When i went for a diesel car, i never thought how many Kms i may clock in a day. What took me to a diesel is definitely the price of the fuel and the mileage diesel cars can give. When I went for the TD of punto, i was very very new at driving, but the moment i took the car, i was impressed by the steering of the vehicle. Now that i have a punto, i can completely vouch on that steering. it is class apart. As you said, taking punto for TD was a necessary confidence boost for my driving too.