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2007 (57) Fiat Grande Punto1.2 Active 3dr

Perth Citroën / DS

Call now on 01738 893343*

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Digital clockElectric power steering
Internal boot releaseRev counter
Service interval indicatorTrip computer
Trip meterWater temperature gauge

Entertainment

Single CD/radio, audio remote, 4 speakers + 2 tweeters 

Exterior Features

'Guide me home' headlampsBody colour bumpers
Electric front windowsElectrically adjustable door mirrors
Heated rear windowHeight adjustable headlamps
Rear wiper 

Interior Features

4-speed ventilation systemCentre console with cupholders
Cloth upholsteryFolding rear seatbacks
Front/rear anti-submarining seatsHeight adjustable driver's seat
Height adjustable head restraintsHeight/reach adjustable steering column
Isofix rear child seat fasteningsLuggage compartment lighting
Map pocket in front passengers seat backRear armrest
Sliding front seats with position memoryStorage area with lid

Safety

ABS/EBDCollapsible pedal support
FPS fire prevention systemHeight adjustable front seatbelts + pretensioners
Passenger airbag deactivation systemSeatbelt load limiter
Smart driver/front passenger airbagsThird 3 point rear seatbelt

Security

Fiat code immobiliserRemote central locking

Wheels

15" steel wheelsFull size spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.456CO2 (g/km)139
HC0.043Noise Level dB(A)72.5
NOx0.014Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 4

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftSOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1242Compression Ratio11.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)70.8Cylinders - Stroke (mm)78.9
Engine Code199A4000Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTIONGears5 SPEED
Number of Valves8TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)47.9EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)57.6EC Urban (mpg)37.7

General

Badge Engine CC1.2Badge Power65
Coin SeriesActiveInsurance Group 12
Insurance Group 2EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years8
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.9
EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.9Service Interval Mileage18000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years2
Timing Belt Interval Mileage72000Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)14.5Engine Power - BHP65
Engine Power - KW48Engine Power - RPM5500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT75Engine Torque - MKG10
Engine Torque - NM102Engine Torque - RPM3000
Top Speed96 

Tyres

Tyre Size Front175/65 R15Tyre Size Rear175/65 R15
Tyre Size Spare175/65 R15Wheel Type15" STEEL

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1490Length4030
Wheelbase2510Width1687

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)45Gross Vehicle Weight1575
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1030Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)275
Max. Loading Weight560Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked900Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked400
Minimum Kerbweight1015No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Fiat Grande Punto

BY ANDY ENRIGHT

Introduction

The premise that the smaller the Fiat, the better it is has worked quite well until recently. The Multipla and, to a certain extent, the Sedici have bucked that trend but it was the 2006 launch of the Grande Punto that finally saw big mean beautiful in the Fiat stable. No other supermini looks like it and none have its effortless style, spawning demand for used examples that's very strong. Find out here which makes the best buy second time round.

History

From conception to a production reality in less than 22 months, the Grande Punto was evidence of Fiat getting its act together and doing it fast. No expense was spared at the model's Turin international launch in 2005, the company wheeling out Luca di Montezemolo, CEO Sergio Marchionne and even Michael Schumacher put in a cameo appearance. The message was clear. This car was crucially important. Fortunately European customers have embraced the Grande Punto and the model also garnered some critical acclaim in press reviews. Based on the same platform as the MK3 Vauxhall Corsa, the tentative but ultimately aborted relationship between General Motors and Fiat produced a very good car in the Grande Punto. A turbocharged petrol-powered 1.4-litre T-Jet 120 variant was added to the range in August 2007.

What You Get

Studies of car buying behaviour have shown that many customers don't need the hard sell. All they need is a picture and the buying decision is made. Of course, it helps if the picture being shown is of something sleek and sexy, rather than a car with a face like a bucket of smashed crabs, and that sort of thing is a whole lot easier with coupes and sports cars. Superminis are, by their very nature, short, tall and rather dumpy looking. Fiat, it seems, have decided to disagree with that received wisdom and, against all odds, their Grande Punto has that instantaneous 'want one' factor. Look at those teardrop-shaped headlamps and chromed air intake. If you saw that appearing in your rear view mirror, you'd be forgiven for thinking a Maserati Coupe had sliced through the traffic and was sitting on your back bumper. Styled by Italdesign-Giugiaro in partnership with Centro Stile Fiat, the Grande Punto is one of those rare cars that looks good from every angle. Five-door or three-door version, it makes no difference. The shape just works. What has helped the car's proportioning is a subtle letting out of the car's belt. As its name suggests, this model is significantly bigger than the Punto it replaced, helping the stylists create a sleeker profile. In fact it's fully 23cm longer than the old car, but only 2cm wider and a mere centimetre taller. These proportions lengthen the look and the sleek styling is aided with neat detailing such as the Formula One-style door mirrors and the neat badging. Upgraded interior trim materials were put in place across the range from launch and the trim level hierarchy was split into Elegance, Comfort and Sport sections. Buyers preferring to take it easy could select from Active, Dynamic and Eleganza with Active customers also offered the self-explanatory AirCon pack. The Sport side of things yielded Active Sport, Dynamic Sport and range-topping Sporting versions which highlighted the Punto's more aggressive side. Interior space - as you would expect from a car this generously endowed in the wheelbase department - is a standout feature. The 275-litre boot is about average for the class but rear leg and headroom is very good indeed. Fiat claim the interior 'represents the epitome of Italian style', although that may be stretching the point a little. It's rather minimalist in fact, the main dials being housed in a curiously flat-topped binnacle with an unexceptional centre console that, from a purely aesthetic perspective, is probably the car's weakest point. Still, it's undoubtedly functional, and if you get confused by the big buttons, self explanatory ventilation controls and stereo controls, then modern life has really got on top of you. One particularly smart touch is the extension of body colour to the soft trims and dash inserts. If the dashboard in the car you're looking at is finished in grey or black, it can look a little dull, but find one trimmed in red and you'll find the coloured touches really lift the cabin.

What to Look For

Though there are still a few places where it's obvious that Fiat have built down to a price, the Grande Punto feels very well screwed together. The cabin is well appointed but not without the odd squeak here and there; it's still not quite on a par with Volkswagen. Still, used values for this car are only a little below Volkswagen's and in terms of value for money, it's tough to fault this Italian take on supermini motoring. Diesel-engined variants are especially rugged mechanically. Ensure that you check all of the electronic systems as electric windows have been known to freeze.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on an 1.2 Active inc VAT) An alternator is around £78, front brake pads are around £35 for a set, a rear exhaust section should be about £61 and a headlamp is around £82. Expect to pay around £7 for an air filter and about £15 for a fuel filter, about £6 for an oil filter and about £4 for spark plugs.

On the Road

From launch, there were three petrol engine options - a 1.2-litre 8v with 65bhp, a 1.4-ltre 8v with 77bhp and a 1.4-litre 16v with 95bhp. A turbocharged petrol-powered 1.4-litre T-Jet 120 variant was added to the range in August 2007. Fiat offered three turbodiesels. These comprised a 1.3-litre 16v MultiJet (75bhp or 90bhp) plus a 1.9-litre MultiJet with 130bhp. To be frank, the two less powerful petrol engines don't really have the torque to move the Grande Punto really quickly and the diesels are by far the more satisfying choice. A high performance version of the 1.4 T-Jet is available in the Grande Punto Abarth model which produces 152bhp. If you want even more power this can be further upgraded to give 177bhp with a performance pack. To put this into perspective, the 1.4-litre 8v petrol will need over 13 seconds to get the car to 60mph. There are some downsides to being Grande, you see. Like the MK2 Punto, the Grande version features the 'City' button which reduces steering effort when parking to fingertip levels. With the City mode disabled, the steering gains a bit more feel although the Punto has never been a car with a particularly natural and feelsome helm. Refinement however, represents a big improvement on previous Puntos, Fiat having added a significant amount of sound deadening material to the Grande and worked on reducing vibration in the engine bay. The result is that the car is far more hushed at motorway speeds, helping to reinforce that all-important perception of quality. It also scores well in terms of safety. Fiat claimed at launch that it was one of the three safest cars it was then possible to buy and the Grande was designed from the outset to bag a prestigious (and almost mandatory these days) Euro NCAP five-star award. With a massively rigid chassis and airbags that seem able to sprout from any compass bearing, the Grande Punto will look after you if you drive it into the scenery.

Overall

Recommending a used Fiat was once a sure fire way to surrender credibility as a motoring journalist. Thankfully that's no longer the case and the Grand Punto is a constituent part of the reason why. Successfully blending classic Italian style with some tried and tested mechanicals, it's well worth a punt.

Performance
60%
Handling
60%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
90%
Build
70%
Value
80%
Equipment
80%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
70%

Perth Citroën / DS

153 Dunkeld Rd, Perth, PH1 5AU

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