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Re: Roll call for Punto cabrio owners !

I have a mate that specialises in just selling Mk1 Punto's, he has 2 of his own.

Im going to upset people im sure, but id rather have a Mk1 than any other Mk....
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The mk1 are more like go carts.

We've had load of new fiats in the family, the mk1 never had a problem but the mk2 was a nightmare.
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Ive had one Mk2 a Sporting 6 speed, it was good fun, but not without it issues...... just seems to me ( and my mate that seems to be a walking Mk1 Bible ) that the Mk1 was just a better car.
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Re: Roll call for Punto cabrio owners !

thats how fiats work in general though, the original versions of everything are the best version.
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I would go as far as to say that applies to alot of Marques. Mk 1's always seem to be the most sort after. ( just as well this is a Mk1 section ).
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I would agree with that sentiment, particularly as they didn't make a cabrio version of later models. I am currently restoring a mk1 Renault 17 TS, which is far better than the mk2 version (Google it if you have never heard of one). I also have a mk1 Jaguar XK8 which I much prefer to the post 2006 version.
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missey! there you are! I emailed you and posted on the forum - where you been? The car is beautiful, fitted the new hood, half way through changing the interior to the classy grey velour from the old ELX90. Rebuilt the head - 2 valves burnt. Gone through 2 MOTs not needing anything, except now too smoky, at 140k. Sitting in the garage 6 months, soon going to get a 1368 bottom end and 6sp box, under the rebuilt head/top end. Pleased you're still at it.
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Hey
I thought you were transplanting the engine.
I never got an email, perhaps was old addy, or I would have messaged you back, probably changed when i moved.
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Re: Roll call for Punto cabrio owners !

ok since this is a thread for Punto Cabby owners I thought I would ask in here what I need to look for when buying one, the weather is turning nice and I have always fancied one.

Are there any common things I need to watch for???
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PandaLounge, thats a lovely looking one !

Mariocinq, this is the first one ive owned, so i cant really comment on bad spots, but certain parts are unique to these cars, so if trim etc is missing that could be an issue. Floor pan for rust, and then i suppose obvious things, rips in the roof, rubbers.....

I believe that there is less than 200 on the road in the Uk.
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I used to own one (a red N reg 1.6), lovely looking car, just never got it on the road with one thing or another. Ended up selling it to another Fiat fanatic who i believe broke it for an x19 turbo conversion and sold the rest on for spares.

Sad because if i was as confident back them with mechanical stuff as i am now, i'd have got ripped into it in the end, but i needed it gone when i was losing storage, super rare now
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just bought a blue one for the missus
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I think we all need some pics ! Bluecab.
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Is this it for Cabriolet owners here ?
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