RE: Abarth Punto Evo Scorpione | Spotted

RE: Abarth Punto Evo Scorpione | Spotted

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blearyeyedboy

5,126 posts

143 months

Wednesday 7th April
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Objectively it's less capable than a Giulietta Cloverleaf, which was better built (no Jap but not bad for an Alfa), quicker, safer and more stylish... And yet I can see the right collector being smitten by this.

Five-figure smitten though? Perhaps I'm turning into an old duffer but I'd struggle to see a non-500 model Abarth wear that sort of price tag, even among fans. There isn't a Fast Ford level of demand there, I think?

BlackandWhite

104 posts

158 months

Wednesday 7th April
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Floral prose and rose tinted remembrances graphically offset by the rusty wheel nuts, a personal bugbear. I absolutely would but not at that price. The ‘because there are not many they must be collectible’ mentality is a fairly recent sickness.

clacs2

80 posts

123 months

Wednesday 7th April
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sandys said:
It is basically an esseesse pack Punto with a different colour scheme and Sabelts seats which were an expensive option on the Abarth Punto, a few grand just for seats.

Not bad cars the Punto but I might be biased tongue out
Hmm, okay. Still seems fairly close to a standard car though.

humphra

228 posts

56 months

Wednesday 7th April
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My daughter had a Grand Punto T-jet a few years ago and i really enjoyed driving it. Very spacious inside, great visibility, comfortable and nippy. Very easy to drive distances and know that it had enough poke for motorway slip roads, busy roundabouts and the odd wheel spins (purely by accident,officer). They're also not much money..... which makes this one a real anomaly. That's about double what a nice "regular" Abarth Punto Evo would cost. I just couldn't understand anyone paying that sort of premium for one.

Fuyursuki

6 posts

2 months

Wednesday 7th April
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Lovely motor and the rarity is a big plus for me, I've seen about 8 of them in the wild these past ten years. But, priced so close to a Cupra is a bit much even for a man whose always been a bit obsessed with these things.

I went through 3 models of Punto in the space of two years, and knowing about the Abarths from the start would have saved me alot of bother. Had my 1.9 multijet sporting now for 12 years and she's still solid, just thought what could have always been..

I have looked at them before but A) there's always been some niggle, like part of the dash falling off at redline specialist cars in Harrogate and B) I found they tended to be traded in to said specialist car places and the snobbery of the dealers put me off.

TLDR: awesome car, would buy if I could get over the fear of disappointment of actually owning one

Lester H

1,444 posts

69 months

Wednesday 7th April
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Lovely looking car. Too dear I think but I have been wrong before. However, the whole post has helped to remind us that the Punto, especially with the ‘Maserati’ grille is an attractive runabout in its warmer forms, but needs to be priced right.

British Beef

1,365 posts

129 months

Thursday 8th April
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I love these, and think they look great.

But £16k on a 9 year old Fiat is laughable, I really wanted something small and fun, with a sprinkling of reliability and ended up punting for Yaris GR.

Gary29

3,269 posts

63 months

Thursday 8th April
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I'm a big Fiat fan boy, and had a tuned Punto GT way back when, but you can get a hell of a lot of car for £16K, would be surprised if this shifts at the asking price.


Minnsy14

73 posts

93 months

Thursday 8th April
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I had one of the ten brand new in 2012.

A very nice warm hatch, did feel a bit underpowered and really needed more go to align with the aggressive stealthy looks.

The Sabelt seats are superb and the interior in general was fine, if nothing particularly special. Wheels were very nice and brakes pretty good. The hand painted satin stripes over the car were well done.

Ultimately i had to sell as i was moving overseas, but not sure i would have seen it as a long term collectible. Cool for its rarity and if you know what it is, but outside of the Abarthisti circles it would surely stay completely under the radar.

Fuyursuki

6 posts

2 months

Thursday 8th April
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Someone's obviously been reading this thread about us waxing lyrical about Puntos, it's been snapped up!

Jon_S_Rally

961 posts

52 months

Thursday 8th April
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Huwbert said:
Ahh, the Fiat Punto. The vehicle where if you hit anything bigger than a snail head on, all the occupants die.......
The Grande Punto achieved a five star Euro NCAP rating when it was launched?

Fuyursuki said:
Someone's obviously been reading this thread about us waxing lyrical about Puntos, it's been snapped up!
Brilliant. If only it would make those that endlessly moan about cars being overpriced shut up for once. It won't, but it would be nice!

humphra

228 posts

56 months

Thursday 8th April
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Fuyursuki said:
Someone's obviously been reading this thread about us waxing lyrical about Puntos, it's been snapped up!
I wish I had the money to be so frivolous as to spank £16k on a 9 year old Punto Evo! I can just imagine the conversation I'd have with friends and family.....
"I've bought a new car! 9 years old, special edition Abarth"
"Nice! How much did that cost you?"
"£16k and only has 21,000 miles on the clock!"
..........."you've paid £16k for a fancy Fiat Punto? That's 9 years old and only low mileage??? In that case, I've got a great ponzi scheme for you to invest in. Can't fail!"


J4CKO

33,372 posts

164 months

Thursday 8th April
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16 grand gets an M140i, Golf R, Focus ST and all the usual suspects, or you can have some nice seats with a free Punto biggrin

Joey Deacon

3,378 posts

140 months

Thursday 8th April
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J4CKO said:
16 grand gets an M140i, Golf R, Focus ST and all the usual suspects, or you can have some nice seats with a free Punto biggrin
Exactly, I would rather get an M135/140, Golf R or Cupra R over that. You can get a 2020 Fiesta ST 1.5 from a ford main dealer for £1500 more!

Madness

Court_S

4,352 posts

141 months

Thursday 8th April
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Can’t believe that had been snapped up, the price seemed mental for an old Punto.

Huwbert

8 posts

14 months

Thursday 8th April
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Jon_S_Rally said:
Huwbert said:
Ahh, the Fiat Punto. The vehicle where if you hit anything bigger than a snail head on, all the occupants die.......
The Grande Punto achieved a five star Euro NCAP rating when it was launched?

Fuyursuki said:
Someone's obviously been reading this thread about us waxing lyrical about Puntos, it's been snapped up!
Brilliant. If only it would make those that endlessly moan about cars being overpriced shut up for once. It won't, but it would be nice!
That isn't a Grande Punto though.........

In 2017, the Fiat Punto achieved a Zero Star Euro NCAP rating........

Edited by Huwbert on Thursday 8th April 19:15

s m

20,612 posts

167 months

Thursday 8th April
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Huwbert said:
Jon_S_Rally said:
Huwbert said:
Ahh, the Fiat Punto. The vehicle where if you hit anything bigger than a snail head on, all the occupants die.......
The Grande Punto achieved a five star Euro NCAP rating when it was launched?

Fuyursuki said:
Someone's obviously been reading this thread about us waxing lyrical about Puntos, it's been snapped up!
Brilliant. If only it would make those that endlessly moan about cars being overpriced shut up for once. It won't, but it would be nice!
That isn't a Grande Punto though.........

In 2017, the Fiat Punto achieved a Zero Star Euro NCAP rating........

Edited by Huwbert on Thursday 8th April 19:15
Are car enthusiasts generally bothered about that though? What would an E36 M3 achieve in the 2017 test - doesn’t stop people paying big money for one

Fuyursuki

6 posts

2 months

Thursday 8th April
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Huwbert said:
Jon_S_Rally said:
Huwbert said:
Ahh, the Fiat Punto. The vehicle where if you hit anything bigger than a snail head on, all the occupants die.......
The Grande Punto achieved a five star Euro NCAP rating when it was launched?

Fuyursuki said:
Someone's obviously been reading this thread about us waxing lyrical about Puntos, it's been snapped up!
Brilliant. If only it would make those that endlessly moan about cars being overpriced shut up for once. It won't, but it would be nice!
That isn't a Grande Punto though.........

In 2017, the Fiat Punto achieved a Zero Star Euro NCAP rating........

Edited by Huwbert on Thursday 8th April 19:15
From what I remember it got that score through not having electronic safety features like auto braking, lane assist etc which are the industry standard now. Not an excuse really, but shows how much times have changed over the years

Pooh

3,426 posts

217 months

Friday 9th April
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Huwbert said:
That isn't a Grande Punto though.........

Edited by Huwbert on Thursday 8th April 19:15
Yes it is and it was a 5 star rated car when it was launched.


Pooh

3,426 posts

217 months

Friday 9th April
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I had a Grande Punto 1.9 diesel Sporting and it was a very good car at the time but I would not be spending £16k on one of these.