Fiat is an Italian automobile manufacturing company that originated in 1899. Fiat is best known for itís range of small, sporty city cars and rally racing victories. Fiat is the third largest automobile manufacturing company in the world and is the largest in Europe. Fiat sells cars around the world. The Fiat Punto workshop manual makes it easy to maintain these city cars that carry Fiatís racing pedigree.
The classic Fiat Punto was manufactured from 1993 until 2010, with a new car called the Grande Punto beginning in 2005. The Fiat Punto evokes the classic vision of Fiat, a small, lightweight vehicle with modest power and lots of customizable options. The Punto sold over 5 million units during itís production run, and is prized on the amateur race circuit for itís low cost, plentiful spare parts and ease of maintenance.
Fiat has always prided itself on offering options for buyers to choose from, and the Fiat Punto is no exception. With trim levels and engine options that range from pedestrian to gargantuan, a Fiat Punto can be a perfect vehicle for nearly anyone.
Fiat has offered the Punto with engines ranging from a diminutive 1.1L producing only 57 horsepower, to a race-ready, multi port fuel injected, 16 valve dual overhead cam power plant squeezing nearly 130 horsepower out of a 1.8L engine. Fiat installed a wide range of diesel engines in the Punto as well, with a potent and durable 1.7L in the early cars, which was replaced by a 1.9L later in production. The fuel injected 1.9L diesel engine was available with a turbocharger, bringing power output up to 99 horsepower and nearly 200 ft/lbs of torque, enough grunt to rocket the little car to 100 Km/h in only 9.6 seconds.
These small city cars from Italy remain popular in markets around the world for the simplicity of repairs and common, available parts that are not overly expensive. The do-it-yourself mechanic will find that making repairs to a Fiat Punto is straight forward when using a Fiat Punto service manual. These manuals explain in step by step instruction how to complete basic service and accomplish major overhauls of the Fiat Punto and itís systems. The detailed descriptions take the mystery out of working on these delightful and immensely popular Italian city cars. Owners will have pride in a job well done by completing upkeep on their vehicles.