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FIAT PUNTO EVO Hatchback 2010‑2012
16 owner reviews for FIAT PUNTO EVO Hatchback 2010‑2012
FIAT PUNTO EVO 1.4 Active 3dr (Review date: 16th February '13)
The Perfect Value Fiat Active Evo.style Value and First Class for the Money.
My Daughter Wanted a fiat 500 ,but was a Liitle Too Much Money for her budget so opted for the Fiat Evo . 40-42 mpg . rear 3 belts so carries five adults with ease. Good music cd . powersteering with city mode so makes steering even lighter for ease of parking .good heater.nice seating height .
main dealer menu servicing super value . or easy d.i.y maintainance
you cant go wrong for the money you can buy one of this cars for today.
Punto Evo Sporting - a pocket rocket
FIAT PUNTO EVO 1.4 Multiair 16V Sporting 3dr  (Review date: 18th March '12)
I've just upgraded from the entry level Punto Evo to the Sporting and haven't looked back since!
To most people, I guess they wont see the difference visually, but the lower body and sporty 17" graphite grey alloys, along with the rear spoiler and chrome exhaust definitely set it apart for me.
As someone who drives 50 miles a day, I was semi-anxious in regards to the claimed 50mpg. I've found that i'd need to drive like a saint to get anywhere near that, and have been managing an average of 40-41mpg most days (including some tasty turbo useage), which I'm very happy with considering the performance figures!
One big difference between the sporting and not just the entry level car, but pretty much every other car in the class, is the interior styling. Comfortable sport bucket seats, along with great detailed stitching throughout the cabin makes it a luxurious, yet sporty place to sit and makes me forget I'm in a Punto sometimes!
Obviously, the best thing as I'm sure everyone else thinks is the engine! With 135bhp and 152 lb/ft, keeping up with and overtaking traffic has never been so easy, and really sets this car apart.
As for downsides... i'm quite biased, and having had the entry level punto, I'm just grateful for this car! But I suppose i feel a little detached when changing gear at times, and on twisty backroads, it's not quite as clingy as i'd hope..., but I dont really give a hoot as I love the car!
It's more the surprise factor that I love this car for, as it isnt the hottest looking hatch, but isnt far off being one!
Overall, a beaut of a car, and I'd say, worth having over an Abarth :)
Fiat Punto Evo
FIAT PUNTO EVO 1.4 Multiair 16V Dynamic 5dr (Review date: 29th January '12)
Practical, looks great but lacks power
FIAT PUNTO EVO 1.4 Multiair 16V GP 3dr (Review date: 29th January '12)
The car is fantastic to look at, both inside and out. The model I have is equipped with all the extras which certainly gives it a more up market feel than the basic model - chrome mirrors, sideskirts, honeycomb grill - items which make it look like a different car to the basic model and extras I can only recommend having driven both.
It's a great car to live with, the drive is smooth and handles well. One criticism, despite it being one of the larger engine sized models, it does lack power, particularly in the higher gears, though it's a nice car to cruise along the motorway in with its sixth gear, which also saves some fuel.
The car is said to average 40-45 MPG, but I can only manage 35, though I do lots of short journeys and my driving style doesn't quite adhere to what FIAT imagined when they came up with those figures.
The car is comfortable, both as a driver and passenger and has a great seating position with good views all round.
The boot can be a little small, I have to put my driver (golf club) on the back seat as it doesn't fit in the foot unless I carefully angle it, which can take longer than I often have. Though the boot is deep and has plenty of room for shopping, it's just narrow.
The running costs are OK, tax is a little higher than I thought it would be, especially as it's quite economical and has 'Stop/Start' technology, which works well, but can result in some slow getaways at the lights.
Overall, I'm very happy with the car, and aside from the small niggling issues, which I can happily see past, I would recommend it.
Bring on the EVO
FIAT PUNTO EVO 1.4 GP 3dr (Review date: 31st October '11)
I was really surprised on the overall performance of the EVO. It's nippy and cuts around the London traffic really well. The start stop system takes a bit of getting used to but its a definet fuel saver. There's plenty of space for 5 people and the boot is of a good size. I haven't got anything bad to say about the EVO and i would recommend it to anyone even if its for a test drive.
fiat fun and full of gadgets
FIAT PUNTO EVO 1.4 GP 3dr (Review date: 7th August '11)
First look at the car and it looks sporty and solid, open the door and the inside is bright and fun, shut the door behind you and feel the heavy solid door shut . Look at the fun and gadget packed dash, we opted for the sat nav made for the car that just clips on a stand on the dash, the blue and me is great to take your mobile calls and is voice activated. Good stereo and trip computer, the dash letting you know everything you need to, all in all a very nice car to look at , sit in , and drive .We have the 1.4 8v engine which is not to quick, but very good to keep youngsters speed down, ideal first car for a17 year old, not to fast ,very safe and fullof fun.
Great Little Car Full of Punto Magic
FIAT PUNTO EVO 1.4 Active 3dr (Review date: 30th June '11)
This replaced my last Punto, a 10 year old MKII which i always referred to as The "Gym Included" Model, because it had no electric add-ons e.g. Windows etc. All the same i loved it and was reticent about swapping it.
So when i replaced it with the newer model i was hoping it was not going to disappoint and wish i was back in "Polly".
I can truthfully say i have not been! It has a slightly bigger engine (1.4), but performs much better than i would have though, and has a lovely engine sound which belies it smaller engine. It holds the road very well and time will tell if it will get me through the snow this winter as successfully as my old one.
After 9 months, I've not noticed any rattle, squeaks or annoying noises. The general build quality is good and everyone comments on the rubberised fabric covering the center console.
The only flaws i can pinpoint as just niggles; I have the three door version, and the handles to slide the seat forward sometimes stick and don't feel as good quality as my older version. The Fog light buttons are to the bottom right of the steering column, but they have put the boot release at the top of the centre console; these could really be better swapped around as in the winter if you need to turn on the fog lights while driving, you don't want to be routing around below the steering looking for the button, but when are you going to open the boot in transit!
The only mechanical issue i have had which required it to go back to the dealer, was the Air Bag Warning light appearing out of the blue when i started the car to go to work; after a trip to the dealers workshop this was fixed promptly, as it appeared to be a loose wire and has not recurred since.
Over all as i said at the start, i have been more than pleased with this as a replacement for "Polly", and the most difficult thing was coming up with it's name; after a number of arguments over whether it was a boy or a girl car with colleagues, we finally agreed that i was allowed to call 'HIM" Top Cat, or TC for short.
So her's to many years of happy motoring with TC! ;o)