FIAT Grande Punto Sport: KEMPI :redcar ME, Myself & My ITALIAN BEAUTY: INTRO I got rich slowly with my very own efforts, thanks for my past & present employers and buying a car shows financial success! Doesn’t it? I say DAMN yes!! This is my second car in past 6.5 years, wanted to own a new HATCH... and since already had a PETROL head, was planning for a DIESEL. Flash BACK: Drived a PUNTO Mid variant year back & was impressed with the ERGONOMICS & build. Later by the end of November 2012 decided to GIFT myself a POWERFULL diesel Trans for 2013. :dance Process: Short listing process started: FIGO Titanium, MS SWIFT / DeZire, MS RiTZ, Skoda FABIA, HYN i20 & Chevy SAIL. FIAT "PUNTO”...!!! Oyo Oye!! Disclaimer: No OFFENCE to owners who drive any of the below. Cast & Contenders: FORD Figo: It’s like buying a lottery for 10/- and winning a MERCEDES, good features best in class, but the problem was with the ground clearance & out dated design - Reject MS SWIFT / DeZire: Already was fed up of their numbers on ROAD & wasn’t happy about the build quality. Beat this - you book one & wait for 8 MONTHS. Since already had a MS – Reject MS RiTZ: A tall BOY car with decent features, but since i am looking for a HIGHWAY drive almost weekly once or twice, wasn’t sure about RiTZ road grip - Reject SKODA Fabia: Nice car, cool features. Since we already had a FAB in home, buying another doesn’t seem worth. Also was stunned with the service BILLS. - Reject HYUNDAI i20: +2 for the FOLDABLE mirror & big REAR bench. But not INTRESTED with TIN Box - Reject Chevy SAIL: Directly goes into my Reject list. Villain: MS ERTIGA & VW POLO. Story Line: AHA now comes the PUNTO: There were 3 version (76HP, 90HP & 90HP SPORTS) & 4 variants (Active, Dynamic, Emotion, 90HP). Had test driven both the HP's & YES features on both are same apart few gizmos here & there which were minor. But addition 16HP does make difference on HIGHWAYS. The price difference between 76HP & 90HP is just 50'G. Also the Engine is refined & performs well. YOU may or May not know the engine used in SWIFT, VISTA comes from FIAT PUNTO 76HP. Now time to tell dad that I’m buying a car which is the MOST POWERFULL HATCH in INDIA. KEMPI is ECONOMICAL & Filled with Features & SAFETY Package (Automatic Climate Control, Airbag(s), ABS, EBD, Blue & Me, Bluetooth Integration, ORVM Adjust, Literally a computer has been integrated & controlled not by a key board it’s done by the steering console). Scripting: Replica from K3G movie, Situation: Dinner time: Me: Appaji, planning for another car. Dad: Why? What’s wrong with the one we have already? Me: I want a DIESEL. Dad: Ok, which one have you planned? Me: Punto Sports 90 HP Dad: Go for Maruthi Suzuki!! They have wide service NETWORK & Parts are available easy. Any problem, any Tom-D-Harry can repair it. Between what’s so special about Punto? Me: GrrrrrRRRR!!! Few seconds later... it’s the most POWER-full hatch in India. Dad: Renu (Mom), why is your son always behind power...power...power ... which RACE doesn’t he want to participate in? It’s your choice you are gonna drive it anyways. So GO FOR IT!!! Me: GrrrrrRRRR!!! Whatever, EOD he says OK!! Full Whistle. :dancing Climax: Did the TD, Finally booked my car on 28th DEC 2012, fought for discounts & offers at the dealer & got the KEY's to POWER on 18th DEC 2013 :steering. Stunt Unit: Concorde Motors, Bengalooru Audience reviews & comments: 1. Maga, ayo ninna you should had bought SWIFT or i20. 2. Mileage illa maga !! 3. Service center problem maga, no proper service from TATA. 4. Wow, looks neat & got the killer looks. 5. Congrats Dai. You made it. 6. I would have bought a Duster instead. 7. Few more G's you should have bought a Sunny or ERTIGA. 8. Bought car, Bought house ... get ready for marriage now. 9. Why did you book? You never told me. I hate you. 10. Ree, Go for it, it’s the best car. I have been driving it for a year+, way far better than my SWIFT. 12. No match macha, you made the right choice. 13. Should had bought a Second hand diesel. 14. Saale, how many cars & Bikes you own man, where do you keep your MONEY. 15. Super Mam, next time pick me from AIRPORT. 16. Drive SAFE, looks cool & your choice is always BEST. No matter what the choice is. 17. You Bugger !! FIAT is a old car, my grand pa had one (He didn’t knew there were new model..he he) 18. Mom: Your Grand Pa loved FIAT's & he owned 3, now it’s you. Go for it. 19. Let’s go on a long drive, i am impressed. Oh your car super features, never knew car can TALK !! 20. Sakkathagide maga, your choice always BEST. 21. Congrats Anna, party yavaga? Pepper & Salt: :drinks You LIVE only once & why think about saving few G's. You buy a car for yourself & you to ENJOY every miles. Never listen to what others say about the Pro's & con's about it, everyone have got their own version to say! Free Country i SAYS...Everyone talk about resale even before buying a car. That thought is so DUMB!! How can one ever think about it even before buying a car? You don’t buy a car to sell, you buy it for PLEASURE. Posters: "KEMPI" that’s what i call my FIAT PUNTO MJD 90HP SPORTS RED EXOTICA!!! Remember FIAT makes FERRARI, ALFA ROMEO & MASERATI. BURN RUBBER NOT DIESEL. Attaching 1st Pic taken during the PDI. Updates coming up by this weekend: Pics, 1500 kms Ownership so far, Minor Issues & Minor Mods.