Written on: 19/01/2009 by Justboiboi
This was (and still is) my first car
Being a student its hard to accumilate alot of money, for the first few years im going to be paying more for my insurance than my car, My insurance is currently at £1800 for a year.
This 1995 Punto 55sx is pretty amazing for a 15 year old car, Almost 0 major faults have gone wrong, Great on petrol which is a big plus when owning a car, also plenty of interior room for friends :) can easily fit 5 people but the 1.1 engine struggles alot.
When cleaned with... (read more)
Written on: 29/11/2008
I would definately advise this punto to any new driver! A great car and very reliable! Will get you from A to B.
I have heard that you shouldnt drive through puddles too fast! Pretty obvious really as will temporarily damage electrics! (read more)
Written on: 17/12/2007 by cookieboo28 (2 reviews written)
I bought this car on 9th January 05, on the way home it broke down, front suspension broke on passenger side, head gasket blew, exhaust fell off cost £900 to fix it all along with 4 week in a garage, got it back early February. It ran okay for a while then at the end of March the alternator went, back to the garage for a week and another £120 for repairs. I went to collect it, got to the corner & the electrics went, pushed back down to the garage for another week and a half to get the... (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2007 by steaka (1 review written)
It's a nice little car that takes me from A to B, very good fuel economy (I can get around 400 miles out of a full tank) but when one thing goes wrong so does everything else. Timing belt needed too be replaced, rear lights create a 'disco' when indicating, fuses blew when I replaced the radio, heat shield for the exhaust fell off, exhaust got replaced, E.C.U locked me out of the electrics so that got replaced, now on my second set of brake pads. Second set of tyres, had to get the wheels... (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2007 by Puntorunto (1 review written)
Had the Fiat Punto over 2 Years and found it surprising how much you can fit in the boot especially with the seats down.
Never really had a problem with power until driving through the peak district when I noticed it was slightly underpowered.
But then again having that smaller engine adds to the fuel economy. Never had any real major problems other that a cam belt snapping but due to the free wheeling engine design this did not cause any major damage and after a replacement belt, and... (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2006 by djarben (1 review written)
The Fiat Punto's are really perfect for first time or for a good price like £500-1000. It's realy worth it and on petrol is very good I get with 10 pounds. 65-80 miles in the city on the motorway I got with 17 pounds believe it or not I got 190 miles with it. I only have a SX55 1.1 5 door it's realy nice and sweet car that you can make it easily sporty with cheap parts. (read more)
Written on: 15/11/2005 by bailey25t (5 reviews written)
The Fiat Punto 1.1 55SX has a low gear ratio, so it is not that quick through the gears. It has poor front wheel grip. What you tell the steering wheel to do doesn't happen to the wheels. Very light car, a gust of wind may put you into a ditch. I drove this car over the speed limit for a year solid on the motorway, and never got caught. I had my other car 2 months, and got caught at 120mph oops.
On that note I can refer back to an article reporting on a court case where a Punto 1.2 was... (read more)
Written on: 14/10/2005 by garryhucker (1 review written)
The Fiat Punto 1.1 55SX looks stylish, and moody looking headlights with fairly wide front arches for a hatchback. Spacious inside with a nicely designed dashboard with lots of storage places. shame is rattles too much over battered roads. Fits two people in the back with plenty of space to spare but with even three people in the car you notice a big difference in performance as the 1.1i 55bhp engine lacks power if heavily loaded, also has a frail rear suspension with knocking sounds... (read more)
Written on: 27/01/2004 by pritch (5 reviews written)
The Punto replaced the Uno in 1993 and marked the dawn of a new era for city cars. Here was a small Fiat that was very stylish, with lights running up to the roofline and a streamlined, almost organic design to it's overall shape.
Punto was always intended to be very friendly to the environment, and it's engines, all built with precision by robots, are very econmical. For this model, the 1.1 litre 55, 44mpg is possible on the Euro combined cycle.
The entry level 55 develops just that -... (read more)
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