This is Anantha from Chennai. Happy to be become a part of this forum as a fiat owner. I have been a visitor to this forum for a long time as an fiat admirer. I may need your advice and support going forward to maintain my punto. I convey my warm wishes to all of you guys reading this intro. Recently i bought a used 2014 Grande Punto 90hp (MJD). This would be my fourth car (all are used cars) My first car was used Indica Turbo DLG. I bought it with 25000 on Odo and used it till 90000 Kms. It was a very good car eventhough i used to give several visits to FNG in a month. This car had taken my family all around tamilnadu. The second car is an used Santro (which was bought for my parents) bought with only 9000 on odo. Its running well with 58000 on odo after couple of accidents due to driver negligence. Its still a most reliable car in my books after owning two tata cars. The Third car was Manza which i bought after selling beautiful indica. Manza was a problem child from day one and it stayed with my parents due to parking problem here in Chennai. My parents were not happy with its affinity toward TASS. Even i did not like driving it, do not know why..Turbo lag and boat like drive might be the reason.. Fourth Car is Punto which is the most beautiful of the cars i have owned till date no doubt. Only time will tell whether it can earn a place above my indica and santro. Punto was bought only due to my regular or daily visits to teamfiat.com. Since its a used Punto which had completed 22 months in the hands of another owner, my expectations are not sky high with this new punto. I have driven around 1500 Kms in these 3 weeks of ownership. Just like marriage there are both love and hate moments. Memorable moments. 1. First day rattle free, composed drive to office. Felt lot more powerful than Santro. After Fiat drive Santro which i thought as a wonderful car to drive felt unsafe and dangerous to drive. 2. My kids ecstacy after seeing the car and they are fond of many button in dashboard. Punto is their current favourite. But they love pointing Ecosport whenever they see one. My wifey too likes punto for its interiors and music system and blue and me calls. May be because this is the first top variant we have in our family. 3. Collegues appreciation after the first day drive at 80 KM per hr for a tea party couple of kms away from office. we were 6 in the car and the car didnt show any strain. I would say any man would fall in love with this beauty. no doubt 4. My moms smile from the front seat when i took her for a first ride to Yercaud. My wife and kids took back seat that day 5. The beauty of the car was lingering in my mind for few days. In my native Karur this punto looks like a imported car with guaranteed admiration. Sad moments 1. The sleepless night i had after a week when i checked Rust developments near door hinges, doors and in boot door hinges area. Even though its not in worst condition i did not expect this from less than 2 years old car. The reason for sadness is My indica showed rust only during the last year of its ownership (after its 7th birthday). My 2008 santro which is always parked in road (with body cover) is still in good condition. Already i have visited FASS for rust issue and they are passing time for almost 10 days. 2. When i came to know two rear doors are repainted *this is not a big issue as i was expecting something of this sort from a used car. Let us quickly see the Wows and Ohs 1. Steering- I purposefully took it to Yercaud to enjoy this. I can enjoy them in flyovers in Chennai at 12 PM. 2. Ride and Handling- the best handling car and best ride in highways 3. Highway manner--I travel to my native every month (800kms). Safe and secure feeling inside the car. Best than other rides 4. Brakes--I thought Santro had good stopping power. But punto made Santro a dangerous car to drive in roads. I never had this feel eventhough manza had better brakes than Santro. 5. Looks--actually i was waiting for used G Punto than Evo. Dont ask me is it beautiful to look at. Its gorgeous with those alloys.. 6. Engine NVH - is much better than Manza and generations ahead of Indica. But Santro still has that creamy edge due to petrol diet. Oh No... 1. Turbo lag in city drives.. same as my Manza. Dont ask me why i went for 90 hp instead of 75 hp.. All becoz of this Forum.LOL. I dont understand why all you guys advice the whole world to get a 90 hp Mjd... 2. Not very Fuel efficient compared to Manza and Santro..I am a very sedate driver but could not reach 20 kmpl mark. 3. Harsh ride in city roads. May be i have to blame goodyear duraplus tires. But not a deal breaker. 4. how can i forget this..Ergonomics.. Still i could not come interms with seating position. Punto is testing my patience. 5. ASS They look good compared to TATA. Thats all for now. Thanks for allowing me to vent my views...I tried to insert some pics but not able to. Its throwing some error..