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But I'm perfectly happy with how my Grande drives, plus imo, it's far better looking than a fiesta too. I must admit though, I wouldn't mind a Punto TwinAir 1 day: that's the only downsized turbo engine that actually appeals to me.

And that's fair enough, not that many people do use classics everyday. Saying that, there's a guy where I work who gets around in a 1982 Vauxhall Chevette saloon, lol!
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I'm a fiat man. Always have been, I work in a dealership which is fiat ford and Kia, and have driven ecoboost's, had a 500 twin air as my demo as well as a punto twin air as a demo.
As good as the twin air is in the punto, that didn't even cross my mind when buying the wife a car for her. In my opinion there is no comparison, and that pains me to say.

We're not saying you have to go and buy one- you should just have a drive in one- you'll be surprised
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I don't mind some of the newer Kias and Hyundais actually.
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I don't mind some of the newer Kias and Hyundais actually.


He's just saying you need to go a drive some of these cars and not specifically what you like.

The point being 'You can't claim to have the best car in the world unless you've driven every other car in the world.'

How do you know you're 100% satisfied with your current car if you don't know how it stacks up against newer cars?
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I'm a fiat man. Always have been, I work in a dealership which is fiat ford and Kia, and have driven ecoboost's, had a 500 twin air as my demo as well as a punto twin air as a demo.
As good as the twin air is in the punto, that didn't even cross my mind when buying the wife a car for her. In my opinion there is no comparison, and that pains me to say.

We're not saying you have to go and buy one- you should just have a drive in one- you'll be surprised
TBH I'd rather have the mk1 1.7TD SX punto ,
than my TA , but I need cruise so I can drive for more than 40 mins..

the ride in the TA is shocking.., and build quality isn't fantastic,

but the level of kit for a 12k new car and FREE VED / TAX isn't a bad thing.

KIA,
my in laws have had a few.. 1st one was "unfixable" at 5 years / 40k..
+ loss of equivalent = 2 months wages..

so I won't be buying one anytime soon.
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Dragged the car from the garage today and gave it a good clean so took some piccies......











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Was looking at those thinking "something looks familiar" Goodyear EfficientGrip performance..for the full mk1 effect you need age cracked continental ecocontacts.
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When I got it, it had the factory michelins on the back, date stamped week 3 of 1995 and still had about 4mm tread if I remember right. They went in the bin!
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When I got it, it had the factory michelins on the back, date stamped week 3 of 1995 and still had about 4mm tread if I remember right. They went in the bin!
My first car was a J plate uno (with 29k original miles) in 2003 it had a pair of Michelin MXs on the back and a brand new matching spare that had never been on.

It was in similar nick to your punto but unfortunately previous owner didn't attend to a clutch slave cylinder leak so the clutch was a juddering mess that destroyed the gearbox bearings. So despite being immaculate it wasn't long for this world.
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I don't think my spare has ever been on- i don't think it's even been out the boot as it's immaculate as are the tools
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Come back today from 2 and a half weeks in Canada seeing the in laws to a Parcel in the house....

New old stock side rub strips as mine have a few chips and cuts in them. No idea when I'm gonna fit them- I'm guessing getting the old ones off will be a nightmare but its summin that's been bugging me for a while....



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Length of dental floss slipped behind old rubbing strip , pull floss up against adhesive tape , sawing motion with floss will cut through adhesive tape. Off comes old rubbing strip , job half done.
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Today has been a punto mk1 day

My mate is stripping a mk1 to put the engine in his cinquecento so went over and got a few bits off it.
Problem being as hardly anything is interchangeable with my car as it's a 3dr 60s so dash and trim is different colour, carpets are different etc.
But managed to pick up some lights, mirrors, assorted bolts and clips etc as spares.
Was threatening to use the front of us as a car b que for the back garden but the wife said no.

Also went to the garage and started mine for the first time in weeks.
Had a look at my rub strips then put them back in the box for another day.
Currently treating it to another coat of collinite 476
Luckily it's only the two rear door strips that need replaced





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Peek a boo!
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