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Post Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:03 am 
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This is my Suzuki Baleno GTX

1.8 Twin Cam.

I am the original owner.

Goes well and handles great.

Has Suzuki Ignis Sport rims and tyres.

OMP Strut Brace.

EBC Green Stuff brake pads.

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Original Rims.

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Suzuki Ignis Sport Rims.

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:56 am 
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tidy unit GLWS, not a great deal of these things got sold when new. 8)

it's got me stumped why suzuki dropped the swift & GTI names for the baleno & now that VW own the rights to the GTI tag line again there will never be another GTI suzuki... reckon it would have been heaps more popular if they'd run with the swift name & called the 1.8 the GTI.

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:27 pm 
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You don't often see them that tidy anymore. Nice work

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:26 pm 
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Yes it's in good condition, no accidents.

But after owning it all this time I will be selling it and my other cars as well, looking at buying a VW Amarok.

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:44 pm 
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no interior shots & don't buy a dakdak. :(

interesting to see that the j18a got a coil pack cover of sorts where my j20a doesn't.

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:26 am 
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I was just wondering if I should try hunting down that coil pack cover - tidies the engine up nicely.

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:32 pm 
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atari4x4 wrote:
no interior shots & don't buy a dakdak. :(

interesting to see that the j18a got a coil pack cover of sorts where my j20a doesn't.



I haven't driven the VW yet but it is the Amarok or the Isuzu Dmax.

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:01 pm 
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Amarok are ok until you put a bag of cement in the back then the little motor fucks out. I drove that and the Navara STX 550, bought the Nav, couldn't be happier. Well, if it wasn't $64k I would be happier

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:34 pm 
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yeah the amarok has the ZD30 patrol syndrome, tiny highly strung TD pushing a great lump of crap around.

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:35 am 
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But you can fit an industrial pallet (physically) in the back of an Amarok without a dirty steel tray.

Nice baleno!

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:50 pm 
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Really handy when it's sitting at the dealer with the gearbox not working
I like the rims

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:22 pm 
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Gone a little off the Amarok at the moment finish doesn't seem as good as a Hilux.

But doesn't matter as I haven't sold any of my cars/bikes and I don't need a 6 rego.

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:15 pm 
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After all these years I finally sold the Baleno. Still deciding what car to buy next.

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:33 am 
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Another Baleno? http://www.caradvice.com.au/382715/2016 ... -unveiled/ :)

Do your research before buying any VW product. From what I've found (looking at a new Golf Alltrack) they are expensive to service, the Golf 7 seems to suffer from a lot of electronic gremlins and the DSG gearboxes (especially the 7 speeds) still suffer from reliability problems.

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:07 pm 
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Not getting a Amarok now I have a mate who is a motor mechanic an he has a few come through with gearbox problems.

I just came back from test driving a new Grand Vitara and I think I am sold on one, just have to check around for the best price.

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:18 am 
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I don't know if you've seen this? viewtopic.php?f=5&t=48209 I don't know how prevalent it is, but something to keep in mind.

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:36 pm 
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I thought it was the early versions but seems up to the current models............................... think I might get a push bike soon.

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Post Posted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:58 pm 
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Jimny... nough said...

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:36 pm 
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Qthefun wrote:
Jimny... nough said...


Tried the Jimny out, a wee bit too small a car for me.

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:27 pm 
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Amaroks also have issues where they throw the belts off and smash the timing cover to bits causing it to then throw a timing belt. Vw have even got upgraded timing covers now

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:23 pm 
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I don't know what I will buy now maybe a Hilux if I can afford it.

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