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Old 6th December 2005, 11:02   #16
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So one of them is incorrect.The specs on the website or those in the new brochure.
The brochure gives a single weight figure - 985. Considering there has been no change in the LXi .. what has increased ??
Again, would a climate control, and wider tyres add 10kg ?

And the power/torque figures somehow does not seem to me to be a typo .. something has changed ..

There was another discrepancy in the old brochure. It mentioned Remote Keyless entry for the 'old' VXi, whereas the dealers swore it did not come as part of the package - @filcord, did your ride have this feature? However it seems it does come with the 'new' VXi.

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The brochure gives a single weight figure - 985. Considering there has been no change in the LXi .. what has increased ??
Again, would a climate control, and wider tyres add 10kg ?
And the power/torque figures somehow does not seem to me to be a typo .. something has changed ..
Check these out -

http://www.marutibaleno.com/specsequip.asp - Updated for the latest changes in the Vxi.

http://www.marutibaleno.com/tech_engperf_main.asp and http://www.marutibaleno.com/tech_weight_main.asp

But still mentions 975 Kg as weight and 94bhp..

So why the change in the brochure only. The website seems to be updated.
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Old 6th December 2005, 11:36   #18
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Check these out -

http://www.marutibaleno.com/specsequip.asp - Updated for the latest changes in the Vxi.

http://www.marutibaleno.com/tech_engperf_main.asp and http://www.marutibaleno.com/tech_weight_main.asp

But still mentions 975 Kg as weight and 94bhp..

So why the change in the brochure only. The website seems to be updated.
Yes .. saw them .. hence the confusion ..
But they never seem to update the Baleno website with the same urgency as say the Esteem or the Alto. They updated the new VXi changes almost a month after the car hit the showrooms. The downloadable brochure at the site is still the old one :(

Guess we are going off topic here .. this should ideally be discussed in the 'New look Baleno..' thread ..
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Thanks to the power changes in the new Baleno, its now even slower than Esteem.
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Old 9th December 2005, 00:44   #20
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The power changes in the Baleno are not confirmed yet. THey have not been changed on the website,adverts not even the user manual.The only place they are specified is in the new brochure.
It could even be a mistake. And the differences are marginal at best.

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Thanks to the power changes in the new Baleno, its now even slower than Esteem
Let's not go down the road again.This topic has been discussed at length..Just for the record the figures from various sources(mags) are mixed for 0-100. But one thing is sure - The baleno is much more driveable.All the other figures- Quarter mile, In gear acceleration times are much quicker than an esteem. Even if the Esteem hangs on till 100 , it will get whipped after that.
( Reading your posts,Why do i get the feeling that you have some personal vendetta against the Baleno)

Anyway this is .
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There was another discrepancy in the old brochure. It mentioned Remote Keyless entry for the 'old' VXi, whereas the dealers swore it did not come as part of the package - @filcord, did your ride have this feature? However it seems it does come with the 'new' VXi.
My Vxi was the "old" Vxi. It has 13" alloys and 165/80 Bridgestone. It also had the old Kenwood cassette with 4 spk, which I bargained to be replaced with a Pioneer 4750 HU.
My Vxi came with Nippon keyless entry/alarm as standard.
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Nice review, Ranga..., probably the first one that has chronicled its performance during 5 years. My home/workplace commute is similar to yours and will expect similar usage in 5 years from now on my new Baleno VXi.

I too found the car to be unstable beyond 120, especially 140+, in spite of 175/70R13, so I keep it safely in the 100-110 range. But I found the braking and steering response at normal speeds to be very good, probably because it's still very new.

Thanks anyway for a reassuring review since I bought this horse more for battle (on wretched Mumbai roads) than for ballet.
I have 185/65 R 14 Goodyear Eagle NCT 5 and recently did 176kmph on the mumbai pune expressway...the car was pretty stable though...
couple of things to watch out for
1. at 3 digit speeds you need a really smooth road...any car will become airborne if the road s not smooth.
2. Get your alignment and balancing checked.. after shifting to new tyres I found that my car was very slightly wobbly beyound 120...but traced it to a poorly balanced front tyre.....now it is very stable even flat out..
3. your tyre upsize is not correct..it should have been 185/70 R 13 but the one you have (175/70 R 13) will only reduce the ground clearance and should have no effect on the wobbling / stability whatsoever....

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3. your tyre upsize is not correct..it should have been 185/70 R 13 but that will only reduce the ground clearance and should have no effect on the handling whatsoever...
Wow, I hadn't noticed this until now.

msprabhakar, your tyre upgrades are indeed incorrect. You have reduced GC by 10mm without gaining much. Major speedo error too.

Check your tyre size here:
http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

Recently I did 170 and it was quite stable, in fact I overtook Mclaren's Zen around the same speed and immediately had to cut across to avoid a truck. Couldn't have done it if it was unstable. I have 195/60R14 yokos.

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. your tyre upsize is not correct..it should have been 185/70 R 13 but the one you have (175/70 R 13) will only reduce the ground clearance and should have no effect on the wobbling / stability whatsoever....
I pointed out the same to Ms in this thread (http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/141025-post211.html) and he replied here-(http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/141033-post212.html)
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