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Hi. I am going to start doing tourism. For that I need a Car.. My budget is 3 million (through a lease or a bank loan)...

The requirements from tourism agencies are- It should be manufactured after 2006.

Also it should be- Economical. With good rear seating space and a good luggage. Transmission is not an issue. What can I get for that price?? Thanx

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Thanx for the quick reply... I had a look at that Thread earlier. I am interested in the Wingroad. The Y12 seems perfect for the job... Any feedback on the Y12? Dont really care about resale value as Ill be using it for atleast 3-4 years. How much kmpl will it do? Are there grades I have to look for when buying one?

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I doubt any of the models mentioned above can match up to the comfort, spaciousness and power of the Peugeot 504 and the 404 which were THE cars for tourism before tourism crashed.

I guess for the economising budget tourists that come to SL now even a Nano would do, if not a Bajaj three wheeler!!!! :D

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Thanx everybody. I had a look at all the suggested models and came to a conclusion to get the new wingroad as Nzer suggested. It fits my budget well and its also quite new. Thanx everybody..

oops one more question.. where I can get a full lease for the new wingroad? Hire purchase or loan or lease?

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Thanx everybody. I had a look at all the suggested models and came to a conclusion to get the new wingroad as Nzer suggested. It fits my budget well and its also quite new. Thanx everybody.. oops one more question.. where I can get a full lease for the new wingroad? Hire purchase or loan or lease?

Im not sure u can get a full lease on registered vehicles. I could be extremely wrong but far as i know they only lend about 70-80% on registered cars. Then again there are lots of new finance companies who are desperate to lend so who knows. Maybe some one here has more knowledge here about finance arrangements could help.

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I doubt any of the models mentioned above can match up to the comfort, spaciousness and power of the Peugeot 504 and the 404 which were THE cars for tourism before tourism crashed.

I guess for the economising budget tourists that come to SL now even a Nano would do, if not a Bajaj three wheeler!!!! :D

It makes one wonder about how our economy has been managed all these years. Those were not the cheapest cars around nor were they the most economical, and yet the industry saw it as viable to run them. I recall even the Mercedes W115 was used. It's hard to imagine that 508s and E-classes will be used on the same scale as in those days.

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Thanks for the feedback. I heard commercial bank gives full lease. I will call some places and see. Thanx

Many financial institutions will give a full lease. There is hardly anyone borrowing right now. Negotiate hard on the rate, since they are on their way down.

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It makes one wonder about how our economy has been managed all these years. Those were not the cheapest cars around nor were they the most economical, and yet the industry saw it as viable to run them. I recall even the Mercedes W115 was used. It's hard to imagine that 508s and E-classes will be used on the same scale as in those days.

It also depends on the nature of tourists we used to get vs. the ones we get now. Tourists of the present are mostly from China and India. And that too, are from the middle-income category. The Europeans who come to Sri Lanka are also mostly from middle or lower-middle income category. For some of them, even a Geely would be a luxury.

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It also depends on the nature of tourists we used to get vs. the ones we get now. Tourists of the present are mostly from China and India. And that too, are from the middle-income category. The Europeans who come to Sri Lanka are also mostly from middle or lower-middle income category. For some of them, even a Geely would be a luxury.

Sure there is a difference. However we still get lots of European tourists who are used to luxury and comfort. But the tour operators cannot price their services viably if they "invest" too much on luxury and comfort. And you know how many Audis, BMWs and Mercs sell in China don't you? ;) 30% more than in their home country.

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Hi. I am going to start doing tourism. For that I need a Car.. My budget is 3 million (through a lease or a bank loan)...

The requirements from tourism agencies are- It should be manufactured after 2006.

Also it should be- Economical. With good rear seating space and a good luggage. Transmission is not an issue. What can I get for that price?? Thanx

if you planning to run daily buy only TOYOTA. 121 is the best choice. don't buy Micro, Hyundai, Indian, or other make you will finish,

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if you planning to run daily buy only TOYOTA. 121 is the best choice. don't buy Micro, Hyundai, Indian, or other make you will finish,

http://www.autolanka.com/ad.asp?ID=123544

http://www.autolanka.com/ad.asp?ID=123192

http://www.autolanka.com/ad.asp?ID=121848 try this manual gear one best in fuel also, this white color one has good resale value.

http://www.autolanka.com/ad.asp?ID=123072

If you are not considering resale value bullshit don't buy this common 121 thing. for that price tag you can buy more better car than 121 such as lancer cs, axela, civic es etc.

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if you planning to run daily buy only TOYOTA. 121 is the best choice. don't buy Micro, Hyundai, Indian, or other make you will finish,

http://www.autolanka.com/ad.asp?ID=123544

http://www.autolanka.com/ad.asp?ID=123192

http://www.autolanka.com/ad.asp?ID=121848 try this manual gear one best in fuel also, this white color one has good resale value.

http://www.autolanka.com/ad.asp?ID=123072

OP, just for your information, taking advice from this individual is something that is best avoided. Due to his limited brain capacity, "TOYOTA IS THE ONLY THING TO BUY. STOP" is the only thought that appears to run through his head,

So I'm sure you'll agree, not the best bloke to take advice from.

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It makes one wonder about how our economy has been managed all these years. Those were not the cheapest cars around nor were they the most economical, and yet the industry saw it as viable to run them. I recall even the Mercedes W115 was used. It's hard to imagine that 508s and E-classes will be used on the same scale as in those days.

OT... when reading your post i was just picturing how many of UD Nissan / Volvo / Mitsubishi and even Mercedes buses which used to occupy our roads fully loaded with foreign tourists during mid 90s.. We used to call them "Suddo Bus" and it was a sight to see those buses amidst CTB takaran Buses..

Even though tourists arrivals have increased, its very rare to see a huge bus full of them nowadays,, And hardly see any new bus from above mentioned brands.. Now its just big Chinese and Tata A/C busses which are butt ugly and far less comfy...

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Hey Fiat Fan,

I'd like to know what you mean when you say that you're going to start doing tourism.

So you buy/lease a car, and then give it out to a travel agent for a monthly rental, is it?

Hi. Well that is what I have in my mind.But I will drive it myself. Drivers waste cars in next to no time. I really dont want a pile of rust after some time..

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Thanx everybody for the quick feedback. I called and visited some finance companies who were more than willing to give a full lease. And they said that it can be done within few weeks(max 3) .. My brother does have an Audi A4. I can get the car from him.but the thing is agencies only want japan cars. Personally I love Euros,but in this matter I will have to go for a japan make... I really dont like corrollas to tell the truth.over priced and way too ugly (my opinion)

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Guys this is not my type of question, but this time its purely for Business. So typical matters, like fuel economy and resale value does matter to me here.

I'm looking for car to buy on a lease and rent it out. Budget is below 3M. And should have auto gears.

These are the options came to my mind. These are the only main stream cars I picked up. Because requirement is decent fuel economy, auto gears, good resale value and some decent comfort.

Toyota

121 - thought this is the best option

Allion 1st generation - heard the resale value is not good as 121

Belta/Yaris - Seems next best option after 121. But heard some cars are 4WD. I initially thought 4WD thing ts a joke..

Nissan

N17/Bluebird Silphy - heard fuel economy and resale value is not good

Wingroad Y12 - what is the price range?

Fiat fan - PM'd need some contacts and information on full lease.

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