Register Login
FIAT Auto Specialist Team
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-01-2020   #1
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Poor acceleration

I recently bought a 2014 Punto 1.4 Easy, not sure exactly which engine it is but it has only done 50K and everything seems to be well looked after, the only thing is acceleration from take off is painfully slow, iIused to have a 1.3CDTI Corsa which was a lot nippier so am wondering if I have a problem or that is just the way they are, any advise would be appreciated as this is the first Fiat I have owned in forty years of driving.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

PJS1962 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 03-01-2020   #2
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Near the M4
Posts: 28,176
Thanks: 1101
Trader Rating: 0
varesecrazy has donated!
United Kingdom 
Quote Originally Posted by PJS1962 View Post
I recently bought a 2014 Punto 1.4 Easy, not sure exactly which engine it is but it has only done 50K and everything seems to be well looked after, the only thing is acceleration from take off is painfully slow, iIused to have a 1.3CDTI Corsa which was a lot nippier so am wondering if I have a problem or that is just the way they are, any advise would be appreciated as this is the first Fiat I have owned in forty years of driving.
Hi.

The FIRE motor.. both in 1.2 and 1.4 are 'plodders'

That cdti is a FIAT engine.. the diesel puntos have 75 /90 horse ..depending on turbo spec

So.. that probably more BHP than yours..and a LOT more torque

Even the 2cyl 875cc is 85bhp.. and BIG in torque

Not much you can do.. other than get used to its different characteristics.

Ive got the derv..and the 875..

Both good.. but very different drives

Charlie
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

varesecrazy is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Reply
Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Poor acceleration and poor fuel economy chrismparry15 Tech Talk 7 25-02-2014 17:58
(T) Poor acceleration HickRm Stilo 3 06-01-2013 10:41
(T) Poor acceleration Bristolian Punto (Mk2/2b) 0 29-06-2009 17:51
(T) Poor acceleration zazu Punto (Mk2/2b) 4 03-11-2007 15:46
Poor acceleration. Neil Sidgwick FIAT Boo Archives 3 01-11-2001 18:22