Dear All, Just thought of sharing a funny story that happened to me. My brother in law has come down from the US for a 3 week vacation and I was supposed to go and pick him up from airport. The previous night my father in law called me and said not to worry and he will pick up his son. I told ok and forgot about it. Last weekend we drove to Tiruvannamalai in two cars - my father in law's Zen Estilo and my Punto. I was happy to follow the Zen Estilo during the onward journey which my bil and fil took turns driving and was doing just about 70~80km/hour. Got an amazing fuel efficiency of 23km/lt with 100% AC on for the onward 200kms. During the return journey, my bil decided to join us in the Punto for the first time and he was blown out completely. He commented that he is feeling so safe inside the Punto and not to mention the smooth ride even over rough roads. He took the wheels once we reached Krishnagiri where we join the 4-laned NH7 and was all smiles till we reached Bangalore. He refused to let me drive the car after that. We discussed only about Punto for the balance 100km drive from Krishnagiri to Bangalore. It was then my bil revealed that my fil had told during the airport pick up drive that I bought a "stupid car" and he didnot want his son to be stranded in the middle of the highway as FIAT cars are bound to get konked anytime and that is the reason why my fil drove himself to the airport. Now I understood why my fil called me a couple of times to take his Zen estilo for picking up his son. Moreover, my fil had commented during onward journey that he has to drive his estilo slowly at max 80km/hr because Punto cannot take higher speeds :uh . I let my bil test his speed skills in the NICE road in the last leg when he touched 150km/hr. He said he could not believe such good cars are sold in India as he was under the impression that all cars in India are only "Maruti" standard. He was also in all praise of the precise steering which he said even his "Jeep" cant match. I am sad to see people donot change the mindset at all. My fil is not the only one out there. I see hundreds of posts in team bhp bashing FIAT without even owning one. I dont know when this image about FIAT came into existence considering that FIAT and Ambassador are the only cars that people in India knew until the early 1990s. Hopefully our group will encourage people to test drive a FIAT vehicle atleast and realize that the members of this group are not "FOOLS"