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About matroska

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    Casual Petrol Head

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    North of the River
  • Interests
    Retro Japanese

My Vehicle Details

  • Vehicle Make
    Honda| Toyota
  • Vehicle Model
    Civic| Starlet
  • Engine Type
    P10A2 | A12 |2E->4EFE
  • Mechanical Mods
    2E-4E Conversion Done!
  • Cosmetic Mods
    Lots of plans for the Starlet
  • Future Plans
    Dreaming of a late 90's Volvo?
  • General Comments
    Non Expert. I just love cars.

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  1. matroska


    This is quite true - all this is circumstantial and based on that individual. For some it works out, few people I know returned cos it never worked out for them. For some life really sucked here - and things got better once abroad. For some it's a chance to carve out their own path than being overburdened by very demanding families/relatives. For some it's the promise of pursuing their dream career. For many people I know it's a fresh start. There was one guy who moved to avoid clashes with the in laws And for many people I know the sole reason is providing their kids a good environment to gr
  2. Slightly rare model locally - Since it was based on the Vitz mechanical parts should ideally not be a problem.
  3. Congratulations on what looks to be a car that's been really well maintained. Due to local mentality - you can find really good 'Barge's for a reasonable price. With a 2400 CC engine I'd guess it gives about 160 horses - that my friend is sweet! Agreed. Nothing wrong at all in a well maintained specimen. say sorry for going OT... Katana and Starlet... Large house, large garden with coconut trees? Did you pick up the starlet from who I think you picked it up from?
  4. Sigh! Posting your number here will not provide you the information ...as mentioned above by Kusumsiri and Twin Turbo use the website - press the proceed button then login with your google account - enter your NIC and mobile Number ( if you can't remember or can't be bothered it does NOT validate so any series of numbers works) enter your car number. You get the following details The android app is another option - less hassle as you don't need to submit your information each time - but it's been down for a few weeks now. Website still works.
  5. I have very little experience with diesels let alone this model - my A/L physics tutor had one as he used to travel a lot doing classes as per him very economical car to run but this was 10-12 years ago. So I'm not quite sure how parts availability and reliability is for the CB8 now. Overall Diesels are a bit cheaper - this wasn't the case some time back when Diesel was almost 50% cheaper than Petrol .. But Interesting thread and let's wait for some more inputs from the other members as I see most of the Diesel discussions on the forum are from a long time ago.
  6. Guys do you know where I can buy Upholstery clip-removing tools like the pic below in SL? (Other than Daraz) image.thumb.png.aeae21c8ad6697591e594fb6338a367f.png


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    2. amsandun


      Check here,


      I bought a set from them about 2 years ago. Not the exact one as your picture. A orange color set (4 pcs), photo attached.



    3. PerfMad


      @amsandun this is the same set i bought from ebay for like 2-3 dollars 5 years ago if i recall right :D 

    4. matroska


      Thanks guys - I managed to sort out my immediate issue with a flat screw driver and a lot of patience - but looking to buy one to hopefully make things easier :D  

  7. Literally and metaphorically No one : Kalum:
  8. I agree that AE110 looks more like a car... Other than the price bracket there's nothing common between the Elite and the Corolla - one a city hatchback from 2010 the other a small sedan from 1995. The 110 will be more comfier. The Elite being newer is less likely to give you trouble. If you drive mostly city - maybe daily office drive weekend shopping etc the Elite will be very convenient. BUT are you ok with paying 2.5 M for a 25 year old car? The problem with 110 and other ultra popular Toyotas are that they are serially abused as they are used for trading -You are highly
  9. Thanks. Here we go then
  10. ooh Humber Snipe then
  11. Well the thread had basically died down during the festive days. Anyways - I'd say this is a Vauxhall Vellox. @wolseley
  12. When you Frankenstein the s##t out of your car and you're no longer sure what it is Plot twist - the actual car is neither - It's a Toyota Corona
  13. Well easy maintenance is something that you should think of - over fuel. Fuel efficiency at this age is very subjective depends on individual cars and how they have run. The suggestion by HaeyIM is good :B13 Sunny. Most of them are Diesel (64-) but there are a petrols around too. Prices vary from 900,000 - 1.5 M ...automatic gearboxes are a little rare (compared to B14 where most cars had automatic boxes) but not impossible to find.
  14. Hi, So proper resto mods are hard to do and require a lot of dedication - you can read @Komisiripala's blog on restoring a Datsun 510. I wouldn't recommend a resto mod as a first car. I suggest you get a feel for this by getting a good condition car. There's plenty around. My Dad and I bought a decently maintained 1972 Datsun B110 in 2017 - and apart from a broken accelerator cable and some problems with the seats it just ran without any issues (comparatively our VW Beetle gave us more headaches) - and we only had to sell it off due to a lack of space. I'd suggest you keep the options op
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