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Supra_Natural last won the day on December 22 2020

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

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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. Damn, completely forgot that I started this thread, must get around to posting up soon. 😅
  4. You can probably get a D8 406 though for that budget right?
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. Oh boy, that isn't exactly an easy budget to find anything decent in this day and age, especially since you want it to be YOM 2000 at the earliest! If fuel economy and cheapness to run are your major criteria, then an Alto would probably be the best bet, but I'm not sure if there will be any auto ones in the price bracket. If you want a more substantial car than an Alto that will still be ok to run then I would suggest looking at the K11 March, but finding a solid one might be a challenge. A slightly bigger option would be a Perodua Kelisa. Another Nissan that is kicking around
  11. E30 still looks fab, sad that it had to go! I understand the sentiment though, in the middle of moving some things around myself! Can't wait to see what the V8 looks like, just be VERY careful leaving cars & coffee! 😅
  12. Wow, haven't seen you in ages man! Hope all is good. By the way, whatever happened to the Go Kart type project you were thinking about, finished it off?
  13. Good to see some old names popping back up, even good old Mr Wijeysekera. Must see if we can get some of the old crowd to post again. I know I haven't been able to be around much due to life getting in the way, but will try to fix that now. Realised the other day that I've been an AL member for 14 years, joined at the same time as @Devinda_Zmore or less. The personal fleet has gone through a lot of changes over the last decade and a half and even now is in the middle of some. Still haven't owned a Supra sadly, and that is looking more and more unlikely as the years pass. Still, one can d
  14. Precisely why you should consider doing that particular project.
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