My dear fellow enthusiasts, this is my first post on this nice forum. I had been following this and a few other forums, for quite some time now, and I could no longer resist the urge to post. I should have done it earlier! I grew up on fiat, (all second hand 1100, Padmini, 118NE and stuff) that my father owned. Finally it was time for me to buy my own car, really, and without any second thoughts or considerations for any other brand, I took the plunge. I had been trying to book the Punto since October 11, but had to back off due to several reasons, one reason being the dealership SA trying to fool me. So finally during Christmas 2011, I decided to wait till the Punto 2012 is formally launched. So finally it was launched and on 14[SUP]th[/SUP] January, Saturday, I visited the FiatCaffe with my family. Model and variant was predetermined, so asked the very co-operative SA, to make an offer. We were offered very good coffee, and while we sipped, the SA gave us a demo of the 2012 OB Punto, being showcased there. It was the 1.3 EMOTION. (I booked the 1.2 Dynamic, would not be driving much really). The SA very patiently demoed the car explaining every minute detail. So finally, after a few minutes, the deal was made, I paid the token amount and was informed of a 2-2.5 weeks waiting period. I was in no hurry. After booking, had a good lunch at Sarvana Bhawan, just round the corner, and returned home very elated on having booked the Punto 1.2. I started the loan process, which got promptly approved and ready for disbursal, in about 4 days. I paid the rest of the margin money as well. In the meanwhile, my SA called after about a week, and said that there was a bundle offer, for some 3999 or whatever, which clubs the 1 st year insurance and 24 months RSA. (I had earlier opted for self insurance, so I agreed to it.) He sent me the modified PI and all. Last week again he was proactive enough to call me and say that the car delivery is further delayed by 7-10 days . Any ways, I am a patient man. He had sms ed me the VIN number as well, (last 3 alphabets ALZ, which probably confirms a Jan 12 model ). So I am still waiting for the car to arrive so that I can do a quick PRI/PDI and finish all the formalities. The latest update is that the car would arrive by15/16[SUP]th[/SUP]…only hope it does this time! Will definitely post my PRI/PDI and delivery experience from Fiat Caffe and I am certain it would be smooth. So far the experience has been OK. Mods, if you feel this post belongs elsewhere, kindly relocate it. Best regards, Puntophile PS My wife even named the car "NAUTILUS".....dives deep!!