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Old 5th May 2005, 12:58   #16
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Esteems are faster, so are palio GTXs.
The Optra is indeed faster to 100 then the Baleno but a baleno is more fun.
But the corolla is the fastest (4th fastest in acceleration in INDIA).
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Old 5th May 2005, 15:28   #17
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yeah...the baleno is so much fun to drive than the optra.the response from the aluminium engine and the slick shifts makes every ride a joyride.
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Old 5th May 2005, 15:36   #18
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man need to start a public group about suzuki owners wanting to kill hondas
iceman, I will be there for the group..he..he
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Old 5th May 2005, 23:37   #19
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...and the slick shifts makes every ride a joyride.
SLICK SHIFT??!! I pretty much hated the Baleno shift.... it just seemed very notchy, and you couldn't be too sure of whether the car had been engaged in gear or not... but then, I guess I'm likely to feel that bout many cars after my OHC, so... hehe...

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Even had to cancel the plans to visit betelgeuse 7
good one!!

V1p3r, iceman, it takes a modded Suzuki to beat the Honda (we are not talking bout '96 Civics, v1p3r), so... not much stock Honda thrashing is going to happen.

PS Iceman, congratulations on the TBHP Upgrade to Senior BHPian...!
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Old 6th May 2005, 02:01   #20
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would love to see rudra sir in his optra against you.
that will never happen unless Rudra sir is high with either NOS or BOOZ!!!!

no offence meant Rudra, hope u wont mind.
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Old 6th May 2005, 10:56   #21
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One thing i can surely say, is that Baleno does NOT have a slick shift.
Although how i wish it did!!
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Old 6th May 2005, 11:30   #22
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I would love to see this..

Optra vs Vtec vs Baleno

Maybe the Vtec will be damn fast so why not a 1.5.. lets see who wins.. my guess it will be the OHC hehe.. Aveek get ready to beat v1p3r(in his baleno) and Rudra Sir(in his optra running on 205S)
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Old 8th May 2005, 01:07   #23
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Slick shift? Which Baleno is this?

Iceman, is there anyway to improve the feel and reduce the lag of the box? Losing 2500 rpm into 2nd does not help anyone!!!

So, when is the Hitchhiker's movie out???
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Old 8th May 2005, 17:11   #24
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I don't think you can call the baleno's shift slick - it's notchy and not too comfy - th old honda city, our adventure and of course the optra feel much better.

but i doubt the esteem or gtx are faster than the baleno upto 60 or a 100. th eoptra 1.8 and the corolla are perhaps the only cars under 10L which are faster.

as of the movie, it just premeired in London - initial revies are not too good - seem sas they've cut a lot of th ebook out (okay, that's a limitation iof every movie - remember alistair maclean's movies ? ) but it's not too funny and ford prefect is in a very minor role.
dunno when it'll come to india if at all - there's palika bazaar fir dvd's though.
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Optra 1.8 is not under 10 lakh, atleast in Bangalore. Iceman says Esteem is quicker to 100, though. Palio is too heavy. Corolla is bloody quick, but high front dashboard sill and SUV like ground clearance make the driving experience suck.
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what abt the Skoda RS or 1.8TPi?? i suppose its got the fastest acceleration among the cars in india...8.4sec compared to corollas 9.8sec
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i thought the optra 1.8 would be faster. The corolla definitely must be faster with it's light weight and higher power (does that make the baleno the 2nd fastest car under 10L ?)
Geez you guys are damn kewl! A Optra will any day beat a Baleno. In any gear at any time and at any speed and i am talking about the 1.8. it reaches a ton in just about 10secs. 10.4 to be precise. Top whack of 192. Good Torque. But its the baleno which feels much enjoyable to drive and loves to be reved hard.

I love the baleno and looking at Icemans i feel in love with it!
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hey zaphod
nice drag you had there.makes my hair stand by just reading it.wondering when something like that would ever happen in my life.

Rev
anytime you want buddy...what say...your baleno vs my v-tec...???hehehe
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anytime you want buddy...what say...your baleno vs my v-tec...???hehehe

heheh ill pm you when im coming that side of town.


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sure brother....a friendly drag at reclemation...and sorry dude couldn't reply to you online...was out and just checked your messaged a min back...u were coming to just meet up and check out my car or for drag???
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