Product Type: Fiat cars
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Not worth the money
Fiat Grande Punto 1.4
Member Name: jennibaker
Fiat Grande Punto 1.4
Advantages: Great looking car
After having car after car break down on me I finally got a decent car, which I still have to this day but to be honest for the price I payed it really is no different what so ever to the car's I've had in the past. I used to have a rusty old Fiesta that never broke down on me but the breaks did almost go on me one day. hence the upgrade! But when I got this car although decent to drive within a month of having the car ( second hand 4 years old) The Electric window's stopped working, and as I'm a girl my first reaction was to go on the internet and look it up which turned out to be a connection in the car door which had disconnected as the door was slammed shut, to think that this is a relatively new car I would have expected Fiat to realize that this would be an issue ( which I assume it is as I found many people writing on forums with the same problem) and for them to make the connection much more sturdy and hard wearing and I didn't really want to prise off the plastic on the car door to be honest.
After this the car was ok for a while, it's always felt average for me, but having had such old car's in the past and never having them completely break down on me it was a total shock for me when one day I start it up and the engine makes a high pitched squealing sound before cutting out on me. This was the first time I've had to be towed to a garage and it was down to the battery which even had the Garage men confused as it was down to the battery which was quite new, but about £150 later it had a battery replaced and worked again.
The insurence for this car is average, affordable.
I mean I do like the look and size of this car, and on a good day it runs nicely, I just feel unsure as I start it up now as I'm not sure what to expect.
But I'll bring up some good point's shall I?
Some people may find this annoying but I quite enjoy the safety noise the car makes when someone is sat in the front seat without their belt on, however if you put bag's on the front seat that are quite heavy it can confuse it for a person and you have to wrap your belt around it and clip it in for the noise to stop, which I suppose is safer? maybe?
More good points.. urm... The petrol consumption seem's reasonable, I tend to drive around alot for work and the Petrol seem's slightly better than other car's I've had in the past. I'm not the greatest on car's so I'm trying to give you as much as I've experienced with this car!
Summary: Can get something better for the cost of this car.