You have raised good points and questions in your comparison between T-jet and MJD. Extra expense (not sure if its 4-5 times) but yes it is considerably expensive in T-jet at a later point when clutch expense is to be met with, but still Tjet is cheaper to maintain overall, its only running expenses which you should calculate and think hard depending on your daily average runs in particular. It can also be said that initial cost of buying MJD is higher. Also maintenance wise there are more things that could go wrong with diesel (not that they do in vast majority of cases). Preventive maintenance will ensure keeping both cars in best health and also contribute to low total cost of ownership. I can say with some confidence that its a win-win if you choose either of two. You are right for MJD the turbo starts kicking after you gradually shift to 3rd and keep revving for more acceleration. This is the gear which you should try to keep the car in at slower speeds. 1st is just to move the vehicle, 2nd to move in crawl mode, slow moving bumper to bumper perhaps also needed to shift to 1st at times, but mostly in 3rd yes. Also trying to keep in overdrive 5th rather than 4th gear and accelerating optimum and maintaining speed will offer good power and FE for most runs. Thanks to the diesel torque distribution of MJD it is a very nice and effortless experience to cruise especially. I think MJD asks for 5th more often and keeping in 4th for too long does not make the engine sound to happy. So down-shifting on 4th only as needed till further revvs build up. Braking of MJD is excellent and at par with Linea T-jet, perhaps in rarest of rare cases T-jet brakes could perform better due to all four discs, but they are totally sufficient with MJDs even with drums at rear. Further ABS and EBD do a great job too, in top models that is. Even with the older Active or Dynamic models of Linea/Punto the braking is superb, it has always been at par or better than some other car brands of equal distinction. So no worries at all comparing those. Fiat never compromises on essential engineering and safety aspects. It has been great since time of UNO, Palios and Siena too. And yes tuning (remap) is always an option but you should do it much later when you are thoroughly confident about the MJD health and also when the warranty expires. --- Double Post Merged, Sep 21, 2014 --- Perfectly said Subzero..