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Old 26th November 2015, 22:23   #1591
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These Nexa guys are milking the opportunity to the utmost till the party is on, i.e. till Baleno commands a waiting period. Post that, you can expect your regular offers like free accessories and cash discounts.
Thank viv_cal

I did try for some negotiations in the beginning prior to booking, but the RM said that as Baleno is in demand, they are not offering anything currently. I still have told him that the insurance will be done outside through an external party and he reluctantly agreed to it.

I guess that's pretty much what you get when you buy a newly launched car
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Old 27th November 2015, 10:24   #1592
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A friend has recently booked the Alpha Petrol variant and he mentioned that he had no choice as no other variant comes with Driver's seat adjustment.

Since the seat height adjuster is the lever type operated manually (unlike a powered one that usually has a jog) I was wondering if this cannot be sourced after market. Any idea ?
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Since the seat height adjuster is the lever type operated manually (unlike a powered one that usually has a jog) I was wondering if this cannot be sourced after market. Any idea ?
How? It's not just a lever, you need the entire seat frame to be lifted up. You are forgetting the entire mechanism of the seat height adjustment will need to be added. The bottom seat will be fixed if there's no seat height whereas with seat height adjustment you need a sub frame to lift up.
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A friend has recently booked the Alpha Petrol variant and he mentioned that he had no choice as no other variant comes with Driver's seat adjustment.

Since the seat height adjuster is the lever type operated manually (unlike a powered one that usually has a jog) I was wondering if this cannot be sourced after market. Any idea ?
The Zeta variant too comes with seat height adjustment. I have booked a petrol Zeta too. It's about 80k to 100k cheaper than Alpha. You will miss out on projector headlamps, touchscreen infotainment (apple play) and different tail lamps

Also a bhpian has got the entire seat replaced in his Swift with a height adjustment one. There is a thread about it.
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Whilst I await for the Alpha Baleno, I have been offered a Polo GT Diesel for 7.75 from April 2015 with only 3000 kms on it. Is that a better buy?
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Whilst I await for the Alpha Baleno, I have been offered a Polo GT Diesel for 7.75 from April 2015 with only 3000 kms on it. Is that a better buy?
Why would anyone sell at that price? IMHO, check the car thoroughly.
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The bottom seat will be fixed if there's no seat height whereas with seat height adjustment you need a sub frame to lift up.
Yes, my question was is such a seat available after market ? And will it be feasible to fix one (cost, effort ?) replacing the OEM one that comes with the car ? Any effect of such a mod on the warranty ?

EDIT: when can we expect the official TBHP review of the new Baleno ?

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Why would anyone sell at that price? IMHO, check the car thoroughly.
Yes, had it checked. Apparently the seller is moving abroad so it is a bit of a fire sale. He even asked me to keep it for a couple days and see if I liked it. Am considering it. I prefer the idea of spanking new car though.
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Got a chance to capture the Ray Blue Baleno at a traffic light.

Next-gen Suzuki Baleno (YRA) unveiled. EDIT: Now launched at Rs. 4.99 lakhs-img_20151126_184039.jpg

IMO, when rear is litup, this is one of best looking rear this side of 20 lakhs alongwith Tata Zest with all those rear lights.
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Yes, had it checked. Apparently the seller is moving abroad so it is a bit of a fire sale. He even asked me to keep it for a couple days and see if I liked it. Am considering it. I prefer the idea of spanking new car though.
Polo petrol is not easily sold. So before finalizing check for any accident damage. Otherwise the deal is fine.

The new one is 8.75 ex showroom here in Delhi, so 7.75 is just 20% less (during resale neither the road tax nor the insurance is credited)

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Got a chance to capture the Ray Blue Baleno at a traffic light.

IMO, when rear is litup, this is one of best looking rear this side of 20 lakhs alongwith Tata Zest with all those rear lights.
I agree and How about the lights of Elite i20?

That's the only thing I love of that car.

If the Baleno, both the headlights and tail lights are irritating IMO. Too bright!
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A friend has recently booked the Alpha Petrol variant and he mentioned that he had no choice as no other variant comes with Driver's seat adjustment.

Since the seat height adjuster is the lever type operated manually (unlike a powered one that usually has a jog) I was wondering if this cannot be sourced after market. Any idea ?
If Maruti sells the bottom frame/part of the seat then any Baleno can be converted to one that has seat height adjustment. What is definitely possible is getting a new seat and having the old one replaced, but the costs would be prohibitive. If there is a Baleno Alpha that has met with an accident and has been scapped, then that would be the most cost-effective route to get the height adjustable Driver seat
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I drive a Dzire AT that doesn't have height adjustable driver's seat, while the Zxi version has it. Sai Service Pune offered me to fit adjustable one in my car at a cost of just 2k using the existing seat. I haven't done it yet because I am comfortable with the highest position!

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Yes, my question was is such a seat available after market ? And will it be feasible to fix one (cost, effort ?) replacing the OEM one that comes with the car ? Any effect of such a mod on the warranty ?

EDIT: when can we expect the official TBHP review of the new Baleno ?
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I agree and How about the lights of Elite i20?

That's the only thing I love of that car.

If the Baleno, both the headlights and tail lights are irritating IMO. Too bright!
Elite i20 rear looks good even without lights on, but probably the transformation of lights-off vs lights-on in Baleno & Zest is too drastic is what might be making them look too good when lights on.
I typically am not a sedate driver, but when I'm behind a Tata Zest during night I try not to overtake and drive sedately to savor the sight.
Considering the brightness of rear lights of Baleno, I might not do the same.
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Yes, my question was is such a seat available after market ? And will it be feasible to fix one (cost, effort ?) replacing the OEM one that comes with the car ? Any effect of such a mod on the warranty ?

EDIT: when can we expect the official TBHP review of the new Baleno ?


Please see this link - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...eview-128.html (Maruti Swift : Test Drive & Review)

This T-BHPIAN has installed ZXI seats in his VXI for Rs 6K. Maybe you can ping him. If you get any clarity from Maruti if this is doable on the Baleno then please post here for the benefit of others as well.

If it can be done at 6K for Swift I do not think it would be too expensive for Baleno also.
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