Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The Parkers VerdictShould you buy a Fiat Punto?

No, unless it’s cheap. The Punto came up against strong competition in its sector, and in later life it simply faded away, as Fiat buyers went straight to 500s and its derivatives. More casual supermini buyers ended up favouring rivals, such as the Renault ClioFord FiestaVW Polo and Hyundai i20 instead – and in the long-run, that meant the Punto became quite a rare sight in the UK.

It may not have been as good to drive as a Ford Fiesta or have the classless image of a Volkswagen Polo, but competitive used pricing and relatively low running costs make it a reasonable proposition for anyone after a nearly-new secondhand supermini.

Fiat Punto rear view

Available in dealers from 2005 and going off sale in June 2018, read on for the full Fiat Punto review