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Fiat Punto Power Fail

KittyKitty Posts: 2,844
edited February 2013 in The Crudcatcher
So, my baby Punto is in the garage again with the problem of the noise of liquid sloshing about in front of the passenger side in the dashboard, the interwebz seems to think this is not good. What do you think?

Ps. don't anyone say are you sure you've not left a drinks bottle in the glove compartment as the garage asked, I know I'm female but I'm not quite that stupid, doh!

Will Punto survive another day? 23 votes

Yes
17% 4 votes
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82% 19 votes
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  • Who the fark are you?
  • KittyKitty Posts: 2,844
  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,084
    I had a punto it was awful and only fitted one nurse in the boot..... get rid
    Mountain biking is like sex.......more fun when someone else is getting hurt
    Amy
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  • KittyKitty Posts: 2,844
    I'm planning on getting rid, but next year. Just bought a house, can't afford a new car too. :(
  • I miss my punto. It did me well right up until it failed it's MOT. If i'd spent £1k on the car, it would have passed.
    Instead, I got rid, got a new car, and within 12 months spent more than £1k on getting it through it's MOT :roll:
    It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded.
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  • gregwarigregwari Posts: 230
    Sales rep from our local FIAT dealership used to say FIAT stood for 'Fix It Again Tomorrow'

    Says it all really
  • KittyKitty Posts: 2,844
    Not looking too good at the moment!
  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,881
    I worked for FIAT not once but twice :shock: the Punto is actually one of the better ones.
    You should be glad its water you can hear and not sirens from the fire brigade coming to rescue you from the car going up in flames!
    Kazza the Tranny
    Now for sale Fatty
  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,084
    Honestly kitty, if you cant afford a new one try driving to work in your house, itll get there quicker.

    Or buy a car of VW, I was reminded of him tuther day when I saw the Gumtree ad on tv with some wideboy selling an mgf to some reem muppet
    Mountain biking is like sex.......more fun when someone else is getting hurt
    Amy
    Farnsworth
    Zapp
  • KittyKitty Posts: 2,844
    They're trying another fix tomorrow otherwise the dashboard has to come out to see the radiator matrix. :-s

    At what point do I get a new car and give up?
  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,084
    the minute you see the letters F..I...A....T. actually rad matrix is a common fault I remember. how old is it Kitster, the car i mean not the rad matrix
    Mountain biking is like sex.......more fun when someone else is getting hurt
    Amy
    Farnsworth
    Zapp
  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,881
    Gazlar wrote:
    Or buy a car of VW, I was reminded of him tuther day when I saw the Gumtree ad on tv with some wideboy selling an mgf to some reem muppet
    LOL i bet he's still crying!
    Kazza the Tranny
    Now for sale Fatty
  • i bought a 6 month old punto with 8k on the clock for £4000 sold it 3 years later with an extra 60k on the clock for £3500 never spent a penny on it and it never missed a beat. fiats are cheap, suppose you take your chances.
    pity those who don't drink, the way they feel when they wake is the best they will feel all day


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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,611
    Woodmonkey wrote:
    i bought a 6 month old punto

    feel better for the confession?
  • 97th choice97th choice Posts: 2,222
    I own a doblo. Ahhhh feels good to get that out at last.
    Too-ra-loo-ra, too-ra-loo-rye, aye

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  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,881
    I own a doblo. Ahhhh feels good to get that out at last.
    Nelson_Ha-Ha.jpg
    Kazza the Tranny
    Now for sale Fatty
  • KittyKitty Posts: 2,844
    8 years old Gaz.
  • Kitty wrote:
    8 years old Gaz.

    Gaz's prefered age range :lol:
  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,084
    Past it's best as far as I'm concerned beeeeriye.

    I passed the Punto on to Mrs G and it died when it was 8. If I was you if the work is anywhere round the 4 figure mark them I'd be looking at what cheap runarounds I could get already motted see if you can weevil out a bargain. If it's only a few hundred quid then get it fixed.

    Fingers crossed it's not too dear
    Mountain biking is like sex.......more fun when someone else is getting hurt
    Amy
    Farnsworth
    Zapp
  • 97th choice97th choice Posts: 2,222
    VWsurfbum wrote:
    I own a doblo. Ahhhh feels good to get that out at last.
    Nelson_Ha-Ha.jpg


    But I can ride my mountain bike straight out of the back, a la streethawk.
    Too-ra-loo-ra, too-ra-loo-rye, aye

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  • EH_RobEH_Rob Posts: 1,134
    You'd need to do more than that to justify having a doblo my friend.
  • 97th choice97th choice Posts: 2,222
    It was also handy for transporting my goat.
    Too-ra-loo-ra, too-ra-loo-rye, aye

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  • i also own a doblo
    pity those who don't drink, the way they feel when they wake is the best they will feel all day


    voodoo hoodoo
  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,084
    Sorry but is this form full of people on incapacity benefit? Wait until the dwp hears that you're capable of mountain biking, you'll have those motorbility cars took off you for a start.
    Mountain biking is like sex.......more fun when someone else is getting hurt
    Amy
    Farnsworth
    Zapp
  • EH_RobEH_Rob Posts: 1,134
    Modifiyeli-Fiat-Doblo.jpg

    No room for the mountain bike as far as I can see.

    Or a goat. Unless the goat sits in the passenger seat, in which case no need for a Doblo.
  • i have been told that it's my fault the pope has jacked his job as i have his car and he can't go on any waving tours.
    Gazlar wrote:
    capable of mountain biking
    guess you haven't seen me ride!!!

    in my defence, bikes, tools, building materials, kids, dogs and mrs woodmonkey all have to fit in my car at some point and an 08 plate with 35k on the clock with a towbar and roof rack and 7 seats for £2500 i couldn't say no. and for that money it doesn't matter if it gets battered inside and out even though the kids do call it the fugly bus
    pity those who don't drink, the way they feel when they wake is the best they will feel all day


    voodoo hoodoo
  • KittyKitty Posts: 2,844
    Fixed for a total of £60. Gonna save up to trade it in next year and get a new car.
  • 97th choice97th choice Posts: 2,222
    Woodmonkey wrote:
    in my defence, bikes, tools, building materials, kids, dogs and mrs woodmonkey all have to fit in my car at some point and an 08 plate with 35k on the clock with a towbar and roof rack and 7 seats for £2500 i couldn't say no. and for that money it doesn't matter if it gets battered inside and out even though the kids do call it the fugly bus

    Plus taking the rear seats out gets you a great workout, you never get stopped, the fuel economy is great and it is virtually unstealable. :)
    Too-ra-loo-ra, too-ra-loo-rye, aye

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  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,881
    and it is virtually unstealable. :)
    you could leave it with the keys in it, running with a big sign saying "Please steal me" and it would still be there in the morning!

    Kitty, Glad it only cost you £60, sounds like it was something simple. Simple, Like a Doblo owner :wink:
    Kazza the Tranny
    Now for sale Fatty
  • 97th choice97th choice Posts: 2,222
    Don't you drive something highly gay that needs purpose built scaffolding on the back just to take one bike out with you?
    Too-ra-loo-ra, too-ra-loo-rye, aye

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