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02 Fiat Punto, Gold Three Door (1.2L) Your thoughts?

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    Ok, so my brother is getting me a fiat punto gold, three door, 1.2L...

    Not my ideal choice, (wanted a corsa) but i'll stick it out for a year..

    So basically the question I'm asking has anyone driven one of these before, if so, what your thoughts on clutch control, and the overall driving of the car.

    I have a wiered phobia of not liking cars like this, I prefere new model cars and I feel like I'll struggle to drive this car. :rolleyes:
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    Is there a reason you aren't going to go look at it and drive it for yourself first?
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    I drive the same car, an 03 3 door punto, chose it over the Corsa as I prefer the looks. Overall the car drives well, my dad thinks so too and clutch control isn't too bad but does take some getting use to.
    Not hard to drive at all.
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    Fiat..

    Fix
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    Tomorrow

    My puntos caused me nothing but problems (since I got it last september). It cost me £500~ and i've spent nearly £800 in repairs. touch wood it hasnt developed a problem in the last 5 months. But i'm gonna get a new car when my renewals up.
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    I have only had one experience of a fiat, and that was a grande punto as a hire car on holiday. The rear door handle came off when we tried to open it so we had to swap it for another car.

    I wouldn't buy a fiat, also gold, really, a colour that is so close to piss yellow. I wouldn't risk it.

    I was looking at cars on autotrader and peaguots (sp) are around the same price. I would go for one of those instead.
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    Fiat's are not as well built as the french cars. And french cars are not as well built as German cars. (My opinion.)

    I wouldn't personally buy a fiat, unless it was a 126 or early panda 4x4, maybe a x19... (these are classics but still not that well built).

    Fiats appear to be made cheaply, and are cheap to buy, run, repair (i think), and cheapish on insurance.
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    (Original post by Robertall)
    Fiat's are not as well built as the french cars. And french cars are not as well built as German cars. (My opinion.)

    I wouldn't personally buy a fiat, unless it was a 126 or early panda 4x4, maybe a x19... (these are classics but still not that well built).

    Fiats appear to be made cheaply, and are cheap to buy, run, repair (i think), and cheapish on insurance.
    not cheapish on insurance!
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    (Original post by TrueUnitedFan)
    Ok, so my brother is getting me a fiat punto gold, three door, 1.2L...

    Not my ideal choice, (wanted a corsa) but i'll stick it out for a year..

    So basically the question I'm asking has anyone driven one of these before, if so, what your thoughts on clutch control, and the overall driving of the car.

    I have a wiered phobia of not liking cars like this, I prefere new model cars and I feel like I'll struggle to drive this car. :rolleyes:
    I think yours will be two or three years younger than this beauty, but it's almost a classic car. Not long until you stop paying road tax.
    To answer your question, I imagine it drives like a dream. I'm sure the handling will be like a classic Jag.


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    (Original post by crocker710)
    I think yours will be two or three years younger than this beauty, but it's almost a classic car. Not long until you stop paying road tax.
    To answer your question, I imagine it drives like a dream. I'm sure the handling will be like a classic Jag.


    Well done.

    Its not even a Punto in the pic you posted. Kudos.
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    I don't think anyone gets their ideal choice first out.
    Have a go and see where you get. It's basically a fiat 500 anyway. I have driven one of those and they are pretty good for a city car.
    See what happens. It'll probably be fine!
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    (Original post by tomrw)
    not cheapish on insurance!
    Oh right, i am currently driving a Volvo estate cos it is cheap to insure. I now like it cos it is big, economical (diesel) and reliable, and cream leather. Plus plenty of mod cons.
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    (Original post by JC.)
    I don't think anyone gets their ideal choice first out.
    Have a go and see where you get. It's basically a fiat 500 anyway. I have driven one of those and they are pretty good for a city car.
    See what happens. It'll probably be fine!
    The 500 is no where near a Punto, it is based on a Panda platform which was an all new chassis when it was launched. Shares near zero parts as well other than the odd switches and engines.

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