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Old 22-05-2005   #1
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okay i know you are all sick of me doing this but i have now narrowed my short list down to a punto or a clio

i like the stylling of the clio, very modern and looks quite fun to drive

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both would be 1.2
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Quote Originally Posted by rich hemmings
i like the stylling of the clio, ver modern and looks quite fun to drive
I'd pick your white stick up and walk to the Fiat Dealers if I were you. I know the latest Punto is ugly enough to make a baby cry (sorry phase 3 owners but it looks like a Hyundai Getz ) but even that's better looking than a Clio.

If it's a MK2 or MK1 Punto you are talking about then it really is a no brainer. Can't get a better looking car or grin-per-pound factor in it's class.
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Re: punto vs clio

You said last time you'd decided on a Punto?!

Im driving a Clio and enjoying it actually- It feels better built, but it's only done 4k miles. Which spec/year would you get in both cars?
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Re: punto vs clio

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Im driving a Clio and enjoying it actually- It feels better built, but it's only done 4k miles. Which spec/year would you get in both cars?
he is only saying that because his sister is reading this and he dont want to end up walking

if you a boy get a punto, if you are someones sister get a clio simple isnt it
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Re: punto vs clio

You're right- the insurance runs out on wednesday so I can start slagging it off then

Im surprised the usual *** havn't been added
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Re: punto vs clio

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You said last time you'd decided on a Punto?!

Im driving a Clio and enjoying it actually- It feels better built, but it's only done 4k miles. Which spec/year would you get in both cars?
for the punto i would like the mark 2 (any year from 51 to 03)
1.2 active 3 door

for the clio i woud like the current verson (any year from 51 to 53)
1.2 Dynamique 3 door or Expression 1.2

my buget it hofully 4000 to 4500

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Re: punto vs clio

The Clio Dynamique is equivalent to the Punto Active Sport. Both have nicer interiors and more equipment so I say go for one of those, not the Active or Expression.

Clio Dyn has auto wipers/lights, sunroof, 4 airbags, ABS, CD, remote locking etc......Dont know the exact specs of the Punto Active Sport but someone else should
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Re: punto vs clio

thanks for that,when i do pass ma test (thouch wood by the end of november!) i will be test driving both cars. No offence but i think the clio will win my vote!!

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You'll get shot for saying things like that around here......
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OK, just this week my brother had to move my MK1 Punto out of the way to get my mother's Clio out... he drives that more often than I do now... and he is now in love with my car just because it's more eager to move and is a bit better on the steering front (you are actually in control of what direction it goes in)... now then, having driven this said Clio for 6 months (5DR 1.2 Expression 02reg) I can say that compared with the Punto it's a fussy, flouncy car with a naff turning circle and just a little too much reliance on electronic measures... it DOES have silky smooth feather light power steering and a clutch designed for driving in high heels (if you like that sort of thing) and also quite a nice sound system as standard (better than an MK1 Punto anyhoo) But I know my car is safe having a FIAT badge large on its heart for a while yet!!!
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lol...people think the Clio has a bad turning circle since the V6 has one, both having turning circles of 10metres.

If you can, get the 1.5dci, i doubt you will but it's the pick of the engines (65 a bit lacking, 80 is the best choice, 100 will be too bad for your insurance).
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just dont get a clio, -is it just southend that all the chavs drive clio's? no one else said there chav cars, in southend its like chav city clio world. lol
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There's nothing wrong with clios as such other than being a bit ugly but a good mk2 3 door represents much better value, you get a whole lot more space inside as well as it generally looking a lot smarter.

The second hand value of FIATs is so low that you can get a better car for the same money.
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That's very true, the punto is one of the best value cars out there.
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Re: punto vs clio

Quote Originally Posted by rich hemmings
thanks for that,when i do pass ma test (thouch wood by the end of november!) i will be test driving both cars. No offence but i think the clio will win my vote!!

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