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  1. A sports car that wants to go to the moon and back... Meet Mr. Sasaki...he is the proud owner of this amazingly clean looking A80 Supra which he bought brand new 23 years ago. Big deal..yeah...plenty of those around. But what makes this Supra special is that it has 520,000kms on the clock and the owner has a (realistic) aim of reaching 760,000km. Why not a million ? Because he beleives that he will not live that long although the car would 🙂 He had purchased a SZ grade A80 Supra (so NA 2JZ engine) because the Turbo variants (RZ grades) were too expensive; but a LOT has been spe
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  2. Well...what do you think he should have charged you ? For me ...500LKR seems quite reasonable for the person's time and use of his tools. C'mon...you can barely have a decent koththu and a milk tea for that price these days. Alternative would have been to either buy a scan tool and do it myself or go to a another garage (which might not be any much cheaper..plus cost me more in time). Did he provide you a a product or a service ? Did he have to apply his knowledge or use any of his resources (tools, time, etc..) to provide you this service ? Did he provide you a report f what was discover
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  3. A web mini documentary series made by the Classic Car Club of Ceylon. First episode is now live on Facebook and Youtube. New episodes every week. @MADZ This is a non-revenue/non-profit production for educational purposes made by a local automotive Club, but please do remove if it violates AL guidelines. -MD
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  4. Nice car you got in Australia. Answering your questions I would say its a big no no if you think you wont be charged high taxes, simply because of the following. 1. Duty and Taxes. Being a 2.5l (the smallest engine) would mean that you will be taxed Rs. 17,500,000 (Rs. 7000/- x Engine CC) and on top of it you will be charged a luxury tax (AU$ 108,000 = SLRs. 16,401,075 - 3,500,000) of Rs. 12,901,075. This is without the shipping and insurance charges. 2. As you very rightly said you will not have a big market as there wont be an agent who will bring down parts for you.
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  5. There are so many cars below 1.2 million. So for us to help you, you need to tell us what type of car you are looking for.. Is it auto or manual? petrol or diesel? For that budget no car is reliable cuz you will find at least a car that is over 30 years old. So 30 year old cars are expected to have many repairs by now. And a well maintained car that is close to 30 years wont go at that price either now so you might have to resort to a car in the late 80's for that price now (I'm talking about toyota and nissan cars only here) So since its your first car keep 2 laks aside for repairs cuz defini
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  6. Here's a trick if you want a car to be bought for your price regardless of the advertised price: Take an empty bag when going to inspect the car. Lie to the owner saying you have cash right now to make the deal if they sell it for your asking price. When they say no, get up and say bye. Then they definitely say OK to your price. pay and advance and go home and tell them to prepare the documents. Thats what I did.
    3 points
  7. Bit of an off topic rant....this is the wonder of us human beings breaking the cycle of life....we have uncontrolably urbanised our environment that it is hard to maintain (i.e. there is garbage everywhere with infestation of rats)..then to add to it...we have driven away animals such as thalagoyas and garadiyas by destroying their habitat. To add insult to injury..we have turned cats in to such cushy arm chair ornaments that cats these days just sit around and stare at the rat in utter and total ego driven boredom. So my response to your problem is: 1. Clean up the neighborhood and
    2 points
  8. Well my spending problem still continues. I did look at few and end up spending again.. Warning this would be a disappointing news to you..🤪 I would get delivery of a 2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro probably sometime next week.. I know, I know, another boring Toyota..
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  9. Here comes the Audi. Must say it looks the part
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  10. Members, My land in Colombo 00300 was owned by our family, originally there was many members who had shares in this land. When the last most senior member expired in year 1945 it was sold as all owners for the entire land was unable to come for a settlement how should they divide the Colombo 00300 land. In year 1946 put in for sale by a Court order in Public Auction. Auctioneer had to give first preference to my late father because he was occupying the entire land, was given to him in year 1931 by the last living co-owner of the land who was controlling all the family important matt
    2 points
  11. Time for a long overdue update on the project. It's back on the road. Actually, it was on the road for a little more than an year now and clocked 25,000 km after the (partial) restoration. Project had to be finished off quickly because I needed a beater car as soon as possible. So, I decided the cosmetic aspects can wait a while (hence the lack of photos of the car). Soon after the full tinkering and painting, rebuilt the engine, serviced the transmission and differential and it was on the road. Upholstery, seats, carpets can wait. I wanted a fully functional safe and fairly comforta
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  12. Some solid advice from the people above really. Best off keeping your money safe for now. I'll just add my two cents though and this reciprocated with what @iRagesaid near the end. Small houses do get rented quick, especially in peaceful areas. Just like how there are tons of outstation people trying to migrate to Colombo, there are also people trying to get away from crowded towns. So far this month alone, we've had nearly 3 families asking to rent out our 2nd floor and one guy wanted the 3rd floor for business purposes, to open up a small scale garments factory of sorts. Even
    2 points
  13. Yes they are ! Besides...seen plenty of Patrol/Safari and Land Cruisers with lift kits that are 10+ years older. Only hitch is apart from things like bushes and common "consumable" items, if anything was to break, you might not be able to find an exact replacement part after 10+ years...so you will have to upgrade the whole thing or run mismatched parts (eg. a TRD XYZ-Red control arm the left and a GAZOO Racing [email protected]#@-Yellow one on the right side )
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  14. Members, Any thing to do with food business, Bakery, Lunch packets. In the Night have take orders for Dinner. Or do only for day time without night orders. All above you will want skilled manpower, But still you will make minimum 50% profit. Morning you invest Rupees 25000/= after the end of the day you will have the said profit. There will be still leftovers of prepared food. Give them free to poor. I had the infrastructure which was mine in Colombo 03. I did all above during 1983 to 1992 problems time but I did not have a proper person to handle all a
    2 points
  15. The Classic Car Club of Ceylon is proud to present – Classic Car Diaries, a web based mini-documentary video series starring our members, their classic cars, fun car stories and anecdotes. www.classiccars.lk
    2 points
  16. Nissan all the way.... And Shauno acts like he will only love a Toyota, but later on with the old Patrol he looked to change his perception but went back to his Land Cruisers. There was only the guy in the Isuzu (Graham I think) who loved the Nissan's. Proves that Nissan still had it with the old Y61.
    2 points
  17. How large of a SUV do you need (for outsation travel) ? How often would you be travelling outstation ? Considering the car market in SL...it might make more sense to have a comfy sedan for day to day use and when going outstation hire a SUV or a MPV. This will give you the fun uhumm....flexibility...of hiring out different types of cars for every trip...and you do not have to deal with the hassle of maintaining two cars and then getting rid of it. I asked about the family size because for 15 mil you can get a 5-6 year diesel Sorento (or the likes of) or Fortuner or Montero Sport....
    2 points
  18. For proper fixing, remove the door.. scrape off the rust on the hinges and panel.. apply rust converter, sync spray.. antirust primer, spray paint again.. (you will have to find a proper body shop and make sure they follow the procedure.. ) unless rust will surface again after sometime.. this looks like half a** job of a body shop..
    2 points
  19. Why are you so worried about the back seat of your car more than anything ? Is it bacause most of your dates end up on the back seat?
    2 points
  20. @iRage since OP's main criteria is a car that can safely and comfortably transport his mother what about a lumbering old diesel barge like a Camry/Vista CV30 a Bluebird SU12 or even a CT170 Carina ? OP have limited options since you're looking at cars that are 30 years or older make sure you have at least 100,000 for immediate repairs. Since rear seat comfort for your mother is important I will exclude hatches like Nissan March or Toyota Starlet. - Nissan Sunny SB13 early 90's 64- plates : diesels are right in your budget. Petrols are overpriced - Toyota Carina/Corona AT/CT17
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  21. If you've just spent your hard earned cash on repairing your car why not you keep it because you know its good for atleast a few more years. When buying a used car you have no idea what kind of issues you may have if the previous owner skimped on maintainance. Unless you are well and truly sick of your car there doesn't seem to be a big reason to sell.
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  22. You can enquire about those tyres from here. Guess, this is the size that fits the new Civic.. Don't know about the quality or reliability of the tyres though.. but you can check with them the prices and availability they are doing some advertising in FB as well through their page..
    2 points
  23. Thank god this will never be repeated again in Sri Lankan history. The Axio is only there for the business crowd in Japan (thus no more WxG and G and stuff) and Toyota is looking at how they can phase it out. They cannot do it just yet because they pretty much need a 5 number, i.e. narrow body sedan. Interestingly once the Grace was pulled out of the Japanese market the Axio was the only car in the segment and the car got a renewed interest from the fleet segment. There are rumors of a small segment sedan being in development but nothing official or confirmed by Toyota. As for the P
    2 points
  24. Finally advanced a 93 Presea R10 model. Got one for my wanted price. Waiting for a week now until the owner gets the documents signed by JP
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  25. Not really....Toyota has plenty of boring cars but those are the usual super market runners. The 4Runner is probably the only Toyota car that still carries the old school Toyota way of doing things....if you look at old Toyotas they were designed and built to be understanted and bland...for the average non-caring...kmpl counting Marys and Joes. However, they also took these land cars..did some tweaks that turned them in to completely different creatures for the more youthful and passionate at heart. The 4Runner is one of the few cars that still can pull that off.
    1 point
  26. Honda SUV e:Prototype Honda is to launch 10 EV vehicles in China within the next 5 years and they all will be based on the SUV e:Prototype concept. I suppose this will also start trickling in to other markets that are pushing for mass electrification and ban on ICE vehicles in 10 years time... One of many PHEVs was also revelaed...the Honda Breeze (I feel it sort of looks like an overgrown Civic wagon..or in other words...design queues of the next gen CR-V maybe ?)
    1 point
  27. Members, Property appreciation is the most profitable thing in Sri alanka or any City in the world. I will post on to the thread moderators had allowed out of automobile matters to post to me.How Colombo propriety had appreciated in last 75 years. Also agricultural land had appreciated in last 30 years. Please log into that thread. Sylvester Wijesinghe Sylvi.
    1 point
  28. @isurudesilva14..welcome to the AL forum. I merged your two threads together as they seem to be related. This way you will be able to get better repsonses from other members because it is easier for them to answer. As for your problem....if you had a front collision, that very well could be the reason your front sensors are not working (sensors broken, cabling broken, etc...). Thus, getting the sensors to work could might as well be a part of fixing the collion itself. When you fix the front collision, make sure you select a place who can fix the sensors as well.
    1 point
  29. Hey @kmeeg been waiting for your thought on the V8 Wrangler...What's the scoop? Are we going to see one of your 4Runners get replaced with one or what? Certainly looks pretty good (from my point of view at least...) And I was going to ask you if they were planning on dropping a Hellcat Motor in the Wrangler; but I see its already in the works: I like how those boys in Michigan think 😆 More POoooWER!!
    1 point
  30. Interesting: Preseas look so stylish I forget that there are some from that era where we had carbs! Lovely looking cars, but I don't envy anyone who has to mess about with carb settings and fuel / air ratio adjustments!! Going back to your issue: 1. I would definately check the fuel pump pressure? And by tune up I assume he looked at the carburetor so I guess we can rule that out, but it does seem as if the fuel air ratios maybe causing the issue...but anyways yes, then: 2. I would look at the ignition process, as well as hunt for a vaccum leak somewhere as well for that could
    1 point
  31. Well you dont need a hard core off roader if you want to travel around the country(psst.. even the so called big shots in their big SUV's park them at car parks and hire Mahindra or a Toyota Single Cab to go inside parks), so maybe then you should look at a crossover / softroader that will give you good handling and comfort. Like @iRage mentioned the above Montero Sport, Kia Sorento and the Fortuner are good options, also you could look at stuff like Discovery Sport, MB GLC etc. They will give you good handling and good ground clearance but they wont take you to extremes that I dont think you
    1 point
  32. All the best on your search....remember..trust no car...get it inspected through and through....there are plenty of new SUVs around that have been fixed after getting wrecked by kids joy riding in their parents' car.
    1 point
  33. Yes...diesel Camry/Vista/etcmight be a possibility but he will have to bargain hard. Especially if he wants a proper, well maintained diesel engine. As @matroska mentioned...getting something like a car with a duplicate book might be a good option. You might be getting a good car at a cheap price...and you probably will be able to get a car from an owner rather than a broker (as we all know brokers muck around with cars). But check with the RMV if all the paper work is legit BEFORE buying it
    1 point
  34. Bought a 93 presea. Need an original single din cassette player or a single din used mp3 player and sun visors that match beige interior. Anyone?
    1 point
  35. Was talking about Supra's on a different thread and thought you guys would like this: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CJ1qrtYJPiU/?igshid=qjwq0kch3rgg
    1 point
  36. Both battery terminals are tight? Ground wires to the body in engine compartment tight?
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  37. Yes...no V8...this has been confirmed for quite sometime. However there is talk that certain African markets might get a V8 option (probably an updated existing engine) as the Hybrid options are not viable. However there has been no official indication of this (but then nothing about the 300 has been officially confirmed but things like the V6 have strong evidence) This was tested out and demonstrated in a Lexus at a few motorshows. The main function is for restoring driver settings...but starting the engine can also be enabled or disabled. I beleive this is probably going to be a gimm
    1 point
  38. So in that case no else could drive it once you programme it? I think Merc has something similar in the new S and the upcoming C Class but not a start stop button. Sometimes too much technology would be bad. In the Merc case they can even check whats happening at home..... thats not what you want is it when you sell the car and the buyer can check whats happening at your home whilst he is driving back. Aussies do love their Land Cruisers as they are good work horses, whereas in Sri Lanka people love it because its the biggest thing that you could get and all the MP's go around in them.
    1 point
  39. That does look like coolant. It probably is coolant because you said that you saw some coolant on the serpentine belt. You need to figure out where the coolant is coming from. Is it just overflowing from the overflow tank ? Is it leaking out from the top tank ot cap of the radiator ? Does the radiator itself have any small leaks ? Are any of the hoses leaking ? or any of the joints of the hoses leaking ? You need to do a proper check to see where it is coming from. You can do it yourself...or you can take it to a trusty garage and ask them to find the source (I said go to a trust wor
    1 point
  40. Sadly I think this applies to pretty much all cars now adays. Service lives of new cars are somewhat questionable with all the gadgetry and light weight materials used. It is yet to be seen. But then again...this is what we sad in regards to automatic transmissions, hybrid engines/motors, and they ahve weathered everything well...so you never know...but yes...hard to be anything less than skeptical.
    1 point
  41. Well, in this case "Leaf will find a way".
    1 point
  42. I don't think its silly, I recently met the Starlet owner and explained to him all the issues with it and asked him to get it checked. He's not too worried since his 4EFTE swapping it. And I'm genuinely happy for the car without it being tossed around open book or changing hands. I think this quote summarized what I felt about the car: "I still want it to eat, just not at my table"
    1 point
  43. now that's an interesting car - a friend of mine had one used it for a couple of years without any major niggles than to replace the shocks. Other options off the top of my head : Lancer CB Series, Mazda 323 (So called Butterfly model) ,Sunny B13 (Doctor Sunny- usually overrated and overpriced) Corolla E90(Almost always Overpriced), Carina AT170 (sometimes overpriced), Tercel/Corsa and if you're into hatches Corolla 2/s come to the equation. All of these despite their age will be a better experience than the Maruti 800 (with all due respect). Time to time good cars pop up -so I'd su
    1 point
  44. You know that Sri Lankans are pretty good at converting grades.F to G Superior,Normal to Gold Badge,TRJ 150 to KDJ 150,and now G to WXB ????
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  45. Mazda BG5P - Petrol. Comfortable - Yes, less noisy - yes, parts availability - yes, nice looking - yes (subjective), petrol - 8-9kmpl in city, age - mid 90s Value for money - yes Proton Wira - Petrol. Comfortable - Yes, less noisy - yes, parts availability - yes, nice looking - maybe (subjective), petrol - 8-9kmpl in city, age- early 2000s Value for money - extremely Doctor Sunny - Petrol. Comfortable - kind of, less noisy - probably, parts availability - yes, nice looking - maybe (subjective), petrol - 9-10kmpl in city, age - early 90s Value for money - absolutely not. Toyota
    1 point
  46. Can we see some photos of those tires?
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  47. Devinda how much do Pirelli P 6000s cost and are these the turk made Pirelis ? I've used Dunlop SP Sports and was quite happy with the tyres. I think the ones I had were made in Japan. I've also found Kumho is quite a good tyre especially when the ones we used to get was made in Korea. I'm not quite sure of the chinese ones but the Korean ones were on par with and decent tyre on the market. One must remember Kumho and Hankook are OEM equipment on Korean vehicles. I remember Pila recommending Nankang as well.
    1 point
  48. Try to use DUNLOP, MICHALIN, BRIDGESTON, GOODYEAR, YOKOHAMA Branded tyres. This performance can’t compare with other fake models. ( GT, NANKEN, HANCOOK and other chinees, Korian, Indunesian & Indian brands)
    1 point
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