Coming to the point about you being confident in a Swift as a best driver,firstly it's all about getting used to... and It's just due to the high set dash board and the thick A pillar in the Punto that makes you feel as if Punto is difficult to drive. Due to the absence of the thick A pillar and dash being low compared to Punto, Swift feels easier to drive. There's nothing to do with electronic power steering in a Swift.In fact, Hydraulic power steering is always the best. Hydraulic steering is like point and shoot. I don't believe in the point about best car for Women. To be frank, i don't feel any logic in this question.It all boils down to one's confidence level in driving. Be it women or men... Between, you missed out all the key positives of the Punto in your comparison.. Below are the points which i saw as positives in Punto when compared to Swift while i was hunting for a hatch last year. 1) Punto feels like a Sedan once you sit inside the car, whereas Swift feels like a cramped small car. 2)The Noise levels inside the Punto cabin is very less which makes your travel less fatigue and relaxed.NVH level inside a swift is high. 3)Swift can't come near a Punto in build quality. 4)Punto has Super soft light clutch while Swift's clutch feels heavy. 5)Punto has far better brakes than Swift. 6)Equipment levels are also good in Punto compared with Swift. 7)Punto has Euro NCAP 5 rating. 8)Highway drives are any day definitely better in a Punto.Swift can't even come close near a Punto.Be it the confidence due to the build quality,space, braking, handling, stability, steering, Highway dynamics,Bigger tyres. 9)Comfortable ride over long distance(RIDE QUALITY) which a Swift misses badly. In fact drive quality is better than some 10 Lac rupees sedan. 10)Last but not the least, the Looks, it's simply stunning... Now your doubt about the Red color. I too had the same doubt and have seen some poorly maintained red colour cars that has some fade in it.If red color also comes in mettalic trim, it would have been so good.