Written on: 21/12/2013
It reminds me of the old mini the way it goes round corners. It's light and quick, with lots of torque and smooth revs to 7000 with seb chip. A blueprinted engine helps. It's getting old so little things often need attention, like electrics, hinges etc. lowered suspension means great stability at speed but touches on some humps. First gear is high and front wheel drive so not the fastest away at the lights, but once on the cam it's big grins. Very practical for family, sailing kit and dog.... (read more)
Written on: 22/08/2009
Fiat Punto 1.4 GT Turbo is a cheap but very good too car with no so many killos that it can take on it things that make it better... (read more)
Written on: 26/07/2009
My fiat punto is very fast car with the turbo. it is a family car because it has lots of room it is okay for a first car buy.
bad thing is that it has lots of problems because of the age of the car.
its just started to smoke up hills thats why we are buying a new car (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2009 by GARV31 (1 review written)
The Fiat Punto 1.4 GT Turbo is not bad can be a bit temprementle,,foreign,,what do u expect,,, (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2009
i have owned a punto gt1 on an L reg , since october last year , all i have needed to replace is a tyre !!!!! flew through mot no problems or advisories , if your going to buy one spend that bit more to get one that has not been thrashed and is original ,i have been offered £2000 for mine and will not sell it , its cheap on insurance , tax and fuel , and keeps up with most modern cars ,,,,,, (read more)
Written on: 24/07/2008
ive owned one for 2 years and love it to bits but it does live up to its name Fix It Again Tomorrow (read more)
Written on: 21/07/2008
Go buy one. Handling is superb and power keeps you smiling. Not the fastest hot hatch out there but one of the most fun for the money. (read more)
Written on: 11/07/2008 by ToddGT (1 review written)
I have had my GT3 since January and havent looked back since buying it, it has been my daily drive and havent had any real problems with it. Iooked hard and found my one that had 1 lady owner and totally standard. It now runs around 170bhp with seb2 chip, de-cated exhaust, induction kit, front mount intercooler and turbosmart controller set at 18 psi. Wipes the smile from a lot of other drivers faces. My fav's to race are BMW's. My car eats 328i's for breakfast. (read more)
Written on: 07/04/2008 by stay golden (2 reviews written)
I have had my Fiat Punto gt3 for 9 months and Im more than happy with it. Like I just read most people cant believe it when they get blown away by it and think its just a sporting! How wrong they are!! It has a grin factor of 10 in my book. Mine is about 170 bhp @ the moment and will stay with Subaru s Honda type r s etc... I am about to chip it and put bigger injectors in and up the boost so we will be around 220bhp then so watch out in your mirror for me and if you feel lucky? I am a real... (read more)
Written on: 04/01/2008
I love this car it's great. Love looking out of the window waving to people who can't believe a yellow Punto just did them, and its still standard .Had a red top Nova which was fun but much prefer my beloved GT. Can't wait to tune up to around 200bhp. (read more)
Written on: 23/12/2007 by boxa (1 review written)
Well I have had plenty of cars in the past like a Calibra turbo astra gsi saxo vts 306 gti6 but my punto gt is the best out the lot. Little and quick, people are amazed went I take them 4 a drive. But thats all because of the £5500 I spent on the car, half of this is not off me but a friend before, Im more than happy that I got this car. (read more)
Written on: 30/06/2007 by gez17hx (1 review written)
I love my Fiat Punto GT. I have however been forced to spend more money on it than the £2500 I paid for it 8 months ago. I've had rear wheel bearings, front exhaust flexi pipe, clutch, cv boot, brake disc's & pads, complete engine rebuild & ECU repair, all even though the car is serviced every 9,000 miles. However I love the car to bits and wouldn't get rid of it for the world, it attempted to break into a while ago, still awaiting repair for when I get some money. (read more)
Written on: 21/05/2007 by kdshadows (1 review written)
Would recommend a Fiat Punto 1.4 GT Turbo if you have the time to care for the car, as it does require maintenance etc. The most rewarding car I have owned so far. (read more)
Written on: 06/11/2006 by gavb (1 review written)
After owning the Fiat Punto 1.4 GT Turbo car for 4 years and trying to keep it in the best condition possible has been hard just because of the amount of times it's gone wrong. I've replaced the whole exhaust system twice, had to get a new brake server, three new clutches a new fuel pump, new rear roll bar ball joints have gone countless times and I don't even drive it hard!
If the reliability was better, it would be the perfect little hot hatch, apart from the starlet turbo.
A lot of... (read more)
Written on: 13/09/2006 by geor1986 (1 review written)
Fiat Punto 1.4 GT Turbo is a nice car to do up. I have Abarth skirts, front and back bumpers, looks very impressive. A head turner for definite. Nice to have the looks as well as the speed. It's funny to see some people's faces when they come to race me at traffic lights! A lot faster than you would expect! (read more)
Written on: 17/06/2006 by cozy3011 (1 review written)
I love these cars to bits! I borrowed my brother money for a Fiat Punto GT I drove it back from Leeds which is about 30 mile from were I live very impreesed with it so I decideed to go n buy one my self (read more)
Written on: 09/12/2005 by drunkpunk (1 review written)
I've had the Fiat Punto for a week now and it's the best car I've had. It's had a Seb 2 chip and a full Power flow exhaust. (read more)
Written on: 07/11/2005 by bunny1111 (1 review written)
My last car was a Fiat Punto GT. I had T25 turbo,ported and polished head, piper 285cam, low comp pistons, gas flowed manifolds, front mounted intercooler, superchip re-map and low comp bottom end.
After doing all of this work I was able to drive it about 3 months until the problems started happening. I went through about 4 gearbox rebuilds in under a year. The standard gearbox for a Punto GT just can't take any sort of power.
When the car was running it was a road eater. I beat a... (read more)
Written on: 03/11/2005 by rudeboi (1 review written)
The Fiat Punto 1.4 GT Turbo engine coolant leaked, I've had it for 3 days and taken it to the garage 12 times. I now know all the garage staff by their first names. (read more)
Written on: 24/05/2005 by ste gt (1 review written)
Ive only owned my Fiat Punto 1.4 GT Turbo for three days and so far I love it. It rips many a car off the lights and kept up with a Honda Civic Type R up to about 90 on a long straight last night and thats in standard form! Planning on dropping it on 16's and then tuning the engine as much as my wallet can afford. Just one slight problem (so far), the Injector Warning Light keeps popping on every now and again. Sometimes if your slowing down towards a junction and it comes on, the engine... (read more)
Written on: 14/05/2005 by BINNYDLEAN (1 review written)
The Fiat Punto 1.4 GT Turbo is a fantastic car in my opinion. Very fast in all aspects. Turbo lag fairly minimal due to a small turbo so very rapid at the lights and the track. I cant praise it enough for speed. A few easy and cheap mods can improve it even more so! Its handling is pants however. New springs and shocks are a must. My engine was dead when I bought it, (previous owner didn't get a serious problem looked at quick enough!) but a quick replacement and problem solved. Not a... (read more)
Written on: 12/05/2005 by spliff1star (18 reviews written)
The Fiat Punto 1.4 GT Turbo is a good car, it is fast 0-60 standard is about 7.4sec and will pass its claimed topspeed of 127mph very easily. You can easily start to bring its 0-60 time down with a few mods. Its faster than a similar spec r5 turbo. But the r5 turbo does respond more to engine tweaks than the punto gt. The toyota starlet gt or galanza is quicker than the punto gt and uses a 1.3 turbo engine developing 133bhp. Its a lot lighter than the punto gt 0-60 is 6.8secs standerd and... (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2005 by fiatpuntoGTturbo (1 review written)
Having owned the Fiat Punto 1.4 GT Turbo for over 10 yrs now its been absolutly fab. It beats so many cars off the lights, has 94000 miles on the clock and is still going strong. (read more)
Written on: 26/08/2004 by Davchat (2 reviews written)
I've owned my Punto 1.4 for 2 months, had a few minor problems, water coolant leak, oil leak, washerjet leak, mostly leaks actually. Anyway.
Overall I love my Punto GT! 0-60 is around 6.5 secs with a top speed of over 140mph before hitting the rev limiter. Very fast, turbo lag can be a bit irritating but when that whistle comes in your off like a bullet.
Fuel consumption is appauling! If you have a heavy foot do not buy this car!
Mine is now lowered on 16s, induction kit, full Scorpion... (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2004 by tom24 (1 review written)
I bought my Fiat Punto 1.4 GT Turbo back in February this year (2004) and have spent close to £1400 on repairs in 6months having to repair/replace:
Clutch slave cylinder (broke after 24hours)
Rear trailing arms + bushes (a common complaint)
Petrol tank (also a common fault)
Rear offside hub
Camshaft (two lobes simply wore away)
2Nr CV joints
Power steering fluid leek
This was despite having a comprehensive AA car check for 'piece of mind' i think they said. Yeah right, what... (read more)
Written on: 18/12/2003 by gt lad (1 review written)
iv had my Fiat Punto 1.4 GT Turbo 2 months now its the best thing since sliced bread! Every one wants to race you off the lights people think its a Sporting until you leave them standing! bye bye saxo. and tuning is easy and not too exspencive just had mine on the rollin road and 185bhp aint bad. mods ive got a piper x filter bailydump valve bren device(boost valve) and 4"power flow decated full system and remapped brain 16"alloys with 195/45/16 tyres not lowerd but it will be soon other... (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2003 by jay jay888 (2 reviews written)
THE FIAT PUNTO 1.4 GT TURBO IS ONE OF THE FASTEST HOT HATCHES AROUND AND WASTED R5GTT RST AND TT'S AND A FEW COSESS OFF THE LINE. WENT TO TRAX THE OTHER WEEKEND AND GOT 6.4 IN 0-60. THAT'S FAST, BUT IN A LITTLE 1.4 THAT'S LIGHTING, I KNOW. (read more)
Written on: 11/08/2003 by Pall (3 reviews written)
The slick contoures and its indefinate spacial look. The Fiat Punto 1.4 GT Turbo is a breeze to tune. It's a stallion in it's own right. It's an engineering masterclass in a league of it's own. Nothing more has to be said. It's a real racers dream but some only a fantasy. (read more)
Written on: 03/06/2003 by Ashley. (1 review written)
The moment i saw my 1st GT it was love, she was beautiful - but was soon to reveal her ugly side. Week one - slave cylinder on hydraulic clutch started to leak fluid excessively which would have lead to brake failure. Easily changed at home but still £85 down in a week!
Week two - Reverse gear failed, luckily know a guy who's cheap and doesn't use the word VAT so a rebuild on the box only cost only £250 including all the associated labour.
The car ran ok for about a month but then an engine... (read more)
Written on: 24/04/2003 by Gavin. (1 review written)
i fell in love with the Punto when i first saw her but it wasnt to last.Driving home straight after buying the car the sunroof broke(£650!!).One week later the catalytic converter had to b replaced(£250). then the immobiliser malfunctioned and last night the A.B.S malfunctioned causing the brakes not to work and putting me into a wall writing the car off!! i had it 1month.now im in serious debt still owing £1000 on the car.good cars but only to look at. (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2003 by LinkinRoach. (1 review written)
I have one and I'm very satisfected with it... it beats 106 gti or saxo cup (vts outside Portugal) in top speed and in performances but not in dynamic comportment... If you don't have many for a Ferrari... thats a good car!!! (read more)
Written on: 27/01/2003 by Plumdogg. (1 review written)
Totally awesome acceleration kills all other hot hatches dead.. looks great.. loads of torque.. may need uprated breaks all round and drilled discs for extra power under breaking. Pushing a stunning 170 bhp crazy figures for a little 1.4.
must buy. (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2003 by steve. (1 review written)
I have had 2 putos, and have just got a punto gt turbo and it's great fun. It's by far nippier than saxo vtrs, golf gti, and louds more. The turbo boust is spot on , however i do recommend that you leave the engine running for 30 seconds before cutting off, because this gives time the the turbo to cool down and prevents it from kracking. Overall give me a punto any day of the week, powerful, underestimated and a bird magnet. who wants more! (read more)
Written on: 09/01/2003 by beans. (1 review written)
This cars a must have car THE ITALIAN STALLION When looking for a punto always give the car a really good run, keep an eye on the boost pressure of the turbo, if it's bellow 6 the chances are the turbo's on the way out. Also after taking the car for a drive stop the car and sit and listen for any noises coming from the engine department, if theres any noises INVESTIGATE. (read more)
Written on: 21/11/2002 by dave. (1 review written)
The Fiat Punto 1.4 GT turbo is an excellent hot hatch. Will out run golf gti, saxo vys, 106 gti, charade gtti and the renault 5 turbo. looks good, handles good- when dropped and coz its turbo will yield big performance gains with minor modifications. have yet to be beaten by any hot hatch off lights. (read more)