guys most of you know me here. I am Srikar. I was thinking about an ownership thread. but now finally it has got its wraps off.. This thread is all yours my dear brothers and sisters from TFI. Now without much ado let me get back to my thread. 21/2 years ago: Punto was to be launched... My grandfather wanted a hatchback which was easy for him to get in and out.. then the punto was launched. Thanks to Rajesh Uncle(Malik Cars) got to test drive the car the day before the launch. My grand father found it difficult to get in and come out. so the car was dropped. he later bought an Indica Vista. Thats another story. The Fire in me started for a punto.. when ever i saw a punto on the road I was like this car had to be in your home how. fast forward January 2011 I wanted a hatch back for my daily trips to my college(3kms from my room) and also weekend trips back to Hyderabad(180kms to and fro) plus city driving I had corolla 1.8 auto then. thanks to the rising fuel bills and my limited pocket money i wanted to get a new hatch, which had to be a premium hatch and also be safe.. there are at least 10 dears on this highway daily.(now undergoing widening from 2lane to 4 lane. there is no divider in between on this road.(2lanes only one for each direction) the search started. Punto was never on my list.(my dad did not want a fiat) the options i had were Ritz Swift Micra i20 Fabia Polo Ritz was discarded from the list due to its great design by who evr styled it. My grand father was like i will give you money go and buy a bigger bike. Swift was off the list as there are many here.Almost every 5th car is a swift. Micra was cancelled due to its girlish cues(my dad was like take this car I will get you pete's) and also nice mods done. i20 was the first car off the list thanks to an enemy of mine owning it. Fabia was out since it was very common in my college.(18 Fabias in my college parking lot of 70 odd cars. Polo that was the car i wanted.(VW and German quality and safety.) I wanted a petrol 1.6 since i had a 1.6gtx earlier.(sold off forcibly due to various problems arising almost every alternate day)I never cried that much ever im my life. my dad was like take a diesel. polo had 3 pot diesel. very famous for their high nvh levels. i was like polo petrol. my dad then in a friendly talk one evening said why not test drive punto. I took my college friend's punto and had a long drive (100 kms on it) and was satisfied. My dad wanted to change my mind from punto(read reviews from XXXX-XXX loudly) and also a friend of my dad has a punto(2k9) model. he was like lots of rattles, and cramped foot well-foot rest obstructing clutch,etc. I was decided to get a punto. that was a decision i made much against the will of my family. I had another attachment to FIAT.(I learnt driving on a FIAT) plus the palio I was fixed on to Punto. 1) great styling. 2) not so bad performance 3) Its a FIAT(sentiment) told my dad my decision after a few days of nice sleepless discussion with my friends(and a few members here) remember me(polo or punto was the topic i first posted and then a long list of pm's with paddleshifter about the foot rest)(thanks PaddleShifter for helping me out and answering my queries patiently) that i needed punto dynamic. Budget was no constraint. My dad got a brochure of polo, fabia, and micra. but not fiat punto he asked me to tell the features of punto.answered all his queries... he said ok. then was the colour. I wanted medium grey/light grey. he was on red. finally fixed white.(my mother wanted a white car) booking was done by my dad at Malik Cars(himayat nagar). I wanted delivery on FEB 18th/19th as my exams would be over on 17th and we had a TFI meet on 20th Feb. I came home on 17th as i wanted to go shopping for some bling things for my dynamic. but then my dad came home and told me go to Malik Cars and do your PDI(carried that PDI list from this forum) and did the PDI for 2 hours along with my driver.. those people there were watching me as if I was mad. going round the car so many times. checking every thing was perfect or not. then when i saw the tailgate there was emotion written only then i saw the wheels and it was an emotion pack.I shouted at those guys working there and then called my dad. then to my surprise he said that he already did all that PDI and stuff and had actually booked this emotion pack and did not tell me(Thanks dad) took the keys(all the paperwork was over before i reached there. had to sign a few papers and thats all... took the keys stared the car... slotted in to first. released the clutch.... guess what... i released the clutch a bit too fast and the engine stalled... restarted the car.. talked to the SA there.Dharamender Singh. he was cool and was patient all the time...nice SA i would say. gave him a small gift(Parker as someone suggested somewhere here) and off i came down. a few more people were waiting. gave them some money.. made them happy.. came home... then a small puja was done at my home.(my grand mother did it and I consider this auspicious than at a temple where those guys recide those things half heartedly.. that was the end of the day.. now all my search for those bling stuff came to a halt... there was nothing much to be done on this car. it had everything in it. I had a few things that were to be done first.. Mats, dark tint and tyres. tyres were changed the next day at ashoka wheels(minister road) got a nice deal for the exchange. paid 900 extra for each tyre.Got yoko DB series(V550) I got apollo accelere tyres(Thanks Kiran for brushing my memory) changed all the 5 tyres. paid him 4500 for the tyres and balancing and came out. now went and gave the car at SN car decors King kothi and went to have lunch. this guy has a list of accessories for various cars across the range. 3m medium black film was selected and got it done. also the mats were done here.. Dont know how much these things costed.(my dad paid for this) thats for today.