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Old 24-03-2012   #1
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Punto Confusion

as there are now forums for punto (1993-2006) the grande punto and punto Evo fiat have gone on to cause potential future confusion by going back to just 'punto' with the latest model

would it be helpful to move all the punto named forums together in the listing as at the moment grande is away from the others, and maybe a new forum for the new punto model or club together the grande evo and new version as they are all similar cars?

any other thoughts ?
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Re: Punto Confusion

Stick with Mk1&2 together (change the date from 1993-present). The grande and the evo together. And if the new punto is based on the technology as the grande/evo put it in there as well if not then a new section for the "New punto". This keeps the technology relevant for each section.
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Not many mk1's left around these days, mine bit the dust a few years bak
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Re: Punto Confusion

I was just about to mention that there is no category in the blogs for the Evo yet there is for the Grande.

Perhaps they could be subforums of the Punto one?
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Re: Punto Confusion

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Stick with Mk1&2 together (change the date from 1993-present). The grande and the evo together. And if the new punto is based on the technology as the grande/evo put it in there as well if not then a new section for the "New punto". This keeps the technology relevant for each section.
The Mk2b is still made in certain markets and called the Punto Classic so 1993-Present is still correct.
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Re: Punto Confusion

Simplest way to do this would be rename the current punto forum "Punto Classic" - then create a new Punto forum for just the "Punto".

You know though - the photos I've seen of the new Punto do really just look like a GP/Evo.

Does anyone know how similar they are?
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Re: Punto Confusion

punto hasnt reached classic status yet though,

i see more mk1's than any other punto at pod on saturday
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Classic just means old in this case
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Classic just means old in this case
original would be better, leave classic for the cars that have earned (sp?) it like classic panda
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Re: Punto Confusion

It fits with FIAT's own naming parlance too dave, as that is how the Mk2b is known in markets which still sell it.
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i no like it
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Re: Punto Confusion

the Mk1 is a car in its own right
the mk2 and mk2b are obviously essentially the same car @dave as pointed out above the mk2b is still sold in some countries as the "Punto Classic"

the Grande Evo and the 'new' punto are essentially the same car i think the only difference between the new punto and the Evo are some minor cosmetic changes (same as mk2 and mk2b)

the biggest confusion is the Punto mk2b still being sold as the classic means it keeps its "to present" status
maybe it would be worth separating the original mk1 from the mk2 and 2b as they are very different cars, having a forum for mk2 and mk2b then clubbing together the grande evo and new version into one forum, as it stands the evo and grande guys miss out on any help they could receive from one another if they don't cross over to each others forums. so personally i would propose 3 forums

1. Mk1 puntos
2. Mk2 and mk2b puntos and 'punto classic'
3. punto grande, evo and 2012 punto.

does this sound sensible ?
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Re: Punto Confusion

some people are going to think the punto classic means the oldest punto though as that is how it is on the rest of the site (panda/bravo).

if we have punto 2012 what happens in 2013?
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its not really a point of argument though i'm not calling it the punto classic, it Is the 'Punto Classic' so anyone who owns a punto classic is not going to know what a punto mk1 or mk2 means and to be honest the MK1 or mk2 labels where never official in the eyes of fiat where as punto classic is.

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Re: Punto Confusion

To split the mk1 and mk2/mk2b now is pretty much impossible - there are just way too many threads.

If the new Punto is just an Evo - then we can make a forum and just alias it to a current one.
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