I zeroed onto Punto after almost a year of research, reading, following TBHP, here and other sources. I was aware of the TASS or other issues which are commonly said out against Fiat cars. I focused more on what the real owners had to say about Punto and its a fact even the one's who had problems with their car or TASS recommended Punto. The advantages of Punto makes one shrug off all the other issues and its worth all the way. Abusive Fight with the dealer on the delivery date << thats how i started with my Punto but 14 months and 16K+ kms on my 90 hp, i no longer care about that and love this beauty more each time i drive it. 780 kms in 11.30 hrs, sole driver, din let wife drive at all and still had the energy to work for few hours. Taking her out again to Nagpur - Pune tomorrow morning, when i could reach there in 1 hr flight time. For me all that mattered when i was searching for car with proven safety features, its not the question of long drives, but if i am on highways and be it for 1 km, i would like to be saved from any untoward incident,Punto is proven for safety, comfort, handling and sheer pleasure.