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  1. Hello all, after the struggle to find a car over 1 year, finally I bought a car which with the help of suggestions of you and some of my Mazda owner colleagues. Didn't like to show off the things, but the big guy @iRage asked me to do so, such that I can share my experience with you all. I had a few choices, where I began with AE/CE 110, then since I joined the forum, I was driven towards Primera (SR20) and Mark 2. Was looking for some over the time, but due to same day price increments , being too old, and due to the fact that the government won't remove the import ban anytime soon
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  2. I thikn the guy wants to know if anyone knows somebody who works at the RMV (i.e. a contact AT the RMV) to help him out
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  3. @iRageI DM'ed him a contact... @Lakmal Fdobtw he is a Gay Crow that's why I told you to act like you know him.. otherwise he will do it free for you and ask your ass instead
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  4. I hope you realise that all this advice comes at a cost. You need to open up a seperate thread for the car and fill it up with pictures EDIT : Pictures of your car...in case you missed it 🤣
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  5. Know what? I think I seem to like the Audi eTrons, though they are based on the Porsche Taycan and the VW ID looks like they out perform them both. Big problems coming up for the competition and yes those cars look good. With the current gen petrol performance cars coming to their end of life cycle, maybe these could be your last petrol performance cars.
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  6. Sri Lankans are known for making up wierd names for cars...but TRAD Sunny came straight out of Japan. In Japan it was marketed as the TRAD Sunny...TRAD being the wierd Japanese-cool abbreviation for TRADITIONAL. The tradition of the Sunny was to be a mid-sized family sedan that offered best in class features and comfort that was on the edge of contemporary technology. If you look at B210/211, B310 Sunny you will realise that they are much more engaging, had far better technical advances and features than that of its competitiors such as the Corolla and the Lancer. However, with the
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  7. varotone, I went through carefully all your posts, I find you try to DIY almost all your car repairs. It is a very good way for your future about automobile maintenance. Try to keep up on DIY projects instead of going to repair shops and exhausting your purse. Will try to find some paint to apply on your exhaust manifold temperature resistant. Sylvester Wijesinghe. Sylvi.
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  8. On the contrary...I think their cars look very very good. You just have to shake your head at the right speed to get all the edges and corners to line up
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  9. Very pretty ❤️ Can't wait for the local politicos and their kids to roll around in these acting like they own the bloody road! #TaxMoneizAtWerk
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  10. and history shows that @Gummybr and @ceasarprime are right. In the past vehicle prices have had sudden spikes due to taxes, currency issues, import regulation changes, national policy changes, etc...but even after these policies are riverted back or contributing factors stabilise, the prices have not come back down (at least not by that much). Even when the opposite happens (i.e. a sudden dip) like when Hybrid and EVs were given high preferential tac treatment, the market sprung up the prices of gasoline/normal vehicles even before the policies caught up and were changed. So do not expect
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  11. So the Nissan Patrol (the big daddy of the big SUV's) is celebrating 70 years. Interestingly not many generations for all those 70 years Bad renderings here, but the one below is awesome
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  12. Hi, First of all not a marketing thing, but the trickle charger type should work for you. It wont overload the system and try and keep the car battery at a certain level. This is something major manufacturer recommend for customers who dont use the car much. Disconnecting the battery would mean that you reset all the systems, if its got a lot of electrics that are connected then you will have a lot of issues.
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  13. Interesting question... On one hand the Hyundai people are correct (to an extent)...the external charging (spikes, etc..) can lead to certain electrical components in the car. But then again these are "protected" behind fuses and relays, etc...that those would get spoilt and then go on to potentially effecting the electronics. Also, if your car has some abnormal paracetic bleed then the charging is not going to work that effectively. But then the chargers don't require the battery to be removed and you can just plug and use. Lets not forget, removing the battery from the car disconne
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  14. Explains why they look so athletic 🤭 I guess somewhere in the wilderness there is a Wakanda looking city where vehicles are inaccessible where the journey is long... I do hope they take us there one day... wait maybe there children might.. Advanced satellites and all😉
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  15. You are looking at cars that are 20 years old. Which one will require less maintenance depends on how the previous owners have taken care of them. Not on the model. Which one is more economical depends on how the previous owners have taken care of them and how well the engine and transmission functions. Not on the model. In general all 3 models are pretty decent, simple vehicles that have been robust during its younger days. I say during its younger days because after 20+ years of use...its robustness may or may not still be there depending on how the previous owners have taken
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  16. That is the thing...compared to what the Foresters of the past used to be...the new ones are...well.. too nice and refined
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  17. Not going to answer the other questions...but in regards to which one is fun...it depends on what kind of fun you are looking for. Both are very engaging cars with a nice crisp feel to it. The Legacy feels like a cruiser that will eat up miles on the road whilst the Forester feels a bit more adventurous liek you can throw it around anywhere. Personally, I find the Legacy feels more plush and comfy. The Forester does feel a bit more nimble and firmer. But like I said...both are fun cars. Its just that the two models cater to two different purposes.
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  18. Thanks. I use 10w30 also. Was wondering if it would cause any issues.
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  19. Since the DMT will remain closed for the foreseeable future,
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  20. haiyooo... why couldn't he tell us, he needs a contact of a crow.
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  21. Congratulations Friend. Its very smart looking. How was the price and is this manual or auto?
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  22. Congratulations ! She is a beauty . Welcome to the Mazda Family, As you rightly have said, it’s worth the time and money spent. Sadly, with lockdown it’s not possible to do some run- around SL, specially out of Colombo – to appreciate the suspension and grip she has when taking on bends. Simply follow the maintenance routine and stick with the correct parts, oils and other and she will be running smooth – I feel you will hold on to her more than 2 years – it’s hard to let go 😄 Best of luck and stay safe. 🍻
    1 point
  23. Sometimes feel like I made the right decision purchasing a hybrid. But there's a part of me who wants something else regardless of all the expenses
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  24. Excellent choice of car ! Congratulations! Keep us updated with more about this car - there aren't too many 6's around and this is a keeper cos as far as I hear the 6 sets the bar quite high.
    1 point
  25. Congratulations ! She looks pretty good and the scratches and swirls are not visible at all at first glance (there are cars that are far far worst). Black is a rather elegant color and if you give it a good paint restoration and keep it waxed/sealed...it will be like a mirror <pain to maintain though>. I do beleive you will keep her for longer than 1-2 years though Especially is you love it. In SL there are not many other options. So...as the enxt step...can we slowly drive you towards saving some money for some tasty upgrades ? Enjoy and drive safe
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  26. Pump at night for more petrol for your hard earned monies I say!
    1 point
  27. Sadly the best of cars break down at some point, and we need the help of a mechanic to get our prides and joys back working. Sadly there are many maka basses out there, who have very shallow understanding, and perform unnecessary make shift repairs that compromise our vehicles in the long run. In Auto Lanka we have heard horror stories as well as great feedback on mechanics and workshops which does excellent. I thought it would be great to keep this information together, so members can find a recommended technician in their area. Some caveats. 1. Only share POSITIVE experiences, to stop t
    1 point
  28. Congratulations mate. This was one of my choice of cars before I became a lancer lover. Still when I see one on the road my head turns. Enjoy the ride.
    1 point
  29. Congrats ! Nice choice.
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  30. Hola mates, just opened up
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  31. Ha ha, I am a terrible photographer, but will update some photos later in the evening 😉
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  32. Toyota...not cost effective anymore. Cars are over priced in SL...good parts at reasonable prices are hard to come by (very limited sources) and the only way most people maintain a Toyota in a cost effective manner is by using cheap knock-off parts. Had a Sonata back in the day (actually the company still has it...I just don't use it). It works...little niggles here and there (granted it is a car that gets abused day in and day out). Parts are okay price wise but not as easily found as the popular Japanese makes. Nissans are okay...as long as it is the right Nissan. Just stay away fr
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  33. Nice post Dhaham Yup that's how I general do it - Pump full to the top and then see the millage . As a habit I keep topping up every week so my tank /glass is always 1/2 full or empty in that way you look at it 🙂 I've seen BJ's been advertised as doing 12-13 Km on Colombo and over 20km outstation - maybe they used wind power such as mast and a sail. I hear there are some stories about a fuel hike also on the way ....
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  34. Driving pleasure wise the Suzuki is far better than the others. Toyota Cami and Terios are essentially the same vehicle. It is just that the second generation onwards the Cami was renamed as Rush. So within the same model year the Cami/Terios/Rush will be the same vehicle. Onlything in the Cami there was a slightly smaller version called Cami Jr. In Cami refers to the first generation and Terios refers to the second generation which came as a Toyota Rush. Parts wise I beleive both might be more or less the same for mechanical parts. Parts are used across several other models so will
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  35. this is a hard find -I too have tried. Occupationally available at AU motors Kohuwala. Best would try to look at ebay . Aso try Motorcade - Colombo 2
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  36. Well..the Primera is a fun to drive executive saloon. It has a decent amount of power..good driving feel...good handling...nice interior and features/accessories. The City is an entry level car from Honda (City is the export/brand new variant and Fit Aria is the variant for the Japanese market..both came out of the same factory in Thailand). It has a good driving feel (compared to something like a Vios)...interior feels and looks okay..but being an entry level budget sedan it does not feel as nice or as comfortabe as a a Primera. Primeras were..well executive saloons (Nissan also use
    1 point
  37. This vehicle is one of the best vehicles China has designed ever.Looks Volkswagen Tiguan from the front ,Honda CRV from the side and Kia Sorento from the back. It is a seven seater SUV which is quite specious inside with a feeling of full blown SUV when driving.It is rarely seen in the roads yet , however its road presence is elegant .Its 200mm road clearance is very safe for Sri Lankan roads . It has a 1500 cc turbocharged engine with a Punch Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission which is made in Belgium . This engine / transmission combination is very economical comparing what sam
    1 point
  38. Watch this video and read below pdf to gather information. After watching it, I`m doing most basic things of restoring my Morris minor by myself. How To Paint A Car At Home In 4 Easy Steps (video) Causeway Automotive Paints (pdf) Debeer Paints (pdf)
    1 point
  39. Whats the order of applying these? Is it Body filler (Cataloy) -> Putty-> Primer -> Base Coat?
    1 point
  40. The formula is - A car is worth whatever a buyer is willing to pay for it. Its called Market Economics.
    1 point
  41. All this time I though TRAD was just a locally cooked up name. nice find Sampath.
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  43. Thanks for the advice. Yes I'm planing to go for a 1500 cc. Why these export models (Xli,Lx limited and Gli( 1600cc)) are cheaper ?. Is it only due to less options or due to some other reason.DO they good at fuel ?.
    1 point
  44. some goodold moderator has delete unnecessary posts... thanks you very much.. so now people can stop blaming me and help me now.....
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  45. guys for godsake that damn thing is armoured... we cant compare these iron mayham to a LR.... plus its gonna look scary next to it.. specs: The KNIGHT-XV is an armoured vehicle and not a vehicle that has been armored. This means that unlike most vehicles that are armoured after-market, the KNIGHT XV is manufactured using military-grade armouring materials. With its distinct size, extraordinary security features and ultra-luxurious interior appointments, the KNIGHT XV provides one of the most unique vehicle ownership experiences in today's SUV marketplace. The innovative and incompara
    1 point
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