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Old 02-05-2009   #1
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Got my eye on a Punto but the milage is pretty high...

Hi everyone, my name is James and im new to The FIAT forum!

Basically, i went and looked at a second hand FIAT Punto X reg 1.2 Engine and i really like it. I had a quick drive around and it felt nice and smooth..

Now if i DO buy the car ill be using it to drive to college everday and will go see friends farily locally and will hardly be driving for miles and miles..

Anyway, the milage is 120,000. Now the car is £1290, now i would have bought the car there and then however the milage gave me second thoughts.

My question is, is the mileage an issue here?

The car is Petrol.


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Re: Got my eye on a Punto but the milage is pretty high...

If it drove well then it should be fine.

What trim level is it? Body coloured bumpers? Condition of bodywork/interior?

The only issue is the price really. Theres a few on autotrader than have done over 40,000 miles less and are under a grand.
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Re: Got my eye on a Punto but the milage is pretty high...

i would not pay more then £800for that its a rip of walk away
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i would not pay more then £800for that its a rip of walk away
Aye, unless you can knock the price down significantly.
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Aye, unless you can knock the price down significantly.
good luck geting £500 to £600 of tho
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Re: Got my eye on a Punto but the milage is pretty high...

yeah its double the price it should be
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Re: Got my eye on a Punto but the milage is pretty high...

I've got a 2000 W Reg 1.2 Punto with 50,000 miles and It cost me £850!
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Re: Got my eye on a Punto but the milage is pretty high...

120k is very high miles for the price, for 1200 you could get a y-51 reg with alot less miles on the clock
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Re: Got my eye on a Punto but the milage is pretty high...

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I've got a 2000 W Reg 1.2 Punto with 50,000 miles and It cost me £850!
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mines same year and similar milage and cost £950 last december so yeh the one you are looking at is a bit over priced
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Re: Got my eye on a Punto but the milage is pretty high...

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I've got a 2000 W Reg 1.2 Punto with 50,000 miles and It cost me £850!
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i got the same but 100k and it cost me £750
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Re: Got my eye on a Punto but the milage is pretty high...

Try and barter with him, as you're only a student at college use the term
"I'm a student and don't have a lot of money" and see whether he knocks some money off.
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Re: Got my eye on a Punto but the milage is pretty high...

I bought my 2000 W reg Fiat Punto last week: 80,000 miles got it from £1195 to £850, just shows there are bargains.

Especially with this credit crunch they can't give cars away atm.

By the sounds of it, the seller of that car, wants it more than you do
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Re: Got my eye on a Punto but the milage is pretty high...

I picked up my Xplate Punto with 90,000 miles ont he clock for £1,000
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Re: Got my eye on a Punto but the milage is pretty high...

Mine's A Mk2 2003 (pre face lift) i bought it for £2000 and now it's up to 110000 Ish, and its fine, makes a few noise's here and there but there 99% of the time internal rubbing from seats or the solid wood parcel shelf,

i just double checked that it wasnt pissing oil from the head gasket and that it obviously ran,

One of the best car's iv ever driven NVM owned.

Dnt think ill be gettin my £2000 back when it comes to selling it but love my lil blue punto!
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