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Old 5th October 2016, 14:46   #1411
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Took delivery of my Baleno Zeta CVT yesterday. Opened the hood and saw that there is no plastic cover on the injectors or a cover on the exhaust manifold. Unable to post pics since the app is not allowing me to. But is this how it is supposed to be. Can someone post pics of their Baleno petrol engine ?
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Can someone post pics of their Baleno petrol engine
Here's am excerpt from the official review :

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Notice that the petrol doesn't get an engine cover
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Old 5th October 2016, 15:15   #1413
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I have just clocked 1500 kms in my Zeta CVT. Is it advisable to use Sport mode?

Also, can I engage Sport mode constantly? I know there will be dip in the mileage. But will it make my drive slightly better?
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I have just clocked 1500 kms in my Zeta CVT. Is it advisable to use Sport mode?
Unless otherwise explicitly advised in the owners manual categorically, I see no reason why you shouldn't be using sports mode. After all, the system (and your car) would have undergone enough testing before landing at the showroom/Dealer.

The mode might have effects in terms of FE which is expected since it is designed to deliver more (Punch/High end performance whatsoever) and there will be proportional change in the mileage figures.

End of it all what would really matter during the running in is abrupt acceleration and braking, something this is common across all cars.
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Does the Alpha model also have no cover on the engine and exhaust manifold ? It should have been provided by Maruti.
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Old 5th October 2016, 16:54   #1416
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One more thing that I noted was Zeta variant does not have illuminated vanity mirror in the sun visor :(

Also, the driver side sun visor does not have vanity mirror!
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Also, the driver side sun visor does not have vanity mirror!
There's an old discussion on these vanity mirrors

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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...r-drivers.html (Vanity Mirror for Drivers)
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There's an old discussion on these vanity mirrors

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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...r-drivers.html (Vanity Mirror for Drivers)
Parag Bhai, Thanks for directing me to that discussion.

But what I meant to convey was only Alpha variant has illuminated vanity mirror on the sun visors
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Parag Bhai, Thanks for directing me to that discussion.

But what I meant to convey was only Alpha variant has illuminated vanity mirror on the sun visors
Got you. In fact till you posted this question I wasn't certain that there is something called "driver side vanity mirror" till the search results came up with that thread. So I said have a look for some interesting discussion on the same subject taken places almost a decade back

Else I always thought all cars come with just passenger side vanity mirrors.
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My first impression about the Baleno CVT Zeta - it is a brilliant package put together. A superb hatch with acres of space inside. For a sedate driver like me, the acceleration is adequate, braking good, air conditioning perfect, gadgetry latest. Now for the minus points - there should have been a fuel injector plastic engine cover (how much does it cost ?), there is no heat shield for the exhaust manifold (why ?), the vanity mirror only in the passenger side sun visor does not have a light (such cost cutting !), CVT should have been available in Alpha option (if I am paying for a hatch that is costing me more than some 3-box cars, can pay some more for the fully loaded version !), despite the good sized tyres the ride is pretty stiff (in fact the ride in my earlier SX4 Zdi and Swift Zdi was much better)... surprising that even small road undulations can be felt !
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I'm considering buying the Baleno as my secondary car. A lot of users here are complaining about the stiff suspension setup of the car. I wanted to know if the issue is really that bad and is it a deal breaker? The suspension issue and the waiting periods are the only two things which are against about the Baleno. Otherwise, I am really interested in buying it.
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A lot of users here are complaining about the stiff suspension setup of the car. I wanted to know if the issue is really that bad and is it a deal breaker?
I've recently driven my colleague's Baleno petrol for about 80 kms. Albeit the suspension is tad stiffer, I didn't find it that bad. The ride quality seemed quite acceptable for me but again that is purely subjective.

If you are uncertain about it, why don't you take a proper test drive on a rough stretch of road and decide for yourself. After all, you should be the one to see whether it is plush enough for you or not right?
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Does the Alpha model also have no cover on the engine and exhaust manifold ? It should have been provided by Maruti.
Alpha too doesn't come with any of those. Why do you think, you need an engine cover? There is dampener underneath the bonnet and engine noise in the cabin is well under control. About the exhaust manifold, nothing comes in contact with it, so a guard is not necessary on it IMHO.

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I'm considering buying the Baleno as my secondary car. A lot of users here are complaining about the stiff suspension setup of the car. I wanted to know if the issue is really that bad and is it a deal breaker? The suspension issue and the waiting periods are the only two things which are against about the Baleno. Otherwise, I am really interested in buying it.
It is stiff, true! But definitely not a deal breaker. The good part being, it improves the performance. e.g. I can pull in 3rd gear without any effort after slowing down for a significant speed bump.

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MS Baleno Alpha Petrol. Mileage indicated by car.
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MS Baleno Alpha Petrol. Mileage indicated by car.
Its Manual or Automatic ?
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