I am newbie in Team-Fiat and this is my first post. I have been using Team-FIAT for quite some time now to research which car should I purchase and reading lots of ownership reviews. I have narrowed down my choices to the 2 cars mentioned below. I am so much confused that I am not able to take decision. I am sure your comment will help me clear my confusion. Just giving you all little background on how I arrived at 2 cars. Please consider my requirements while suggesting. My requirements: 1. Good Space – We are a family of 6 with 2 kids. Though most of the time I will travel alone (for office) or with my wife and 2 kids, I will still need a good space (for occasional week-end trips to accommodate my parents). 2. Solid Built – I plan to keep it for atleast 5 years (May be more than that) 3. Budget – 5.5 to 6.5 lacs 4. Good Fuel Economy and Reasonable maintenance cost. 5. Decent level of equipment. Don’t want to go for very basic version. 6. Hatchback – Don’t need a boot since I will not be travelling out of the city with this car. 7. Monthly running would be around 800-900 Kms which includes 50% city and 50% highway. Confused about whether to go for Diesel or Petrol. I have test driven almost all the hatchbacks and following are the result : 1. Since Space is one of my important constraints all the Altos, A-starts, Santros, i10s etc are rejected. 2. MS Swift – Bored of it. Just don’t want to be another Swifter. Plus long waiting time has sealed it. 3. MS Ritz – All the negative about Swifts + Aweful shape. Not even thinking about owning it. 4. Polo, Fabia – Out of budget + Low level of equipment. 5. I20 – Frankly speaking, apart from great interiors, I did not like anything in this car. It’s too over-priced and dealer’s arrogant attitude. Just can’t take it. 6. Ford Figo– Liked this car for its price. But then, at almost same price I am getting Punto(considering all the discount). IMO Punto is much better value for money than Figo. 7. Tata Vista – Did not like build quality, interiors, it’s taxi image etc etc Now comes the point of confusion. 8. FIAT Punto – I never thought I would ever discuss this car. But, Since I test-drove this car early this year, I completely fell in love with this car. Though, I have heard about its interior quality, bad ASS etc etc, there is something about this car which attracts. I am sure lots of people will agree with this. And add to it, I think this car is best value for money and within my budget. 9. Honda Jazz – Again, I never thought I would ever consider this car. Though I always liked this car (there is nothing wrong in it to talk about), its price was a put-off. But, now since it has come in my price range, I am taking it seriously. So, Following are the 2 cars, I am confused about. 1. Punto Emotion 1.3 (OTR Mumbai after all the discounts – 6.4 lacs) 2. Honda Jazz S (OTR Mumbai – 6.5 lacs) The confusion between Emotion 1.3 and Jazz is that almost in same cost, I am getting diesel in Punto and petrol car in Jazz. Not able to decide, which one is the better deal. Few points I will like to consider: 1. I found Punto’s rear seat space adequate, since nobody in my family is above 5.5 feet. I do not take front seat all the way back. It will provide enough leg-room for others. 2. I am a sedate driver and will hardly go above 100 Kmph. Also, I can leave with little sluggish pick-up. But then, am I justifying buying a punto with all its greatness of ride & handling, great steering etc? 3. I have heard Jazz gives mileage of more than 15 in city and around 18-19 on Highway. Is it true? Oh man, it’s so confusing. I was never so confused about selecting my wife. But, about selecting car, it’s so confusing. If I have to quantify my confusion, following are percentages 1. Punto Emotion 1.3 – 51 % (because of diesel engine, it will reduce my monthly cost drastically + ABS) 2. Honda Jazz S – 49 % (Everything about Jazz is correct at that price) If I am going for Punto, Should I book now or wait for Facelifted Punto’s Launch? I don’t want to get in a situation where I buy my dream car and new version is launched within 3 months. Just added a poll. Please provide your suggestion. Thanks.