The true test of a car comes into play in the long run which is why we have a fleet of cars and motorcycles in our long term garage to drive and ride on a daily basis for months on end to tell you exactly what it’s like to live with these vehicles.
This particular Fiat Punto Evo Sport was registered in 2014 and it now has over 33,000kms on the mile meter. Surely then, this is a long enough time frame for us to judge the Punto Evo as a car to own.
As I write this long term report Fiat is taking the car in for regular service and to fit a new set of tyres as the current ones that came with the car have seen through their life. So expect spending on a new set of tyres on your Fiat Punto diesel every 35,000 odd kilometers. The tyres on a petrol fueled Punto with a lighter engine should last a few thousand extra kilometers under normal conditions. The good thing is that tyre wear is absolutely even for all four wheels indicating that the car will have no wheel alignment issues in the long run.
Another aspect that impresses me about the Punto is that despite covering a lot of distance over two years, not a single trim panel on the car is loose. The cabin is absolutely quiet while driving over broken tarmac, not to mention good NVH levels that ensure a silent ride all throughout.