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Old 6th December 2007, 15:07   #181
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A stock E III Baleno does take more then 12 seconds to reach 100
correct, with 4 people onboard.
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Old 6th December 2007, 23:45   #182
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Ha Ha....Now seemingly the E-III Baleno is slower to the ton than many cars. What a shift, in switching patronage from overdrive to elsewhere.

Now whats the 0-100 time of a MPFI Esteem?
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Talking about 1.6s, why doesn't anyone mention about the new age ones, like Fiesta 1.6, Aveo 1.6, Verna 1.6 & Optra Magnum 1.6?
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Talking about 1.6s, why doesn't anyone mention about the new age ones, like Fiesta 1.6, Aveo 1.6, Verna 1.6 & Optra Magnum 1.6?

Maybe because there aren't many owners here who've ripped them to that extent yet?
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Fiesta 1.6, Aveo 1.6, Verna 1.6 & Optra Magnum 1.6?
These cars are more comfort oriented then performance. Also a Verna 1.5 will be as fast as a EII Baleno.
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Talking about 1.6s, why doesn't anyone mention about the new age ones, like Fiesta 1.6, Aveo 1.6, Verna 1.6 & Optra Magnum 1.6?
Fiesta 1.6 is the new drivers car. (Not to be confused as a Chauffeur's car). Its a bit subdued in responses in comparison to the Ikon, but is a bit faster, stabler and most importantly still has the brilliant steering feel as in all Fords. But then paying a little more, will take you to the Cedia, which is a different ball game.

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The Fiesta is so good that it is often compared to the Octavia vRS as a alternate FTD car.

As a FTD car, the Ikon beats all of them high and dry, what a fantastic engine response. Throw in a KnN and FFE and the car just is so damn impressive.
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Talking about 1.6s, why doesn't anyone mention about the new age ones, like Fiesta 1.6, Aveo 1.6, Verna 1.6 & Optra Magnum 1.6?
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Maybe because there aren't many owners here who've ripped them to that extent yet?
I do rip my Fiesta 1.6 but only on weekends - boy what a blast!
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Fiesta 1.6 is the new drivers car. (Not to be confused as a Chauffeur's car). Its a bit subdued in responses in comparison to the Ikon, but is a bit faster, stabler and most importantly still has the brilliant steering feel as in all Fords. But then paying a little more, will take you to the Cedia, which is a different ball game.
Agree with you completely - the Cedia was what I was waiting for & then I got fed up of waiting; of course, I love the Fiesta as its good VFM & an Adrenalin pumper at this price point, wish it had Airbags though

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Fiesta 1.6 is the new drivers car.
Agreed... 100%. I love the way the car handles.

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But then paying a little more, will take you to the Cedia, which is a different ball game.
How about the Lancer, in between the two? Ain't that bad a car, handling-wise! Of course, no ABS/EBD etc...
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How about the Lancer, in between the two? Ain't that bad a car, handling-wise! Of course, no ABS/EBD etc...
Another car that suffered from the plight of stock tyres and an anaemic engine. Then Overservoed brakes accentuated by the incompetent standard rubber. However the wheel lockup syndrome used to go away with better rubber installation.

For a car with the sporty pretentions, by way of looks and a trim level indicating sci-fi (sfx), handlingwise being probably one of the best in the business it wasn't supported by a eager engine in stock form.

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Talking of 1.6, how about 'The Chevy SRV' - the latest rage in TBHP? After the price cut, is it a VFM like Baleno (after price cut)?
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0-100 times of cars [overdrive]

baleno -12.9
sx 4 -11.9
esteem mpfi -12.5
city vtec -9.9

city vtec is way faster than baleno.baleno not even in same ball park
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What's the point of this thread anymore?
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Great info buddy. Esteem & SX4 eat Baleno? Could you dig up the time for non-VTEC OHC? Then mods can peacefully close this thread.
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0-100 times of cars [overdrive]

baleno -12.9
sx 4 -11.9
esteem mpfi -12.5
city vtec -9.9

city vtec is way faster than baleno.baleno not even in same ball park
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0-100 times of cars [overdrive]

baleno -12.9
sx 4 -11.9
esteem mpfi -12.5
city vtec -9.9

city vtec is way faster than baleno.baleno not even in same ball park
Overdrive figures are mostly inconsistent (as found countless number of times). What are the times as posted by Autocar, maybe one has to dig up back issues to find the times of certain phased out cars.
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