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Old 14th July 2009, 14:04   #136
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SX4 stand out but the Baleno looks sleeker. Its a personal choice. Do you want to be noticed? Or do you like the understated feel?
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Old 14th July 2009, 14:06   #137
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SX4 is more utility like in its looks. I have always loved the way the Baleno looks, especially that purpose filled side profile. Voted Baleno.
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Old 14th July 2009, 14:38   #138
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According to what I've noticed,
In the previous times, Most of the sedans had sleek desigining but now they have got more bold looks, This is what I've observed.
We can take the example of the Baleno and SX4, OHC & NHC, Accent & Verna etc etc....



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In the previous times, Most of the sedans had sleek desigining but now they have got more bold looks, ....
We can take the example of the Baleno and SX4, OHC & NHC, Accent & Verna etc etc.... VT
The ANHC is not bold - it is contemporary.
So is the Linea.

The SX4 is not bold - it more err boring.

BTW, do you like Aishwarya Rai's looks or Madhuri Dixit's?
Hint - *All subjective
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Old 14th July 2009, 15:16   #140
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Without any second thoughts, it has to be Baleno for me.

Baleno was one of those last low slung sedans. It has awesome side profile and superb cross sectional profile. Barring that tail lamp cluster, the car has excellent rear profile as well.

Even today it looks much more striking in black compared to an SX4, which has awkward proportions and stance, no matter what Maruti and its advt. agency wants us to believe.

OT: Between Ikon and Fiesta, I would choose an Ikon any day. Fiesta looks upmarket compared to Ikon, but Ikon looks far more macho as compared to sober looking Fiesta.
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Old 14th July 2009, 15:21   #141
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Even I remember the time when Baleno was called ugly. Unfortunately, people did not have a preview of the NHC or Verna or for that matter, SX4.
Didn't find anything wrong with the Verna. NHC looks wierd. Coming back to the topic, the Baleno and the SX4 both look bad. The Baleno was always bland and ordinary. The SX4 was never meant to be a sedan. It was supposed to be an SUV. In fact it was developed by Suzuki & Fiat and is sold as the Fiat Seidici which is a sort of a Mini SUV. I think that Suzuki even sells this model with the Suzuki SX4 badge in some countries.

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Old 14th July 2009, 15:25   #142
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Though i havent travelled on both the cars, but lookwise, i like the Baleno than SX4, I wish Maruti re-introduce Baleno with improved technology. Can someone tell me why Baleno was discontinued, pardon my ignorance as I might have missed the posts if it has already been discussed.
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Old 14th July 2009, 16:03   #143
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Both vehicles are very different. Baleno was a low slung sedan and very plain jane in term of looks. The rear lights were really bad. all square.

The SX4 on the other hand looks muscular. Especially with the big 16 inch 205 mm alloys, the flared whell arches and the height. It may not be sleek, but it, sure has purposeful, macho looks.
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I own a Baleno, so what else can I say?
No comments on the SX4 since I have not sat in one.
But the Baleno is a delight to drive. With 185/70 Michelins, I can do all the zippy manouevres that the car is capable of. Particularly like to do this when behind a Merc or BMW , and watch their astonished faces as they try to play catch-up.
As for looks, when the car is washed and polished, the side-view is seductive. Granted, the rear-view one passes by quickly!

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Old 26th December 2009, 22:35   #145
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Looks - Baleno any day.. Wondering what MUL achieved with the sx4, have driven the sx4 I would say it is not a drivers car.
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Old 26th December 2009, 23:05   #146
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While both are not my type of designs, I like the SX4 design more compared to the very dated looks of the Baleno.

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Looks - Baleno any day.. Wondering what MUL achieved with the sx4, have driven the sx4 I would say it is not a drivers car.
Hmm, There are people here who might want to kill you for this statement! (Of course not me)

Baleno is a driver's car but its design makes it a car without a soul. Sx4, on the other hand, was never meant to be a sedan in the first place. What to do, we Indians want sedans and some car makers would do anything to get them for you. Dzire, Ikon, Sx4,... the list goes on.

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The Baleno is more car like compared to SX4 and as pointed and shown by Furious55,
wish it wasn't dated
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Though SX4 is a modern car compared to Baleno but it lacks elegance in its design. It is a confused design trying at some places to be a car and some places to be a SUV. The side profile amplifies this confusion if you pan from front to rear, the pillars dont gel well whereas Baleno exudes ageless elegance.
On another hand though, Baleno had very dated interiors and Sx4 is very refreshing and has classy interiors. Baleno's automatic AC looks and feels ancient!
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Old 27th December 2009, 14:46   #149
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I feel SX4 and Baleno should not be compared in the first place. MUL made a mistake by marketing SX4 as the replacement for Baleno.
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Old 27th December 2009, 15:18   #150
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I feel that SX4 looks good and better compared to Baleno. As someone pointed out, Looks are subjective.
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