It's been almost a month, after I received delivery of my Baleno Delta, Petrol CVT, Premium Silver. I plan to write a complete ownership review of my car later point in time. Before I do that, this is just the teaser
Initial launch images of Baleno appeared on multiple websites, and I just did not like the car design. But then as the reviews started to come in, the car just started to grow up on me. Went to see the car in person on 8th Nov 2015 at Navnit Nexa, Andheri West, Mumbai. The car looked big and impressive from the inside as well as from the outside. I was immediately attended by the RM Mr. Shahid Shaikh and the overall experience was very good for me. I had heard about the horror stories of potential customers, who were completely neglected in the Nexa Showrooms. My experience was completely different. I was greeted, given a place to sit, offered beverages, got shown around the car and got details on the features. As result of this treatment I received, I left the Showroom satisfied. I will definitely recommend to talk with Mr. Shahid Shaikh / Mr. Aman if you are going to book a car from Navnit Nexa at Andheri West. You can give them my reference.
Went back to the showroom on 12th November 2015 to book the car. Had given the preferences of Ray Blue and Premium Silver. RM told me approx waiting time for the car will be 3 months, which was not a deal breaker for me as I wanted 2016 manufactured car. Once the Maruti Suzuki Factory started manufacturing cars for 2016 in January 2016, I started the follow up with the Nexa dealership. and was promised delivery in either last week of February 2016 or First week of March 2016. Then in beginning of February found out that my sequence number for Ray Blue Baleno was 51 and for Premium silver was 15. Hence I asked the RM to confirm my final color as Premium Silver.
Was allocated the car on 15th February 2016. It took a whole week for the car to reach the dealers stockyard near Bhiwandi from Manesar. Asked RM for PDI at the Stockyard and he readily agreed. After satisfactory PDI at the stockyard, delivery of the car was arranged on 27th February 2016. Reached the dealership and got final formalities completed and took the delivery.
Following are the pictures immediately after the delivery.
Got few accessories from Nexa like Mud Flaps, Seat covers, under-body anti-rust coating, Fog Lamps, Body Cover. Got few accessories from outside like floor mats, Deodorizer and new alloys for my Lady
. This is how she looks in her new avatar.
To conclude, It was not all happy during the complete transaction. Had to face few niggles, but overall experience was good. I will cover all the details in complete ownership review. That's all for my first post on TAI
. Signing off for now.