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  1. @[email protected] planning to get a Honda Vezel Hybrid 2014-15 ? Turn around, go the opposite direction and live a happy hassle free life. Yours sincerely, An ex- Vezel 2015 owner.
  2. Thank you ! Yes its quite well spec'd. Misses out on comfort access pack (keyless go & power boot) and Burmeister Sound system. Two things I can definitely live with ! Yes I plan to put up an ownership thread sometime soon. Hope I could keep up with updating it regularly.
  3. Finally the car got home yesterday. Pic 1: At Home Pic 2: First time I saw the car.
  4. So true @fiat fan ! Every friend who owned a Vezel had some trouble or the other. Battery issues, ABS malfunction, DCT replacements and even parts breaking off from the dash. Luckily I sold mine off after using for a year and a half with just 25k on the ODO. The second owner had such a hard time with it after a while that when he finally got rid of it, it had depreciated 5 times more than what I lost. After all the car was a brand new personal import where a friend of mine in Japan purchased the car from a dealership and had it sent over. @nmx58 don't worry machang. Just take it
  5. 1. Ground clearance isn't too bad. But don't expect Premio like clearance for a 4 door coupe running on 18" wheels. 2. Obviously maintenance is high for a car that size. Mercedes Benz is high maintenance ! 3. The 1.3 motor is tuned to put out close to 163 bhp, fuel economy isn't going to be in the high teens. 11 + or - 2 kmpl is optimistic. 4. It's okay as long as you've done your due diligence and made sure its accident/trouble free. You can get it registered at the agent for a sum and get it serviced there. If you're okay with all this, then go right ahead and buy one bef
  6. Thank you guys ! @iRage I haven't brought the car home yet. Will share pics once its home.
  7. So getting back to this discussion, I spent the last weekend scouting CarSale Town for vehicles. This was what I learned, BMW X1 is truly uninspiring and I don't see myself driving one for the next 5 years. Specially with the 3 pot 1.5 Test drove the Honda Accord and absolutely loved it ! An amazing value for money at its price point. Would definitely recommend. Mercedes A200 & CLA200 - overpriced for its tiny size but tech is above its class. Mercedes Benz C200 - not as bad as I thought for a 1.5, finding a decently priced one was hard given that they're sel
  8. @Kavvz Generally the C Class is quite reliable compared to the CLA,GLA,GLB family. Its the prices that are off putting. A friend bagged one right from the agent earlier this year (escaped the luxury tax) fully loaded for close to 14Mn. Cant imagine paying 15-16 at a car sale for a medium spec car with very few colour choices. @fiat fan Unfortunately yes ! I'm in need of one now and don't want to settle for a Vitz/Raize ( or whatever is abundantly available right now in the market ) just to sell it a year or so later and buy another car. Regarding the shady stuff, you're absolu
  9. thats what it seems like from what I hear. An agent's warranty is any day better than trusting a car sale guy's promises. Unfortunately CRVs sold by the agent are hard to come by these days in the used car market. The agent does have a few stock left, but guess what, IT IS PRICIER THAN AN ACCORD ! ? Seems logical your suggestion. Checked out some CLAs and its too tiny for the price quoted. The interiors do seem nice but the quality of materials inside don't justify the price. Sort of settled with the accord as a benchmark for the quality I'm looking for. BMW X1 I checked a few a
  10. Of late, I've had the necessity to buy a car for me as I gave mine up to my spouse. Right now I'm stuck with a few pricey choices (for brand new cars). I don't want to wait for the imports to begin as I'm pretty sure vehicle prices are gonna shoot up given that the rupee has weakened against the dollar/yen plus the govt. would logically increase taxes to fill the coffers that are running dry these days. My budget could go upto 12-13Mn Max. My choices are Toyota Premio 2020 9.5-10mn Honda Civic sedan 1.0 2020 7.2-7.5Mn UK SPEC Honda Civic sedan 1.5 2020 9.5Mn THAILAN
  11. just wait for the new parliament to be formed, if not for most importers, Toyota is going to be flooded with LandCruiser V8 orders to the brim
  12. Let me put things in context for you...... My friend who bought a C220 CDI (Diesel) in 2013, went in for service at 25,000 km to D*MO in 2017. Guess the price to service a brand new diesel C Class..... Close to Rs. 275,000...... I mean regular service. No repairs, no malfunctions etc. All this for oil change, filter change, brake pad change and wear and tear parts. So think twice before buying a used German for cheap. Cost of procurement may be cheap, maintenance and parts will cost you more. Would I buy a used E class or 5 Series over a brand new premio ? Heart says Merc/BMW but bra
  13. remember hearing from a friend that LiquiMoly ( additive to the fuel tank) is an effective solution.
  14. Hi, I'm on the look out for a used Mk5 VW Polo. To be specific, I'm looking for either the 1.6 NA model with a manual gearbox or a 1.2 TSi with DSG gear box both being made in India versions. I guess these models were imported by the VW agent between 2012-2017 and have seen a very few running around Colombo 04. Would greatly appreciate if someone who might know any such owners pass on a tip regarding any of them for sale ? Thanks.
  15. Petrol vs Diesel aside, 2013-15 Diesel ZX are quite rare in Sri Lanka and I don't think you could find any with a decent mileage at your price. AFAIK 2013-15 diesels are mostly VX variants which come in two trims apparently. A sort of loaded trim which was imported under MP permits (distinguished by the extra spare wheel mounted on the rear door, leather interiors and sunroof) and another adequately loaded trim which came with PC member's permit. You might be able to bag a PC version for around 19-22 based on the mileage but MP versions cost around 22 since most of them tend to be high mi
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