From a mechanics perspective
Added: 28th of November 2020
The Fiat Grande Punto is a decent sized car although the 3-door looks great the 5-Door is a better buy as it's far more practical. Petrol engines are over all good the 1.4L is the best option as it has an Ok amount of power but better fuel economy over the 1.2L of which only has 65hp and does only about 40mpg. Diesel engines promise more power and far superior fuel economy, the 1.3L is worth avoiding as it is loud and timing chains are a common failure, the 1.9L is a great engine with enough power and great fuel economy. Brakes are sharp and take some getting used to, handles really well for a hatchback and the suspension is soft and comfortable. The city mode on the steering is Great for parking in tight spaces. Speaking of electrics, this is where the Grande Punto is not so good... Various electrical issues can range from something small to more expensive issues. A common issue is the earth cable snapping from the body to the gearbox creating a none start condition. Overall, the Grande Punto is a good car for the city and B roads, it is cheap to maintain, repair and reliable. It is comfortable and has a good sized boot, can be fun too.