if there are any fiat bashers out there, they must know this guys. i'm right now in my native place chirala. that is 100kms towards the coast line from vijayawada. chirala is a small muncipal town with only one service centre. well i dont have to say which one is it...... my dad wanted to check out the new linea so i called up fiat-pune. they told me that the nearest dealer was jasper motors in guntur that is 60 kms away. jasper did not have a linea but they have a punto 2012. they asked me if i would like the test drive of the punto, to which i said yes. fiat sent the car from guntur to chirala( 60 kms) just for test drive.... i did the test ride today in chirala's worst roads. i must tell you guys, the raised suspension has not effected the drivability of this car. i feel it has got stiffened to maintain the cornering ability.... the good thing to me was the dashboard quality. i must say it was the best in the class and the fit and finish cannot get better. for people who have not seen the new plastics, its more like the rubbery surface that comes in a polo, vento, rapid, laura etc..... it looks rubbery but it is plastic. the clutch is super smooth and there is no turbo kick at all.... the power delivery is so linear and smooth that by the time i was in the 5th gear the car was doing 120-125kmph....( it was a 75 hp punto emotion) and the ground clearence, i dont have to say anything. the best cars in the class are linea and punto. there is no denying this fact.