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Fiat Palio 1.6 GTX 109 35.86%
Fiat Siena 1.6 15 4.93%
Maruti Suzuki Baleno 88 28.95%
Chevrolet Optra 1.6 36 11.84%
Opel Corsa 1.6 0 0%
Opel Corsa Sail 1.6 4 1.32%
Hyundai Accent 1.6 Tornado/GLS 3 0.99%
Hyundai Accent Viva 5 1.64%
Ford Ikon 1.6 31 10.20%
Ford Fusion 1.6 13 4.28%
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Old 27th May 2005, 12:46   #61
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Any given day, it's a hatch for me (Because the coupes are not in the list)

Palio GTX
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Old 27th May 2005, 16:42   #62
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palio gives one the sense of safety.... u cud bang into a truck and come alive..!!!........ rock hard body... twin head lamps, silent ( with that strong sound of blower....that appeals..atleast to me).... and a rocking 100 bhp engine to match........ what else man???

hot hatch... and will beat any car under 1 mil bucks to d hilt........
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Old 30th May 2005, 13:11   #63
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What FE does he get then? Must be 13kpl atleast since Iceman gets 11 with revving till 6000..
Nope, he still gets about 11 or so. Apologies for the late reply but had to confirm it with him.

The drive that he undertakes is from Malleshwaram to Airport road and back. Full of traffic, and signal lights. The car is about a year or so old, but he maintains it like a baby!
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My vote is for the Suzuki Baleno.
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Old 2nd August 2005, 18:06   #65
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Palio 1.6 GTX and I own one!!!

I drive it every single day and still the next day I look forward to driving it ! Just ache to get on the highways with it!
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My vote is for the baleno too. I personally prefer it to the Fiat.

Plz also let's include the NHC even though it's a 1.5.
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Wondering if most votes are based on performance of the car or the VFM or both!
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My Baleno is 1600 kms old...my mileage is 11, 11, 12, till the first service and 11 last time...but I have not gone out on highways and also have a rather heavy foot....so guess it will be 12 if I drive with a light foot...
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Palio 1.6 GTX and I own one!!!

I drive it every single day and still the next day I look forward to driving it ! Just ache to get on the highways with it!
I can understand although i don't have one. Have travelled in one owned by a friend and it really rocks.
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palio gives one the sense of safety.... u cud bang into a truck and come alive..!!!........ rock hard body... twin head lamps, silent ( with that strong sound of blower....that appeals..atleast to me).... and a rocking 100 bhp engine to match........ what else man???

hot hatch... and will beat any car under 1 mil bucks to d hilt........
That means you have not seen a banged GTX.
I saw one 4/5 weeks before in Chennai in an accident.
I saw it happening actually.
An LMV and GTX.
GTX was smashed up in the front and the driver was badly injured.


I owned GTX initially and a 1.2 ELX also. The theory that heavier built cars are more safe is simply balloney.
I sometime wonder how many people have really driven GTX, apart from people who own them

GTX has a great engine. Poor driver comforts and uncomfortable low speed riding comfort. The fewer times i really read a good report was one in the long term reports of AutoCar magazine.

When the toss up between Fusion+ and GTX came and after test driving Fusion, I gave no second thoughts about Buying the Fusion.

I simplt wanted a better GTX:

in short a better all round good hatch/car..
This is not to say lightly about GTX
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im not comparin the palio here to the baleno..allthought it might be close on performance its still a hatch back and the balenos a c+ segment sedan.....
so in sedans its def teh baleno...and in hatches it the palio....
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Baleno Baleno Baleno my blue baby!!!

Btw, just calculated, getting an average of 13kmpl, in Bangalore city. You just gotta love these Japanese engines!!!
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That means you have not seen a banged GTX.

I owned GTX initially and a 1.2 ELX also.

I can understand your frustration..feeling that FIAT is gonna shut down shop in India, you sold of your Palio & got a Fusion..but..it didnt happen..

I personally know so many guys who did that & sold off Palio for a throw away price & now repenting..
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I can understand your frustration..feeling that FIAT is gonna shut down shop in India, you sold of your Palio & got a Fusion..but..it didnt happen..

I personally know so many guys who did that & sold off Palio for a throw away price & now repenting..
Buddy.
I do not think Fiat is going to shut down.
I sold off my palio to my sister and i still use it.
But you never commented on what i said but only take wild guesses.
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Originally Posted by v_s_natarajan
That means you have not seen a banged GTX.
I saw one 4/5 weeks before in Chennai in an accident.
I saw it happening actually.
An LMV and GTX.
GTX was smashed up in the front and the driver was badly injured.


I owned GTX initially and a 1.2 ELX also. The theory that heavier built cars are more safe is simply balloney.
I sometime wonder how many people have really driven GTX, apart from people who own them
You have not seen banged up Marutis then? While the theory of heavier cars being safer is not true in totality, because a lighter car can have crumple zones etc. But this does not take away from the fact that Fiats are built to European safety standards (atleast that is what Fiat claims). And saying so, I would also appreciate the fact that Hondas, Toyotas and a host of other European cars have good safety ratings. I have seen palios banged up in head on collisions, one with a truck and having the passengers walk out virtually unscathed. But rarely have I seen a Maruti offer this kind of protection. A heavier car ( read a robustly built car) does have its merits.

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When the toss up between Fusion+ and GTX came and after test driving Fusion, I gave no second thoughts about Buying the Fusion.

I simplt wanted a better GTX:

in short a better all round good hatch/car..
This is not to say lightly about GTX
Your choice of a Fusion+ was a good one. I would have bought a Fusion too if it was priced better.
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