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Old 02-09-2008   #1
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Punto MK1- My First Car! What you think?

My First ever little car!
Just giver her the start of her shining up - T-cut scratches, and back to blacked her bumpers... would like some alloys when i can afford
She dosnt look as sexy as she could at the mo as she has my roofracks on, but hey, I thought Id show her to you, and see if you had any comments or suggestions. Shes R reg 68k.

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When I bought her

Today (after some more care)






shame shes parked under a tree - gets mess on her quickly
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Re: Punto MK1- My First Car! What you think?

looks nice, not so sure on the roof rack though but i take it that's for canoes?
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yea - its only on for my kayak a neccesity - it comes off dont worry! x
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yea - its only on for my kayak a neccesity - it comes off dont worry! x
thats a cool paddle wagon.
Roof racks on puntos are cool, my housemate thinks mine looks pretty mean with it on.



Whats the inside like?
if it's a standard punto you could try some of the tastefull subtle mods.
you could change the gear lever and handbrake housing over to a centre console giving it a "snugger" feel

if you do go for alloys can i shotgun your hubcaps??
as long as there almost physically intact that'd be better than what i already have.
(Had a little accident)
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Re: Punto MK1- My First Car! What you think?

Mk1's look great in black.

Great looking first car and you picked one in good condition too!

Roof-racks look good too

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Re: Punto MK1- My First Car! What you think?

Hard to believe my car started out looking exactly like that, without the roof bars anyway

Little touches can really update the look of these, a set of clear indicators and clear repeaters just freshens up the front end a bit. Not that expensive either (I'd pay no more than 20 for a set of both), especially if you find some in a scrapyard.

I'd give it a good polish, looks like it could do with it! Oh, and I'm jealous of your stone chip free and rust free bonnet

edit: Just noticed the low mileage too!
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Re: Punto MK1- My First Car! What you think?

Looks nice great first car, i had two of which one was written of thanks to a idiot truck driver cutting me up at round about, was well gutted, but got another one as soon as insurance paid out, i travelled all over looking for a another mk1 punt, and in the end i got another one a few miles away from me lol.

You've cleaned black beauty up well

Defo needs a set of alloys on it and change the front and side indicators to clear ones, unless you like the orange ones.

Good luck with black beauty
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My word that is a seriously nice looking punto! I love roof bars
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I think your punto looks really good, id definately go with clear font and side indicator lenses as they improve the front end. And maybe change the bulbs with uprated ones you can find at any motor factors, ive got blue side light bulbs and headlamps bulbs. (Road Legal mind) Which give a really nice clear white light, as well as improving night driving!! Ive also got the centre console from a late 99 T mk1 Punto Team which is finished in a Met Purple colour as well as the air vents either side of the dash as well!! Looks really smart and cost me less than a 10 from my local scrappy!! If you look about you can find a good set of alloys from 100 upwards second hand, on the classifieds in the forum or Ebay. Worth trying a good scrap yard, and even a look in a copy of your local paper/ bargain pages etc.. Suprising what you can turn up!!
Don't feel like you have to do it all at once, just bit at a time as and when you can afford it.
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if you do go for alloys can i shotgun your hubcaps??
as long as there almost physically intact that'd be better than what i already have.
(Had a little accident)
What happend to that wheel chap?
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I was trying to join a dual carriageway from a country lane at night and I thought I was on the slip road, so i accelleratted accordingly. at the top was chicane it flattened out turned 90 degrees right then left (leaving 30ft to join the carriageway).
it was completely un-signposted, no warning signs, no corner signs, just flat (with a ditch, then a hedge).

I hit the kerb wheels locked a ploughed over into the hedge, thankfully no real damage. i got the car back onto the road myself (steeep embankement) all except the front rims and shocks were OK, got everything checked out and changed and everythings now OK.

(Except my hubcaps that is, need a complete one for the set)
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woooo sounds nasty... Glad ure ok tho
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yo, yh its a nice little car, i bought like this a few weeks ago but in all silver. tip: if ur thinkin of debadgin it (if u havn't already) just to let u know there are holes behind the bagdes which it proper gay as i found out so i had to stick some other badges on which gave me the chance to get some nice ones.
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Re: Punto MK1- My First Car! What you think?

get some alloys, clear indicaters, sporting interior lose the slow down for horses crap stickers, roof bars lose them NOW!!!! get it colour coded, lowerd 35/40 mm, sx clocks with rev counter, but she is a little minter reminds me of when i first got my mark 1 75
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