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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 24th August 2005, 14:19   #121
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Hey guys the ground clearance of Baleno is not enough. I have been driving it with stock tyres. When the load is full (5 ppl), I have to slow down to the speed to approx. 5 km/h to avoid hitting the top of some of the unusually tall speed breakers. I have even hit some huge ones and the noise is not at all nice besides ruining the car.
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Old 24th August 2005, 16:27   #122
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Hey shobhit, do you have a stone guard or something like that?
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Old 24th August 2005, 18:04   #123
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Hey guys the ground clearance of Baleno is not enough. I have been driving it with stock tyres. When the load is full (5 ppl), I have to slow down to the speed to approx. 5 km/h to avoid hitting the top of some of the unusually tall speed breakers. I have even hit some huge ones and the noise is not at all nice besides ruining the car.
I agree.
Sometimes I have to park on a raised platform in office and even when I am alone, the bottom of car scrapes the concrete surface. Not at all a nice sound. I have not heard anyone else (other cars) complaining about this in office.
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Hey shobhit, do you have a stone guard or something like that?
What is a stone guard ?
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It is a plastic-compound that is fixed under the chassis that purportedly protects certain parts of the undercarriage.
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Yes...I had a Uno with a 150 mm GC...the Baleno has 170mm+ so even with the new tyres it will be 161 mm...good enuf considering the mercs come with 130 mm type GC
It is not enough to have high GC. It depends more on where is the lowest part of car is located. There was good discussion on this in another thread.

A car with 130mm GC may not scrape where a car with 170mm may scrape, if the lowest point of earlier car is between 2 rear wheels and for later car, it is between front and rear wheels.
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It is a plastic-compound that is fixed under the chassis that purportedly protects certain parts of the undercarriage.
I don't know whether it comes as stock or not, but I haven't got it installed separately.
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Okay. It comes stock with the Petra. I realized it's value when I went to this place call Dapoli on the Konkan coast and experienced some really bad roads. Try and see if you can get one installed on your Baleno. You would still have to slow down for the bumps, but then you would have greater peace of mind.
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Okay. It comes stock with the Petra. I realized it's value when I went to this place call Dapoli on the Konkan coast and experienced some really bad roads. Try and see if you can get one installed on your Baleno. You would still have to slow down for the bumps, but then you would have greater peace of mind.
OK. I'll ask the Maruti guy.
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Old 27th August 2005, 10:33   #130
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Its Baleno all the way , primarily for the engine.
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Very convincingly the Optra 1.6 for me ,,but then that is not difficult for me since i am a BIASED DAEWOO LOVER,,had a cielo automatic for 4 years and run 58000 kms,,on its decidedly ordinary KUMHO radials that only had one fault (was when a rat ate up the main ignition cable),,otherwise NOT ONE PUNCTURE even,,enough said
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It is not enough to have high GC. It depends more on where is the lowest part of car is located. There was good discussion on this in another thread.

A car with 130mm GC may not scrape where a car with 170mm may scrape, if the lowest point of earlier car is between 2 rear wheels and for later car, it is between front and rear wheels.
you are correct...just mentioned the numbers since the details were absent here
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When Money isnt a matter here and only the Engine Cubic Capacity, IMHO... there is no doubt the OPTRA leads the race as it has the best looks, the best interiors, and descent enough performance and efficiency! and above all, its a fresh car! it looks a lot like a premium vehilcle, and has more class, compared to any of the rest mentioned above.
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i have a fiat siena 1.6 and a ford ikon 1.6 though out of the two i prefer ikon cos of the low end grunt that it has.also the ikon looks better than the siena n palio1.6(unmodded mind you).but thats my opinion.plus the ikon does better wheelspins.so there.and for those who might say "have u driven" a palio gtx.well yes i hve.ikon all the way.and the baleno just looks plain ugly,no offense,but as if somebody rammed it from behind.also the alto look headlights are plain disgusting.

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For me its PALIO 1.6 BANG FOR THE BUCK
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