Originally Posted by harinhs
Hi amargawade, if you buy punto please share your experiences, or if you book Jazz, then also please share your experiences but after getting it... Then we can conclude according to you which was the best, which can be better ? my friend took punto after getting advise from a previous punto owner, the best part, I remember is the service interval of 15K kilometers/1 year.... Its one with higher ground clearance hatch in the under 4 meter segment. Also don't forget to share your test drive experience if you are going to have one....
Also seen many discounts for punto 2012 petrol, whereas for Jazz now a days no freebies also... :-(
I already Test drive Punto 1.2 and Punto MJD and Swift 1.2 ZXI( No TD vehicle for Punto 1.4)
Here is My TD report !! Fiat Grande Punto 1.2 Petrol Test Drive Report :
 Slient Engine as Honda till 70-80 Km/hr speed
 Breaks are too much Urgent
 Car is Niggle free , No single Rattling or other sound come from TD Vehicle
 Handling of car is very Good compare to CITY
 Steering is Well weighted at high Speed!!
 Ac is Powerful as CITY( may be more)
 Car going over pathholes and Broken roads very comfortably
 Gear shifting Quality much better than CITY ( My Opinion) etc.
 Fit and finish is Good looks Better than CITY and SWIFT.
 and Last but not least NEW Blue colour looks SEXY on both Punto as well as Linea
 3rd gear is not much powerful to pull the car on Hill Road( Total 3 peoples in The Car)
 No New 1.4 Punto available Yet (For TD)( It's coming soon within 1 week)
 1.2 Liter is Engine is Not much powerful
 Space between Tyre and Arch is Noticable( if U are Far from car, which is Impossible
10 Feb : Punto 1.3 MJD Emotion Test Driven !!
Today , I TD Punto MJD Emotion !!( its my First test drive of Diesel Engine). at 3 pm i goes to to showroom , within 2-3 min they arrange test drive vehicle for me....Vehicle just covered ~430 kms. vechicle is not much clean...dust was every where...anyways !!
 Car was Rock steady at speed of 100kmph
 Super light clutch , even ligher than 1.2 ( My Opinion)
 Engine was quite slient and unaudiable at ideal.
 Super breaks with perfect steering
 Super chill AC with OK Music System.
 at incline roads/Hill roads car easily goes at 30 kmph on 3rd Gear
 Sometimes i feels that power on 2nd gear is not much good.
 after 80+ speed , wind sounds comes from driver side windows .
 Little turbo lag at starting of 1 st gear.
I like it 1.3MJD engine very much. SA told me that FIAT increasing price of car by 2-3% within 2 weeks then within month they will increase price of car by 40K-60K INR.
Maruti Suzuki Swift ZXI Test Drive Report !!
Today , I goes to Maruti showroom for TD of Maruti Swift ( Petrol) , They arrange TD vehicle for me within 3-4 min. Car was in good condition , SA is OK ( Not even near to FIAT)
 Smooth , SLient but Powerful 1.2L Engine.
 Handling of car and steering is Good ( at speed of 90kmph)
Music system is Quite good ( for Looking as well as for Listening too)
 Gear shifting quality is better(Smooth) than Punto ( and CITY too)
 Car is much faster in every gear ( pick up) than Punto.
 5 star EURO NCAP ranking for swift ( as well as Punto too) ( Yes, i know that foreign COuntries Punto and swift have more security features than INDIAN Model....)
 Car Price just 6,32,000 Rs compare to Punto ( 7,31,000 Rs)
 Maruti SA
 Lower side of Dashboard area keep hitting to my middle of LEG , when pressing Cluch ( Its painfull)
 AC is Not cool as Punto ( but sufficient)
 Boot Space is minimum ( But Not big problem for US)
 No dead Paddle.
 Rear Headroom is not much high !!