Hello All Finally its time for us to buy our first car. Since my requirement is mostly highway driving, Car with good ride & handling is primary choice and Punto is best in this segment. Since I work in Automobile tech dept I neither TD any car nor consulted any one, with out second thought booked PUNTO 1.3 Dynamic @ KHT FIAT in Jan 2014 delivered in mid of FEB 2014. I have not looked at sedans since it will be me and wife. Buying Experience KHT FIAT: Over all satisfied but needs improvement. Few comments on punto competitors: Maruthi Swift: Common car and Had issues with high speed braking Hyundai i20: Design lacks feel. Polo: 3 cylinder engine, if present 1.5 engine had launched in Jan 2014 may be should have looked at it. Skoda Fabia: Out dated engine/model TATA Indica: No more discussions. I have completed 20000 KM till day. Trips covered Bangalore - Ooty Bangloare - Vijayawada - 3times Bangalore - Hyderabad - 2 times Bangalore - Jog falls, Gokarna, Murudeshwara Bangalore - Vellore Bangalore - Lepakshi, Kadiri Bangalore - Kukke, Dharmasthala Bangalore - Mysore Issues observed More tyre noise with JK, decided to change to Michelin 185, but when I went for 1st service there is offer on OEM alloys. Each alloy costed 4999. Brought alloys and decided to go with Michelin primacy LC 195 size tyre. Drastic improvement in noise and braking after this change. Gear lever vibration/noise: Still problem exists but only in 3rd gear, gear lever replaced when noise came first time but not rectified, almost 3 times taken to service center for same reason. Left rear door dent removed and re painted insurance claimed. Suspension noise observed over humps on right side and gearsing done, but problem became more worse and I can hear big hammering sound (metal to metal), went back to service and asked them to remove suspension infront of me, crazy bumpstop cap fitted reversly so literally no bumpstop acting. Paint mismatch between rear bumper and body. Yet to get corrected. Over all heart full satisfaction for buying punto. Service review I will post in service center forum.