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Old 04-02-2012   #1
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Punto 1.6

Did all the punto convertibles have a 1.6?

I'm after a 1.6 and i hear the convertibles and occasionally some sportings had one? Does it not have the same exhaust system as a 1.1/1.2 aswell?
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Re: Punto 1.6

no only the early ones had the crap 1.6 lump, later ones were upgraded to the 1.2 16v engine same as the sportings


there are a few but not many with the 1.2 8v and selecta auto box too
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Re: Punto 1.6

Silly question then, is the 1.2 16V a greater improvement then a 1.1?

I'm looking for something that goes on application of full throttle - but for occasional use. I hear the 16V 1.2 packs a better punch then the 8V but that goes without saying, but will i see a greater improvement over what i have now?

What BHP are the 16V anyway?
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Re: Punto 1.6

what do you have now?
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the SPI 1.1.. (gutless)
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Re: Punto 1.6

1.2 16v will be a great improvement then, your insurance might not like it though.
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Re: Punto 1.6

Thanks. Having said that, if i can insure a 1.4GT for 300 less then what i pay for this now, then im sure putting a 1.2 in shouldnt really change it. This is why i asked about the 1.6, if my memory serves me right i can have upto a 1.6 without changing the tax class as it is pre-2001 so for my 71.50/6months i will have alot more to play with
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Re: Punto 1.6

Nope a 1.2 and a 1.6 are in a different tax band for pre 2001 cars
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Re: Punto 1.6

The cut off point is 1549cc i believe.

The 1.2 16v is 85 bhp, the 1.6 is 90, however the 1.2 feels alot more lively.
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Re: Punto 1.6

I assumed fiat did what they did with the 1.2, making it a 1.2 when its pretty much a 1.3, but making the 1.6 a 1549 :O

Ohwell, 1.2 16V it is!
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Re: Punto 1.6

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Thanks. Having said that, if i can insure a 1.4GT for 300 less then what i pay for this now, then im sure putting a 1.2 in shouldnt really change it.
insurance dont mind so much if the car came with the engine, but some dont like you sticking bigger engines into a car.

btw dont forget it will need brakes upgraded, ecu, keys, loom and fuel pump from donor car

forget about the 1.6 its heavy and has no pull
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