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Old 24th April 2005, 11:12   #16
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The Baleno Definately...the ikon is waaaaay too over-rated in the performance n "josh" department...
the baleno will get u a decent FE too...apart from the silky smooth power dilivery n amazing ratios, (cud be shorter tho) the engine begs to be revved hard...
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Old 24th April 2005, 11:28   #17
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it has got to be the baleno...even if ford ikon solved all the issues mentioned avove i still wont buy it for a very simple reason: the position of the power window button and boot opener!!!!
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Old 24th April 2005, 12:16   #18
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But ugly and outdated cars will no longer sell.
Not always true. Reason: Toyota Qualis

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At the original price of 8 lacs, it sold embarassing numbers. Its selling now, but any car would with a 2.xx lac price cut.
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Again not always true - the Cielo fizzled out despite the price cut. It did do well for a short while but that didnt last.


To sum up, its the value proposition offered by the car as a package that counts over any single attribute such as 0-100 times or good looks or Fuel Efficiency or fancy Bhp figures. We have seen cars succeed despite bad looks or outdated platforms or even bad pedigree. The only single attribute that seems to work against a car without fail seems to be Fuel Efficiency - it can kill a model in no time.

In the case of the Baleno, the price cut has placed the model where it should have been in the first place.
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Old 24th April 2005, 12:47   #19
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baleno would make a better option considered to an icon...
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Old 24th April 2005, 13:02   #20
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go for a baleno man blindly .
i am driving a ikon since more than 2 yrs now and the maintainence of the car is way too heavy and pathetic braking
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This is really a tough one but if i wanted a boy racer kind of thing, i would go for an ikon.
If i wanted an all rounder a Baleno would do just fine.
In the real world, a Baleno or something like an Elantra also... Basically an all rounder car.
If i wanted some thing to replace our Palio which was also a chick magnet, an Ikon 1.6 ZXi.
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This is really a tough one but if i wanted a boy racer kind of thing, i would go for an ikon.
If i wanted an all rounder a Baleno would do just fine.
In the real world, a Baleno or something like an Elantra also... Basically an all rounder car.
If i wanted some thing to replace our Palio which was also a chick magnet, an Ikon 1.6 ZXi.
a chick magnet ??? wat did you mean lambo
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baleno black 16 or17 inch wheels. good music system. started liking the car after seeing these in black. not sure if it will ever look good with kits
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a chick magnet ??? wat did you mean lambo
he means the chick magnet who was sitting in the car
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Even I would say Baleno, its the choice of Head wheras Ikon is more of a Heart's choice.

As already said, slap some nice alloys on to it after getting it in black and all the aesthetic issues should be solved.
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My vote for the Baleno: All reasons already included.
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Baleno loses in looks, but makes up in anything else. But one thing which bothers me is that i have heard baleno spares are too expensive. Eg the Wing mirrors are for 6000. Is it true. Can any baleno owners confirm the cost of spares?
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Baleno loses in looks, but makes up in anything else. But one thing which bothers me is that i have heard baleno spares are too expensive. Eg the Wing mirrors are for 6000. Is it true. Can any baleno owners confirm the cost of spares?
in fact the prices have crashed over the last 2 years along with the price of the car
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depends on your needs ramesh.
baleno if future mods ahead
the 1.6 ikon for the ford comfort
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0-100
Perta 11.54

Top Speed
Petra 189kmph

You should here the 100 Italian horses roar.. it's pure Nirvana

Ride Quality rocks,
Gear box rocks,
Italian disign,
very very entertaining handling
cheap to maintain
not cheap to run.. fuel efficiency!!!
Throw away price..

Need I say more go grab one..

Me test drove Ikon1.6, baleno lxi and petra liked the petra most and planning to go in for it. Only change, H rated 195/60 on 14" alloys...

Guys hows high speed handling and braking of petra, i could only test it till 100.. how the handling 150 and beyond??
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