Written on: 28/06/2010
I have owned this car for approximately 2 years, originally purchased to take the engine and running components out and put them into a MK2 Punto, The MK2 punto being lower spec i decided to keep this car and complete the necessary body repairs.
my car is 12 years old (R reg: 1998) with now only 53,500 genuine miles, everything works on it as it should all electrics etc, i like the fact that the car itself carries a high spec (this is the top of the range model MK1 Fiat Punto)with electric... (read more)
Written on: 30/11/2008
The GT is a powerful car and lovely sport car, you buy a fast car without spending a lot of money Punto GT is like a little cute baby you got to take care of it. (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2008 by nicolagt
I have a Fiat Punto GT 1996. I have read some of the reviews and there are a few GT owners with the same problem I have. The fuel injector light comes on when I am booting it. I have had a new airflow meter put on and now the light isnt coming on but there is no power in 1st and 2nd gear and it is running really lean. Once I get the reeves up and the turbo kicks in the car runs really well. Can anyone help. (read more)
Written on: 15/01/2008 by skennye (1 review written)
All good until 1 day when I accelerate away the car misses like mad. It has started missing when under idle now too. If I put my foot down easy, it hardly misses and seems to go somewhere but still not right. Also the injector light comes on now and then, can anyone tell me what the problem is? I checked all my pipes, can't find any leaking pipes. HELP PLEASE. (read more)
Written on: 23/03/2007 by unclebill (1 review written)
I have had my Punto gt for over 5 years. Since that time I have learnt many things through trial and error.
These are the modifications I have learned should not be done on this car. I hope this helps some
The car does not like atmospheric dump valves!!! It upsets the balance and smooth running of the engine. If using an atmos valve poor idling cutting out and loss of boost can be experienced. no true performance car has them!! I have binned my forge atmos in favour of a superior recirc... (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2006 by chelseaboi4life (1 review written)
I've owned my Fiat Punto for just over a year and haven't had any problems till the piston ring fried on cylinder 4 coz my radiator is in bad shape so the water pump didn't cool the cylinder. Will find out in a few days how bad the damage is when taking it apart. These are great cars but things do go wrong. If you look after them it will last well but be prepared for some time down the line something goes on it. I absolutely love the car and it's definitely worth buying if you are prepared... (read more)
Written on: 02/03/2006 by Nelly GT
I'm on my second Fiat Punto GT and still love it to this day!! No real problems with either of them apart from being a bit hard to find parts for (especially original bodywork). Perfomance is superb and it leaves a lot of other cars in it wake. Only bad point is the fact that it drinks the juice like an alcoholic in a brewery! Really good cars!! Buy one! (Shame they haven't made a new turbo version because I'd be first on the list!) (read more)
Written on: 10/02/2006 by GT steve (1 review written)
I've fitted a K&N cone filter, Mongoose exhaust with de-cat pipe, bleed valve, bailey dump valve with Samco hose and a super chip. Have had no problems with my Fiat Punto until now.
What happens is when doing about 70mph plus and deck the pedal the car hesitates and jumps about and slowely picks up.The turbo spins up ok and ive replaced the Lambda sensor thinking it was this,but no difference.
Can anyone help??? (read more)
Written on: 11/08/2005 by Big Vern
I bought my Fiat Punto GT1 nearly two years ago, it is an M-reg and came with 112,000 miles on the clock. Fortunately, it also came with a full Fiat service history, and had been stripped and rebuilt by a good garage.
I've owned two Fiats in the past, both of which were Tipos, the first being a 1.4 petrol, and the second a 1.9 TD. The GT was a dream for many years, and in late 2003 it became a reality. Needless to say it trounces both of my Tipos when it comes to performance, looks, and... (read more)
Written on: 19/07/2005 by jack starkey
The Fiat Punto GT is a brilliant car in both looks and performance. When running right they do tend to be very reliable but dont be surprised when something unexpected goes wrong. The main downside is how much petrol they drink but lets face it you dont buy a car like this for fuel economy. Overall a brill car, a true hot hatch (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2005 by Sawyer2004 (1 review written)
This Fiat Punto GT car is the nuts, I have owned my gt for about a month now, I bought it off a neighbour, he spent loads keeping the thing running and looking its best, running at just over 190 bhp the car is very quick, no one will believe its a 1.4. with its 17inch wheels and lowered 60mm it looks superb and sticks to the road like glue, only problem is the petrols gone before you have paid for it, and trying to drive it slow just doesn't happen. (read more)
Written on: 07/03/2005 by puntogtmad1469 (1 review written)
How much fun is this car....
I have had my Fiat Punto GT3 for about a year now and have only just got it running again, as for the last 6 months it has been off the road as one of my exhaust manifold bolts sheared off in the head, therfore resulting in a 600 pound fee and me putting about 60hrs into it putting it together.
One problem after another, manifold was cracked, camshaft shims and buckets also broke but finally got it together.
New shims kent cam buckets etc, got head skimmed,
And... (read more)
Written on: 17/12/2004 by spliff1star (18 reviews written)
The Fiat Punto GT Sports Car beats my mates vtr once the boost goes up but the petrol needle drops down with it. The punto gt standerd isn't as quick as you may think. There are quicker more tunerble cars out there with out turbo. The top end on the car is just over 120mph and it doesnt seem to have much power over 110mph. The handling of the car is a joke. Its to high up and feels like it wants to turn over. Saxos and a lot of other cars can show it up here. Best to lower it!! Most puntos... (read more)
Written on: 12/09/2004 by rich gt turbo (1 review written)
I bought my Fiat Punto GT just over 14 months ago, at first I loved the car to bits, its got 17s full abarth kit total leather retrim in black and yellow, as for the engine I fitted a bleed valve samco hoses k&n and a baileys dump valve then I managed to blow the turbo so im on the look out for a stage 1 hybrid to go on. (read more)
Written on: 19/08/2004 by spoon2
I've had my 1997 Fiat Punto GT for 2 months now and was pleased with it up until the turbo started to dump air when the boost came on. Now when driving the car as soon as the turbo kicks in the power goes flat. I've checked all pipes (and i mean all) no splits even had a VW tech double check all pipes and Turbo casing. CAN ANYONE PLEASE HELP. (read more)
Written on: 20/07/2004 by Nathan Roberts (1 review written)
I've had my Fiat Punto GT now for approx two months and never looked back. Many people frowned at me when i said i was getting a GT TURBO instead of others cars such as the pug 106GTI which i looked at for many months but could'd find a desent one. I think it was mainly due to fiats history of making unrelible cars! Anyway i ignored everyones opinion and went to look at one, i liked it so much on the road test i bought it straight away. Its metalic blue and looks awesome, its got a full... (read more)
Written on: 15/01/2004 by AndyB1984 (1 review written)
The only problem i have with my Fiat Punto GT is finding tuning specialists for parts. I can find every other car just not Fiat no problem though just have to keep on looking, the injector light comes on every now and again but thats only when i'm pushing it. The cars great and I think looks a lot better then then new mark 3, shame they didn't bring out a gt version in the mark 2. (read more)
Written on: 21/11/2003 by paulmet666 (1 review written)
Just bought a Fiat Punto GT Sports car....damn these are quick.
Unfortunately got dent on passenger side that's gonna be a pain to sort. These use a lot of petrol as well so have to drive it conservatively for commuting etc.
Planning mods e.g. dump valve, exhaust, air filter. Any recommendations? (read more)
Written on: 05/10/2003 by RyanGT (2 reviews written)
I have had my Fiat Punto GT for about a year now but everything has gone wrong with it and I have replaced all of the parts with standard ones!!! I have now changed my mind and want to modify but don't know where to start. Does anyone know an owners club website and can I have any ideas of what to do first. (read more)
Written on: 26/09/2003 by knarf (1 review written)
I have had my gt for 3 years it runs 1.9 bar boost and has done for 2 years i have had no probs. My engine is heavily modified 260hp much fun.
These cars can be tuned so easily its great.
I had to modify handling of car or i was going to die,they are like boats. Anyway these cars are great i will never sell my gt never (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2003 by jay jay888 (2 reviews written)
Overall the Fiat Punto GT is a blindin little hatch one of the best turbos around i have wasted tt's and rs turbos also 0-60 at trax the other weekend in 6.4 in any car thats quick but in a 1.4 thats lightin i know (read more)
Written on: 01/08/2003 by Chris (Nibbs).
Had mine since march this year, bought it off a freind and love it to bits. 1 problem im having problems with starting up first thing in the morning i have to rev it until its warmed up. But so far piper cross filter Bailey dump valve with samco hoseing, getting a bigger intercooler removing the cat and then later on im going to flow the head. but at the mo power is still good. (read more)
Written on: 01/08/2003 by andy.
So far the car has a powerflow exhaust baily dump valve K&N airfilter adjustable boost valve and lowered 40mm and there's no stopping it. I think I might need to upgrade the brakes!!
Does anyone know how to stop the injector light coming on? It doesn't do it when I have a full tank, but when I get half a tank (that's about 10 mins on m25 4am full boost) it comes on please help!!! (read more)
Written on: 28/06/2003 by sid.
i am still buzzzzzing. just had ableed valve fitted, only cost #68.00. i am now running a turbo pressure of 1.5 bar it goes like a totaly differant car. it has gained 20 bhp, fitting a magnex on tuesday so watch out all you boy racers JUST ONE SLIGHT PROBLEM, with the bleed valve, the injection light comes on when you nail it. so i will have to get it sorted. (read more)
Written on: 22/06/2003 by turbo ed.
Had mine a week after finally getting rid of my sporting. s**t myself on test drive 50 mins later swapped keys. Awesome performance vvvvvrrroooooom, tsssssssh, vvvvvrrrrrrrrrroooooom, tttssssssshhh, etc etc are these babies really as quick as they feel mines standard and seems to out accelerate most cars with much bigger engines. wicked anthracite alloys wicked standard exhaust note. forget buying an old battered cossie get a late registered gt with full service history and cane it... (read more)
Written on: 15/06/2003 by jonboy.
Had the Fiat Punto GT 9 months now, having problems getting the red fuel injector light off. The car is starting to smoke a little as well. Only on start up though. I think Im going to replace the turbo as a matter of course. Never selling it. Great fun.
Written on: 02/05/2003 by GTAndy.
I bought my gt a few weeks ago. I'm only 18 and love it to bits. I recently fitted a powerflow exhaust with boxer tailpipe each side. Having the cat taken off next saturday. So far i'm lovin the standard 130bhp. It will keep up with most cars on the road. But I noticed it tends to drink alot even with the standard air filter on it! I'm thinking of chipping it and i am putting on a pipercross filter. constant problem i have had with the punto's are the rear arms going and flimsy bodywork. ... (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2003 by Scooby Slayer.
My punto is devastatingly quick. I've got the Hybrid in there, chipped, viper induction, konis and eibachs, Bleed valve, baileys dumpvalve, aftermarket exaust...SCORPION, and a 2nd boost guage. Fantastic.....only problem is the frigging injector light pops on now and again and narks me off. The car is quick and i've killed most people off the lights in very quick motors i havent changed the look of the car just the internals.....a very bad wolf in sheeps clothing....Nitrous next i reckon... (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2003 by Neo.
i enjoyed the car up to 6.000Kmh and then problems started the engine overheated, 7 crack's of the head of cylinder, 4 melted pistons, 2 broken valves and much more. Repair cost 2.000Euro but the damages was my fault 1.4bar turbo boost and 1.8 overboost i don't expect it to last long. Any way for 225hp on wheels and much reliability 4 mahle pistons, ihi (t22)turbine from subaru impreza wrx, turbo boost at 1.3bar and overboost 1.7bar,superchip,a cas pump from coupe(20v turbo), prefer a cstom... (read more)
Written on: 21/01/2003 by Lynchmobb.
I bought my GT 3 years ago standard. Best thing I ever bought. I fitted a bailey piston dump valve, magnex centre exit exhaust system and a K&N induction kit. This gave me 161bhp. I recently fitted a superchip and that gave me 175bhp but after 5 months I blew the turbo. Just got a new turbo and I dont want to blow it. Not sure what caused it to blow, if anyone has any ideas, let me know. (read more)
Written on: 18/01/2003 by bill o hsea.
A lovley car, fast, alright handling. Pick up im very happy with Interior very poor my two front seats broke and i can't find 98 to 99 interior anywhere in Ireland I'd give them 8 outa of 10 (read more)
Written on: 07/01/2003 by Mark.
Overall a good car but a few Niggling things that need to be sorted in order to have the car you expect with reliable performance (read more)
Written on: 27/10/2002 by Johnboy.
My first Fiat was a standard Punto 1.2 16v and even then i thought that was quick. I decided to sell it though just for something a bit more powerful and cause i loved my punto i decided to go for the GT, best decision i have ever made in picking a car. I bought it 2nd hand for £3.5k a year ago and never want to sell it.
Believe me, if you want a fast stylish car then go for the Punto GT. Although Fiat aren't known for superb reliability, they have much improved in recent years and you will... (read more)
Written on: 09/09/2002 by greggry.
I used to be a Ford freak until my friend (now bezzy) told me about the Fiat Punto GT. Cheers buddy, the best thing to happen to me. I just wanna drive it. I added an induction kit, scorpion to follow from cat back but hey lads (and girls of course) go buy one - amazing. (read more)
Written on: 27/08/2002 by Greg.
Having purchased my second new Fiat Punto GT three years ago after being impressed with my first one, I have only been impressed further with the car. It was fast, now its faster...
Baley Piston Dump Valve reduced lag, Supersprint Exhaust and K&N give it that little bit extra. No chip as I've heard some horror stories.
The thing I love most about the car is that hardly anyone knows it's a wolf in sheeps clothing and on its day will give anything a run for its money. Buy one and you'll... (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2002 by Mouse.
I bought the beast about 6 months ago now and i'm so pleased that i did. The ammount of cars that i've flown passed - i just can't believe it. One small problem tho. I've fitted an induction kit and a dump valve and ever since my temp gauge has through the roof. What can i do to keeps things cool? (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2002 by robbieglasgow.
had the Fiat Punto GT about a year and never heard of it (gt version) until i asked the salesman at the time for a fun hot hatch. a test drive later and i was signing the finance details cause im still young and for a car of its speed i can afford the insurance and its 0-60 time is a respectable 7.5 secs standard. not for long a powerflow custom exhaust, an induction kit and a dastek unichip setup on the rolling road my bhp has gone from 137 to 182 and it is still very drivable at low revs... (read more)
Written on: 24/06/2002 by dan.
The best mods on the Fiat Punto GT are cheap. chipping only scares away future buyers so try not to go mad unless you're never going to sell it. Hoses need sticky back foil to insulate them as they all touch in the wrong places ie radiator and intercooler hoses turbo lines over engine bay all get too hot. Induction kits must have heat shields as it's placed next to engine and you get more air in but it's hot so it's no gain. Heat sinks with fans along the side of the intercooler help. Turbo... (read more)
Written on: 14/06/2002 by Tally.
When I bought my Fiat Punto GT I thought: 'no way is this motor going to outshine the renault gt' (previous motor). How wrong was I???? This car has bags of performance and, with the right tweeks, it can be a real show stopper. I've already chipped mine, K&N cone filter, lower suspension, got a scorpion cat back on board and just introduced a lovely set of 15"s. She goes as quick as she looks. Absolutely blitzed an Audi TT and blew out a calibre 4x4 turbo. Thinking about going one step... (read more)
Written on: 12/05/2002 by Wajid.
The Fiat Punto GT is a nice car-stylish, reliable, worth to the price. A/C bad in the middle east!!!! TURBO GT!! WO!! tekeyro kohiye! (read more)
Written on: 12/05/2002 by Stuart.
The Fiat Punto GT is a thoroughly enjoyable car to drive that's a bargain secondhand. Still looks good and has stats that still beat more modern competitors. Performance can be brutal and torque steer is a problem. Suspention is on the hard side of rock solid leading to interior panel rattling.
Overall, despite some niggles, it's an absolute cracker! (read more)
Written on: 24/03/2002 by widness.
The Fiat Punto GT is excellent fun to drive, very quick cheap part's very reliable. Add the right part's and it will outrun nearly anything... (read more)
Written on: 18/02/2002 by ioGUIDOlaGT.
The Fiat Punto GT is my car.... www.puntogt.itgo.com is my website about my Punto GT (read more)
Written on: 03/01/2002 by Vibrio.
the Punto GT is fun. it is fast, has a great body, and people stare at it in standard form. other car drivers think that it is just a normal punto and you'd be suprised at the number of people that don't relise how quick it is. it really does force you back into your seat when you put your foot to the floor. really needs wider tyres for the amount ofpower and torque that the engine supplies.
best car I have ever had (read more)
Written on: 12/09/2001 by Al_Kapone.
i love the Fiat Punto GT. It is brutal under acceleration. (read more)
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