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Old 12-08-2009   #1
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2006 06 Reg FIAT Grande Punto 1.2 Dynamic

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This is the exact car I looked at with my parents today, and they were all for it because it is cheap, and not an old car...

Personally I like the car.. However, I have had friends tell me it is very slow, and that it doesnt look good.
I'm not bothered about their opinion on the looks because I like it.

My question is..
What do you guys think of this.. It is from a registered Fiat dealer, comes with a years warranty etc.

Also..
What could I do to the car to make it look better (for me) I was thinking, black rims + blacked out windows ?I don't want to do anything major, I.E Loweing etc.

And what can I do to make it faster? (if that is you think it is fairly slow)

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like the car mate, do what you want to do! As for a first car it's not bad at all... maybe your mates are just jealous
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Don't pay more than 5k for it. Good as a first car, I had a 1.2 and drove it 50 miles a day for a year along motorway speed roads. The 1.2 isn't quick but its plenty powerful enough to keep you safe and the bonus being very cheap to insure.

If you want it to be faster then save up a bit more and get a 1.4 or diesel because quite frankly trying to get more speed out a 1.2 isn't worth the money (plus you would have to declare the mod to insurance).
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https://www.fiatforum.com/grande-pun...ats-worth.html

Check this out mate, a member here selling his, sold on ebay for 5k but still waiting for the buyer to pick up, only done 20kmiles and has alot extra on it.
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Doesnt look good? Are your mates blind? lol 1.2 is slow yes but if you have just passed now is the time to learn so something relatively quick will just get you into situations you dont want to be in as a new driver.
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You're mates are probably just jealous, plus if you lower it, black out the windows, and put 17's on it, it'll look a hell of a lot better.

Oh and that's a lot of mileage for the price they're asking. I'd offer 4500 and see what the dealer says
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I payed 6,500 for mine, with 28,000 on the clock. I took out extra insurance and stuff just for peace of mind for the first year or two. What have you been quoted for insurance may i ask?

I don't know your circumstances, but keep your options open for as long as possible. Going to the main car dealer will be more expensive.
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Doesnt look good? it CAN look good. just mod it wisely.
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If you buy this car then remember this.......Don't come on here and ask how to make it faster as the answer will be to sell it and get a car with a bigger engine!

However, If you are not bothered about power and more about saving pennies on fuel economy then defo buy this car and you could easily mod the suspension so you can go around corners better, but haggle because it is quite expensive for what it is!

On a side note, uncle arnie up here was selling a year old 1.2 active for 5600 so have a look at the active before making your choice!
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What does the 1.3mjet chip to? might be a better option?
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nice car shame its a fiat gande punto though
honestly haggle like mad cos its pricey. I got my mint '56' dynamic wiv 13,000 on the clock for 4,300
Have fun drivin man.
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