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Old 19-05-2005   #1
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Photos of Punto 3

The French weekly car magazine Auto Plus has published photos of the Punto 3. I think the styling is a step backwards compared to the Punto 2.1. The good news is that it will be 19cm//almost 8 inches longer and the range of engines has been revised. They're gonna put the 1.9 JTD with 150 HP as the top engine!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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The 1.3 JTD will be offered with both 70 and 85 HP. There will also be 1.4 and 1.7 petrol engines with up to 130 HP and there is a tame version of the 1.9 4with only 120 HP.

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Someone said there was a 1.6 Turbo fiat have been developing for the new punto HGT... where does this 1.7 come from then I wonder.

Have you any pics or any links.
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Sounds great! Angel tuned JTD 150 to 200 odd anybody?! lol

Hope they haven't forgotten the average punto buyer though!
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8 inches longer? How is that good news? That makes the Punto bigger, heavier, harder to park...



It's s**t-ugly as well its only similarity with existing Puntos is the shape of the front lights, which are similar to the Mk2.5... which is by far the least stylish of the existing Puntos...
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8 inches longer? How is that good news?
get more stuff in but i agree styling gone down hill, its because they looked diffrent to other small cars that sold them before IMO now it looks like lots of other cars

but it took 4 years for the mk2 to grow on me, i hated them when they first came out
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It's s**t-ugly as well its only similarity with existing Puntos is the shape of the front lights, which are similar to the Mk2.5... which is by far the least stylish of the existing Puntos...


it is not ugly, its unique and gifted

the grill on the front looks similer too, i hope it is actually used for something next time and not just stuck on
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i think there gorgeous
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If its true about the top of the range diesel unit, then well done Fiat - the Punto should fly!!
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looks like Golf
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Is it me or does every car look the same now? It's down to The stringent pedestrian safety tests, and the fact that every manufacturer shares key parts with other manufacturers.

Spot the difference:
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as said, looks like a pigging golf
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golfs look nice!
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nothing drastic done. broom yellow, lowered and removed fiat badge.

i love it
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The 1.7 petrol is probably an Opel unit. Auto Plus has a website if you read French. I think it is www.autoplus.fr or something similar; If that's not it, put Auto Plus in your search engine.
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I'm not a big fan, it looks fat and I definately think they've missed a trick with the front bumper - it looks very plain and square and both the golf and the astra's ones look better.

The mk2 3door bumper I think was class, they should have done something like that in my opinion, would have stood out in traditional FIAT Style.
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