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Fiat Grande Punto

Fiat Grande Punto - 10 cool cars for under £10,000 (The Car Expert)

It may be a humble hatchback, but the Grande Punto is one of the cleanest, neatest and best-looking small cars on the road.

Designed by the legendary Giorgetto Giugiaro, the little Fiat Punto is cooler than the mega-popular 500 but may well age more gracefully. With a nose that is inspired by the Maserati 3200, the Grande Punto is an example of what good design looks like – especially with big 17″ wheels.

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Stuart Masson

Stuart is the Editor of The Car Expert, which he founded in 2011, and our new sister site The Van Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the car industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help car buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.


  1. Hi Stuart – must say I’ve always fancied a Jag or a Bentley. Not so sure about the inclusion of the Fiat, but then taste is a personal thing after all! I’d have put a Volvo in there, but then that’s my peculiarity. Why does the crossfire come with different size rims front and back I wonder?

    • stuart

      It’s not unusual for cars to come with different size wheels front to rear – although often it’s more an issue of width rather than height. Larger-diameter rear wheels is more common in American cars than European cars, so maybe it’s a bit of hot rod heritage.

  2. Your article was good but pictures break up the text and make readers more inclined to read your article !

    • stuart

      Yes, sorry about that. I changed my WordPress theme and the images all disappeared. But they are back now – thanks for the heads up!

  3. What about the Vauxhall VX220/Opel Speedster? You can easily get a good one for less than £10K and better than plenty of these.

    • stuart

      Hi applefan. An absolutely excellent suggestion, and very nearly made the list. Only missed out because it’s really a bit too extreme for most people’s tastes. Perfect as a second or weekend car though.

  4. how cool is this

  5. Bit late in the day to do a post I suppose, but the engine of the Maserati 3200 was neither built nor designed by Ferrari. It was built & designed by Maserati at their Modena factory. The Author is thinking of the F136 engine used in the Maserati 4200, but even then, this was a joint venture engine, designed by Maserati & Ferrari & built by Ferrari.


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