Well, this is my first post so kindly excuse if i post in the wrong section, Mods, Kindly move to the appropriate section. Well, My background first. Myself, Deepak from pune. I currently own a palio 1.2 that i got second hand 4 years ago with the intention to get rid of it as soon as i was capable enough to get a new one. Needless to stay, I have been happily stuck to the car ever since. I have fallen in love with the highway characteristics of the car and the tank like build. I have done numerous trips on the car, longest being to Daman from pune, and most of them being 600 kms round trips to nearby places. In fact i have started loving to drive cars. I do occasionally get my hands on the ritz and sometimes the polo. But in terms of driving i still somehow always have the palio at the back of my mind. Off Late, i have been having a couple of niggles and the A.S.S of fiat hasnt been of much help. however, the mechanics and 99 rpm have kept the palio alive. but i dont know how long the palio will be able to handle the abuse, hence comes the need for a new car. Now the only cars that i have considered is the brezza and the abarth avventura. Since the car will mostly be driven by my wifey (except on long drives), She has a considerable say in the buying. Below are the points that I see as advantages and disadvantages of the respective cars. for a start the brezza.. Positives 1 maruti peace of mind 2 Fuel economy of the diesel engine (its a fiat 1.3 MJD still it gives better efficiency than a fiat car) 3 Can easily sell off if i get a better option in coming years 4 rear seat armrests (wifey considers this as a deal breaker, i dont care at all about this) 5 driver side arm rests (again important only for wifey) 6 Projector headlamps, Cruise controll and host of other utilities like decent sized bottle holders and cooled glovebox for chilled drinks on long drives. negetives 1 from many user reviews, i have read that the engine is tuned for efficiency upto 100 kmph only. at 120 kmph constant speed, the efficiency is about 14 kmpl. now, most of the time, my cruising speeds are more than 120 kmph on the palio and i already get about 14 kmpl on highways at that speeds so it doesnt make sense if i will get similar efficiency from the brezza. yes, cost of diesel is lower but its NVH is considerably higher @120. 2 light build quality that is the forte of Suzukis 3 steering too lwitchy at 120 kmph 4 Long waiting period (matters to wife, not me) 5 on the way to becoming the next swift - in some time, this will the mango car Now i come to the Avventura Abarth Positives 1 Engine 2 Engine 3 Its a perfect sleeper. unassuming looks and terrific performance 4 Abarth Exclusivity (i am sure no more than a 100 cars will be sold with the abarth badging) 5 Cute interiors 6 I love the way it looks (so does my wifey. in fact she also liked the palio for its look and feel) 7 Stability, i test drove the punto abarth and during the test drive, i had to slam the brakes hard to avoid a jaywalking pedestrian, and the car was so stable and stopped in a line. I was bowled over by the stopping power and stability. thats what i really need if i need to brake from 120 kmph. 8 it can take corners at speeds that can be only dreamt of in the brezza 9 ground clearence (not that i need it but i would love to have extra) 10 having owned a fiat, maintenance costs arent high, also, 99 rpm helps the same. 11 tank like build quality negatives 1 Useless A.S.S 2 No guarantee if fiat will support for the next 10 years on a model which will sell less than 100 units in total. 3 Running costs are approx 50 % higher if compared to brezza 4 no arm rests, useless bottle storage cabinets and missing cooled glove box (but none of these are deal breakers. 5 No review of a avventura abarth anywhere on the forum or on the net so this is going to be a blind date. if its good, i will be grinning, else, i am stuck with a car for the next 10 years. Basically to sum it up, Its a mind vs Heart game. Mind says to go with the brezza, heart defies everything and pushes me daily to put the booking amount. I know that the brezza will be lot more practical car with its larger boot and better efficiency but avventura is where my heart lies. If i get the avventura, i will never sell it. but somehow brezza unsettles the decision could you guys please guide what should i do.