The Fiat Punto MK3 was produced and sold for a long period from 2005 to 2018. Unfortunately, Fiat does not update its models very often: the same happens with the 500, the Tipo, and many other models. It is also nicknamed “Grande Punto” (grande in Italian means big) both because its dimensions are significantly bigger than those of the Punto MK2 and because it represents a “big” technical upgrade. Its structure is shared with the Opel Corsa D, and, according to Euro NCAP crash tests, gives the car good safety together with advanced technologies like the ABS, ASR, and ESP offered as standard. The interior is very sparse and offers no interesting technology, and low-quality plastic abounds. The general feeling is that this is a car with low build quality and care in assembly. Its launch price in 2005 was symbolically 11.111€ (while in 2016 it reached over 14.000€), and in the first few years, its commercial success was far beyond expectations. For similar prices, there are many other noteworthy supermini cars, such as Ford Fiesta, Volkswagen Polo, Toyota Yaris, and Citroen C3.
🏎 Fiat “Grande” Punto III (199)
📍 Italy
🛠 1.2 8V Start and Stop 102NM 69HP
💨 14,4 seconds
🔝 156km/h
💶 No longer on sale
Our vote: ⭐⭐⚡ (2,5/5)