Fiat is an Italian automobile manufacturing company that produced itís first automobile in 1899. Fiat is best known for building small, sporty cars that are efficient and affordable. The Fiat Grande Punto is a subcompact city car with style elements crafted by the designer of several Maserati models. A Fiat Grande Punto service manual explains how to maintain and repair these delightful cars.
The Fiat Grande Punto was introduced to replace the older Punto model. The cars share almost no parts, including major components like the body shell. The first Grande Punto was introduced in Italy in 2005. The Fiat Grande Punto was sold in European, Asian, South American and Australian markets, with the final model produced in 2009. The Grande Punto was replaced in 2015 with a new car that bears the name Punto, bringing the original name back into use.
Fiat prides itself on offering options, and the Grande Punto is an opportunity to showcase choices the designers did not miss. Engine options range from the efficient 1.2L inline four petrol that produced a timid 65 PS, and two variants of Fiatís 1.4L Fire motors, pumping out 77 and 95 PS respectively. Fiat also offered four different diesel engine options, pumping out between 75 and 130 PS.
Just for fun, Fiat partnered with the newly-formed car modifier Abarth in 2007, and set about making the Grande Punto more than just a family car. Abarth installed a 120 PS version of Fiatís 1.4L 16 valve Fire engine with a turbocharger. An Abarth-badged version of the Fiat Grande Punto was also equipped with a 150 PS engine, more than twice the power of a base model. Abarth offered a custom-tuned package called Esseesse, or SS for short, that brought power to a terrifying 180 PS.
In itís day, the 2005 Fiat Grande Punto was a very safe car, receiving five stars for passenger safety by the European New Cars Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), an organization that judges new car safety standards in several categories.
The Fiat Grande Punto is an easy car for the do it yourself home mechanic to repair and maintain. A Fiat Grande Punto workshop manual pdf is the essential tool needed to keep these stylish and economical cars road-ready. These manuals feature clear and detailed instructions to complete basic maintenance or make major repairs on any model of the Fiat Grande Punto.