I think we heap too much praise on Fiat without understanding the quality of cars that are sold in India. The sad truth is that Fiat is no different from a MS or a Hyundai. While MS & Hyundai are skimping on safety in their car's, Fiat is dumping a really old product with an old engine (MJD) that is nether sold in Europe nor in Brazil. Also it has become fashionable to say that Fiat's are built like tanks yet none of the car's except the top models have airbags in them in this day & age. The entire developed world follows recommended safety and you cannot sell a car without airbags in the developed world. Yet manufacturers like Fiat do that with impunity (they are not the only one's but they are no different). Weight by itself does not denote safety - the ambassador was no safer then the tin cans that Maruti sells. The sad truth is India being a developing country which is highly corrupt with legacy rules everybody and their mom feels free to dump goods in India. The only safe first world cars that are sold in India (my definition for a first world car would be one that is sold in the same year in a country say like the US or Germany) and is sold in India without substantial modifications and those are mostly out of the common man's reach. Till such time comes to our country we can fight like silly little school kids on how my Punto is better than your Baleno and vice versa which is truth be told only so much bullshit. My 10 rupees for all that is worth..peace. Oh and I forgot that bloody gearbox. I can shift twice in my parent's Figo (the new one) in as much time as it takes me to do in the Punto. It is positively the worst gearbox that I have ever seen in my little time with cars.