Even I am/was in the same dilemma. My only concern about my 2012 Punto is that, the ride is bumpy/bouncy/harsh till 30-40 km/h and my co-passengers complain about it; as if the shocks are not getting absorbed but transmitted to the cabin. I have driven my colleague's 2010 Punto and the ride is butter smooth; it is just fantastic! Regarding bodyroll, both preupgrade and postupgrade cars have very little difference. The composure at the speeds that our highways allow us to drive is fantastic in both. During recently held TFI Pune B'fast meet, Italia-Linea and AmitP helped me (thanks guys) by test driving my Punto to understand if it was a real concern that I am looking at. Some amount of discussion is happening at this link http://www.teamfiat.co.in/minor-issues-questions/9109-how-reduce-body-roll-2012-linea.html Above link will help you understand changes to 2012 suspension as explained by TFI members. If GC is not a concern you may want to opt for pre2012 suspension provided your concern is only the harsher ride. Note: 2012 suspension are definitely not a joke. I drive an i20 crdi also, there is no better example for bodyroll demonstration --- But yea you have got definitely good point for disucssion. another difference between the two suspensions is, the pre2012 Punto (and Linea) look more beautiful as the wheel well is filled up nicely; in my opinion.