The reason being, Palio will soon be phased out and he will have to wait for spares which are normally not easily available when the car gets phased out. A Honda City owner had to wait for atleast a week to get his type1 city's headlamps!
Also Palio MJD is too basic and lack the finish which Punto has. So suggest him Punto90HP.
Probably that was not the perfect comparison. If he has the budget, Fiat Punto 90BHP is the obvious choice even with the eyes closed. Anyways, nice that he has made a wise decision. Do convey the best wishes from our side.
there was a time when i used to be so proud !!
me being only one guy in home town with punto 90 hp on the road .even though punto was launched 2 or 3 year ago but not so popular, as every body said trashcans are better than puntos no resale value and et al.yet i used to enjoy all the features and benefits of my punto with a hidden and evil kind of happiness in my heart. i cannot buy a thing with resale or parting with it later in my heart , i cannot have the soul full attachment with anything if selling is at the end of the list .
scenario is changing puntos and linea is appearing to be best in segment cars . and there it goes everywhere punto is raining .dark mist of negative criticism is fading away from fiat face.
fortunately punto 90hp is still rare to see ,probabbly due to price but strangely it is vfm in many aspect compared to other cars in its segment and segment above.
only cars which are head turner /stunner from the showroom to road seems to be punto or linea else most of the others need after market accessories.
anyway congrats for the new brilliant ride, Amiti and friend