I won’t say that my search for a new car began early December coz I always knew that if I was buying a car then it had to be the Punto. However to keep family and friends happy I went and test drove cars that were recommended by them so the cars I test drove were the Beat, Polo, Figo and the Fabia (stayed away from the Japanese(Swift & Ritz) and Koreans(I 20)…all diesels as my monthly travel is around 1500 kms. Out of the four I felt Fabia was the best of the lot and a highly under rated car. If given a choice between a Polo and Fabia (as they share the same engine) I would definitely go for the Fabia. So after having test driven all the cars I told my well wishers that it’s going to be Punto and nothing else. So coming back to why a Punto:- It’s a FIAT ( isn’t that a reason enough :clap Amazing build quality Great Steering Feedback Stability at high speeds It’s by far the best looking hatch Now came the question of selecting the dealer as every dealer in Delhi promises you to give the best deal? I first visited Rama Motors Okhla and instead of selling me the Punto he tried convincing me how the Vista is better and is more VFM:hit, I finally had to tell him I am not at all interested in a Vista and walked off and straight went to Autolink Hauz Khas and I found the sales manager Devender to be quiet a helpful guy. He offered me a test drive but as I had already driven my friends Punto, I asked him to give me the details the of how much I need to pay for an Active variant (my budget was 5.5 lacs) so after a lot of haggling and couple of visits I was offered the following deal. Free Insurance, RSA and Cash Discount of Rs 5,000 (Provided by FIAT) Basic Accessories, ICE with a bill and warranty(Sony Head Unit + 4 Speakers JBL 6’ on the doors + Antenna), painting of door handles and OVRM (left the grille as black looks sporty)and Garware Tints – All FOC by dealer</SPAN> Paid Rs 5,000 for 2 year extended warranty and Rs 5,000 for the premium colour. Got a corporate discount of Rs 3,500 The total came to Rs 5.54 lacs. The dealer informed that he does not have a FT Azure in stock and has to order one from the factory and it will take around 10-12 days to reach his stock yard. I asked him to give the VIN so after a few minutes he came back and said its HMZ which I thought was fine. I gave him the booking amount of Rs 25,000 and told him to keep me posted. The car arrived on the 9[SUP]th</SPAN>[/SUP] of Jan and I asked the dealer for a PDI before I process my loan and pay him the balance amount. Did a thorough PDI (Thanks to Team Fiat and Team-Bhp checklist), the odometer was showing 38kms with the H sign:up. Paid dealer the money and took the payment receipt and Performa Invoice and went to SBI with all the required documents for loan. Got the loan sanctioned in two days (have an account in SBI so they did not make me run around) and was informed by the Mr. Kaul (Manager, SBI, GK II) that they will deliver the DD directly to the dealer. I wanted my car to be delivered to be on the 14th but being a Saturday I was advised not to…so now finally on 15thmorning at around 11 am I went to the showroom, did all the paper work and after signing whole lot of documents and feedback forms I was finally handed over the keys to my Punto…and ever since then I have been Punto’d :dance:. I have been able to click only two pics so far so will post more pics later!!!!!!!