Written on: 18/01/2010
i got my fiat punto 1.6 8V sporting for just £100!! it needed the head gasket doing so i did this as a mechanic it cost next to nothing as i did labour my self, i also just gave it the best service it could possably have i changed everything, all in all it cost around £200 so £300 for a mint little punto :) it handles great to, i had it lowerd 40mm all round on g-max and i got a set of team dynamics 16" on it GREAT also the full stainless exsuast makes preformence better, i woul recommend... (read more)
Written on: 03/12/2009 by davidoates5 (1 review written)
well what can i say the punto is an amazing little car anyway but in the right hands can be a fire breathing beast and with go-cart like handling say no more.
after a little over a year i decided to do a little modding i'll admit its costly but worth it so here's what i did..............
stripped down the engine and fully de-coked the lot, and replaced all bearings, gaskets etc.
forged billet steel racing crank, steel polished and balanced light weight short throw con-rods, forged light... (read more)
Written on: 27/03/2009 by Richard E (1 review written)
The Fiat Punto Sporting 1.6 8v is a great little car and money well spent after having many pocket rockets in the past the last being the Pug 205 GTI for which i sadly had to give up when little one came along i looked for a replacement . So when a friend suggested the little fiat i was a little dubious but im so glad that i had what a great little car its fast and the road handling is good to . So anyone who is looking for a fast and cheap to run car you could not do much better than this . (read more)
Written on: 26/03/2009 by Richard E (1 review written)
The Fiat Punto Sporting 1.6 8v is a great little car especially in the Rosso Red and it drives beautifully. Ive had a few pocket rockets in my day and the Pug 205 GTI being my favourite but sadly i had to sell when little one came along. But many years later i wanted to look for a replacement and a friend of mine suggested looking at the Punto and boy im pleased . it prob does not have the power my little pug had but the handling is much the same . So i would tell anyone who is looking... (read more)
Written on: 06/05/2008
i have the 1.6 1996 8v sporting its rapid ive had it chipped, cammed straight through exhaust system, custom made lowered 50 on the front and 40 on the back all with spax, forced air viper k and n 16" oz's uprated fuel pump lines full uprated brembo brakes/calipers high performance ht lead coil pack plugs in total ive spent 8.000 on her and for a car that weighs very little (read more)
Written on: 12/10/2005 by Jamoy (1 review written)
Got the Fiat Punto Sporting around 10 months ago from Auto Trader for £1000. On the way home I got up to 110mph, for this car is quick. Not just in a straight line either However, at the start of my ownership in Febuary time, on cold days I had problems starting, when it did it was fine, except the electric window motors seized up and the rear wiper jammed. Apart from this I have had countless good times blasting my mates' VW Golf mk4 1.4 into oblivion, that I beleive is the best thing... (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2005 by blondie19 (1 review written)
Fiat Punto Sporting 1.6 8v
I've had my sporting just over a year, and I got it for £1500, so I got a bit of a bargain! I had no problems until 2 weeks ago, when it wouldn't go into gear. Fiat was far too expensive, so I took it to my local garage. It needed a new re-conditioned gearbox £275, new clutch £95, tracking adjusted £35, and two new tyres at £65 each (low profile, high performance, so pricier than normal) due to off tracking. I also had a few problems with the central locking... (read more)
Written on: 10/09/2004 by mikeeg72 (1 review written)
Overall this Fiat Punto Sporting 1.6 8v has been a little belter of a car. (read more)
Written on: 14/05/2004 by babyruuth (1 review written)
My Fiat Punto Sporting 1.6 8v is lowered by 60mm on oz super t gt 16" alloys, and it has a full s/s exhaust including de-cat and down pipe from powerflow. It also has a k+n 57i, splitfire ht leads and plugs. The sound is very loud and it is a fast car, and with the uprated shox and springs and toyo proxes tires the car has no understeer or oversteer at all, except in the wet. All these reviews say that they are unnreliable but my car has done 127'000 miles and the only thing that has gone... (read more)
Written on: 23/03/2004 by Will F (1 review written)
Overall, the FIAT Punto Sporting 1.6 8v is good value for money, fairly good on petrol and not too bad on the insurance. I would love this car even more if it hadnt broke so much! But I still love it! (read more)
Written on: 10/02/2004 by martwils (1 review written)
The FIAT Punto Sporting 1.6 8v is FUN! its easy to modify and a set of lowering springs and a cat back exhaust system is a must! the sportex cat back gives about 10bhp and if you drill the standard fiat airbox it sounds and performs better than the car will with a k and n filter, the drilling of the box also adds a few horses( one or two)! so overall my car is probably a little bit over 100bhp and is quite tourqey too! If the sporting is black it will look the bees knees with the windows... (read more)
Written on: 01/12/2003 by sexy samii (1 review written)
I have a 1.6 8v punto sporting, and overall i think it's great!
There are quite a few mods you can do.
the best being a stainless steel exhaust system, mines a powerflow, and you get a lot more speed from the car, it sounds amazing, and works well with a k&n induction kit.
I've had mine lowered 35mm and it handles really well, you can take corners alot quicker.
Had some problems with mine, 1st major one being blowing the clutch! quite expensive if you go to fiat so i took mine to a local... (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2003 by elizabeth (1 review written)
The FIAT Punto Sporting 1.6 8v is a great looking car but when it goes wrong- boy will it go wrong and unfortunatly I'm not the only one many reviews say the same thing and dealers are not very helpful especially to women they see us a fair game!!
nice cars but make sure you have deep pockets and a spare vehicle so your not stuck on the bus!! (read more)