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Old 15-04-2002   #1
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Buying a Punto from auction!

I'm going to the motor auctions today to see if I can get hold of one for the wife. Quite a selection available...

FIAT PUNTO 55 S N 52316 GREY
FIAT PUNTO 55 S P 29501 BLACK
FIAT PUNTO 55 S M 69438 RED
FIAT PUNTO 55 SX P 110023 RED
FIAT PUNTO 75 SX N 60905 RED
FIAT PUNTO S M 76000 BLUE

My concern is that with cars over 5yrs old they are all bought 'as seen'. I know a fair bit about cars but as I can't drive it (or even look under the bonnet) before I buy, I'm a tad worried about gearbox/clutch problems etc.

Does anyone have any pointers on anything in particular to look out for on these cars?

Also, am I right in thinking all the 55's on the list will be 1.1 8v and the 75 will be a 1.2 8v??

Any comments much appreciated.


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Hmmm, did I miss a magic word or something....

Please??....

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I'm almost certain that the 55 is an 1108 8v,(same engine as my Cinq) 60 is a 1242 8v single point injection, and 75 is a 1242 8v multi point injection. The 80 is a 1242 16v.

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Can someone please educate me as to the difference between single point and multi point injection (apart from the obvious!).

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On Fiat single point injection systems you have what looks like a carburettor with a single fuel injector inside serving all four cylinders.
Multi - point systems have a separate fuel injector for each cylinder, mounted on the inlet manifold near the cylinder head.

Hope this helps to clear it up a little for you.

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Re: Buying a Punto from auction!

I'd go for the black 55 or the red 75, but that's just me. Max bid 500.
Less than that, it would seem a bargain but more, and you could do as well on fleabay or autotrader. Don't forget to factor in the hidden auction costs.

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Back had to give grandma a lift and forgot about this little thread
Why tho im confused
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