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Old 19-10-2010   #16
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Re: Advice on new Punto Evo, maybe ordering 1 at weekend

Ill give it a go, I do feel the steering is light as it is (although i do quite like it!) I drive a Vauxhall Combo van during the day and its a very welcome change, As are low engine and wind noise!.. One thing ive noticed is that the clutch in the evo is soooo light i couldnt believe how much effort i needed to push the clutch down in the Combo.
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I only use my city mode for things like parking and then I turn it off when driving normally. Its light as it is with city mode turned off but i like it
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I just wish they had given the sporting a “Sport” button like the 100HP Panda rather than a lame “City” button… would have been much more fitting!
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Quote Originally Posted by Marcos999 View Post
I wouldn't, the steering is extremely light as it is. I drove my wife's Xsara Picasso last night and the steering felt heavy!
What's wrong with light steering?

I keep mine on all the time, as mentioned above.
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Quote Originally Posted by JPritchard View Post
We obviously have different opinons.
The fiesta came accross to me as a car built to a budget. The dashboard felt really cheap and the plastic silver trim really didn't impress me.
The steering is too light on the Punto Evo, even when the city mode is turned off.
Its not that bad but it could have more feelinging, especially at straight ahead.
Having test drove the fiesta I also thought it felt cheaper inside than the punto, it was one of the reasons I went for the punto in the end.

I also think the gearbox was easier to use with the fiesta to begin with, but im used to the one on the punto now, even though its a little notchy that is probably a good thing, as you can feel when your going into gear properly. I think thats the way the italians do them I had the same experience with my Alfa's, way notchier than the volvo I drove before and compared with other cars i've driven. Despite the notchiness I think the transmisisons are strong and that is more important.

As for the steering on this punto, its great for parking it has to be said, but it does feel a little too light once you get moving at speed.
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