Well with all this banter the hard & cold truth is........ People will love this EVO Abarth Punto/ Avvy car, will crave it, will oggle over it & will just wait for some friend like me to buy it so they can enjoy the driving. It 's like this.... no one wants a super hot wife who has a attitude; for marriage is perfect with gharelu type grey-coloured biwi. Fiat is the perfect mistress, best for short one-drive stand. I tend to agree with prahbjot, People don't buy Fiat just because it's a Fiat! My neighbor was hunting for a 1st car & her budget was 7Lks. I asked her to also visit a Fiat, which she did, she simply loved the car. What did she buy with 7lks..... i10 Grande!! I asked her a reason she didn't buy the Fiat! She actually had none! She never mentioned Gear-Box issue, Nor the lack of Air-bags, neither driving position, nor the lag or pulling or car feeling like slouch, or lack of a camera(which she knew can be installed) OR about service; RS motors is just 10mins walk, yes hyundai service is like 100mtrs closer than RS motors. Could it be that 100mtrs a reason for non Fiat sale??? So people pls stop judging that sales are driving because of GB & driving position & engine lethargy being an issue, probably true for someone who's buying his 2nd/3rd car not 1st time buyers. So yes it is a about brand perception not necessarily negative towards Fiat but a whole lot of positive for others & huyndai is special mention. Two of my neighbors have bought Hyundais even though they loved the Fiat a lot. Like I said Fiat has some very nice cars with some or the other issue just like every other manufacturer has, no car is perfect. Its just magnified when it's a Fiat! Maruti has recalled many Ciaz for some issue... was there a hue-cry made for it? Eco-sports had clear toppling issues was that given any air? but the fiat-slight left pulling is made out into a humongous problem! If the others were so damn perfect why would my friends want my car for a drive always when we go out? If the GB was that bad & the engine that laggy why would ones's who own maruti & hyndai & honda fight over driving my car? what has my imperfect car to offer them which theirs does not? it's evident that everyone quietly knows that Fiat cars a damn good, But what no one will agree is People buy cars with primary reason not being safety of airbags, Shitty or Smooth GB, Driving position, camera or folding mirrors or projector lights. The most primary & basic requirement of most people buying a car is "RESALE VALUE" period. No other parameter is as important as this one that's that, that's what drives sales nothing else.