My first introduction to Grande Punto – GP, was at AutoExpo 2008, New Delhi – India. I was impressed, but I moved on to take a glimpse of other cars. I spent almost 8 hrs exploring AutoExpo 08 and took flight back to Mumbai late evening. Next day while checking out all photographs clicked @ AutoExpo 08 …this car again caught my attention. However I did it again…I moved on checking other cars, bikes and girls. And then finally while filtering final pictures to be uploaded on my Flickr account, this beauty strikes me again…and that moment I felt…this could be the next best looking premium hatchback car for Indian market and how I wish if I could ever drive it or own it someday. But it was all in thoughts…I just moved on checking out all other American and European beauties. Almost 17 months later…I started hearing again all about its launch in India and yeah I was pretty much excited about it. But nowhere in my plan, dreams or imagination had I ever thought that with in no time this Italian beauty will be parked in my garage. I was pretty happy with my Rock Solid Indian Stud…Indica V2 LSi . I had plans for my Indica of investing few grand’s and give it a makeover to make myself happy for another couple of years. But God Tussi Great Ho… he had some different plans for me. I had bought Indica while my stay in Hyderabad in 2003 and later due to my job requirement I shifted to Navi Mumbai. The migration was so quick that I had no time left to complete RTO work…I just drove down from Hyderabad to Navi Mumbai and got busy with Mumbaiya life. Time went by fast, without any hassles in terms of driving different states Car in Maharashtra W/O NOC and road tax, until May 2009. The Cops were now stricter and frequent checking made me infuriate especially when I had to shell out heavy amount to keep things under control (you know what I’m referring to…). I don’t blame Cops for that; they were doing their duty, considering all security measures to be taken by them. Than sometime in July 09 while driving to my office and back home, I was continuously stopped by cops and fined heavily for almost 4 times in a week. And that was it. I decided to either get NOC from Hyderabad or sell off my Indica and get myself a new vehicle. I started looking out for information on how to get NOC job done and other related task to legally transfer vehicle to MH. After pulling out information from friends and online articles on how to get NOC, re-paying road-tax in MH and other formalities…and over all the time involved in it, sounded tedious job especially when you are aware that how Sarkari kaam are done. I even searched over the same information on internet and then things started falling in place and started getting all wise suggestions and tips as needed over online forums. And finally decided to sell my car and get myself a new one. I started looking out for information over new cars in the market and started searching over net and almost all searches were ending up with kind of information I was looking for , at Grande Punto. I compared some new available models in market and confirmed over pre-decided car – GP MJD 1.3 Emotion in Exotica Red. So, that's how my GP came into my life...What's the story behind your car???