very mechanical. I recommend gas shocks, the car sticks to them. Ambiguities not only the car but also in most of the class that collects the snow into the windows and turned on the heater in the air is sucked from there. Produced by Ice uncomfortable vent cap, which hinders air circulation in the body, especially in heavy snow and use the car for trips of about 5-10 km at low temperatures around -10 -15 degrees.

I can speak because I have the same.

Fiat Punto

Fiat Punto 1.4 2010

The car really is a little loose. There’s a problem with the electronics. Repair and not expensive and parts are. If maintained well will not have many problems. Fuel consumption is low. Car of those years Maxima offers the interior space. I am tall at 184 cm, and I feel perfectly inside, and the back room for a big man. If you care about safety – can not complain about this car. Make sure you have airbags. Otherwise, it is nice and cool – on and I drive it.

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One Comment

  1. Fiat Punto Keys Lincoln says:

    Having worked with Fiats for a number of years now, I do believe the Fiat Punto is a very economical and easy to drive car.

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