Fiat Punto Review (2012)

Fiat Punto (Back Side) (2012)
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Fiat Punto Review

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Rear seat access is not particularly easy in this three-door version, and seat space is quite snug back there.

Ride and Handling

Handling calibre is not bad, but neither is it as poised and precise as some of the newer superminis. On a twisty cross-country route, the Punto TwinAir is nowhere near as impressive as a Ford Fiesta, VW Polo or even a Vauxhall Corsa. The ride is a little bouncy at times and not as supple as the best-engineered of its rivals.

Ease of Use

The Punto TwinAir has a City button to adjust the level of power steering assistance and make it lighter and more comfortable for manoeuvring into parking spaces in urban areas. Then you can switch back to the normal setting for better feel at higher speeds.

Rear seat access is not particularly easy in this three-door version, and seat space is quite snug back there. The five-door model is easier to live with for very similar aesthetics, Boot capacity is only 275 litres with the rear seats in place, but increases to a pretty reasonable 1,030 litres when they are folded. The car has a towing limit of 1,000 kg.

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