Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Team-BHP Reviews > Long-Term Ownership Reviews


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 26th December 2008, 14:05   #1
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: delhi
Posts: 708
Thanked: 89 Times
Default Baleno altura-My baby

We bought the car in 2007, 2nd hand from true value, A 2001/2 model with around 50k on the odo.
The car has been a dream. It's a rare breed & frankly i quite love the way it looks. Apart from the family, dog loves it to, the open boot making it very easy for him to interact with us.
Nearing 80k now & i've had to change nothing. True value gave it to us with new tires, brake pads etc & till date it's been fab.
It has taken trips to missorie, almora, muktheswar, and has never let us down. The engine is still as good, as powerful as ever touches 100 with absolute ease.
Now the reason i'm writing this is because the car has been running on cng for the last year & well i've been upset & have been occasionally switching to petrol cause i miss my baby.
Driver has just got TAP installed, he called me & said
"bhaiya, ud rahi hai gadi, kassam se goli ke tara".
I want to thank all of you, team-bhp staff,members everyone for being the best people around. For bringing my sweetheart back to life;anxiously waiting for him to return so that i can try it out myself.
A love you all would be to gay(in both it's meanings) but my most sincere thanks to all you guys. More later, with attached pics.
sukrit7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th December 2008, 14:14   #2
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: delhi
Posts: 708
Thanked: 89 Times
Default

Sorry for the over excited introduction
After tap, car feels good, almost petrol like with speeds upto a 100 coming up easily.
I'm more mellow today so it'll be less biased. After a brake investigation, a change of shoe is required, so i'm told by mass. Any aftermarkets available? something more powerful.
Clutch change to is in the reckoning. I've never had either of the above changed, I presume maruti true value must have done something. Again, any after markets ?
The car seems well built, never produced any rattles. Only problems are ground clearance & the extra tire seems to rattle. MAruti said there isn't anything that can be done. Any jugaad possible
Otherwise the car is a boon to have; a great everyday vehicle. ABS would have been welcome. Cheers. Will attach pictures today.
sukrit7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th December 2008, 14:57   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
aaggoswami's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Vadodara
Posts: 4,680
Thanked: 1,437 Times
Default

Good to see an Altura. One of the best looking wagon available in India. And the best part of the story is that you are a satisfied customer.
Eagerly waiting for pictures.

Regarding the brake and clutch, are you facing issues with the parts installed by Maruti ? I dont think that switching to after markets will give you a very big advantage. But for sure a change can be there.
I would love to see what others recommend as in our Baleno also, in future, we can consider better parts in case of brakes.
IMO, the parts installed by Maruti are good enough, but if it would be interesting to see what changes the aftermarkets can bring.
aaggoswami is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th December 2008, 21:23   #4
Senior - BHPian
 
ImmortalZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Trivandrum
Posts: 2,133
Thanked: 141 Times
Default

After seeing this thread, I was on the lookout for one of these babies as I've never really known that the Baleno had a stationwagon cousin. I finally spotted one today while on a long drive and I have to say, it looks brilliant. I thought it was some Beemer SUV at first glance, but it was too small.
ImmortalZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th December 2008, 12:00   #5
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: delhi
Posts: 708
Thanked: 89 Times
Default

A picture taken at night. Trying out white headlights. Not worth it. Still looked good. More l8r.
Baleno altura-My baby-dsc00221.jpg
sukrit7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th December 2008, 13:15   #6
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: delhi
Posts: 708
Thanked: 89 Times
Default

A few more pictures, & a reminder of due work.
Alloy wheels
Body work
Due for the month of march, when my 12th class boards end, also not much point getting it done now. Car has atleast 3 trips to make to mukhteshwar. Dad and some of his work.

Pictures not taken in the cleanest of sorroundings but that's where i was at that time.

Roof top view
Name:  DSC00035.JPG
Views: 2108
Size:  67.7 KB

Rear view
Baleno altura-My baby-dsc00036.jpg

Instrument column
Baleno altura-My baby-dsc00037.jpg

Pioneer 5050ub
Baleno altura-My baby-dsc00038.jpg

75000km
Baleno altura-My baby-dsc00039.jpg

cng & innovative speaker installation, (prevention from my mad dog's attack)
Baleno altura-My baby-dsc00041.jpg

Another view
Baleno altura-My baby-dsc00043.jpg

Front view
Baleno altura-My baby-dsc00044.jpg
sukrit7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th December 2008, 13:17   #7
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: delhi
Posts: 708
Thanked: 89 Times
Default

No trouble with maruti's part, was just looking for something stronger,faster stopping. U always want to push a car this good, specially when it's costing u a rupee per km. Cheers. More l8r
sukrit7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st December 2008, 13:59   #8
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: delhi
Posts: 708
Thanked: 89 Times
Default

Does anyone know a place in south delhi where i get get my bumpers etc touched up. Rather, back to prime condition?
sukrit7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th January 2009, 18:41   #9
BHPian
 
kkdelhi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Delhi
Posts: 230
Thanked: 15 Times
Default

I guess south Delhi is too posh to have joints like this. You may have to travel to West or North Delhi to get this done.

OT: How did you manage to get 'Reserved Parking' on the main road?
kkdelhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th January 2009, 18:29   #10
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: delhi
Posts: 708
Thanked: 89 Times
Default

It's not the middle of the road. The road is one of the few dead ends in delhi. It leads to a wall, tuglakabad forest. Hence treated as parking. Reserve makes it funny though
sukrit7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anybody who owns a Baleno Altura sans33 Long-Term Ownership Reviews 1 31st August 2006 13:23
Wanted: Baleno Altura sans33 Shifting gears 4 22nd August 2006 19:23
Baleno / Altura 2002 model, pls suggest naveendhyani Sedans 0 27th February 2006 10:56
price for 2002 baleno altura adityapd The Indian Car Scene 3 30th January 2006 09:48
Wanted a used Baleno Altura adityapd Shifting gears 5 27th July 2005 14:10


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 18:20.

Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks