User review on Fiat Abarth Punto written by NISHANT GUPTA on 01 April 2016
NISHANT GUPTA's review on Fiat Abarth Punto 1.4 T-Jet
Year of Manufacture : 2016 | Driven no. of Kms. : 200
- Pros: Looks are great, a definite head turner. Suspension is stiff which support better handling. Breaking is superb with 4 disc brakes which is first in the segment. Interiors and Seats are sporty. Engine which is the heart of this vehicle is superb. Overall Build Quality.
- Cons: Steering position is awkward. Clutch has to travel a long distance and its placement is uncomfortable. Parking Sensors and Camera is missing which is a must in todays world. Gear Box is rubbery.
I bought this car after doing a little survey on to the internet and found it to be of a different league all together when I first test drove it. There is no other car in the market that you can compare it with. This car is meant to be compared on the following parameters and when you try comparing there is no other car which can even stand near to it. 1. Engine 2. Handling at the corners and at high speeds, 3. Braking 4. Suspension 5. Build Quality for high speed stability. You are paying the price for its mechanical strengths rather paying money for features which I feel we really dont use after a certain period of time. Having said that, it does not mean that it lacks so much in terms of features too. With Bluetooth connectivity, voice dialing, steering mounted audio controls, auto climate control AC, Rear AC Vent it easily caters to today's need of a driver and the passengers seating behind. Seats are comfy enough for 4, Music System is decent, AC is good, what more do you demand for in your day to day life. Yes, because I have said it lack in terms of features when compared to others is because of the following which I thought should have been given as standard in the package. 1. Auto Headlamps 2. Rain Sensing Wipers 3. Rear Camera 4. Reverse parking sensors 5. Cooled glove box 6. Few more bottle holders 7. Electrically fold able ORVMs But, inclusion of the above would demand for a much higher price than it is now. Hence if you take a balanced approach I think it still has got many reasons that can bring a smile on your face. Overall: I AM SATISFIED WITH THE PRICE I HAVE PAID FOR IT TO STAND OUT AND MAKE A DIFFERENT STATEMENT ON THE ROAD. RATING: RIDE AND HANDLING: ***** FEATURES AND INTERIORS: **** PERFORMANCE: ***** EXTERIOR: ***** COMFORT: ****