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3 faults in a year!
Member Name: dazzle490
Advantages: good looking car
Disadvantages: needed fixing a lot
I have a Fiat Grande Punto 1.4 2007 reg at the moment. I bought it when it was literally just 2 years old and have had a number of problems with it since. It cost me around £7000 and has one more year warranty on it.
When I first drove the car from the dealers I noticed a knocking sound everytime I went over a bump (I did not notice this during a test drive as it was flat roads). I ignored it thinking it was nothing. A couple of months later my handbrake seized up. The mechanic said it needed readjusting so I had to take it to fiat. They fixed the problem. and also diagnosed the kncking they said it was the suspension coil that needed replacing- they did this free at a later date as it was under the warranty so ultimatly they sold me a car with a fault. During this visit they did anohter aftey check and told me I needed a whole new steering column (the car wasn't even 3 years old yet). I noticed the steering wheel was turning itself when the car stopped. It wasn't moving the wheels, it was just turning but again hoped it would go away. Obviously it was a serious fault and Fiat strongly advised I didnt drive the car. When they eventually got confirmation that this was also covered under warranty they fixed it.
That is 3 faults on a car in less than a year in a less than 3 year old car. It was ridculous.
Summary: Be careful when buying from fiat
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