2001 Suzuki Baleno GSR from UK and Ireland - Comments

28th Mar 2006, 12:35

Just about the 0-60 timing, I've had mine on track, with a few moderations, main one being dry nos, and had it do 6.12. So if your prepared to pay for it, do it. Exciting as anything.

27th Sep 2006, 18:11

My Baleno GSR is the best looking one in the country bar none. With new shocks and springs, there is no car that can handle better. Even with the engine tuned, I still get out dragged by the Ignis Sport!!! This obviously makes me unhappy and I feel Suzuki need to sort this out!

The talk about the petrol consumption is mixed. I put £20 in mine, and thrash it everywhere and still get up to 150 miles. Compared to my previous car (Mondeo st24) which did about 70 miles for the same fee, it's a god send.

Conclusions are, Suzuki have made a car that is nippy, but economical also, hence the limp power it pushes out!!! But it is still not slow compared to other 1.8's.

14th Nov 2006, 13:32

I would suggest your getting 'out dragged by the Ignis Sport' is down to your own driving...

I too have apex springs with Koni adjustables all round, in my Baleno GSR and it handles FAR better than before. However, have you ever been in an Evo, Civic ek9, or Integra Type R? Evidently not. The GSR handles well, but not that well.

Good Day :-)

19th Aug 2008, 19:14

Hi, read your comments, I was just wondering if anyone knows any good websites or shops etc for a body kit for the Baleno as I can't seem to find one!!

Cheers.

12th Dec 2008, 20:41

I have had a Baleno 1.6 GS. MPG was around 34mpg, 0-60 9.0 easy, these things fly! 120 ish flat out.

Be aware of the panels; they're very lightweight and weak if you hit anything. Be prepared for big damage as I discovered! And yes they do need lowering really.

I'm considering the 1.8, but can anyone offer me advice on the mpg of these if driven carefully. Can you return over 30mpg???

15th Jan 2010, 16:10

I've just bought a Baleno 1.8 GSR. I put 30 pounds of fuel in and I've taken it out for a drive. I've done 31 miles and the needle is on the red, I've been doing about 40 mph. Is this a joke or is there something seriously wrong with my car. I fell in love with it, but it just breaks my heart as I feel I have been ripped off, can anyone offer any advice?

1st May 2010, 04:51

I own a Suzuki Baleno 1.6 GS, and love the thing, does 0-62mph in about 8.2 seconds and I've had 132mph out of it!

Only problem with the thing is the stupid fuel gauge, no matter how much petrol I put in it, it always seems to go back to empty when I accelerate hard or go round a corner. Bit worrying though is when I know it's empty and I put a score in and it doesn't move off the zero mark! So it's a case of using the standard trip meter!

The green bullet as I call it corners very well and loves to stick to country roads, as I've had lowered and strut bar added, also induction kit!

I paid 900 quid for the car, and is it money well spent? Yes, I say so! But that fuel gauge... pain in the ass haha!

1st May 2013, 14:04

Dude, you should be getting 35 to 40 MPG; obviously less if you thrash it about. I'd check your ECU for fault codes; sounds like a dodgy sensor - lambda or dirty MAF sensor.

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