This is a first timer’s simple ownership review. I have earlier owned two cars of MS - alto and then a swift diesel. Both are still ubiquitous. The car selection was like playing a test cricket match for a draw and keep saying my men played well (the why a draw?) due to the fact that my brain working financials. A well proven safe defensive approach in car selection. Changed not only the nature of test cricket but also my thinking. (Change is always welcome na?) One fine day I thought why not try Fiat? Thanks to my cousin (don’t know if he is TFI-an). He asked me to look for Fiat cars as my next car based on his happy possession of Linea MJD. So came time to change my swift to a new one. I rejected VW straight away as I may have to pay EMI for servicing of VW car too. I did test drives. Joined TFI for getting over bewilderment of choosing right one. Then started this post on purchase queries and finally narrowed down on Punto Evo 90 HP. More details in thread http://www.teamfiat.com/threads/bew...ght-one-for-me-90-or-75-hp-booked-90hp.14846/ After so many issues on delivery (like Indian arranged marriages) I took delivery of my RED - 90 HP sports from Marvel Motors on the eve of Dussera. This time it’s a selection true to my heart. Feeling elated. My hard times in delayed delivery were consoled by providing demo cars (first a Petrol 1.4 fire punto and later an emotion avvy served my runs). The delivery issues about Fiat cars better not to discuss. Come the new car gone the issues. Let's Benvenuto Punto Photos attached (Mobile quality only) My previous car was swift VDI. A brief on where Punto is better than Swift? - Good build quality all around. (like Good old Godrej Bureau) - No prominent cost cuttings - Comfy seats - Life beyond 100kmph - Good steering response (Fiat is king of Hydraulics) - Drives like a mature sedan although a hatch (I can relate it to RE of bikes) - Excellent braking ability - Sports interior is really feels premium Where Swift is better than Punto? -Peppier to drive (relate swift as Pulsar in bikes). Punchier 75 HP multijet of swift owing to less weight of the car. - Better mileage - Excellent Resale value So Fiat – Why? Many in my locality are happy seeing fiat and they started reviving their memories of Fiat Premier padminis. Although few ask why Fiat straight out or by their looks. Next day of delivery I had an opportunity to go for a 300 km highway drive. I found no pull to left. Maybe cambering of roads to left tends to make us think that way. I had to hold back my right leg on accelerator as I had to go calm. Going at 90-100 KMPH was like giving sedate pill to all the co-passengers. All were so comfy and sleepy with that speed. Even the car was sleeping at 90-100. The RED had its own on-lookers during that highway drive. I found one scorpio was cruising happily at 120+ but slowed down to 90-100 to see my RED in close or one new grey swift going front and back and asking me to come race with him. All I wish I could convey him was smiles and be safe as there are many miles to go before you sleep.