Fiat Punto GT Review

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spliff1star's review of Fiat Punto GT

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“The Fiat Punto GT Sports Car beats my mates vtr once...”

Written on: 17/12/2004 by spliff1star (18 reviews written)

Good Points
Looks like a normal punto 1.1 but its a lot quicker. Faces on other drivers, black 14inch rims on some models. Limited edition t-reg has more bhp.

Bad Points
Not as quick as you may think, early models have a rubbish turbo and least power, handling is poor. Same as a 1.1 punto with standerd set up. Same rubbish easyly dented body work. Top speed 124mph turbo burns to much petrol, early models are slow compared to the last model t-reg. Expensive when things go wrong (uno turbo slightly cheaper on repairs)

General Comments
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 nowadays sufer from dents and scratches as the bodywork is tin like, the gt is no exception so becareful where you park and drive it. Electrics are also dodgy. My first punto gt turbo was an m-reg. The head gasket went after owning it for 4days. If you are going to buy one of these cars I suggest you buy the rare limited edition t-reg gt turbo(not s-reg). This was the last of the turbos and has a bigger better more powerfull turbo, stiffer suspension, are mint and have lower miles on the clock. I had one and it was ten times better than the m-reg model I had. Believe me it drives a lot better than the early l-reg up to s reg models and as puntos dont seem to hold there price very well, this one does a bit better than the rest. I own a t-reg gt turbo with 64k on the clock, im the 2nd owner and it has a full service history, 152bhp and no mods to engine. Any one intrested email me on [email protected]

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191980_S Type's Response to spliff1star's Review

Written on: 04/05/2005

punto gt mark 1 is better as it has a japanese turbo, and mine hasn't been beaten by any non-turbo car especially saxo's, sounds to me like you bought the wrong car or can't drive unless your car's lowered, get a gti

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Spliff1Star's Response to spliff1star's Review

Written on: 16/09/2005

the punto gt1 is not better or faster than a gt3 or gt limited. the turbo on a gt1 only has 5bhp over the gt2 and 3 but is not any quicker.gt1s are mostly sheds that are trashed and unreliable!! there are only a few that have been looked after ie: servicing. the gt2 and gt3 have a better more reliable turbo.and has slightly less turbo lag. my gt1 was aload of rubish, i bought that car blind, but in a way still loved it. the gt3 and rare gt3 limited are the best. why buy a l-m reg when you can buy a more reliable version r s t reg with better interier and condition for slightly more money. there are good gt1s out there but if you dont know what you are looking for like me when i bought mine, you are in trouble.

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205031_Markmair45's Response to spliff1star's Review

Written on: 28/08/2005

your punto must be knackered cause ive got a powerflow exhaust, with decat and k&N, and a dump valve, and ive had 137mph out of mine

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