This is my first post on this forum About me : Avid car lover. Have been driving for last 35 years (USA and India ). Have driven and owned several cars . Currently own BMW 320d and Honda CRV (2007). Not new to fiat; had Palio GTX 1.6 for 2 years. Am a Fiat lover. Wanted a small diesel car for week end visits to temples in rural areas. Love steady 100-120 highway drives. Punto 90hp (BNW) fits my requirements well. Hence bought one this month. I am back to Fiat after 4 years ! Here is what I feel about my car . I wont repeat its usual strengths • Buying experience : Very good. (From Prerana Motors BLR) • Driven about 1700kms (mostly on highways ) • Love its ride, handling, suspension , the way it builds speed on highway. Very reassuring stopping power…. Get about 15kmpl in the city and 19 in the highway. • Hate its pickup till it reaches 1800-2000rpm. Last week end I was returning from Mysore and had almost bumper to bumper traffic from Srirangpattan till BLR. It was miserable to drive Punto with frequent gear changes and low RPMs. I was too tired when I reached home. That day, I regretted buying Punto. • Front seat thy support is poor. • Hoping that engine will be smoother and turbo lag would reduce some what as I put few more 000 kms. I would keep my friends here ( new found ) posted of my experience and seek some advice from time to time.