let me very plain and honest. Both you and your friend are correct.About the spares availability and service he is completely correct.Especially as you are also from Chennai,I can vouch for the same and just check at any T.A.S.S for the avialablity of even some basic spare like air filter,clutch plate,(even at the sales point you can ask them to show them in the system),you will get an immediate reply that spares are not avialable since it's a Fiat car and they wouldn't even check for the stock and would not even place order unless you write to the Fiat CEO.Quality of service is simply pathetic and unacceptable. About your view that it's a dream car,yup,even that is true.There is no other car under 10l that gives you everything like a carpet ride,responsive steering,crispy brakes,classy looks,tank like build,etc,etc all in one. So,what will be my suggestion???.Just go for it,forget about everything else,the comfort that the car gives is just unmatched and uncomparable,so that it will make you forget about spares,service and resale value. Don't buy a Figo and keep saying that you have made a mistake when ever a beautiful Punto passes you. In all matters in life,listen to the heart more than the brain!