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Old 31st August 2009, 16:42   #91
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People were a little surprised that I was going for fast cars being a girl.
Kudos to girls like you who love cars. Why should boys have all the fun?

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I decided to call the Lxi owner first – Mr. Riju Kurian. I asked him if the car was available. He said it was. He spoke well. I asked him about the car and in the midst of our conversation, he asked “Are you a race driver?”.
Hehe, Riju Cheta, not all ladies who know a thing about cars are Rally/race drivers.

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Called him and told him, I would come after his life if he showed her to anyone.
quite bitten by the Baleno bug eh?


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People say I look small for the car and I admit its true. but when at the end of the day, I race past some powerful cars on the Intermediate Ring Road, the adrenaline rush is just so awesome everything feels great.
Dont worry that what people say about the car too. No one really knows the potential of this sober looking sedan.

Riju good job on finding the right home for your ol love.

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I have attached a few images that Riju lent me generously. I plan to get the old grill fitted.
Why ? It looks perfectly nice with that Custom Grill.


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Looks like all the baleno boys will have serious competition soon. have fun.
The term (Bangalore) Baleno Boys is now no longer politically correct.

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Inside my car, I have one just above the Glove Box. I know its a strange place, but I love looking at it. This is the big black 'Got BHP' sticker.
The right place for Got Bhp is at the rear of the Baleno. When you are smoking those so called powerful cars let them see your question.
Got Bhp?
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O.T Yummy..A Maser Granturismo on the expressway!
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Nice report and a fantastic narration of the entire experience. Keep coming . . .
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My Baleno has these two names I short listed - Bolt and Dash. I am still mulling on them.
Is that Bolt inspired from Usain Bolt? he may have copyrights lol
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Sowmya, Congrats on acquiring this beatiful car. You made the right choice in buying it.

Believe it or not the incredible pics of this car taken by Riju made me consider and then buy a Baleno .
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I checked this post today, congrats sowmya on getting a well maintained baleno. Enjoy the addictive torque..

Btw I too brought a baleno on september 11th. Got it serviced last friday & got new shoes for it too.
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I see this car pretty often on the way to college .. Its still immaculately maintained!!
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Gentlemen - seriously does the post count have anything to do with the gender of the owner?
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Gentlemen - seriously does the post count have anything to do with the gender of the owner?
I do not take that sexist comment lightly coming from a fellow TBHPian - It is uncalled for
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Sowmya congrats for your Baleno buy. I read Riju's car selling story and was waiting for the new car owner to put his/her comment.

Baleno is anyday a good bet and hope you treat her as Riju did.
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Congrats on acquiring this beautiful car. This was one of the car, which was appreciated by most of my friends, the way it was maintained and treated. Good to know that it’s gone to the right person who wanted to won a sedan, so that it would be getting same care that was given earlier.

Were you also searching for the OHC VTEC? GOD! When I was searching an OHC VTEC for myself, trust me I had a database of all the OHC VTEC which were on sale with resellers in Bangalore. Since I was not able to get a good car, I had lost the hopes of getting a best one and just posted an Ad on Orkut OHC VTEC community after somedays I got an e-mail saying “Saw your note on orkut. I am selling my VTEC as I have got an RS”.

The RED color OHC VTEC is still on sale with a reseller in Jayanagar
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