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  1. Was browsing through the quick site, and lo and behold a Toyota Celica pops up. Funny thing I typed Subaru and this pops up.

    1. iRage

      iRage

      The red one huh ? Was quite the car..no idea what it is like now.
      As for coming up as Subaru...it can be because they tagged it as Subaru...so might even have other tags so that it pops up even if you search for a Nissan Sunny :)

    2. Gummybr

      Gummybr

      If you search for Toyota it would never come up in the sea of Toyota's up for sale, so the car sale guy has been clever and out the tag. 

    3. iRage

      iRage

      I saw the advert later on..the tags were Premio, Subaru Prado 150 :) 
      Yeah....the average Toyota buyer will not care too much about this anyway....but I wonder why he stuck Premio in there :)

  2. Anyone watched Clarkson's Farm? Leaving aside the man, it shows how other countries have grown in terms of farming and makes you want to start a farm of your own.

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    2. Gummybr

      Gummybr

      Well you see he would have made more money if he didnt have to spend money on the hired hands and his other ventures. His costs included the Farm Shop (building), fish pond and his vegetable patches. Also you got to understand that bad weather hampered the crops and lost about GBP 90,000/- there compared to previous year.

    3. iRage

      iRage

      Yes. But the thing is when you have a 1000hectars with literally dozens of fields to farm, you do need hired help don't you ? The previous guy who ran the darm also gad Caleb to work for him and Gerry or whatever. 

      Yes. He did waste a lot of money on his antics for showbiz value, but even cthen most otherc armers do not have such large farms. So their crops will be smaller thus their intake.

    4. Gummybr

      Gummybr

      Cant wait for Season2, looks to be better than Grand Tour or Top Gear. And Caleb wants it to be called Caleb's Farm.

  3. It was a nice scene yesterday when I saw 3 mint S60 Toyota Crowns in convoy on the Ministry of Defence road, looked a spectacle.

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    2. Gummybr

      Gummybr

      Wow, but only the three of them were there and a Daihatsu Rocky was going in front

    3. iRage

      iRage

      @Gummybr..ane club eke inne 3denai..ohoma line daanna epa !

      *Just kidding...there are more than 3 in the club but a few of them are out of Colombo it seems and then a few others are still in various stages of restoration or getting something fixed.

    4. Gummybr

      Gummybr

      Well its a start, they better finish off those projects fast, before long bringing in parts will be difficult.

      I'd like to see a nice Cedric Club as well, but then again all the Cedrics must be rotting (except for a few).

  4. Just wondering why the updated topics dont come on the main page like it used to.

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    2. iRage

      iRage

      Hmmm...strange...it did not update all of yesterday...then it was updated this morning. But since morning till now the updated threads list has not changed although there are threads that have gotten updated.

      I wonder if there is some sort of update interval. Tried clearing the cache at my end..but nothing...no change what so ever

       

    3. MADZ

      MADZ

      guys, give some time to sort out the issue in home page. Till then pls use https://forums.autolanka.com/discover/ to find out all new posts

    4. Gummybr

      Gummybr

      No worries Madz, was wondering whether it was only me who had the issues, seems everyone has had. Good update to the site BTW after a very long time.

  5. So yesterday I was heading home in my Samurai whilst stuck in traffic near Thalawathugoda I saw a 32sri G Wagon on the opposite side of the road, I turned to look at it and lo and behold the guy was admiring my Samurai.

    1. AVANTE

      AVANTE

      Must be a suv fanatic. Is this a black G wagon? 

    2. Gummybr

      Gummybr

      Yes it looked black or could have been a dark grey it was around 6.00pm so cant say for sure.

  6. Vauxhall Viva Rocks

    Vauxhall Adma Rocks

    What names to have in cars.

  7. http://www.dailymirror.lk/99265/tax-on-vehicles-will-not-be-changed-lvia - So this means the general public has to buy the old stock at a higher price. A customer once told of a tale of how a vehicle in the showroom which he verbally confirmed went up in price by more than 10mil when he went to pay the money.
  8. MI 5 Rogue Nation (spoiler alert) was more of a BMW advert.

  9. Never knew that WTCC was this interesting. Old guard vs the new, super exhibition of driving.

  10. The Sinhala commentary of the match in the morning was so hilarious.

    1. Reckless

      Reckless

      Damn we lost it :(

    2. Reckless

      Reckless

      Whats wrong with our team? They have lost the nz series already.. :(

  11. Last day of Election campaining, can watch TV peacefully wihout missing out on programmes due to idiotic advertising campaigns.

    1. Reckless

      Reckless

      Yeah! My wife watches the tele-dramas, usually those finish at 10pm but yesterday I think they dragged it till 11pm due to advertisements.

  12. One and a half hours spent on doing a DIY leather steering wheel cover was time well spent. Shame the thread was also black.

    1. Ruslan

      Ruslan

      Hey! Post Some pics will you? wanted to do the same to my cars beaten and faded wheel..

    2. Gummybr

      Gummybr

      Check welcome to the DIY Forum for pic

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    2. asrock

      asrock

      This thing was advertised before.

    3. Crosswind

      Crosswind

      What's horrific is someone will eventually like this car and buy it.... for example, a famous cricketer comes to my mind :)

    4. Gummybr

      Gummybr

      I was actually thinking who would buy this even in Japan? The Yakuza??? Maybe a Pink Vitz would be ok for a girl, but then this?

      @crosswind: maybe yes, and then they will all start painting them pink.

  13. Tomorrow is going to be a sad day saying good bye to a friend whom I knew since 2004 and my daily ride for the last 3 years. Hope that whoever is lucky to get her will enjoy and cherish her and drive her like how she should be driven.

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    2. Gummybr

      Gummybr

      Just sad that it will go to a thel higanna. I got 16+ in my last outstation drive. I'm gonna miss the downshifting sound and that deep exhaust note.

    3. Gummybr

      Gummybr

      if it goes to a *thel higanna. Its a true petrol heads car

    4. The Don

      The Don

      What are you upgrading to?

  14. "Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde" what a name!

    1. Crosswind

      Crosswind

      quadrifoglio verde probably means '4 long words'

    2. Gummybr

      Gummybr

      Its actually a green four leaf clover. These cars have a badge with the clover in a white background

  15. Rainy weather reminds you why you need a SUv or a Cab.

    1. Rumesh88

      Rumesh88

      or better infrastructure planners!

    2. Magnum

      Magnum

      I almost got caught to the flood man!

  16. Anyone has any experience with a 2001 Nissan Avenir?

  17. Anyone noticed the old cars for sale next to Wheels Lanka in Negambo? Had a good collection of old cars including one of my favourites a Nissan President (Diesel converted) from the 70s. Sadly no one was there to ask the price.

  18. Interesting fact. Of the new cars sold in 2013 in the UK 75% are manuals. Wonder how that figure is in SL http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/death-manual-gearbox

    1. Magnum

      Magnum

      one my friend studied in UK, he says u get manual cars everywhere. automatic is a rare sight it seems. In US its just the opposite

    2. Crosswind

      Crosswind

      Not just UK but most of Europe afaik.

    3. The Don

      The Don

      Not really sure why though, but there is a big bias towards manuals even in major cities with bad traffic. But technology seems to have caught up.

  19. Happy birthday Nissan!!

  20. Spotted a Mahindra e2o at Col 03 yesterday. Funky little car it is wonder how much they cost to run

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    2. Gummybr

      Gummybr

      It is the new Reva only under a different owner. I checked out their site and was fairly impressed with the claims but problem is what sorta bill will I have to boot if it became a daily use car. Cant claim from company as well.

    3. Crosswind

      Crosswind

      and the other problem is how many times a week u will be stranded without a charge, if u have to do Padukka-Colombo-Padukka daily?

    4. Gummybr

      Gummybr

      True that, my daily commute is about 70kms + official, meaning I will run out. Its something that manufacturers should look at, also the fact that you cannot claim electricity from office unless they give charging points at work.

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