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Old 4th July 2017, 23:21   #16
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Congrats Dheepak on your new car and the well written review. Ray Blue happens to be my favorite as well of all the shades that Baleno is available in.
Wish you many pleasant memories ahead with this car.
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...was kind enough to point out that I was using my left leg on the brakes from my habit of driving manual gearbox ....
Thanks for the review.

Can you please the above quote. I have been driving an automatic for the past 6 years, and use the right leg for both brake (B) and accelerator (A). But that is no different in the manuals. The left leg manages the clutch (C) while the right still managed the B & A (unless I have forgotten how to drive manuals).

So, what do you mean by "I was using my left leg on the brakes from my habit of driving manual gearbox". Were you using the left leg on the brakes in the manual?
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Congrats Dheepak, The car looks a stunner in that lovely colour.
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Well written review, Dheepak! I fully agree with you that the Delta variant is a very good VFM pick. Wishing you happy mile crunching with your ride
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Well written writeup Dheepak by covering all the details especially the CVT part
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Congrats Dheepak on your new car and the well written review.Wish you many pleasant memories ahead with this car.
Thanks everyone! Hope this helps people looking for the CVT version.

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Fantastic writeup Dheepak. Hoping to see the Ray blue on Sunday (Tbhp drive). Might take it for a short drive too (if your wife permits )
Thanks Bishu!! Sure you can give it a try on Sunday.

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Just wanted to ask you how is the CVT gearbox. Is there any delay in selection of gears when there is sudden acceleration? The LED in the boot is a nice addition.
There is a 0.5 second delay before the input gets translated to the actual momentum of the car. You can equate this to the process of engaging the clutch to change gears in a manual. As long as you don't floor the pedal, the car gains momentum in a decent pace without lag.

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So, what do you mean by "I was using my left leg on the brakes from my habit of driving manual gearbox". Were you using the left leg on the brakes in the manual?
The statement was supposed to mean that the salesperson was asking me not to use the left leg like in the case of a manual; didn't mean to intend the left leg on the brake part. Thanks for pointing out. Now when I read that statement, I too see your point of view.
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Thanks for the review.

Can you please the above quote. I have been driving an automatic for the past 6 years, and use the right leg for both brake (B) and accelerator (A). But that is no different in the manuals. The left leg manages the clutch (C) while the right still managed the B & A (unless I have forgotten how to drive manuals).

So, what do you mean by "I was using my left leg on the brakes from my habit of driving manual gearbox". Were you using the left leg on the brakes in the manual?
Strange as it may sound, some people do use their left leg on the brakes. It is how the person would have learnt to drive a car. There are no hard and fast rules about which leg should be used on which pedal. By and large everyone follows the recommended way, but then there are exceptions

PS: I'm not one of them
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Congrats on your purchase! Wish you happy miles!

It is strange that cars manufactured in 2017 also have suspension issues! Glad you had it sorted out. Convincing service engineers for any problem is a major pain.
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Congrats Dheepak on your new car. Thanks for sharing the detailed review of delta model. I am also planning to get baleno by end of this year and have more or less zeroed in on delta model as I feel that is the best vfm.

Also it will be great if you can share the cost of that thick chrome bar on boot that you did not buy and is it same as available on Zeta & Alpha variants?
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Strange as it may sound, some people do use their left leg on the brakes. It is how the person would have learnt to drive a car. There are no hard and fast rules about which leg should be used on which pedal. By and large everyone follows the recommended way, but then there are exceptions

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OT. But WOW! Really? Their car will stall because they will not use the clutch while hitting the brake (if manual). And they also risk hitting the brake and accelerator at the same time (bot manual and auto). Risky. Sounds terribly wrong. I have never come across anyone doing this.
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OT. But WOW! Really? Their car will stall because they will not use the clutch while hitting the brake (if manual). And they also risk hitting the brake and accelerator at the same time (bot manual and auto). Risky. Sounds terribly wrong. I have never come across anyone doing this.
Sorry, I meant Automatic not manual. Unable to edit the post now.
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Congrats on your purchase! Wish you happy miles!

It is strange that cars manufactured in 2017 also have suspension issues! Glad you had it sorted out. Convincing service engineers for any problem is a major pain.
Thanks Kvish! Looks like the year/month is not the deciding critieria here. The SA informed me that as per the circular from Maruti, cars in a particular range of chassis numbers, if being reported on suspension noise, then it would be replaced under warranty. Even I was surprised when they told me that mine would be replaced as I was under the impression that mine being a Feb 2017 model, will have the updated version of suspension.
Maybe there was a problem with the updated version as well and this could be "v3" .

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Also it will be great if you can share the cost of that thick chrome bar on boot that you did not buy and is it same as available on Zeta & Alpha variants?
I don't remember the exact price, but it is around INR 2000. If you are not looking for the bootlip chrome, you can go for the chrome package which include the window-line chrome and the thick chrome on the boot, similar to Alpha and Zeta.
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Radmo Dual Smart phone cum tablet mount purchased from indiegogo.com and shipped from Israel - fits in the CD slot. It is claimed that you can still use the slot while this mount is fixed; haven't tried it though.
Car looks really good in Blue! and the review kept me hooked till the end Was intrested in the above product (i have tried some of the suction type mobile holders and most of them don't last for a long time). How is this product? say if you are doing 70-100 Km/hr and because of the bad road ahead you suddenly break, would the mount still hold the mobile? or would it vibrate on bad roads? What was the price in INR(including import duty, shipping)?

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How is this product? say if you are doing 70-100 Km/hr and because of the bad road ahead you suddenly break, would the mount still hold the mobile? or would it vibrate on bad roads? What was the price in INR(including import duty, shipping)?
I purchased it for $15 when it was in funding stage (pre-launch). Currently it is listed on Amazon. Go for the aluminium base as you'll get a sturdy metal base.

The mount is adjustable for size and fit. Once you get the size and fit right, then the mount won't move at all, irrespective of the speed and the size of the pothole, and the phone stays in the mount without shaking.
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Congratulations in your new steed.Excellent choice
Awesome details in your review. Hope you keep updating.

How does the mobile holder behave in sharp bumps at higher speeds?
Hope to meet you soon
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Congratulations Dheepak!
How is the performance of the car at highway speeds? I have heard from Maruti dealers that the car is not stable at high speeds. Is the service interval 6 months or one year? Does the car have the hill hold feature? Please let me know, Thanks!
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Congratulations in your new steed.Excellent choice
Awesome details in your review. Hope you keep updating.

How does the mobile holder behave in sharp bumps at higher speeds?
Hope to meet you soon
Thank you!! You can take a first hand look at the Mobile holder in Sunday's drive meet .

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Congratulations Dheepak!
How is the performance of the car at highway speeds? I have heard from Maruti dealers that the car is not stable at high speeds. Is the service interval 6 months or one year? Does the car have the hill hold feature? Please let me know, Thanks!
Hi Satish,

- Baleno doesn't have Hill hold feature. The creep function in the CVT can simulate the hill hold feature to a fairly decent level in upward sloping roads. In steep slopes, handbrake will have to be used. But in regular B2B traffic, you'll not be going back when you take the foot off the brakes.

- Regarding highway stability - The max I have pushed the car so far is 120 kmph (which is the max my car would ever see) and the car felt quite planted. That said, I wouldn't corner the car in speeds above 80 kmph. Even if the body roll is manageable, I certain wouldn't risk a sharp corner on my MRF tyres.
Heavy breeze tends to unsettle the car a bit on the highways, but the car is quite aerodynamic. To quote an example, the effect of cross winds was higher on my 895 kg A-star, whereas my 910 kg Baleno had minimal impact.

Since you mentioned that you heard it from Maruti dealers, were cross shopping between Maruti and Nexa outlets or between Baleno and S-Cross in the same outlet?
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Thank you!! You can take a first hand look at the Mobile holder in Sunday's drive meet .

Since you mentioned that you heard it from Maruti dealers, were cross shopping between Maruti and Nexa outlets or between Baleno and S-Cross in the same outlet?
I own a S Cross 1.3 Zeta. I was cross shopping between Baleno CVT and Dzire AMT. The Maruti dealers said that Dzire will be stable at high speeds compared to Baleno. I am currently in a confused state where i like Dzire but i am not sure of the reliability of the AMT transmission; I like Baleno but i feel Jazz is a better car. But, will i pay the extra amount for the Jazz?; I am not sure
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