Suzuki Baleno Review from North America

1996 Suzuki Baleno GL 1.6 G16 16v

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 G16 16v Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired6 kilometres
Most recent distance433788 kilometres
Previous carSuzuki Baleno


Very good from new


Water pump at 200000 kilometers

General Comments:

This has been a very dependable car. It is not fast 0 to 100kph in 15 seconds. The car is not quiet. Auto gearbox uses a lot of engine power. A/C is very cold. Tiny 13 inch wheels too small for car. Paint still shines 9 years from new.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th May, 2005

5th Oct 2008, 08:35

Lol, my baleno's water pump has started leaking too and at 180,000kms : (

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review