Not a car .... its like purchasing Trouble

By for Fiat Grande Punto 2009-2013 from Pune Maharastra 2009-11-11 11:24:10.0
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  • Appearance
  • Performance
  • Comfort
  • Value For Money
  • Fuel Economy
  • Overall Satisfaction

Pros : Good Looks

Cons : Worst Customer service


I am most upset with Fiat Grand Punto....... Its just a trouble which I purchased for 6 lacs + ....... finding ways to get out of the trouble ....... Will NEVER EVER GO for a FIAT vehicle in my life again ..... I am not able to make out why on the earth I purchased FIAT Grande PUNTO ....

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  • yeswant |11 Nov,2009 02:04:53 PM

    I am almost into buying a Grand Punto 1.4 Emotion.Please let me know the reasons behind your comments.It would be helpful

    Nikhil C.Mondkar |05 Jun,2011 01:48:10 PM

    in India,the service the quality of Parts and care is more good compare to Maruti,VW,and Hundai, As FIAT and TATA is known for service and Quality... Grande Punto is the car of the year 2009 and best car design of the year 2009 and 2010. Punto have turned the fortune of FIAT and is the most popular car from ITALY,EUROPE AND POLAND... For your information Maruti SWIFT'S engine is desingned by FIAT.. The car looks are spoorty and Aero dynamic which will give you feel of Austin martin from Front Check austin martin photos in google. Best millage of 15 in city and 18 on highway with A/c. ...Its Truly Crafted for True Man. Regards, Nikhil

    Anand Prakash |10 Aug,2011 02:47:10 PM

    Dear freind, I bought Punto Dynamic1.3 last year April'2010, and I can vouch for car's preformance like anything. The car is far superior than any other hatchback. I have driven Swift, Figo, Polo and Beat but nothing can defeat Punto. The handling as high speed is great. Mileage is just superb, I am living in Ludhiana which is a very crowded city where people just have no sense of Traffic, and your vehicle hardly gets into fourth gear in city conditions. But still I have very few visits to petrol pump. Let me share my experienc about fuel efficiency of Punto - I travelled from Ludhiana to Karnal which are 125 miles apart in 7.5 litres of diesel. Even I was also surprised by the mileage return of the car. I would love to upgrade if FIAT will allow any customer loyalty. Anand 9878997632

    Yogita Kulkarni,Pune |20 Sep,2011 10:48:54 AM

    Hello Mr.Anand, Thankyou so much for your feedback and it helped me to decide for emotion 1.3 multijet diesel model.

    Anand Prakash |23 May,2012 11:36:10 AM

    Thanks Yogita, and congrats for your buy. Enjoy the ride :)

    Yogita |12 Jun,2012 11:06:50 AM

    Thanks Mr.Anand Prakash..!I have purchased Punto and found your feedback inline with the performance of punto i have and have no regrets .Best performance !Really a Grand experience !!

    Anand |13 Jun,2012 10:03:22 PM

    Hi Yogita, congrats again, my sweets are due..... just joking. You would be surprised to know that after posting my review I got almost thirty phone calls from all over India, even monday night itself I got call from one Mr Mehta from Ahemdabad and he is also going to buy the same car. Although he is 72 years old but he wanted to buy a stylized and performance car for himself. He told me that he has test driven new swift but satisfied with built of car. I am no agent of Fiat but fan of cars made strongly and performance driven. Anyway have a great time driving your PUNTO. :)

    Yogita |24 Jan,2013 11:11:06 AM

    Hi Mr.Anand, Thanks..Ofcourse we happen to meet your sweets (due) will be given..:-)Really a awesome car..As of now no any problems faced ..almost1..3 yrs to complete...

    konark gupta |11 Jun,2012 04:46:50 PM

    Dear Yogita, Can you please lets me know your experience with punto...i am planning and confused between new swift and punto ? which one u suggest ..?

    Yogita |24 Jan,2013 11:12:49 AM

    Hi Mr.Gupta, Guess m late to reply..but would definetly like to comment..Grande Punto..best car ever i have seen in Hatchback category..one should go for it.

    Uday |23 Jan,2013 10:35:22 PM

    Hi! Yogita, did you purchase the emotion? what is your experience...let me know experience please.

    Yogita |24 Jan,2013 11:14:05 AM

    Hello Mr.Uday, Emotion Punto model..best car ever in HAtchback..You should go for it.

    Uday |25 Jan,2013 09:33:16 PM

    Thank you...Yogita and congrats for you having nice Hatchback!

    Gaurav |06 Feb,2013 04:51:11 PM

    I am plannin for Punto... kindly do suggest which is the best buy. Punto---- Figo---- or----Swift... please do help me guys.

    Apoorv |10 May,2014 03:25:41 PM

    hi..Thanks for updating on Punto. Can you tell whats the average on City Roads.??

  • noone |12 Nov,2009 03:57:35 AM

    who the people r u to comment on punto she a wonderful car the global leader punto wiil ruin ur honda haa haa haaa.../..

    Nikhil C.Mondkar |05 Jun,2011 01:51:06 PM

    in India,the service the quality of Parts and care is more good compare to Maruti,VW,and Hundai, As FIAT and TATA is known for service and Quality... Grande Punto is the car of the year 2009 and best car design of the year 2009 and 2010. Punto have turned the fortune of FIAT and is the most popular car from ITALY,EUROPE AND POLAND... For your information Maruti SWIFT'S engine is desingned by FIAT.. The car looks are spoorty and Aero dynamic which will give you feel of Austin martin from Front Check austin martin photos in google. Best millage of 15 in city and 18 on highway with A/c. ...Its Truly Crafted for True Man. Regards, Nikhil

  • karan rai |13 Nov,2009 05:07:10 PM

    i own fiat 1.3 diesel punto great car great ride great engine and good build quality and handling is good in city and feels very safe on highways

  • p.n.prabhakar |13 Nov,2009 05:41:52 PM

    I have purchased a Grande Punto Emotion Pack 1.3 diesel version today. Took delivery of the car. The ride is fantastic, the city pulling is great and even though a diesel no problem in driving in bumper to bumper traffic. The ride quality is out of this world especialy in the category of 6 to 7 lakh value vehicles. FEEL I HAVE TRULY PURCHASED A VFM CAR WHICH SHOULD GIVE ME YEARS OF TROUBLE FREE SERVICE.

    Nikhil C.Mondkar |05 Jun,2011 01:48:24 PM

    in India,the service the quality of Parts and care is more good compare to Maruti,VW,and Hundai, As FIAT and TATA is known for service and Quality... Grande Punto is the car of the year 2009 and best car design of the year 2009 and 2010. Punto have turned the fortune of FIAT and is the most popular car from ITALY,EUROPE AND POLAND... For your information Maruti SWIFT'S engine is desingned by FIAT.. The car looks are spoorty and Aero dynamic which will give you feel of Austin martin from Front Check austin martin photos in google. Best millage of 15 in city and 18 on highway with A/c. ...Its Truly Crafted for True Man. Regards, Nikhil

  • rakesh |27 Nov,2009 07:13:52 PM

    cummon guys... this car is just fantastic... there is nothing you can turn your finger to... giv it annother try !!!

    Nikhil C.Mondkar |05 Jun,2011 01:48:47 PM

    in India,the service the quality of Parts and care is more good compare to Maruti,VW,and Hundai, As FIAT and TATA is known for service and Quality... Grande Punto is the car of the year 2009 and best car design of the year 2009 and 2010. Punto have turned the fortune of FIAT and is the most popular car from ITALY,EUROPE AND POLAND... For your information Maruti SWIFT'S engine is desingned by FIAT.. The car looks are spoorty and Aero dynamic which will give you feel of Austin martin from Front Check austin martin photos in google. Best millage of 15 in city and 18 on highway with A/c. ...Its Truly Crafted for True Man. Regards, Nikhil

  • shazz |04 Dec,2009 04:31:01 PM

    This car is really amazing be it features ,handling,comfort.cabin is so silent that u feel bored on a highway as u crave for some sort of bumps or engine noise that too for a diesel engine.

  • Sachin |25 Dec,2009 11:43:54 AM

    Hey Sachin, I have heard Punto is a fabulous car and absolute value for money. In term of service, TATA is supporting it. What problem did you face? Why do u feel its a bad decision? I mean did u face problem with the car itself or service was a problem? Whom did u buy it from, which dealer? Also, if you recently bought it and want to get rid of it, I think I can buy it from you. Please let me know. As I mentioned earlier, please specify the problem you faced with the car/engine. As you might have guessed your statement matters a lot. Thanks, G Sachin.

    Nikhil C.Mondkar |05 Jun,2011 01:49:12 PM

    in India,the service the quality of Parts and care is more good compare to Maruti,VW,and Hundai, As FIAT and TATA is known for service and Quality... Grande Punto is the car of the year 2009 and best car design of the year 2009 and 2010. Punto have turned the fortune of FIAT and is the most popular car from ITALY,EUROPE AND POLAND... For your information Maruti SWIFT'S engine is desingned by FIAT.. The car looks are spoorty and Aero dynamic which will give you feel of Austin martin from Front Check austin martin photos in google. Best millage of 15 in city and 18 on highway with A/c. ...Its Truly Crafted for True Man. Regards, Nikhil

  • Deepak |06 Jan,2010 01:16:38 AM

    Service could be the main cause, i do had to face troble during post sales (Service) or delivery of the car, but when if come to performance it stands first among all small segment car - I20,Swift. but now service is improving with constatn feedback to dealers.

  • WAQAR |06 Jan,2010 08:05:50 AM

    I m confused to choose between two cars, Tata Indica Vista Quadrajet Aura or Fiat Grand Punto.... Please suggest which one is better as it will run approx. 150 KM daily... WHich car is better in mileage, engine and comfort and also teh resale value... Please reply fast as i will be taking a decision in a day or two.

    raj |07 Jan,2011 01:52:26 PM

    indica is no match in front of a superb car

    Nikhil C.Mondkar |05 Jun,2011 01:49:32 PM

    in India,the service the quality of Parts and care is more good compare to Maruti,VW,and Hundai, As FIAT and TATA is known for service and Quality... Grande Punto is the car of the year 2009 and best car design of the year 2009 and 2010. Punto have turned the fortune of FIAT and is the most popular car from ITALY,EUROPE AND POLAND... For your information Maruti SWIFT'S engine is desingned by FIAT.. The car looks are spoorty and Aero dynamic which will give you feel of Austin martin from Front Check austin martin photos in google. Best millage of 15 in city and 18 on highway with A/c. ...Its Truly Crafted for True Man. Regards, Nikhil

    Nikhil C.Mondkar |05 Jun,2011 01:51:38 PM

    in India,the service the quality of Parts and care is more good compare to Maruti,VW,and Hundai, As FIAT and TATA is known for service and Quality... Grande Punto is the car of the year 2009 and best car design of the year 2009 and 2010. Punto have turned the fortune of FIAT and is the most popular car from ITALY,EUROPE AND POLAND... For your information Maruti SWIFT'S engine is desingned by FIAT.. The car looks are spoorty and Aero dynamic which will give you feel of Austin martin from Front Check austin martin photos in google. Best millage of 15 in city and 18 on highway with A/c. ...Its Truly Crafted for True Man. Regards, Nikhil

  • Harbans Singh |09 Jan,2010 09:44:43 AM

    Hi Waqar - Go for Punto. It scores over Vista.

  • Tony |27 Feb,2010 12:56:03 PM

    Hey sachin, well i have seen ur post and was surprissed to see ur comments man, belive me you are the first one to tell negative points for the world car, yaar think you should know the car first before driving it, thats all i can say, if u are so eager to sell it i am interested, as i already have a punto.

    Nikhil C.Mondkar |05 Jun,2011 01:53:08 PM

    in India,the service the quality of Parts and care is more good compare to Maruti,VW,and Hundai, As FIAT and TATA is known for service and Quality... Grande Punto is the car of the year 2009 and best car design of the year 2009 and 2010. Punto have turned the fortune of FIAT and is the most popular car from ITALY,EUROPE AND POLAND... For your information Maruti SWIFT'S engine is desingned by FIAT.. The car looks are spoorty and Aero dynamic which will give you feel of Austin martin from Front Check austin martin photos in google. Best millage of 15 in city and 18 on highway with A/c. ...Its Truly Crafted for True Man. Regards, Nikhil

  • Sachin |02 Mar,2010 08:14:11 AM

    Hi Tony .... Contact me at sachinrthakkar@hotmail.com if you are really intrested in buying the car... with your offer... Its purchased on 19th July 2009, Medium grey MJD Emotion with orignal Fiat alloys.... 22000 Kms done.

  • randhir |08 Mar,2010 02:39:23 PM

    hi dear i am surprised with ur bad comment on punto if at all u r not happy with this i am ready to buy from u bhai just come back on my mail id

    Nikhil C.Mondkar |05 Jun,2011 01:53:30 PM

    in India,the service the quality of Parts and care is more good compare to Maruti,VW,and Hundai, As FIAT and TATA is known for service and Quality... Grande Punto is the car of the year 2009 and best car design of the year 2009 and 2010. Punto have turned the fortune of FIAT and is the most popular car from ITALY,EUROPE AND POLAND... For your information Maruti SWIFT'S engine is desingned by FIAT.. The car looks are spoorty and Aero dynamic which will give you feel of Austin martin from Front Check austin martin photos in google. Best millage of 15 in city and 18 on highway with A/c. ...Its Truly Crafted for True Man. Regards, Nikhil

  • MANISH |21 Mar,2010 02:46:38 PM

    Dear Friends, I just want to say that Punto might lackin service as compared to other cos but this car offers great looks, ride and comfort. Also, if you compare it with Swift Diesel which uses the same engine technology, you would find it better. The service interval is also 15000 kms as compared to Swift's 10000 kms. Its s very good car and if you are actually after finding a fault then no car is perfect!!!

  • Mahesh B |23 Apr,2010 05:05:07 PM

    This is an amazing car man. We Indians are fools, not able to appreciate state of the art product and avoid due to concervative beliefs for so long. Now the Beauty

  • Suresh |15 Jul,2010 06:02:14 PM

    I own a Fiat Punto since 6 months now. Its a better car when compared to Swift which i was driving before. I would say the tech is generations ahead and on par with some of the 'Good Cars' sold overseas. The only problem with this car is that its Turning Radius is huge and its heavy to handle. It handles beautiful when on long drives and gives me an amazing mileage of 21 km per litre!

  • rajeev |27 Jul,2010 09:21:28 AM

    oweful car AC not effective at all

    Nikhil C.Mondkar |05 Jun,2011 01:52:07 PM

    in India,the service the quality of Parts and care is more good compare to Maruti,VW,and Hundai, As FIAT and TATA is known for service and Quality... Grande Punto is the car of the year 2009 and best car design of the year 2009 and 2010. Punto have turned the fortune of FIAT and is the most popular car from ITALY,EUROPE AND POLAND... For your information Maruti SWIFT'S engine is desingned by FIAT.. The car looks are spoorty and Aero dynamic which will give you feel of Austin martin from Front Check austin martin photos in google. Best millage of 15 in city and 18 on highway with A/c. ...Its Truly Crafted for True Man. Regards, Nikhil

  • Shalabh Tyagi |01 Sep,2010 12:53:40 AM

    I drove this car from chandigarh to moradabad via new delhi on NH1 and trust me the ride was just awesome. It went easily though Delhi traffic and also i faced road jam after delhi and in that condition too, the car didn't disappoint me at any point of time. On highway, take it on 140 and you will feel the boldness within the car. Its one of the most famous europian cars. Why would fiat launch a car with negative aspects? No chance. Just ride this lady and you are gonna love it like never before everytime. Also it's featured in the one of the famous car racing games- NFS most wanted. In short, the care has got a excellent repo(due to its performance)

  • ankit goyal |06 Sep,2010 02:49:39 PM

    i m confused between ford figo n punto which one to choose can nybdy suggst me.

    babar |08 Apr,2012 06:53:10 PM

    do comparison ford figo with tata nano... punto is far far best in class.

  • Jayasankar |07 Sep,2010 07:37:24 PM

    Punto may be good but ..Fiat will be bankrupt at any time bec.. its parent company is in deep trouble aprox 10 bln, USD debt. Fiat India also same way ... here also sale is comming down evey month.. see tata website sales figures of fiat.. Interestngly Fiat india stopped to issue press release of sales figure...

  • r saikia |26 Sep,2010 05:12:37 PM

    I want to buy a fiat punto 1.2 emotion.Can anybody suggest me is it problem in Assam after sales service

    Nikhil C.Mondkar |05 Jun,2011 01:52:46 PM

    in India,the service the quality of Parts and care is more good compare to Maruti,VW,and Hundai, As FIAT and TATA is known for service and Quality... Grande Punto is the car of the year 2009 and best car design of the year 2009 and 2010. Punto have turned the fortune of FIAT and is the most popular car from ITALY,EUROPE AND POLAND... For your information Maruti SWIFT'S engine is desingned by FIAT.. The car looks are spoorty and Aero dynamic which will give you feel of Austin martin from Front Check austin martin photos in google. Best millage of 15 in city and 18 on highway with A/c. ...Its Truly Crafted for True Man. Regards, Nikhil

  • Kunal |11 Oct,2010 02:59:13 AM

    Hey m kunal and m resarching on the punto,indica vista,swift,figo and i20 and i found that buying punto is da best deal as compair to other cars,feachers are exllent,specious,smooth driving and exllent performace on da roads

    pavan |12 May,2011 10:29:38 AM

    you fool first learn how to spell and then post comments.. feachers exllent specious

    asheesh khare |26 Jun,2011 09:27:01 PM

    u might be from english medium but dont hv ego on this. understand the feelings not spell. he isnot fool actually people like u r foooool.

    amit yadav |30 Jul,2011 01:26:57 AM

    I completely agree with asheesh khare... people like pavan are fool. spell are secondary in the work of web.

  • Nareshchandra M. Ughade |11 Oct,2010 03:03:57 AM

    Engine of Punto is da same which used in da Tata Indica Vista,Indigo Manza and Swift desire.....bt only da names are different.....Tata named it Drivetech 4 and maruti named it K-Series engine

  • Abhay Vachharajani |19 Oct,2010 01:09:21 PM

    It's a best car in this segment it is very settled on the Typical Indian Road where U find Khaddas. It is having strong Body and its wheel is having 2510 radius. Ground Clearance is also good. I have yet to check its fuel economy. It is good looking car when u drive in the city on 2nd & 3rd gear it is smooth & Compact. As per my overall conclusion it is one of the best car in compare to I20 and Figo. Thjanks Abhay

  • tsln |27 Nov,2010 09:18:58 AM

    No doubt car is looking excellent but give focus on service how is after sale service and spare parts

  • suvarna reddy |30 Nov,2010 08:56:34 PM

    I am also a proud owner of a Grande Punto 1.4 emotion (diesel) and I've been driving cars since 1990. I've had maruthi cars, tata cars and other fiat cars (Uno and Padmini premier) The specialty of fiat cars is its pick-up. Even slowing down to the third gear and immediately taking off, it's a lovely experience. Well after a lot of views and reviews, I purchased the punto and on the highway, my daughter even drove it at 115 kms speed, its fantastic and I think I've made the best decision.

    amit yadav |30 Jul,2011 01:30:05 AM

    thanks, I think i can really make my mind buying a Frande Punto. I love this car, but i was affraied about the after sale service and re-sale price.

    asheesh khare |30 Jul,2011 08:50:16 AM

    hi amit, i just purchase this italian beauty: active diesel. dear service interval of 15000 force you to go only 4 times to enter in tata service station if u keep it till 60000 km. blv me its least important and what imp is ride quality, build, mileage, comfort and beauty and blv me punto is ahead of all. its ultimate and i m love with this beauty

  • Peter |19 Dec,2010 01:09:29 AM

    I'm going to be a proud owner of this Italian beauty in a couple of days. Punto 1.3 Emotion (diesel) . . . Will share my experience once I get my hands on it Cheers!!

    amit |22 Apr,2011 03:04:05 PM

    Great to view u r thought abt fiat punto.it lks sporty nd even in futur i to wish to buy this car.

  • vijit |24 Dec,2010 11:53:50 PM

    guys im really bol;d over by the looks but engine spec of petrol version im nt sure .....hws the disel eng?????

  • srinivas |27 Dec,2010 12:26:59 AM

    hi guys, how is punto 1.3 disel...any drawbacks?plz help

  • sunil |19 Jan,2011 03:10:24 PM

    hi guys, how is punto 1.3 disel...any drawbacks?plz help I am almost into buying a Grand Punto 1.3 Emotion.Please let me know the reasons behind your comments.It would be helpfu

  • Nikhil |29 Jan,2011 03:03:12 PM

    I am not denying with mileage of SWIFT as it also has FIAT diesel Engine. But do SWIFT VDI has all the features I mentioned in Punto Emotion. Also I am not saying that Swift is a bad car I am just saying that my experience with PUNTO is great and I am happy with it since 8 months and driven 18000 Kms. 1. Huge boot space 2. Electronic controlled side mirrors 3. It has 2 trip meters 4. Both trip meters shows Average mileage, Avg. Speed, Instantaneous mileage and trip duration 5. It will display lot of details on the console like: How many kms. you can go with the remaining diesel, Temp, Date, Stereo info, Service reminder 6. It will also display in written Front Right Door Open, if any door including boot is open 7. The folding key has in built center locking. 8. Auto down in all four power window and auto up in driving side. 9. Nice blaupunkt music system with a feature like volume increase & decrease with speed. 10. Driving seat height adjustment. 11. Stearing height adjustment. 12. Rear Wiper with Defogger. 12. Double glove box. 13. Service at 15000 Kms with approx cost of 4500/-. I got my Punto Emotion Diesel on road for 602000/-. I was also confused between Swift VDI(585000), Punto Emotion, Polo but looking at all the features offered in this price range I decided to go with Punto and I do not regret my decision. I gave 15000/- extra for Punto then Swift but I got my car with in 7 days not 4 months waiting time. Also just for info FIAT is parent company of Ferrari. :)

    asif |16 Apr,2011 11:38:36 AM

    I woyld also like to have your comments on its mileage

  • Reddy |29 Jan,2011 05:13:54 PM

    Hi Nikhil, Which version of Punto have you taken

  • Munna |30 Jan,2011 11:29:39 AM

    Hi There, Can anyone say if i will buy punto 1.2 petrol Emotion is best deal on road price for 4.70 lac? Please suggest

    swarup dutta |30 May,2011 07:41:20 PM

    have u purchased punto 1.2 emotion..i m also planning...how much u paid for dat...plze reply in my mail id...swarup786@yahoo.com...thanks a lot..

    ajay kilam |03 Feb,2012 01:49:52 AM

    Hi I m also planning for punto as observers & owners are giving a positive clue but really service is creating a doubt once again (previous exp with fiat UNO) otherwise no match for this tech. & product,being in the auto ser industry dealer network can really improve/retain the product image. replies/feedback are welcome on ajaykilam@gmail.com thanks ajay

  • CarDekho Team |31 Jan,2011 03:25:04 PM

    The Punto 1.2 is the smallest engine option available on the car. Its a peppy and efficient engine as compared to the other 2 options on the Punto. Performance is moderate and dont expect the 1.2 to be a race car the USP of this varient is efficiency. Driving pleasure is good and so is the fit and finish. Rear seat comfort is very comfortable for 2 adults and a 3rd one can fit in. You can also demand a big discount on Fiat cars lately. Best of luck. Thanks, CarDekho Team

    asif |16 Apr,2011 11:40:46 AM

    Seeking your comments on its mileage

    asif |16 Apr,2011 11:49:46 AM

    my contact number is 9435557224,I am in search of a feul efficient powerful diesel engine, within the range of 6lakhs.Please suggest among polo, punto, I20, Swift VDI.

    balkrishan sharma |26 Jun,2011 04:26:16 PM

    hello cardekho team, can u suggest me which one is better option between i20 1.2petrol verson/grande punto 1.2 petrol verson as per indian road conditions,mileage nd maintenance? bcz in july i m going to buy one of those so guide me. thnnx

  • sutanu sarkar |31 Jan,2011 11:54:09 PM

    bro...first mention what u have bought...1.2P or 1.4P or 1.3D...

  • privi |05 Feb,2011 10:34:23 PM

    I bought a Punto 1.2 emotion Petrol recently. It is an absolute beauty on the highway. 140Km/hr on highway and it was more stable than I expected. The ride quality, the control....Just loved it. The most painful thing is its pickup in the 2nd gear. This is a unpleasant experience in the city traffic. I guess it will take some time for me to get adjusted to this lack of pickup in 2nd gear experience. Other cons with Punto: - Turning radius is too much - left foot rest space is crampy Having mentioned the cons...I still don't regret buying the Punto. It is still a beauty.

  • atul patel |20 Feb,2011 10:32:31 PM

    Today i have visited all car showrooms, polo,figo,punto,i20, i confused ... please tell me which is best diesel car.i have only 2 days please reply me soon.

    CarDekho Team |21 Feb,2011 04:53:08 PM

    Dear User, We would like to inform you that Volkswagen Polo and Hyundai i20 are better options amongst the four. Volkswagen Polo is a fuel efficient and powerful car. It gives mileage of 12.5 kmpl in city conditions and 17.0 kmpl on highways. The car is on waiting of 1.5 to 2 months. Hyundai i20 is another good option The car is powered by 1.2 liter petrol engine, it gives mileage of 14.0 kmpl in city conditions and 17.0 kmpl on highways. For further assistance you can send us your contact number on our id contact@cardekho.com and one of our auto-experts will assist you to provide better deal on the car. Thanks

    balkrishan sharma |26 Jun,2011 04:32:17 PM

    hello cardekho team, can u suggest me which one is better option between i20 1.2petrol verson/grande punto 1.2 petrol verson as per indian road conditions,mileage nd maintenance? bcz in july i m going to buy one of those so guide me. thnnx

  • atul patel |20 Feb,2011 10:35:42 PM

    i like punto so suggest me what will be the best dynamic or emotion

    Devinder |04 Mar,2011 11:06:37 PM

    punto is the best hatchback available i just bought active 1.3 mjd from tayal motors faridabad experience with the deales was good 50 month warranty on car and 50 month roadside assistance free gives you peace of mind Vivek auto type dealers have spoiled the name of fiat cars. i had palio 1.9 d which was almost destroyed by the mechanics of vivek auto. i had all the reasons not to by a fiat car but when i test drove other cars first POLO a three cylinder diesel for 7.25 lac beauty hard to digest i hate the feeling od owing a three cylinder car being a auto engineer. Gear ratios will give pick up in this car but at the same time have alook at the engine rpm metre and you will realise ke engine ki gear box ne le rakhi hai. Figo is a compromise for car lovers . indica and swift no way. so the answer is Punto so far as a driver i think the driver seat and the dynamics of the car give you the feeling of a racer.Sooner or later the car will catch up in the market. go for it test drive and you all will feel the difference.

    Vivek |30 Apr,2011 04:53:49 PM

    Dear Devinder, can you please tell me how did you get your Fiat Grand Punto 1.3 Active for? I am also going to buy the Active 1.3 on coming Monday or Tuesday. Please tell me how much discount did the dealer give you? And how much mileage your punto active 1.3 is giving? Are there any problems you are facing? Please get back to me a.s.a.p.

  • SP Bansal |22 Feb,2011 01:39:57 PM

    hey guys plz help me as i am confused between i20 magna petrol version and fiat punto emotion 1.2 l petrol

    CarDekho Team |22 Feb,2011 03:35:32 PM

    Dear User, Hyundai i20 is value for money car with great fuel efficiency, stylish looks, low maintenance cost and excellent service & dealership network. No doubt, Fiat Linea is an excellent car but its underrated in India due to its spare parts costing and servicing. Features are more in Fiat Grande Punto as compared to Hyundai i20. Fiat Grande Punto have eye-catching interiors. Thanks

  • saptarshi sinha |19 Mar,2011 12:57:00 PM

    whats the problem .i am owning one punto actve petrol in kolkata.mno problem atall its giving good mileage and is the most comfortable hasback i have ever seen.

  • Gajendra |21 Mar,2011 01:21:23 PM

    Can anybody tell me about the negative points of Fiat punto diesel car as I had decided to purchase this car and I want to take final decision before 27th march 2011.

  • Ashwini |25 Mar,2011 10:14:41 AM

    hey please let me know the reason for your dissatisfaction about FIAT....

  • Karthik |29 Mar,2011 10:21:25 PM

    I am really confused after reading through all the comments. I am planning to buy a good hatchback in a month time. My choices are Punto 1.3Diesel Emotion pack, Ford Figo Titanium Diesel and Volkswagen Polo. Can any one give a honest suggestion on which one to buy?? Thanks and your replies are much appreciated.

  • Pramod Athaley |30 Mar,2011 09:23:30 AM

    Friends I purchased Fiat Punto Emotion 90HP on 4th August,2011 & drove from to Delhi to Gwalior thrice & I have no words to discribe my expericence but I acn say that I have used Maruti Swift Zxi for 5 years & Hyundi Santro for 3 years before that PUNTO is miles ahesd of these two brands. Fiat is one the best in car in Global markets & no need to prove as Fiat engines are used by most of the cars,

  • Mahavir Parsad |08 Apr,2011 07:28:17 PM

    please suggest me I want to buy diesel car like figo, swift,punto active which is the best in millage

  • S Shome |10 Apr,2011 01:32:10 PM

    I have been using only Fiat Cars for last 10 years. The ride, durability & engineering are superb. The dealer network & spares may be a cause of concern

    sujit |12 Apr,2011 03:27:26 PM

    TATA is doing marketing & spare service for FIAT...so there will not be problem for spare & service.

  • SUNIL KUMAR |28 May,2011 06:58:01 PM

    dear sir pl give the suggetion for purchase fiat phunto active i am first time purchase of the car and pl suguest which vhicle is best like alto k 10, vagan r ,tata vista tuarra also adivise best car loan finance thanx

  • Nikhil C.Mondkar |05 Jun,2011 01:16:41 PM

    Mr.Sachin, Idont agree with you as the service is not provided by FIAT but provided by TATA,Might be your tata dealer have some problem,but if you over all in India,the service the quality of Parts and care id more good compare to Maruti,VW,and Hundai, As FIAT and TATA is known for service and Quality... So kindly dont comment Like this .... Grande Punto is the car of the year 2009 and best car design of the year 2009 and 2010. Punto have turned the fortune of FIAT and is the most popular car from ITALY,EUROPE AND POLAND... For your information Maruti SWIFT'S engine is desingned by FIAT.. So please dont sell ur punto...Its Truly Crafted for True Man. Regards, Nikhil

  • Nikhil C.Mondkar |05 Jun,2011 01:51:23 PM

    in India,the service the quality of Parts and care is more good compare to Maruti,VW,and Hundai, As FIAT and TATA is known for service and Quality... Grande Punto is the car of the year 2009 and best car design of the year 2009 and 2010. Punto have turned the fortune of FIAT and is the most popular car from ITALY,EUROPE AND POLAND... For your information Maruti SWIFT'S engine is desingned by FIAT.. The car looks are spoorty and Aero dynamic which will give you feel of Austin martin from Front Check austin martin photos in google. Best millage of 15 in city and 18 on highway with A/c. ...Its Truly Crafted for True Man. Regards, Nikhil

  • Harwinder |11 Jun,2011 05:02:26 PM

    Hi, Seek your assistance! I am looking forward to buy a new hatchback car (Diesel Only), my budget is 5.5 lakh rs maximum. Fiat Grande Punto Active (Diesel), volkswagen Polo, Maruti Swift and Ford Figo are the options availabale, could anyone please let me know the best car, performance, look, and price wise amoung these? Kind regards, Harwinder

  • dp |16 Jun,2011 02:43:10 PM

    Can anybody tell me about the negative points of Fiat punto diesel 1.3Diesel Emotion pack car as I had decided to purchase this car and I want to take final decision before 18th June 2011. hey please let me know the reason for dissatisfaction about FIAT........

  • Anoop |06 Jul,2011 01:27:53 PM

    My FIAT Punto Multijet Diesel Great Car, I have a mileage between 17 to 19 in city.In Highways I get a mileage for 21 to 23 with AC.

  • gaurav |14 Jul,2011 11:05:22 PM

    hi, i am planing to buy car in this month realy i am confused between swift vdi and fiat punto emotion diesal car. please help me in this.

    sadanand |29 Jul,2011 12:49:26 PM

    Punto emotion is way ahead in performance, looks,handling and road driving than Swift... go ahead with Punto

  • asheesh khare |28 Jul,2011 09:30:25 PM

    it seems this review is written by an employee of maruti. i am proud honour of punto active diesel. i have gone for this italian beauty just 1 months before and enjoying my sweet car. i m getting 20-24 km/lt on highways an 10-14 in city ride. punto is excellent car and no comparison in ride quality. talk about any features other then pickup its better then swift, polo, micra, figo. even pickup is not bad but due to 140 kg havier then swift for safety point its pickup is bit slugish then swift. just take test drive u will definately go for it

  • Sachin |29 Jul,2011 03:29:49 PM

    Well friends I am the one who wrote the Post and hence started the debate over here, I am writing back after long. You all will be thinking that why I was off the forum for so long. Well friends u can say was in discussions with the concerns from long..... well to say I have sold off the earlier Car i.e. Punto which had some problems with it and was not repairable.... and you would be surprised to know what car I purchased ... I drove Punto for almost 1 and half year and during this period apart from the Tyre wear problem I was fully satisfied with the performance of my Punto. Then when I sold it off had test drove Polo, I20, Verna, Jazz, and some more of the Hatchs even had booked a I20... but then the pleasure i used to get driving Punto, the comfort and the sturdiness.. the looks and the FE and much much more made me rethink and I got a New Punto MJD ENT Pack ... and my new Italian sweet heart is with me for 8 months now with no problem at all ... well ya the one I had earlier may had some serious defect ... but I could not go for any other Car than Punto ... and now I am a proud owner of Punto Emotion Pack :)

  • murthy |07 Aug,2011 10:36:22 PM

    dear friends, i have droven a palio 1.2 for ten years and i have never had any problems with it so far. Absolutely not a single problem with regards to engine and i dont maintain that well also. Just one service in a year. Now I wanted to go for another car. I tried all the cars like vista, polo , figo , beat, i 10 and the punto. i was not interested in swift as it has got worst looks . but i think after six months of trail and research i should once again go back to Fiat.. Punto. once a fiat fan always a fiat fan i think.i am addicted to fiat for its long lasting problem free maintainece free engine and solid build and balance of the car and safety on high ways which is more important to me than milage pick up looks etc. And punto looks a stunner too. the dasing italian job it is

  • Anand Prakash |10 Aug,2011 02:32:24 PM

    Dear Sachin, I bought Punto Dynamic1.3 last year April'2010, and I can vouch for car's preformance like anything. The car is far superior than any other hatchback. I have driven Swift, Figo, Polo and Beat but nothing can defeat Punto. The handling as high speed is great. Mileage is just superb, I am living in Ludhiana which is a very crowded city where people just have no sense of Traffic, and your vehicle hardly gets into fourth gear in city conditions. But still I have very few visits to petrol pump. Let me share my experienc about fuel efficiency of Punto - I travelled from Ludhiana to Karnal which are 125 miles apart in 7.5 litres of diesel. Even I was also surprised by the mileage return of the car. I would love to upgrade if FIAT will allow any customer loyalty. Anand 9878997632

  • Aslam K Patel |27 Sep,2011 04:23:29 PM

    HI, I want to buy a car, i have shortlisted two Swift VDI and Punto Diesel Emotion, which one should I go for, i am new to driving. Also I have heard that owning a fiat car is like owning an elephant..pls suggest..

  • Balasaheb |01 Oct,2011 05:05:25 PM

    Hi Aslam , There is long waiting for Swift VDI and For Punto you can get more features at good price . For sure go for Punto Diesel Emotion Pack sice diff is 60K but you will get alloy wheels , ABS EBD , Auto AC , Steering audio controls , blue and me and for passengers and boot more space

  • milan |08 Oct,2011 09:47:43 AM

    He is in trouble,because he might not know how to handle a good car.Other wise this car comes with a unmatched quality which is far ahead from suzuki car.

    asheesh khare |18 Dec,2011 04:32:24 PM

    yes u r true. i own fiat punto active diesel with run of 8000 in just 4 months and feel its ultimate car and thank god i made right decision. asyheesh.9792698532

  • suhel ahmad |13 Oct,2011 05:10:44 PM

    Hi guys, I am also a proud owner of this Italian Beauty today and trust me before buying my research was endless I have test drove almost all the hatchbacks and there is nothing even closer to Punto Diesel. Its stunning its stylish, its tough, its safe, it has best ride sedan like feel and a great mileage what else one could ask for a price of 5-6 Lacs. I just want to add that Fiat should now come forward and handle their unmatched products themselves as they have the best cars in India, which I feel eventually will happen soon. It was the first car I test drive and today I own one proudly. Its the love at first sight car

  • Rahul |06 Nov,2011 11:08:25 PM

    Hi Guys, I am planning to buy a Diesel car. Pls let me know which diesel car i should go for given the choice between Fiat Punto Diesel 1.3 Emotion Pk, Fiat Diesel Punto 90 HP, new Maruti Suzuki Swift ZDI and Toyota Etios Liva. Also let me know regarding the spare parts availability for Fiat/Toyota.

  • ssbariana |11 Dec,2011 09:46:52 AM

    ...i want to buy punto active desal,,,or micra of nissan.. which one i should buy...want to buy with in week....kindly help

    asheesh khare |18 Dec,2011 04:36:59 PM

    fiat punto is ultimate car. i own it with 8000km in just 4 months and blv me, my exp is ultimate. asheesh.9792698532

  • chhavi singh |01 Mar,2012 09:52:40 AM

    PLease suggest me some dealers of FIAT in faridabad or gurgaon.. My only hitch regarding Fiat Punto is for the services .Please let me know if i opt for a good dealer then will this problem be resolved ?

  • Sriram |05 Mar,2012 06:19:12 PM

    I Took a test drive in chennai for punto 1.3 MJD 90 HP ( clock was reading 13000 KM in that TD vehicle) ,I drove around 15 KM and then all i did was just booking this beautful car, What a built,What pick up in 3 & 4 th gears.Less engine noise in 2012 model,very good ground clearance 185 mm,great AC (The blower at maximum limit felt you like you are in front of a Turbo wind mill,more power),Driving comfort and stability-Amazing,The thud sound on the doors felt me like i am using a rich and safest car,Totally its sturdy and Amazing.As a owner of Swift and Ritz for 5 years,i ask my self how did i miss this car? Sold my RITZ -Waiting for my punto 1.3 MJD 90 HP whity ....I am not even worried about resale value about this car.

    abhijeet tilekar |01 Aug,2012 04:49:46 PM

    really is it Realiable Hatch????????

    sriram |02 Aug,2012 02:44:16 AM

    Bad question against a awesome car :)...i drove my 90 HP whity for almost 5100 Km in 5 months .Now a days i feel i cant go outside without my 90 HP whity..What an performance.In road all other cars are shamed of there performance against Punto...The best thing is you dont want to do a small modification to the car because the car it self excellent shape and catch the eyes. Performance of 90 HP- Driving at 120 KM will make you feel like you are driving just 80 KM. So far there is very less body noise when you driving at bumpy roads.My earlier maruti ritz suffered with lot of body noise even at 1000 KM done.However our area(valasarawakkam) roads are nasty in recent days but punto not even struggling a bit)When i took for the first service i was thinking do i really need to go for it because i didnt feel any issue other than couple of minor electrical work and small tiny scratch treatment.mileage- no comparision with ac its giving almost 650 to 700 km per 40 km. powerful ac my father felt he is freezing...service-no issue for me tata(concorde ambatur/ecr) providing good feeling to the customer.what else you need..I am leaving to US for couple of years but i am not going to sell my whity just told my father to maintain it.I love the car pretty much than anyone i had before.

  • ManasP |29 Mar,2012 10:08:42 PM

    confused regarding ASS of fiat punto.. i loved d test drive.. d other car i tried was a figo diesel and d diesel Punto 2012 totally blew it off as regards d performance.. grt pick up, amazing range of speed u can drive when on 3rd gear... not to mention abt d obvious stunning looks.. Guys please help.. I travel around 120 km daily and burning petrol seems like burning money.. Need a diesel hatch soon

    babar |08 Apr,2012 06:55:00 PM

    go for punto or hyundai igen i20. ford figo have no match with above cars...

  • george thuralayil |02 May,2012 06:25:55 PM

    go for punto.there is hardly any trouble in the past 34 months and over 40,000 kms.

  • shyamal sen |12 May,2012 02:45:46 AM

    I am planning to buy punto active diesel in a week. Pls tell me about any offer available in this car.

  • CarTech |31 May,2012 03:01:34 PM

    dear shyamal sen punto diesel is a low cost superb diesel car, with a host of features right from base model

  • dheeraj |07 Jun,2012 02:28:17 PM

    iam planning to buy a diesel car !!! Guys pls suggest me over i20 and punto sport 90 bhp! And also plz give me the details of the spares regarding its availability and price I have 3 days time plz suggest me thanks dhe.raj73@gmail.com mail me ur response plz

  • CarTech |22 Jun,2012 08:18:34 PM

    Punto is better than 120 (fiat works on lot of features which are not present in other cars, a lot of systems are purely computer/logic based, even the power steering is hydrallic based which is better than EPS (Electronic power Strg), again suspension is one of the best. The stability on the road cannot be compared with any other hatch. Fiat cars are also most safest to drive. You can match the weight of the car. However 120 is better than swift. Swift is better than Ritz. But all these cars have no comparison with FIAT. Fiat has big plans for india and taking small steps cautiously.

  • CarTech |22 Jun,2012 08:18:34 PM

    Punto is better than 120 (fiat works on lot of features which are not present in other cars, a lot of systems are purely computer/logic based, even the power steering is hydrallic based which is better than EPS (Electronic power Strg), again suspension is one of the best. The stability on the road cannot be compared with any other hatch. Fiat cars are also most safest to drive. You can match the weight of the car. However 120 is better than swift. Swift is better than Ritz. But all these cars have no comparison with FIAT. Fiat has big plans for india and taking small steps cautiously.

    Mintoo |29 Aug,2012 11:40:34 AM

    I agree with what you have said. I am an owner of Punto 1.4 fire since may 2010. I have done 24000 kms in my car without a glitch. This car has gone to places like Sonmarg, Gulmarg, Zojilla pass in kashmir in rainy season & many other hill stations. I have done Delhi to Lucknow (510 Kms) in one tank petrol (45 Litres tank capacity :- economy you can calculate). Cruising speeds upto 170 kmph on speedometer with full capacity of five. This car can do 30 kmph speed in 5th gear without a strain on engine. A very high rev. range till 6600 rpm that too is strain free & engine note almost similar to a porche. I will only say if people in india really knew how to drive (almost all of us get our licenses done from agent) this car is meant to be driven. Another thing is this car is developed, designed & made by REAL qualified engineers ( not copied or inherited version or assembled like M_r_t_'s & T_t_'s). Being several national award winner in my field of engineering, atleast I can say this much !! I HOPE SOMEDAY ONE OF US MAY ALSO COME UP WITH SOMETHING AS GOOD AS THIS, unfortunately we are still struggling. Well, ENJOY ur Punto !!

  • abhijeet tilekar |01 Aug,2012 04:44:35 PM

    Please hepl i want to Purchase Fiat Punto,,,but confused about its after sales Service??

    sriram |02 Aug,2012 02:47:15 AM

    Dont worry man.Tata is cool...if you are first time car buyer ...go for maruti.if you already have road experiene dont hesitate to buy this beauty/

  • chezian |15 Nov,2012 04:01:07 PM

    am planning to buy a punto active diesel at chennai, please suggest

  • vignesh |14 Dec,2012 01:36:06 AM

    Plesase help me ...am confused to buy fiat punto some ones telling punto gives many troubles in spare Parts and service is very bad nu....pls suggest me....

  • manpreet singh |19 Dec,2012 09:05:58 PM

    My experience with Fiat- Tata dealer was not good they always promote their brand Tata never gives fair advice which car to buy . I have to buy diesel hatchback with in 6 lacs. I am confused which to buy i have taken test drive of Punto, new swift , Ritz . Like the drivability of punto but some of my friend told its parts are very costly. so buy maruti because of avalaibility and low maintaince of maruti car . Please suggest me anyone.

  • Uday |23 Jan,2013 11:14:51 PM

    Dear CD team, Please suggest me one car from Punto, i20, Fabia and Polo considering almost equal features. I am planning to buy in 1-2 months. Advance thanks!

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