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Old 25-06-2010   #1
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I am going to buy a Punto Evo but don't know which one to get.
The mrs will drive most of the time on local journeys and maybe sometimes some motorways.
We don't know wether to go for the 1.4 8v or 1.4 16v. Can you guy's give me some advice on them and what to look out for in these models.
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I am going to buy a Punto Evo but don't know which one to get.
The mrs will drive most of the time on local journeys and maybe sometimes some motorways.
We don't know wether to go for the 1.4 8v or 1.4 16v. Can you guy's give me some advice on them and what to look out for in these models.
1.4 16v is the new MultiAir engine which is more economical & better performance, the 1.4 8v is a standard engine which some regard as abit under powered in previous puntos (I dont know if its the same with the new Evo)

Personally ive got the 1.4 16v and i love it, brilliant for whipping around bristol town centre in the low gears, and can cruise at 90mph on the motorway (I'd imagine ) with ease, ive only done 115mph (top) once and it felt fine aswell, didnt feel strangled or anything unstable, though after about 95 progression slows down abit..... only down side id give the whole Evo range (and probably all smaller engined cars) is the air-con/climate control on full really takes it out of the engines performance, Shame they dont do a 1.8 or something.

MrBoney had the 1.4 8v on his previous Grande Punto and says the 16v on the new Evo is a massive improvement.

Eleganza (5 door only) is the best value for money in my opinion, as once you've got a Dynamic & added a couple of extras...you may aswell be paying for an Eleganza which has everything you wanted & more.

That said, if your on a budget & not going to be using it much for distance or pet comforts etc arent an issue, then a 1.4 16v Dynamic or something would make a great runner
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My local dealer has a 1.4 8v Dynamic for 10,000 pre registered which has loads of extras and should be 13,000 on the road, so 3000 off which sounds good to me. The guy said the 8v should be best for us as we are local and only 4000-6000 miles a year.
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Sounds good, but becareful if it's a ex-demo or showroom car.

In my experience, they are not worth the money off. Years ago I bought a showroom Bravo with money off, plenty of extras but a couple of years later the gearbox fell apart. Most likely from abuse in the showroom.
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Thanks for that and i'll keep it in mind when i have a look. The wife saw one today and liked the look of it, so that's a positive from here which makes a change.
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Thanks for that and i'll keep it in mind when i have a look. The wife saw one today and liked the look of it, so that's a positive from here which makes a change.
I bought mine from http://fiatsupasaver.com

They are a normal dealer in Chippenham. I got 2600 of the price of mine. Maybe worth thinking
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