Hello, Am writing this post even before getting hands on my new Fiat Grande Punto 1.3 Emotion (Tuscan Wine) that is to be delivered on 10/23/2014. Why Fiat Grande Punto? Around 4 years back, i was at Concord motors for my Tata Indigo service. I got to see Linea, and the first look and feel was so impressive and took a test drive. Loved it a lot. It is masculine , One can feel the muscle. From then on i was hoping one day i own a Linea. Untill now my wallet didnt allow me to go for new car. even now it isnt allowing me to go for a Sedan (And i am not a big fan of compact Sedan). Requirements: Budget of 7+/-0.5 K, petrol or diesel as my usage is around 12k kms a year. safety-ABS and airbags a must. Impression of safety as you drive for first time. Based on above requirements i zeroed on i20 for petrol and Punto for diesel. Between Punto Grande and Pnto Evo, my choice was Gande Punto as emotion varient is 1.4 lac cheaper than Evo Emotion (with discounts ofcourse). Finally voted for Grande Punto 1.3 Emotion over i20 petrol Sports as both are costing the same. Felt more secure in Punto as i could feel metal not plastic. Always Diesel over petrol for tourbo kick. And my crush over Linea few years ago influence the decision. Above all Wify's requirements was top safety features and a good looking car. And she liked the design straight away. So selection got pretty much easier. But i have to compromise on few things. This car i am getting is March/2014 manufactured (verified by VIN). Hope there will be no issues as it came out of factory 7 months ago. It is a closed down model but nothing has changed except the senses like visual appeal, soft touch dash etc. Everything else, the heart (engine), the skeleton(chassis), muscle(build) remained same. Hence here come finally Fiat Grande Punto 1.3 Emotion, Tuscan Wine: Delivery: Today i am handing over my Indigo which i exchanged and meantime have a PDI as well. The Beacon is scheduled for registration tomorrow and delivery on Thursday, 10/21. Fellow team Fiatians any advise and suggestion on PDI, Delivery and post delivery are greatly anticipated and appreciated. Next post will be with my Punto Wine.