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  1. What is the relationship between firm suspension (harder ride) and better handling?
  2. Of course, officially published ground clearance very misleading. Some manufacturers mention the GC between wheels where as some mention the GC at overhang. For an example, in Lancer EX, it's 165mm. But in the over hang part. The actual GC between wheels seems around 200mm. In fact it's something like an SUV having a sedan body.
  3. A very good idea. Only downside is in case of accident or repair, parts are not readily available in the SL market. But there is a nice solution. We have to buy two of them instead of one. Then, if RR 1 is in the garage, we can leisurely use RR 2 until spares for RR 1comes and the get the repair done. (I prefer RR over Bentley). However annual revenue license cost etc will be double.
  4. Dear Friends Thanks for your valuable comments.
  5. Dear friends What will be better Premio NZT260 2019 or CHR NGX50 (4WD) 2019 when considered following 1. Comfort and driving comfort 2. Smoothness, refinement and calmness inside the cabin. I mean engine and gear box noises, road noises, insulation of sounds coming from out side, sounds coming from suspension when running on gravel roads etc. 3. Fuel economy and suitability for octane 92 (not always, but only when 95 is not available) 4. Less maintenance and repairs 5. Suitability for Sri Lankan road conditions 6. Softness of steering wheel, brake & accelerator pedals (I prefer them to be very soft) Note: I'm NOT interested in stability during cornering since normally I slow down the car when I take bends. The reason why I mentioned CHR 4WD instead of 2WD is, in 2WD, ground clearance is even low. If there any other better options, let me know them as well.
  6. It seems like you have changed everything except the car. I think it is better to show the car to Mr.L*l Al*w*tta. His workshop is at Battaramulla. He is a very experienced and reputed automobile engineer and normally he detects the problem quickly (most probably after driving a small distance). But keep in mind that he is not so friendly and does not like us to talk bla bla. Therefore don't be a "chatter box" in front of him and just explain your problem in short form. (That is his nature, we have to tolerate it). But definitely he will trouble shoot the problem.
  7. Dear Friends Thanks for your comments. Hear, by the word "carpeting", I meant the "Full Carpeting done with Rexine" which is done by shops like "xxx cushion works". During this "full carpeting" they had to remove all seats. Sometimes there may be some sensors / gadgets which are not known by carpeting guys. They just carry out there job.
  8. Dear AutoLanka Friends In Sri Lanka, normally when people buy a new car, they do carpeting (and seat covering as well). Personally my opinion is "everything that the car needs will be installed by the manufacturer and therefore, we should use the car as it is". Another thing is I have seen that during carpeting, they have damaged some plastic components of the vehicle. So what is your advice regarding this. Whether to install carpets (and seat covers) or just use the car as it is?
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