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Old 18th April 2006, 09:15   #16
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and one more thing...
Modded lancers look a lot better and sporty than Baleno...
this is what i have seen...
lot of prople buy lancer because its the best car to modd...

well Lancer is the car i will be buying next...
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Old 19th April 2006, 06:10   #17
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Originally Posted by prince85
Great write-up dude. BTw, i am happy for you that your car has served you very well as regards to maintenence costs, but I haven't heard of any major maintenance problem with the Baleno either, i don't feel it has any reliabilty problems whatsoever. Well, you say that the Baleno and the Lancer give similar FE!, i don't know about the FE of a Lancer soo i cannot comment. Handling wise, i have driven both cars and didn't get a chance to check the handling prowess of the Lancer at decent speeds soo i cannot comment on that too. But my dear friend what you forgot to mention is the performance of these 2 cars! The Baleno just kills the Lancer in that regard . I am not putting the Lancer down but then this point was not compared soo i would like to add that.

But, boy the Lancer does stand out in the looks department. Its such a stunner! i just love the look of a red SFXI, by the way devarshi, whats the colour of your car bro???.

Spot on boy. I own a red sfxi with the 2003 grille. Was going for yellow but the dealer said I will have to wait. I settled for red instead.

you are right about performance though. Baleno runs ahead but believe me when I say you wont be able to notice the differenct except on a straight road. Lancer is a better handler than the corolla too. I have driven both lancer and baleno extensively and wouldnt want to be partial to any car as long as possible. But I cannot put aside the fact that I have been pretty much satisfied with my lancer.

for 2003 model I doubt if the equipment list of the baleno will be similar to the lancer. All the goodies have been added recently.

Originally Posted by zulfikar
If i was in your place i would have gone for Lancer.
well FE is little lower then Baleno but the looks are better then Baleno(thats what i think)
I have mentioned this time and again. I have driven both the baleno(old edition) and my lancer sfxi. The opinion on similar FE is based on my own experience. lets not forget that the lancer engine is the smoothest and most refined even now which is very much comparable to the balenos excellent 1.6 engine. While baleno is more powerful with less weight to carry lancer is less powerful with more weight to carry. Weight and power being the most important factors (not the only factors though) FE is equal.
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