That's why FIAT has managed so many love-hate relationships. Suppose, if you have bought a Punto now & never go through any of the wishes that expert colleague had about FIAT, he won't feel good at all. Moreover when you start loving your FIAT & realize everything else is below par, the colleague will end up hating FIAT. Don't worry that's all blind shooting in the air. Around 1 month back, one of our neighbor called for a Figo test drive. The executive also offered me a test drive. I said thanks, i am not looking for a car. He insisted so I drove it around 20 mtrs, took a U-turn & handed over the key back to him. With due respect to him, That's how i liked & felt about Figo. Nice car, keep it up but i already have one. I signed towards a T-Wine Punto 90HP parked a few mtrs away. He smiled & said that it's his favorite car. He was a FIAT enthusiast. I could understand his view while being a professional, but your colleague is just outrageous with his comments. He is not going to make any money from Ford. Punto is a different car altogether. Again you may not realize this to full extent during your daily city drives. But When you take it down where rubber roasts & smells, the "fittest will survive situation", you won't see any other car alongside Punto. It's alone all the way to the finish line. Just pardon you colleague for egoistic attitude & go with your heart. I assure this will be one of memorable decision of your life & you will pet yourself. On TFI, we would be smiling while reading your comments because when it comes to FIAT, we know the future.