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Old 19th July 2009, 11:56   #31
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Riju, sad to see her go. Always thought you had the nicest looking Baleno on the forum, with those delicious rims+tyres and the superbly maintained appearance.
I know it's not easy letting go of a car you love so much - I still haven't figured out how to let go of mine. Gotta catch up with you sometime and take some pointers...lol.

Hope the replacement is something really special - it had better be after what you let go!
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Old 19th July 2009, 12:22   #32
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So it happend!!!

All the way I knew that you have been choosy about the sale. I had referred one to your car too.

One request, please don't prolong the suspense. What is coming? Fortuner? Magnum? Or Transform?

Good luck!!
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Old 19th July 2009, 12:36   #33
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Hey man ... you could have kept her. Why the hell did you sell her off?

And looking at the pics of her should prove to all the guys that the Baleno is a hot looking car.
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It's only apt that one of the best maintained balenos on the forum has gone to another enthusiast. It would have been really good if you could have had retained it along with the new purchase. But I understand that logistically there will be some constraints.

Hope you take your new vehicle in silver. Will look forward to your initial ownership review.
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badri : Hope you take your new vehicle in silver.
My guess : it'll be Black.
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Old 19th July 2009, 14:47   #36
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Man this is one good mainted baleno and the pics looks stunning. If only MUL would bring back the baleno.

This story has a sad ending
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Old 19th July 2009, 17:34   #37
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Riju, since i knew this day was coming, i am not so shocked now. I remember the ride you had given me in your car at the Yelagiri meet.

As for whats coming up, i dont intend to spill the beans on that one.

P.S. : We should meet up.. been ages!
P.S. 2 : Really loved the second set of pics.
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Brilliant review Riju and this machine is indeed in "showroom condition!" Glad to hear that you could find the right owner for her.
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Sad to hear that you have sold your very well maintained car.

Now the big question is "What is your next car" ?
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As for whats coming up, i dont intend to spill the beans on that one.
Do you know something that we don't?
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Wow!! What a writeup, and with pics to die for, but then all your pics are worth killing for too

Glad that the beauty went to an enthusiast.

So, inspite of being a repetitive question, what's the new ride going to be?
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Old 20th July 2009, 13:27   #42
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Saddens to see her go does it not? I am sure this is a car that has inspired a lot of baleno lovers, inlcluding me. Its was the inspiration to mod and it will remain so. Good that its in good hands.
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Saddens to see her go does it not? I am sure this is a car that has inspired a lot of baleno lovers, inlcluding me. Its was the inspiration to mod and it will remain so. Good that its in good hands.
Is the Baleno available in the US or did you own it back in India? Saw on some of the threads that it was badged a Chevrolet Esteem in some countries.
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Is the Baleno available in the US or did you own it back in India? Saw on some of the threads that it was badged a Chevrolet Esteem in some countries.
He owns it in B'lore. And what a car it is! I'd love to take it off his hands
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Thats a very nice write up. Sad you'll had to depart. I have definitely made up my mind.Im never going to sell mine.
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