hey, those are valid points. thats why in the beginning i looked for a sedan. but long trips like to Kodai and Goa happen only once/twice a year. and for my trips to native, the punto is good enuf. you can always use the split rear seat. you dont get that luxury in linea. plus, i'm still waiting for my punto. not yet arrived. come on, do you really think my wife n her 'suatan' will go together? she has already started asking: Me or Fiat Punto?