I decided to replace my 10 year old trusted Palio 1.2 (purple) with a sedan, considering that we now have a bigger family, and parking is no longer a worry for us now, as it used to be when I bought the Palio. Prime consideration for me was that my car should be a fun-to-drive car, with a little bit of practicality added on. I considered many options: Renault Duster: A nice car with a decent 85 hp motor, with decent handling for a car of that nature. I did not like the quality of the interiors, and I really have to convince myself to buy an SUV without 4x4 with an 80 odd hp motor and an asking price of about 12 grand ones. There goes that option. Engine refinement is good though. Skoda Rapid 1.6 TDI: Wonderful engine. The power delivery is really punchy post 1700 rpm. The car is a devil wrapped in a sober clothing. The EPS is a bit of a spoil-sport. The clutch judder irritated me. This problem was seen in all the VW stable cars that I test drove. The engine did not seem refined (TDI is very noisy). Overall, a good car I should say. Vento TDI: Again, wonderful engine. Vento seemed very softly sprung, as compared to Rapid. Let me put it this way, I did not have much fun driving the Vento even with such an engine. Polo GT TDI: This really impressed me. I had not tested the Tjet at that point of time, and this, as per me, is a real fun-to-drive car, even with the engine being a little unrefined. This definitely would be my second choice. My wife was not happy as the rear leg room was not even as good as the Palio that it was supposed to replace. She vetoed it out. Also, we were basically looking for a sedan, and got side tracked by this beauty. Anyway, it suffices to say that I liked the car. Without the rear seat constraint in mind, this is very high on my list. Linea MJD: Engine is lot more refined as compared to the TDI. However, since I had tested the TDIs before the MJD, the power delivery of the TDIs had floored me, more than MJD. In isolation, MJD is no dud, but Fiat should seriously consider 1.6 MJD. I specifically avoided testing Tjet, because I was afraid I would end up buying it . With ever rising Petrol costs, this was not a very practical choice. I was pretty much in the diesel territory, doing around 50 km per day over the last 8 months. So, I ruled Tjet out. But none of the diesels that I tested actually met all my criteria. I was confused. Around that time, I got a job offer that interested me, and I took that up. The commute is more than the previous one, but they have their cab services to and fro. So, the fact that I will be driving and not commuting made me look towards Tjet. Linea Tjet: 205 mm tires, and wheel spin in the first gear! Cross 1800 rpm and the car is really quick. I did not find the step up in acceleration as I did in the TDI, but I found it to be linear. The power is always on tap, and the handling is fun. Literally, this one floored me. I booked HHB Tjet Emotion on November 5th. It was initially mentioned to me that the delivery would happen around 20th-22nd timeframe. It finally happened that I got to see it in flesh for the first time yesterday (Dec 4th). The car will be delivered tomorrow (Dec 6th).