If your friend has/had Swift before Punto, go check the maintenance cost of Swift and compare with Punto's maintenance. And do let us also know which is more costly to maintain? I think its 1 or 2 guys has faced this issues. Go and search for any car brand, you will find scary stories everywhere. You will not be able to buy anything. Also, I don't know if you scare of a product, why would you book? If you are not feeling comfortable, please go and cancel your booking.