retropoppers, please go ahead and book your Punto, but please make sure that you take a TFI-an along with you while you do your PDI. Punto is one of the best Diesel hatches available right now in India. I have covered 9k kms in 6 months in my Punto and each km covered was very enjoyable one. Amit, you are sounding very pessimistic, I do not know what issues you have faced in your ownership of Punto. The Punto I got 6 months back didn't have any issues, frankly speaking I didn't even do a proper PDI. Every car dealer will try to pull a fast one on you, this is not specific to Tata alone. Yes I do agree that my Palio is made better than Punto, having said that Punto's build quality is good enough for it to last long. I have not seen any rust formation in my 6 months old Punto.