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  1. I wanted to add some blog entries to this forum for a long time as it had helped me a lot to make informed decisions. To start things with, I thought of writing about a small car which exceeded my expectations. That is the humble "Daihatsu Mira". It was in the mid 2018 when I started to look for a second (small) car to use for urban commuting with a budget around 2.8 million. Back then, I had a Vezel RS hybrid as the main car. So the unregistered options were clear. It was either the Japan Alto mild-hydrid, WagonR FX or Daihtasu Mira. Test drove the Alto and felt that it was not comfortab
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  2. @sathyajithj99 your surprise is fair but this i will concede - the Mazda 2 feels a little floaty over 90 in that it doesn't feel as planted as a Euro car would on the highway nor as well insulated as a big Japanese sedan might. It doesn't like crosswinds either but these are minor considering that neither are major issues when driven at/under the speed limit. @zebra speed is often relative so when you say slow to get up to speed are we talking 100 kmph or beyond?
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  3. I swear I was checking out some FD4s on the adsites when I heard the notification bell. I'd love a Euro Sedan any day (406, Jetta MK5, E46, W124, you name it). It's just that maintaining one from our area is a bit of an exercise. For now, we have to stick to japs, not like that's a bad thing. Also, I'd say any econobox is in vain for us Kanda uda guys. 1.15 hours and that too without a fine? I'm seriously impressed. FD1s seem like a bargain now, maybe because of the 1.8 that disappoints the Thel worshippers. For now I'll stick to jangis. Easier to get away trouble-free & complaint fr
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  4. Bro anything other than a BMW is in vain for us kandu uda guys. Maybe even a honda if you want reliable. Wbt a tasty honda FD1? Mmmm nice...I used to have one fully loaded, did kandy col run in 1.15 hours at night. No jokes(not reccomended anymore) PS. The Red FD1 got the jangis down or lankets,if ur into that too. Im not judging ?
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  5. Nice review, this was one of my wifes first cars, bought one in 2017 after the kei boom Few suggestions, get some dust trap carpeting done, including the rear exposed metal areas, And mudflaps! Very rare but useful. Also installing fog lamps is a diy job, u can get em off ebay, Ours was a less blingy one but I'm sure it did 19 to 20kmpl given that we ran it inclines and slopes, Also the pulling power was decent for its size, manage about 2 100kg persons plug luggage when needed. Its size and economy made it very useful, so much we used it quite often, One
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  6. Geneva Baya means something to do with fear of Geneva? Is this being sold by the UNHRC ?
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  7. Curfew and work at home showed that the honda maintenance minder counts not only down, but also up. Mine went from 170 to 200 days.
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  8. Strange. I wouldn't rule out other things like service stations using harsh chemicals (like kerosene) to wash the undercarriage and wheel wells. Or if you or your regular car wash place use a chemical that degrades rubber.
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  9. A very comprehensive and descriptive review. Really explained ups and downs of the vehicle. Also I found the fuel economy comparison really informative. Plus this review changed my view on this vehicle completely. Thanks for this. Hope that ppl may find this informative.
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  10. Suzuki's and heat love each other it seems. We had an every at one point and can confirm. Maybe that's why the drug dealers prefer them, cause they get hot and keep you warm when you are chilling high on some ice. Wonder how the new Suzuki K-series engines deal with heat. The buyer bought it as an upgrade from a 2016 Alto and he praised the car to the point I realize it's in good hands. Atleast they don't fall apart like an Alfa ?
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  11. Congrats! Black looks good on that stormtrooperish design If you don't mind me asking what's the YOM or mileage? If you managed to get it for your initial budget then great!
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  12. Congrats on the ride. You won't regret buying the AWD, believe me.
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  13. Update: Bought the C-HR. Thank you everyone for helping with your advises and opinions. Attached some pics while he is waiting for his number plates to be fixed
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  14. Updates: Thank you all for your valuable responses. Those were really useful. During past few weeks I took time, observed the market and had some test drives too. Below are the findings as of now Hyundai Venue: OUT. Since it's made in India and Not met my preferences. MG ZS: OUT. Visited their showroom and had a test drive. Car and ride was nice. Interior quality and comfort / space batter than I expected (except for few areas). But considering the future uncertainty on resale and reliability had to exclude this nice car even I was so attached to it. Toyota Raize: OUT. C
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  15. Members, I post this I got from Email. Many experts in the field claim that diesel engines have longer life spans due to the fact that they work on compression type ignition with the compression ratio also being high compared to petrol engines, they tend to have lower maximum RPM ranges than gasoline engines and their exhaust does not become as hot as the petrol engine. Because of this people tended to run diesel cars in a more “calm and controlled manner”. According to automotive engineers, if well-maintained, a diesel car can run up to 300,000 kilometres. In fact, in my country, ta
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