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Sub-Zero 6 16.22%
Cool 9 24.32%
Uncool 9 24.32%
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Old 17-04-2015   #1
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FIAT Punto mk1 Cabriolet

All the charm of the mk1 punto except with endless head room
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Re: FIAT Punto mk1 Cabriolet

I cant vote!!! the 8v was Uncool but the 16v made it cool, but there again I don't know if I like the rear lights.


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Re: FIAT Punto mk1 Cabriolet

its either or i'm afraid, we can't go putting every version of each model on here, will just get silly
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I know lol.
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Re: FIAT Punto mk1 Cabriolet

Had one... but uncool.

I like them and like the look of them (even though with the roof up, there's a hint of scrappy tent to the design), but can any supermini with the top chopped off ever be "cool"? even a retro 90's one struggles IMO.
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Re: FIAT Punto mk1 Cabriolet

Uncool, I'm afraid. I'm not really a fan of converted hatchbacks.
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Re: FIAT Punto mk1 Cabriolet

I think you can only call it once you have driven one.

I originally drove one in Spain and loved it. ( 2001 )

12 years later i bought mine.

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Had one... but uncool.

I like them and like the look of them (even though with the roof up, there's a hint of scrappy tent to the design), but can any supermini with the top chopped off ever be "cool"? even a retro 90's one struggles IMO.
I know a cool supermini convertible: the Rover 100 Cabriolet, lol!
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Re: FIAT Punto mk1 Cabriolet

Nearly bought one of these 2 years back!
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Nearly bought one of these 2 years back!
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Re: FIAT Punto mk1 Cabriolet

The 1.6 was a good car but the 1.2 16V was even more woefully under powered than the Super FIRE Sporting. Cool by Bertone default.
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The 1.6 was a good car but the 1.2 16V was even more woefully under powered than the Super FIRE Sporting. Cool by Bertone default.
Does that mean the Grande Punto is cool by Giugiaro default, lol?
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The 1.6 was a good car but the 1.2 16V was even more woefully under powered than the Super FIRE Sporting. Cool by Bertone default.
The 1.6 had low down torque, the 1.2 16v needed the nuts revved off it.

There was virtually no difference in power or pace, only where the power was and how you accessed it.

The 1.6 felt "chunkier" purely because of where the torque was.

For what it's worth though, i do agree the 1.6 suited the cabrio better in particular because it was a bit heavier than the tin top sporting so it made the 1.2 feel even peakier, and who really wants to be revving the nuts off of a convertible all the time?
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For what it's worth though, i do agree the 1.6 suited the cabrio better in particular because it was a bit heavier than the tin top sporting so it made the 1.2 feel even peakier, and who really wants to be revving the nuts off of a convertible all the time?
Surely though, if it's a convertible with a nice, characterful Italian engine under the bonnet, you'd rev the nuts off it anyway?
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Re: FIAT Punto mk1 Cabriolet

That's interesting, because whenever I've looked to possibly buy a Cabrio I've been looking exclusively at the 1.2's as I was under the impression that they were more desirable. Is there much difference in MPG? The 1.2 would be in a lower tax band, too ...
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