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Exactly the Punto

Fiat, that Italian manufacturer of cars in recent years that nobody bought unless they did know much about or like cars or were able to get a huge discount, may have got it right this time.

This partly state owned megalith is now run by the guy from Ferrari, and it shows in the new Punto, as I hope you can see from the picture:

I don't think it looks at all bad, quite snappy it is actually. It's a little less anonymous than the other CAD, mathematically perfect buzz boxes on the roads today and this gives it a few extra points (or should that be 'Punti', ho ho) in my book.

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Things started to go well, er, better for Fiat with the new Panda, which is a nice little car and may even obtain the cult status of is predecessor, although maybe it won't because it is now a 'real' car, whereas before it was a bit of a 'pretend' car, but good fun all the same.

I haven't seen one of these here Puntos in the flesh, so to speak, yet, but I'm looking out for one and hoping that I have not been conned by cool photographers and Photoshop fiddlers. We'll see, but first impressions count, so, so far, I'm impressed.

Oh, did I ever mention that I like cars? No, well I do, it's just that, apart from highly priced exotica which is a wee bit out of my price range, most other modern cars bore my little cotton socks off, so they do.

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