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About Supra_Natural

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    Colombo
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    Music, A Book or two, and Obviously, Cars and Driving..

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    Toyota/Mazda
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    Hilux LN106/2, 6 & Roadster
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    2.8 D I4 / 1.5 I4, 2.0 I4 & 1.5 I4
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  1. Since this thread has been resurrected, anyone remember how many AE111 GTs made it to SL? In the last few months I saw a couple advertised, one Corolla and one Sprinter. Sadly both ads are gone now.
  2. 1969 Volkswagen Beetle Part 2 - How not to restore a Volkswagen When we left off the search had just ended due to lack of patience and I had pulled the trigger on a car. Despite my previously decided idea to focus on a solid running car instead of a cosmetically nice one, I ended up picking up one that had been sitting for months but looked quite pretty inside and out. So bright an early one saturday morning I went to pick the thing up from the seller's house. Collecting it went smoothly enough, and I figured the best bet would be to fuel it up first of all. So we rolled up to the nearest
  3. As far as I'm aware, there are 5 examples of the ND generation Miata in SL and all of them are Soul Red. There is one that has been for sale since 2017 at a car sale in pepiliyana with a rather high asking price, that's the only non registered one around. Certainly no metallic orange ones.
  4. I'll eventually write the Miata story in the Cars of a Lifetime thread. Had it for just under 3 years, drove it all around the country, sold it at the end of last year.
  5. Update: 6 years after the fact So its coming up for 6 years since I asked this question on the thread and the 6 is still very much around. It truly turned out to be a great idea and has provided superb service to date. Had done 14k when we got it and now is approaching 90k. In terms of expenditure, other than the usual servicing and brake pads etc, the only major expense was engine mounts, which were needed at around the 75k mark. Oh and also shocks were replaced at 80k. At the same time the steering rack had a bush kit that was replaced. Total cost of the repairs was around 275,000 at th
  6. 1969 Volkswagen Beetle Part 1 - How NOT to buy a Volkswagen Right, well here we go then. For as long as I can remember, I've been interested in cars, apparently by age 4 or 5 I could recognize makes and models from some distance away, and I obviously had quite a collection of toy cars (Matchbox at the time, Hot Wheels hadn't made it to SL). At some point in my childhood though, I took a detour towards planes and for a while the car interest petered out. Then at about age 11 or so I started reading the good old MOTOR magazine (and occasionally was given a copy of CAR or Autocar from the UK
  7. Damn, completely forgot that I started this thread, must get around to posting up soon. 😅
  8. You can probably get a D8 406 though for that budget right?
  9. If you are ok with a non mainstream option, but one that is significantly newer and from a brand with a longer track record than the Chinese options, I would suggest looking at a Suzuki Ciaz. It's a car many people seem to overlook, but actually is a very strong choice in that bracket. The best way to describe it would be a modernized corolla 121, and that is actually a compliment. The diesel option in particular has strong performance and genuinely staggering economy. @Devinda_Z would back me up here, he had one until very recently and was shocked at how good it was.
  10. I suddenly had the idea to start this thread so everyone could tell the stories of the cars in their lives. Basically, any and all cars that you owned or had in the family, write a post (can be about a single car or about multiple, your choice), the more descriptive the better, and of course put pictures if you have them. The point is so that we all read and appreciate the stories of the cars each of us have had over the years which have grown our passion (or is it insanity?) for the automobile. Let me know if you think this is interesting, I'll put my first one up soon if so.
  11. Somehow missed this thread before, best of luck with the project! It's really good to see a starlet that hasn't been riced, they are becoming a rare breed! Toyotas of this particular time period (90s/very early 2000s) appear to have been some of the best built vehicles of all time and should be able to keep going indefinitely if looked after.
  12. Dear Mr Wijesinghe, I observe that you still have your tendency to deviate several miles from the topic at hand. And you seem to be aware of it as well, based on your reply so I do kindly request that you attempt to stay within the boundaries of the topic as far as possible. While some of us do enjoy hearing about the automotive history of the island, I feel a lengthy screed such as this would have been better suited to the thread that was created specifically for that purpose years ago: If you would be so kind as to keep your responses to general questions as brief as possib
  13. Mr Wijesinghe, With all due respect, your knowledge may be wide but in this instance it is a bit out of date and you are just plain incorrect. Vehicles made from around the 1980s onwards are perfectly capable of running for any length of time as long as they are well maintained, as long as @Tharaka Samarasena does his due diligence when selecting a vehicle and keeps it well maintained, he will be able to use it without any problems. Kindly do not spread misinformation.
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