I am writing here after a long time. Just wanted to update that I got remap done from Siddharth of Tune-O-Tronics. I was planning to do this for a long time and when he had that discount running, I jumped on the opportunity. This "fee" covers all subsequent visits and consultations as long as I am the owner of the car. Frankly earlier I never liked to drive the car in city. As I felt it to be "heavy" or "laggy" in city conditions. It was jerky from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd gear change. Bumper to bumper traffic was a BIG pain. On initial clutch release it would dart forward but then due to short 1st gear and engine noise have to shift to 2nd and 2nd would be laggy if it was even slightly uphill and when it did pick up still it is short so cannot get that "pinned in the seat" feeling. Real kill joy I tell you. Only from 3rd gear it was "driveable". But in highways it's character used to change. The car was a complete "split personality". But still I did not like the noise after 2500 rpm - some "drone" noise. Ok on first remap he gave his usual "powerized" tune. As I started to drive, I did not feel much but then when I drove for a few minutes, I immediately realized, the "drone" noise after 2500 rpm was not there. Also rev counter was climbing super fast and when pushed with my driving style, there was no hesitation in the engine, no crankiness, no complain - felt like a honda petrol engine revving up. Consistently could see rev counter skirting 5000 rpm. Actually I went to his residence for the remap. Where he lives there are empty stretches to test. Ok to be very frank I could not feel too much difference in performance at mid/high range. But I think the problem is - in Punto I can't feel speed, or at least the way I drive it. I personally think it will take 150bhp to start challenging the chassis capability. He did check my air filter and it was clogged - he dusted it and put it back but advised me to get it cleaned or get a new one. While returning I got the air filter changed in TASS. Ok while driving around in the city for the next few days I realized, 1500 - 2000 rpm, there is higher torque. I slowly realized, city driveability has improved by a good factor. In fact with the way the car had trained me to drive it, now I would reach 3000 rpm when I thought I was probably doing 2000. I mean the rpm climbed quick. So I consciously tried to keep under 2000 and found that it was entirely possible to drive around now with 95% of the time within 2000 rpm and the only time I revved past 2000 was during 2nd to 3rd change although it was also not necessary. My city mileage increased from around 14 to 15.8. Highway mileage I felt there was some wee bit drop, but I was revving around and doing crazy things. I went for a Kanyakumari trip to test it. In highways, I was able to climb to higher cruising speeds. Earlier, my "comfortable" limit was 120. Beyond that I did not like the NVH. But now it seemed that there was no upper limit where I would stop feeling comfortable. I was able to cruise VERY comfortably and relaxed at 130. In fact, in the NICE link road from PES college to NICE ring road - 10 km stretch, I was able to climb up to around 185 without fuss before thoughts of tyre burst began to bother me and I realized the GT3 is rated 190. The car was super stable even at that speed and that stretch is not exactly straight or even plain although traffic is non existent most of the times. About performance, I always felt the car was already doing 120/130 before I could test anything, so I never got to feel that "pinned in the seat" feeling. However while driving from NICE junction at Kanakpura Road to Sri Sri Ravishankar Ashram, one can feel the acceleration, the chassis, the suspension working while overtaking others at the twists and turns. Now that stretch from PES college to Kanakpura Road is a regular stretch for me. I do 130/140/160 etc etc. - like this has become standard fare - as I told I did 185 once. Never did I feel even once that I was out of control. In fact at these speeds one can appreciate the stability of the car and the chassis suspension setup and the confidence it gives. I must say I am also impressed by the GT3 wet grip as I did this once while raining. Also water sprayed below at high speed does not unsettle the chassis - only some mild rocking. But I am not planning to do any of these things now as I think such high speeds are very very dangerous. A late realization is better than none. I would advise others also not to get carried away and reflect for a while before pressing the throttle. But I felt a curious half second lag every time I shifted gears. I talked to Siddharth, and he advised me to change my driving style, may be start pressing accelerator before the clutch is fully released. I tried that and it does work, but then I have to do it consciously as I have never driven like this before. Usually I leave the clutch fully and only then I press the accelerator. So I did not like this way of driving. Also I began feeling that I need to press the throttle more to get the expected response. I contacted Siddharth if he could do a second remap. This was anyway due as I was supposed to give him some feedback in a month's time but due to my extra busy schedule I kept putting this off. So we talked over the phone and via emails about this lag and the need to push the throttle more. I pointed him to some websites mentioning similar symptoms on remap and whether he needs some adjustment in his maps. He told his maps are infact "caliberated" ??? Ok I am not sure what this means but I assume he meant it is "tested". When we met again this Monday, first he took a test drive and in general was happy with the "health" of the engine. He has a different way of driving - step on the throttle etc, - very very aggressive, so I had to tell him how to drive like me to feel the lag. He did acknowledge the lag. He told me it could most probably be a weak/dirty MAF sensor. So he suggested that he could give a compensation for a weak MAF sensor signal and then I could try it out. He gave some explanation of the compensation which I frankly did not understand. If the MAF was weak but stable, the compensation will work, but if it was progressively dying, then eventually I would have to change it. But it seems the ECU is programmed for some tolerances before it issues engine check for a weakening MAF. I also asked him if I could get some more power. He was hesitant but then seeing my disapproval for his hesitation, he said he will provide some more boost over the entire rev range. He told me that the car would jump if clutch is released, he was concerned if the driveability would be compromised. But I was not convinced with his explanation as I do not drive like him, I drive with very little pedal and expect the car to respond. I knew it would not be a problem for me. Anyway he provided me with that extra boost. I also asked him what to do with the EGR. He said it was my wish. I asked what others had done. He told some keep it open, some close it entirely and some close it partially. So I took this middle path and closed the gate partially (closed to 10%). He advised me that on highways I need to let go off the throttle for a second or two in between just to cool down the exhaust temperature. If I keep the throttle pressed, the exhaust temperature will keep building up slowly, but if I take off the throttle for a second or two it will cool off immediately and then I can resume the throttle. Actually I had read somewhere, closing the EGR will lead to higher temperature stress on the exhaust valve. Ok now was the test drive. He drove it and felt it was seriously fast. I also feel the car is "seriously fast" when he drives it and when I sit on the passenger seat Advise # 2 was to leave the clutch pedal slowly or the transmission will take a big hit. On rainy days be careful not to let your left foot slip off the clutch. Look around for pedestrians. Be careful in general. He did a half clutch and made me feel the engine torque hitting the gears. He repeatedly told I need to be a bit more careful with this power. OK anyway I took the test drive and since it was dark I drove slowly, Oh my god now there was a REMARKABLE change in driveability. Turbo Lag was gone, throttle responded with minimal push. This is the first time I actually enjoyed driving in the city. Ok so far, for the last two days I am driving, it is entirely inside the city and now there is good boost in 1000 - 1500 rpm range. And it is just a breeze to drive. He told me there will be some hit in mileage, but who cares, there is such a huge improvement in driveability - no lagginess, no hesitation, no heaviness. No pushing the pedal to get the expected response. Ok I haven't yet tested what boost he has provided me in the performance zone, but I had some glimpses of it and all I can say is that it does feel interesting. It is OK, I do not intend to to take on Sebastian Vettel. I am now consciously careful about high speed gimmicks. About the mileage, in any case since I am able to drive comfortably at lower rpms, I do not think the city mileage will drop much and so far it looks like that.