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Old 13th September 2006, 12:37   #1
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Please help me make decesion between two cars I have short listed.One is 2002 white Baleno.Single owner,38000 kms,available for 3 lac.Another is 2000 Lancer sfxi in yellow colour,45000 kms,single owner asking Rs2.85 lac.
As per my knowledge FE is almost same;but I don't know about maintenance cost and spares prices.
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between the 2 choices you have mentioned, its got to be the baleno. of course it does not look as good as the lancer, but it is far more easy to maintain & it is 2 years newer than the lancer
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Please help me make decesion between two cars I have short listed.One is 2002 white Baleno.Single owner,38000 kms,available for 3 lac.Another is 2000 Lancer sfxi in yellow colour,45000 kms,single owner asking Rs2.85 lac. As per my knowledge FE is almost same;but I don't know about maintenance cost and spares prices.
If looks matter to you, it should be the Lancer.

If better FE (your info is wrong - Baleno is more FE than Lancer) and low maintenance and solid A.S.S is important, go for the Baleno. The bonus being that you get a car that is newer by 2 years.
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Go for the Baleno.. Its newer and cheaper to maintain. Though Lancer is a great looking car, its almost getting extinct unless its heavily modded.
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Lancer is really a good car in terms of space, ride quality and mileage is also good but Baleno is having more mileage than lancer.. Lancer gives 11 in city with ac and 13-14 highway with AC. Baleno is 1-2 km/liter more. You may face some service problem in remote area. Maruti's service center is everywhere. If you are gonna use it in city limit go for Lancer. As you are going for used car, maintainance will be there. Lancer is little bit expansive in terms of maintanance than Baleno
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Bro,
go for the lancer.
The 2000 variants have incredible build quality and last for ages.
Also, the lancer has a better chassis and is a much better handler.
FE of both cars is the same with just a 0.1kmpl in favor of the Baleno.
Also, the SFXi is fully loaded and comes with everything and you won't have to spend on anything.
Maintaining a baleno is cheaper though.
Why don't you tell us your requirements and we'll help you decide.
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Guys....isnt the lancer a lil underpowered thn baleno? or am i wrong?????
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Hi,I live in delhi and I have a maruti 800 and Santro for daily routine.I need this Baleno or Lancer for weekends,social gatherings and some occasional long trips.
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Guys....isnt the lancer a lil underpowered thn baleno? or am i wrong?????
yep, you are right & the AC in the baleno is far too much better than the lancer 2000.
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yep, you are right & the AC in the baleno is far too much better than the lancer 2000.
Well the ac in the Baleno......Superb!!! Its the best, better thn some merc C class i guez.......I almost forgot tht
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Hi everybody,

Please help me make decesion between two cars I have short listed.One is 2002 white Baleno.Single owner,38000 kms,available for 3 lac.Another is 2000 Lancer sfxi in yellow colour,45000 kms,single owner asking Rs2.85 lac.
As per my knowledge FE is almost same;but I don't know about maintenance cost and spares prices.
Baleno..............only if.....u dont care about the looks coz......

1. Baleno is much powerful thn Lancer
2. Its 2 years newer
3. 38k run compared to 45k of lancer.....and 3L is a nice price quote also
4. Its a maruti....so lower and easier maintainance, which includes dirt cheap spares available easily everywhere.
5. Exellent resale value compared to the Lancer suppose if u intend to sell it off soon
6. Milage both are same but Baleno is juz a lil bit better than Lancer.
7. Baleno has got the best ac!!!!!!!!

so all i see here is tht, the Lancer is better than the Baleno in only one aspect......looks.....so my pick.........BALENO, go for it!

Sagar.
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Is it a Baleno Lxi or Vxi? I think that's a factor to consider with the price.
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Boom, if I am right, a 2002 model means, it was just Baleno (no Lxi, Vxi) - the fully loaded version, with the nice honeycomb grille etc.
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I have had the pleasure of owning both, The Lancer SFXi and the Baleno and I would say that Baleno is far superior in terms of
  1. Performace
  2. Fuel Efficiency
  3. Maintenance
  4. AC
  5. Back Seat Comfort
The Lancer is better in:
  1. Handling
  2. Looks
  3. I loved the Goggle case above the driver's door
  4. Harder Suspension so doesn't bottom out on bad roads as much as Baleno does, but that can be fixed in the Baleno
  5. Initial torque in the Lancer is very impressive and hence feels more responsive when taking off rom rest compared to Baleno, so basically a great city commuter
If you ask me, I love performance that does not come at too heavy a price and Baleno fits the bill, and ofcourse your Baleno is 2 years newer with original Japanes parts.

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I haven't yet seen this Baleno myself.Dealer has narrated me details on phone.But I have test driven this Lancer.Car is in very good condition and all the paint is original, including rear bumper.
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