Hi all, Posting here after a long time. I currently drive a Palio Multijet and loving it but in a mood to explore the petrols. I have come across a 1.6 Fiesta Leather version ABS and also a Emo pack Punto , both 2010 and 32kkm on the odo, well maintained from an individual seller. I am comparing a sedan and a hatch here and I understand that but I think they are comparable price wise and have some very good things like handling and ride quality in common. My heart wants this Punto but can't say I did not like the Fiesta, anyways, lemme put my observations here and may be you guys can help if possible : 1) Performance - Fiesta was more drivable, was pulling clean in 3rd from even 20, was peppy, ofcourse its a 100bhp 1.6 ~ 146nm of torque, so thats natural. But Punto did not feel underpowered with 3 in car, bit sluggish in 1st gear but 2nd was good. Liked revving them both. I'd need your opinions on the Kiirus upgrade of Punto but thats a different topic and I don't want this to be solely dependent on it. But remember I am addicted to that 3rd gear with multijet diesel :-/ but revving is fun too right :-?) 2) Handling - Fiesta felt lighter and more agile esp at lower speeds. Didn't get a good chance to test this particular Punto but I have driven others many times and I think Punto'd win here but its hard due to Fiestas chukability, smaller turning radius. In terms of maneuvering, Punto felt bit heavier than Fiesta, again the low end torque would differentiate this I guess. 3) Ride - Punto. I anticipated Fiesta would be similar. Its great really but did not feel like a big car despite of being a bigger one. I think its proven for Punto already, so won't write too much. That guy had just put a set of Pirellies on Punto, so tyre profile and stuff would surely matter here. 4) Safety : Emo pack has airbags, Fiesta doesn't. I respect and consider a car with airbags as an essential and noteworthy upgrade. Other than that, Punto is ofcourse higher on equipment levels. The guy had fixed clutch issue, and pulling issue and put on new tyres (Pirelli) and has invested in the latest servicing so was bit stubborn on negotiating naturally. Exterior wise Fiesta was maintained well.. My heart wants that Punto and I feel I am not really done with the hot hatches (couple months back, I had almost finalized on a TJet but somehow thought it was too big for me and I wasn't ready for it yet , many would call it a mistake) but Fiesta has that awesome engine.. I anticipate both of them would be similar on mileage figures. My monthly running would be 800-1000kms... With a lot of filters in the used cars, you'd really have to wait and wait and then left with very few choices..