Thanks all. TFI is very generous to new joinees. Since it's site for fiat enthusiasts only, i wrote from depth of my heart without masking any emotions or angers. @Vivek lko: no dear, i am not a pro but like ripping out cars in a sane manner. You can easily carry 150+ speeds in punto in floating highway traffic (barring too many two wheelers as they are awful with their predictability). I do that once a day, Try yourself. But can never imagine doing that in any other car. If you need to come back to control, just gently put your foot on brake & it will come down at 100-120 without punishing your brakes. I was trying to break down 0-100 timings of 14-15 secs which i could break into 0-25 : 5-6 secs (it was for 0-25 & 0-100, just skipped a line) 25-65: 3-4 secs 65-100: 4-5 secs But i bet you do have possibly industries best 25-190 under your foot (except Chevrolet Cruze with Fiat's 1.9 JTD ) Regarding ECU, i was aware about it's adaptability so drove it "like i have stolen it from very first minute". I have also heard that Fiat's engines are tuned to give only 80-85% for first 10000 Kms. I am a firm believer of notion that engine pistons & ring setup can be given max. treatment during 10000 Kms. I did that on my Zen which used to climb so easily to speeds above 140 k mph & used to have a bit of Ferrari's feeling (FE part only :shock: as it's consumption dramatically dropped whenever i did that). For five ppl on board, obviously you have 2 ton weight (in my case all my friends are more than 90 Kg) & it should hamper the things but you look concerned. I would suggest you to drive aggressively for next 200 Kms (take occasional throttle in 2nd-3rd gear) & notice if there are any changes.