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Old 16th September 2005, 12:43   #16
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What happened to the baleno Altura.
i have seen a couple of them here in the chennai roads and they looked good.

Is there any way they can be ordered from MUL?
last i heard, they were hardly selling and dealers should offer excellent discounts. on the other hand, wonder how many dealers have ready stock in hand.

but, you may be disappointed with the bottom scraping every speed breaker in town, especially after getting used to the ford fusion.

but it does look good with the roof rails.

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last i heard, they were hardly selling and dealers should offer excellent discounts. on the other hand, wonder how many dealers have ready stock in hand.

but, you may be disappointed with the bottom scraping every speed breaker in town, especially after getting used to the ford fusion.

but it does look good with the roof rails.
Is it?
I just saw the Balno hatchback and was impressed the way it looked

I somehow have this thing for hatchbacks.
umm
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@v_s_natarajan: You can find more detail about the Altura(yes thats what they call the Baleno hatchback ) here on MUL's website :-)

http://baleno.marutiudyog.com/space.asp
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@v_s_natarajan: You can find more detail about the Altura(yes thats what they call the Baleno hatchback ) here on MUL's website :-)

http://baleno.marutiudyog.com/space.asp

thanks.
will do that.
So U drive bikes?
I do, a P180
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Dude there is no basic model here.......each of the two models r fully loaded ... so all the frills are standard on this car....with the LnK you get out right luxury and with the RS you get luxury with sportiness.Eitherways the car is fully loaded!
As for the looks I think the pretty good looking for a station wagon.... station wagons are ugly imo and this one is the better looking out of the lot......if u compare it to the other wagons that we have had like the baleno altura, fiat siena wagon,etc this one is wayyy better looking the only other one that comes close to a good looking wagon is the Forester... I am the little market that the Chevy forester created for itself will be taken over by the combi.
Precisly, the idea is to grab the Very high end users/buyers initially with this ridiculous price of 14+ lacs, and later will come up with stripped down versions at 11/12lacs. anyway India is not a big market for station wagons so they will hardly sell 1200/1500 cars a year of these. Station wagons abroad though are always priced higher than saloons
Skoda's are very strong Built, BUT are very expensive when maintainance is Reqd.
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will do that.
So U drive bikes?
I do, a P180
Yep, A Black 2003 Pulsar 180 DTSi and A Yellow 2005 Karizma

You can check my bikes in this thread :-)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5519 (My Steeds !!!)

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i wonder why they are launching the combi in the old trim ..before the launch of the new octavia ..
I wonder if they will also bring the EDITION 100 skodas in india..
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according to me the Skoda Combi is a suck. it won't sell here in our country and it really looks stupid. they should have brought the Skoda Fabia instead or the New Skoda Octavia. but this one is not a good step by Skoda.
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according to me the Skoda Combi is a suck. it won't sell here in our country and it really looks stupid. they should have brought the Skoda Fabia instead or the New Skoda Octavia. but this one is not a good step by Skoda.
maybe it won't sell. in fact i feel so too.

but i don't believe it will suck. and most people, myself included, find its understated but solid styling very appealing.
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Baleno Altura is a better looker than the sedan IMO, but it sold hardly in few numbers.
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I somehow like the octavia combi.

Audi has a similar model here in canada and it looks good too.

It may not find buyers as the estate market is not exactly happening.

I think the launch of the combi means skoda wont be launching the new octavia for sometime now.
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Baleno Altura is a better looker than the sedan IMO, but it sold hardly in few numbers.

Price didn't look as good as the car!
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Price didn't look as good as the car!
*LOL* true. Wonder what Maruti was thinking with those ridiculous prices.
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well remember the baleno started at more than 8 lacs. what was maruti thinking then??
LOL!
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Firstly, the Combi is not a hatchback! its a stationwagon or an estate. Anyone got a full list of the specs of the combi? The european combi (even the old generation models) came with 4*4 as an option. The new one comes with 4*4 as standard and DSG as optional.
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