Fiat Punto 1.1 55SX Reviews

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★★★★☆

“This was (and still is) my first car”

Written on: 19/01/2009 by Justboiboi (1 review written)

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.

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“I would definately advise this punto to any new...”

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 Full Review

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“I bought this car on 9th January 05, on the way home...”

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 electrics… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“It's a nice little car that takes me from A to B, very...”

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 Full Review

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★★★★★

“Had the Fiat Punto over 2 Years and found it...”

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 Full Review

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“The Fiat Punto's are really perfect for first time or...”

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 Full Review

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“The Fiat Punto 1.1 55SX has a low gear ratio, so it is...”

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 Full Review

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“The Fiat Punto 1.1 55SX looks stylish, and moody...”

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 coming… Read Full Review

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“The Punto replaced the Uno in 1993 and marked the dawn...”

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 - 55bhp… Read Full Review

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Cyberdog's Response to pritch's Review

Written on: 16/10/2006

I got my M reg 55sx Punto for free off a well known online classifieds site - the old owner thought it would cost 400 to put it through its MOT, but I got it through instantly for £160. Immaculate inside and out, minor fixes for MOT and all the normal extras such as electric windows, central locking etc.
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<br/>I quickly prepped myself up on the pros and cons of Punto ownership, and I found the following:
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<br/>Bodywork dents easily. Don't let a learner driver near your Punto because it will cost you too much in bodyshop work.
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<br/>Radiator is temperamental - you can normally fix it by nicking a thermostat from a scrappy (new they cost 18 quid..) or replacing the wiring loom to the radiator.
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<br/>Gearbox is rattly, but with a bit of persuasion it manages to fall into the right holes.
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<br/>Performance wise it's great - feels really sporty, although when you are racing against a Renault 5 1.4 it soon puts you to shame - being outran by an old banger! lol Nice styling, looks modern, lovely interior, great exterior and minimal rust.
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<br/>The engine is small, but for a city runabout it does the job more than expected - I get 160 miles out of 20 quid of petrol, and I know I need to tune the engine a lot, so you can expect up to 200 or 250 miles for 20 quid if you look after your engine.
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<br/>All in all, it's a very good little city car. One thing I do suggest if you buy one is to get a remote central locking kit for it off eBay for 20 quid. It adds instant kudos to the car, and it is really the cherry on the cake, what with flashy lights, beepy siren and the lovely little clicky sounds lol
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<br/>If you buy one expecting to be a boy racer, I hope you know how to take a joke.

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Duncanarsenal's Response to pritch's Review

Written on: 08/04/2010

I found this review very helpful because...it was very informative

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Mattpointless's Response to pritch's Review

Written on: 15/01/2007

The noisy bearing is the gearbox input bearing. The actual part will set you back about £6 - £10 (make sure you get a bearing with oil seals to avoid the noise again in a few thousand miles). Doing the work won't take that long. You will need a bearing puller (to avoid damage to a gear just below the bearing). Also, you will need a piece of steel pipe about 15mm diameter by 300mm long. This is used to hammer the bearing back on via the inner race.
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<br>Overall, it's not a hard job to do, and it will only cost you about £20, including new hub nuts.
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<br/>Matt

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