My requirements for a car were : 1. Safety (ABS + Air bags) 2. Fuel Efficiency = Open for diesel / LPG also. Petrol was expensive. 3. Should have resale value. 4. Budget = around 4 lacs. Dec 2009 While accompaning my collegue to Concorde Motors, Prabhadevi i saw the Punto in the showroom. It was love at first site and next day took wife to Concorde for test drive. I do not remember having such a good test drive / ride ever before. Thats it i said to the wife, we are going to purchase car before the financial year (march 31, 2010). Since, it would have costed me around 6.5 - 7 lacs, i thought of going wise and do a proper research before putting in so much money. My brother is member of Team-bhp and he suggested reading the reviews and stuff there. I read about all the cars out there and narrrowed down on few of the cars : 1. Punto Diesel 2. Ritz LDI Diesel 3. Swift VDI Diesel 4. Hyundai I 10 We took test drive of Ritz at Sai service showroom, JM road, Pune. I hated the A pillar blocking the view and the rear of the car was a turn off. Swift Diesel was not available for test drive and the guy was more interested in pushing out Ritz then Swift and promised to call in for the Swift tet drive, It din happen Swift off the list too. Bad luck stuck again, I got transferred to Nagpur and this being my fifth transfer in 2 years, i resigned under protest. All plans for car scrapped. Joined up friend's company based out of thailand and Vietnam. Came April 2010 and now wanted to buy the car again. This time the list had the following : 1. Punto Diesel. 2. Hyundai I 20 Diesel 3. Indica Vista Drivetech4 << Reason TV ad of that bald man all taken in by the car We took test drive again at Jaika Motors, Nagpur for Vista Drivetech4 and Punto Diesel. Vista Drivetech4 proved to have better seats and driver view and was cheaper by almost a lac. Hyundai I 20 was out of list based on team-bhp reviews and comparison plus i had seen I 30 in Vietnam and so going for I 20 made less sense. My brother at delhi also took test drives of Punto and Drivetech4 and was equally confused on which one to go for. Tata is more trusted name then Fiat but Indica's are more of taxi brand, plus my wife did not sound keen for Vista. So Grande Punto Multijet Emotion pack 75 hp was top contender followed by Vista drivetech4. Finance : Was saving money for buying house, so wanted to save off as much as i could on the car. Did not want to go for bank loan. Father committed for support upto 25% cash. Worst happens - Booked Wagon R Blue Eye : Was off to Pune in April end and my friend opened up Maruti car sales / service under Sai Service, Dapodi, Phugewadi. He brain washed me and convinced me for Wagon R Blue Eye. Checked the prices and features and guess what booked it with 40,000 cheque on the spot for the vxi ABS+Air bags. Reasons were simple, save money for house, maruti got resale value, blue eye looked good (saw only broucher, no car no test drive). Delivery promised in 2 weeks. Longest 2 weeks : Back in Nagpur, Punto sighting on the road increased and strangely our area in Nagpur got around 5 Punto's and one gets to see them almost daily on the road. My heart used to cry see those punto's drive by. Team-bhp was still a major read and Punto popularity was as usual high. Deep inside me & wife were not happy for the Wagon R Blue eye but had to settle down. Delivery was delayed and in the mean time i went abroad for 2 months. Wagon R Blue eye Vxi - Airbags & ABS never delivered. Asking for updates almost every alternate day, 2 weeks turned 2 months and when back to India and asked for the status of the Wagon- R. The executives at Sai Service, Dapodi asked me to let go on the airbags & ABS as its not required for indian roads and its pretty expensive and useless, whereas, the fact was that maruti had issues in getting them to work with the wagon R new model. Since, the car was supposed to be running on highways, i did not want to let go on the safety of my family. I was so pissed off at that moment, i blasted off everyone out there, including my friend for taking me on a ride, cancelled the booking and got back to Nagpur. Now what? Went to Jaika Motors, Nagpur again around 15th July 2010 for checking on the punto and vista. Me and wife again took test drive of vista drivetech4 and punto diesel. Final word for Punto and promised to come back again with cheque book for booking. Punto 90 Hp launched. Next day Punto 90 HP got launched, again in fix on what to do? 90 hp was expensive by around 40-50K over the regular punto. Stretched out on budget asked father for help. He offered to buy the car through CSD Canteen (father is Ex Air Force personnel), but the car would be in his name and registered in Haryana. I was saving around 90K with this option and was getting my hands on the latest punto 90 hp. Father got the formalities cleared, Tayal Motors, Faridabad helped with the procedure and we went to Ambala Cantt. to make the CSD payment. Delivery promised in 10 days.