an year ago I didn't knew about fiat. yes that is a truth . well my innocence or ignorance could be blamed .though i knew about lot of car. most of them are not from india. but fiat just gave the picture of good old padmini which unfortunatley i do not like due to taxis in mumbai. an year ago i went for a small car shopping and bought indica vista where i saw these fiat thingies in tata showroom. but didn't give any attention to them as they were standing out and made me feel they are for rich peoples (honestly) so didnt even enquire. as the the scenario in my mind was like a battle between best hatchback i can buy and be happy. maruthi suzuki swift obvious first choice ,but of late it became a headache due to not so life like dramas and loads of hogwash around it especially unethical waiting periods which sounded artificial. so i quite suzuki from my list . then hyundai again similar things, all people going gaga over it and all those ,again i dropped it some kind of intution pushed me to drop it. finally i kept myself off from everything and gave a fresh thought to my needs,- what is my requirement" it was ,space,ride comfort,good mileage,power,and service backup. common thingies which everyone excpect. so i ended up with indica vista . fortunately it served very well for the above mentioned purpose. through indica vista i learned the brilliance of that tiny 1.3l engine from fiat. i studied a lot about fiat then and realised what fiat is literally. i went through reviews specs and everything available on internet . and compared the same with my indica vista. needless to say i was comparing it to punto . but somehow i felt there was nothing much where punto was leading to vista as same power,same kind of dealership and manufacturer et al except those 15 " tires and some kind of heavenly attraction possibly not only by looks but something mysterious. anyway i was happy and content with my vista so life was great. untill one day when i happened to visit service centre . i found a parked punto that too perhaps for service. i opened and had a glance of the black interior; was truly divine. perhaps usual beige interior of my vista made me feel about black. i got myself seated . and "oh my god " feel poured in. yes the driving position steering grip feel was incredible (see that was instant transition from vista) and should i need to mention the paddles, they were soft like pressing on bread loaf. i thought it was petrol punto . then noticed the wiperstalk and headlamp stalk which made me feel of class , unlike in vista where the feel was tik tik in punto it was a soothing soft clik clik, that was a instant hit in my heart. to add to the anxiety i noticed the key entry which was given due respect in car and placed horizontal ; the feeling in me is like " this car deserves a medal" . then i came out to conform whether it was petrol but nothing but noticed the fuel lid sticker "diesel" and that was instant realization that i am missing much for a car in indica vista.even though i was much attached to vista for its reliability and usability.but punto left a deep mark in my heart.and that is how i have became fan of punto alias fiat. since then life was like studying fiat and comparisons . lately realized owning a fiat is something like owning a gem , where people run after gold and real estates looking for future value and price. a gem is like the one who owns it will cherish it. the finish and grandeur of a gem lies in the beholder.glad to say right now owner of FIAT PUNTO 90Hp BOSSA NOVA WHITE.