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Watchman last won the day on May 26 2016

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    Poor man; got no car..

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  1. 35,000km in 6 months? Are you saying you travel about 200km a day? is this a rental car? If you know you travel that much, was it wise to choose something that big and heavy? Goes back to my very first solution of taking a threewheeler for the exceptional case where your prius can't make it. ohh well; i dont think this is something wrong with the vehicle. It's about the vehicle being the wrong choice for the type of usage
  2. The logic still applies unless you spend over 600,000 on fuel every year (50,000 a month)
  3. But you said you have a prius that does well in city traffic! Why drive the xtrail then? You could have bought an older X-trail for 1/3 the price, and used that for your matara trips. And I bet it would depreciate WAY less than the new x-trail... And Imagine, if you put the 6.0 million you saved in a FD at a 10% interest , the 600,000 interest would have paid for your whole' year's fuel spendings and not to mention the savings on your insurance premium every year! It's called being penny-wise-pound-foolish....
  4. I've been told I have the mental age of 8. There is nothing to fight about dude. Just string of illogical decisions you've been making that I (and probably others too) find hilarious...
  5. I would think the 4m41 would be a better engine than the 4m40 considering it's newer and bigger. Am I wrong to assume this?
  6. WTF!!! This is the first time i'm hearing an x-trail (or any SUV) driver comparing fuel figures with and without the aircon on. If you loose sleep over fuel wastage for having the aircon on! Seriously!??!?! If anything this is sh!t you read on a Alto group. That being said I have a perfect solution for you!!! Drive your Prius along the highway to Matara; soon after you get off the highway pull over look at your fuel consumption meter and have your mini orgasm. Then drive straight to the nearest food city. Park your car there and take a three-wheeler to your mother's house in Godagama. Repeat process in reverse when heading back home. You're welcome!
  7. Well, if you're retired I guess you dont need to worry about reliability or office commuting on a daily basis.. So if you want to just enjoy a Mercedes go for it. Clearly you aren't buying it with rupees and cents in mind (if you were you'd still be driving a toyota) Just go for it, but be aware that ownership wont be as economical as a toyota, but you'll enjoy it a LOT more than a Toyota. You probably know that the car's huge, right? Alternatively you can look at a W210 which would be a bit newer, a bit smaller and a bit cheaper to own/run. Plus i think there's more vehicle's in the market so you can be a bit picky. Good luck
  8. my dad made a custom trailer few years back to lug around camping gear on wildlife trips. basically a big box on a frame which sits on a Corolla rear axle. Yes you do need to register the trailer with the RMV; but i don't think the cops are very picky on them.
  9. Funny how the prius is your benchmark for performance. you may have caught a bit of frog in a well syndrome. if you go along that line of thought the BMW i8 must have some voodoo magic going on cos it claims over 360PS (230+130) out of a 1499cc engine. Btw your skepticism is invalid! Unlike in sri lanka where people measure engine power using their butt-dynos, manufacturers actually have standards and machinery that measure these quantitative figures.
  10. Story seems plausible but i find it funny that it happened just moments after you left the tyre shop. I'm guessing you were by your car the entire time? odd indeed. That being said you do realize that there's no "reconditioning" done of vehicles coming from japan right? And it could just as well have had an accident in japan. Only difference is that instead of a sweaty black ass sitting on your vesel seat it was a Japanese ass. or rather "new to sri lanka"
  11. Yes. If basic maintenance like checking tyre pressure isnt done you would have driven on an deflated wheel and the tyre could be ripped to shreds. If basic maintenance like making sure your lugnuts are not tight, the wheel can come off and roll away If basic maintenance like attending to a completely worn out bearing isnt done wheel and hub can come off. we can go on, but why dont you just tell us the story; it will save everyone the time and hassle of guessing
  12. I'm asking you why you sent me a PM... Did he PM anyone else too, or was it just me?
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