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Old 24-10-2004   #1
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punto hgt ??

I currently own a 02 plate saxo vts, i have been searching on autotrader for a replacment and i like the look of the punto hgt, and the clio sport 172

a few questions for hgt owners

what is the 0 - 60
the bhp
top speed of these hgts,
and do you think honestly there will be a good imporvment over a saxo vts

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Re: punto hgt ??

130bhp 127mph 8.3s 34mpg IG14

A bit slower 0-60 than the VTS but will have more torque and I think looks alot better Also more room inside
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Re: punto hgt ??

127mph 8.3s Pfffffffffffft.

Actually i own one unlike WolfRacePunto and those are official Fiat figures he has quoted and Fiat are conservative with thier stats anyway.

In my experience it's more like 7.2 0-60 and thats easily done, just start fast but smooth in 1st change to 2nd and floor it to 6800 rpm and do a quick smooth change to third and floor it for the extra 1-2mph to reach 60.
and i've had 134mph so far (real speed)....couldn't do much more though really. And my car is bog-standard as well at the moment, defo getting a full stainless steel exhaust system and maybe a BMC - CDA kit soon though.
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Re: punto hgt ??

Seen one of these in the garage where i bought my car, took it for a test drive,nice car to drive and a nice kick out of it 2 pity about the engine size for a 22 year old to insure
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get the punto leave the clio for the distric nurse
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buy the clio its much nicer and faster
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nwmlargee buy the clio its much nicer and faster

lol I hope you're being sarcastic.....but saying that i've driven a 172 and done 0-60 in 6.2 secs and it tops out at around 144mph....it has a 2 litre engine after all so it is nicer and faster, but it costs alot more that an HGT and with a few quid spent the HGT can match it. If you can afford it michael_vts go ahead and buy that french piece of crap clio, but i'd get an HGT if i was you because it's just better value for money.
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Re: punto hgt ??

How did you get 6.2 0-60 in a 172? that's the same as a clio v6! 7 secs is more closer to the truth.

If I had the money I would go for a clio 182 cup. Theyre about £14k and have a 0.60 of about 6.5 secs, so you would blow away most hot hatches on the road
You would have to put up with smaller car build quality, but hey we drive fiats, so It's nothing new!*



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Re: punto hgt ??

That 6.2 in the clio 172 probably was closer to 7 secs actually , it revs more eager than the HGT, the gearing on the HGT could have been made better, what i don't understand is why the sporting 1.2 has a 6 speed box and they put a 5 speed box in the HGT!?!?. Having driven my sisters 6 speed golf TDI 150 which has more or less the same 0-60 times as the HGT, the extra gear in the HGT could have made the ratios a tiny bit narrower plus more rapid progress and 6th could be made a bit longer so motorway cruising would be lower in the rev range. Oh well.
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I don't know If it would have meant a quicker car having 6 gears, the 6 speed coupe "plus" is more or less the same to 60 compared to a 5 speed coop (like mine) , It just doesn't eat as much petrol on the motorway, which is nice!
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the comment wasn't sarcastic i would rather have a 172 " afew quid spent on the hgt" would still leave it trailing trust me i got one and have spent a few quid

as sammi said the 182 is a far better option for not a lot more cash
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Re: punto hgt ??

Quote Originally Posted by AceOfSpades
That 6.2 in the clio 172 probably was closer to 7 secs actually , it revs more eager than the HGT, the gearing on the HGT could have been made better, what i don't understand is why the sporting 1.2 has a 6 speed box and they put a 5 speed box in the HGT!?!?. Having driven my sisters 6 speed golf TDI 150 which has more or less the same 0-60 times as the HGT, the extra gear in the HGT could have made the ratios a tiny bit narrower plus more rapid progress and 6th could be made a bit longer so motorway cruising would be lower in the rev range. Oh well.
6 speeder's not a very strong gearbox, it's a development of the Punto 55 / Cinquecento one which won't fit the 1.8, and I'm informed it can't handle more than about 120 brake.
Unless you like repairing it. Often.
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Re: punto hgt ??

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as sammi said the 182 is a far better option for not a lot more cash

Yeah i had a look on autotrader.co.uk actually you can get a clio 172 for just £2000 more than a same reg + mileage HGT, so michael_vts go get a clio 172 instead of a girly punto hgt that you have to hurt to get any performance out of!!. I'll have a look around for something else myself next spring i think, and it won't be another Punto or indeed another Fiat. I only got the HGT cos it was cheap for a 51 plate and had really low miles anyway.
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[QUOTE=AceOfSpades]nwmlargee
as sammi said the 182 is a far better option for not a lot more cash
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Err, you mean I did
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