Originally Posted by R-Owl
Im planning to pick up a used baleno. How much will a well maintained one cost? Should i go for that or some other car(keeping the availability of spares in mind)? And im interested to increase its performance. What about raj steel headers and sides? How much will they come up to? Or should i go for Red Rooster or some other brand? May i also know the details and pricing of supsension,brake rotors and pads and remapping.
hey bro. i got a june 2000 baleno for 80k!!!! can you beat that???
2nd owner and 75k done. she is surely a delight to drive. i get an avg of around 13 in the city with ac. non ac on mumbai pune express way she gave me an anv of 17.8kms. SHOCKING right!!! but its true.
Some of the tips while buying a used baleno:
- always see to it that she starts in half or one twist of the key
- the rpm should rise to 1000 or 1100 and finally settle at 900 or 800rpm ( do not rev her)
- Observe for unnecessary gear and pedal vibrations during idle and drive
- During drive, if there is a lot of ruddle duddle sound from the front. its time for her lower arms and suspension bushing change( 5000-6000 rs)
Check for smooth sound. she is a very silent car at idle
Observe door linings and power mirror and power windows functionality
Check for the AC. cooling and blower power.
you will definitely love driving this car. the rear and side line resemble a BMW sedan for the early 90's. trust me.
Low slung and power packed.
With regards to performance:
She is already a 94bhp car and trust me thats quite enough to enjoy the rush.
So a free flow sports exhaust should do for the sound and feel ( cost around 6000k)
go in for good alloys and tyres (around 40k both)
Underbody neon lights for added appeal (2.5 k)
your ride is already flaming now.
and yes. RIDE SAFE..AND SMOOTH. ;)