I am new to cars and almost finalized to buy a Punto 2012. However, during elimination stage; I eliminated the VW Polo and Skoda Fabia purely based on feedback that a 4 cylinder Punto engine is way superior to a 3 cylinder engine in a Polo TDI or Fabia diesel. I like both the Polo and Fabia but I am not going to choose a car with inferior technology. However, just wanted to be sure that despite being a 3 cylinder; the VW and Skoda are not technologically ahead by innovating something else. Please clarify.