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  2. Sirimanna

    141,Belta,Yaris or Camry (2007 to 2011 models)

    Thank you so much for your reply 👍
  3. Well..the CHR being a Toyota will have a better demand than the Kia just because it is a Toyota. Are you looking at an AWD or 2WD ? Either way..the vehicle is pretty nice to drive and feels rather plush for its category. Get the auction sheets verified, the JAAI sheets verified. But most of all take it to a place like car checks or the agents and get it inspected thoroughly. This is one thing I like about car checks...they are extremely asinine about things that it is unreasonable (eg...they will put a black mark on a 10 year old car for having a wiper blade worn out...or indicate a dent on the floor..) it is unreasonable but at least you get to know what is there and not there in the car so you can decided you want to take the risk or not. The agent would do the same but a little bit more relaxed..although I think the agent is more thorough on the mechanical aspect of things. Yes..the inspection costs..but spending 3K-8K to secure your 6.2mil investment I believe is wise.
  4. iRage

    141,Belta,Yaris or Camry (2007 to 2011 models)

    Well..some of the common issues that the 141 has is the dashboard getting all sticky and cracking...but by now almost all have had that replaced. It was something common with Toyotas of the era...again..then Toyota's of the era do have a tendency to have issues with the AC compressor (but then again..those too would have been resolved). Most of these issues are not exactly defects but components that are engineered in a way to not suit the local conditions. Pretty much all cars, especially used ones, will have some sort of issue. No one in this world ahs made an indestructible, 100% issue free car.
  5. iRage

    Yaris 2020 hatchback

    Well...I am pretty sure you are not going to get any mechanical faults in the Yaris 2020. The core of most components ahve been used in other Toyota models (especially recent releases and some from even older models). I was just saying..if you bust a light lens or something you will have to wait to get the parts flown in and will be expensive too. As for how to fix the car...again....notihng ground breakingly different from any other car (atleast the variant you are looking at). These are entry level hatchbacks so there is nothing overly compliated in them (unlike the GR-4 or something). The only complicated thing you would get on it are the safety features which again come with all other Japanese cars too. Yes...there are lots of fake used cars. But there are some good ones too. So you just have to look for them.
  6. https://jpcenter.ru/reports Costs $10
  7. You need to accept the fact that ALL these cars are a decade or more old..which means it will have many components that are well used...some would have reached its end of life and would have been replaced, some would be nearing its end of life and would require replacing or some will have some decent life left in it. This is why there are pre-emptive maintenance work schedules prescribed by the manufacturer. Vehicles depreciate on the second fact...so no matter what car you buy you will have to under go a maintenance work. If you want a car you can just pump and drive...then go for a brand new car (even then you never know). Your concern should be if who ever used the car and repaired it would have done so properly..proper parts, done on time and by proper people. If those are done properly then your burden is minimized. Now..some car designs have faults (but those would have been rectified by now...hopefully properly). Some cars have designs that are not suited for local conditions (eg. DCTs in SL and the AC compressors in Allions/Premios). These are not fualts...these are things that may or may not pop-up depending on the way the car is used. So are there many cases of it ? I don't know. Is it a design fault ? I have not heard of any recalls or issues of it in Japan...so I do not know...maybe in SL it is common. A failure being common should not be something to kee you away from a car. You just need to check if you are willing to spend on it...and when you spend on it if you will actually get enough use from the repair you did (for eg. if you replace the AC compressor at 55K is it going ot fail every 6-12 months ? Or will it last for 2 years ? How long will you use the car for and how many times will you ahve to replace it ?)
  8. Today
  9. get the chassis number from the car and check the auction sheet online. you'd have to pay a small amount but that's worth it.
  10. Oh I see. I actually didn't think of it that way. In fact the Axela was on the top of my list due to its style and since it covered all I was looking for. I removed it coz I don't want to be saddled with costly issues. In your opinion is it possible to get a good 2004 Axela Auto? Is 2.4m the right price for a 2004 Axela and 2.6m for the 2007 Axela? I saw a 2019 post on the forum that the AC cooling is 55,000 to repair (part plus labour). Just wondering if there will be many such issues. Any idea?
  11. Sirimanna

    141,Belta,Yaris or Camry (2007 to 2011 models)

    Thank you so much for your reply, actually i just want to know about defects , and i got the answer what i looking for from your reply, thanks again for your replay
  12. Sirimanna

    141,Belta,Yaris or Camry (2007 to 2011 models)

    Thank you so much for your reply, actually i just want to know about defects , and i got the answer what i looking for from your reply, thanks again for your replay
  13. Yesterday
  14. Hi, I was using few cars during last few years and now planning to go for a crossover. My budget is 6 mil (max 6.2). Currently evaluating brand new zero mileage KIA Stonic Ex luxury package against Toyota C-HR GT 2017 reconditioned less than 20,000 km on odometer. KIA Stonic: Possible buy as of now. Went there and took a test drive (Ex grade with luxury package, which has leather interior). Satisfied about the features, comfort and the look and feel for the price they offer (5.5 mil). There might be some pros (5 year agent warranty) and cons (DCT/ GDI). Still this may be a good buy. But the Stonic got only normal cruise control. Not adaptive cruise control or safely features like auto brake/ radar brake etc. The agent doesn’t bring Stonic safety edition to SL. Therefore decided to look at a C-HR within my budget. Toyota C-HR: Managed to find a 2017 GT version with around 15,000 km on the odo. for 6.2 mil. This C-HR got safety features such as radar brake, adaptive cruise control etc. and interior quality is good. Which one would be the ideal one to buy considering the reliability and resale value? If I buy an imported used car from a car sale what precautions should I follow and what kind of checks should I do? Thank you for your valueable advices and opinions as always...
  15. roosht3

    Yaris 2020 hatchback

    Not the best but no accidents so far. Some minor scratches in remote areas. Roads being narrow and making way for another vehicle. Yup, as you've mentioned parts but patience is the key. Maybe it won't need parts for the first 2 years if I maintain it correctly and god help me no accidents. (Toyota Lanka wouldn't even know how to maintain though). It's just matter of time once the yaris starts to flood in SL roads. I am still in between. Finding a fairly decent vehicle is very hard these days. 95% odo fraud, abused vehicles, fake market. It is like finding a jewel in a dump. Aaah
  16. Updates: Thank you all for your valuable responses. Those were really useful. During past few weeks I took time, observed the market and had some test drives too. Below are the findings as of now :) Hyundai Venue: OUT. Since it's made in India and Not met my preferences. MG ZS: OUT. Visited their showroom and had a test drive. Car and ride was nice. Interior quality and comfort / space batter than I expected (except for few areas). But considering the future uncertainty on resale and reliability had to exclude this nice car even I was so attached to it. Toyota Raize: OUT. Couldn’t manage a test drive, but visited a car sale and took a look. When considering the price tag (Z grade is going around 6.5 mil) it’s overpriced. Many car sales said they don’t have stock but can order for the next shipment. When looking at the interior quality it’s below the expectations and looks & feels cheap. KIA Stonic: Possible buy as of now. Went there and took a test drive (Ex grade with luxury package, which has leather interior). Satisfied about the features, comfort and the look and feel for the price they offer (5.5 mil). There might be some pros (5 year agent warranty) and cons (DCT/ GDI). Still this may be a good buy. BUT, as the Raize is out from the picture, for the same budget (6 mil, max 6.2) Toyota C-HR is coming into the picture to evaluate against the Stonic. This is mainly the C-HR got safety features such as radar brake, adaptive cruise control etc. KIA does not bring the Stonic safety edition to SL market, so Srinivas will get only normal cruise control and reverse sensors. Now the comparison is between a brand new 2019/ 2020 KIA Stonic Ex vs unregistered (reconditioned) Toyota C-HR 2017 GT (with safety package). (As main context of this thread is divertingIwill open a new thread for this).
  17. Hi, We know these days there are a lot of scams going on in vehicle market, specially by many car sale guys (specially when selling unregistered cars imported from Japanese auctions). How can we check whether an auction sheet shown by a car sale person is an original or a fake? How to verify the details on that auction sheets are correct if it is the original sheet? (We know we can verify whether JAAI Certificate is the original by sending an email to JAAI and verify the mileage. But I’m not familiar with auction sheets.) Thanks for your valuable advice/ opinion on this.
  18. iRage

    Yaris 2020 hatchback

    well..10K means you have driven for pretty much 1 year How good of a driver are you ? Any fender benders or significant accidents ? If you are a safe driver... Yes..in case you break stuff it will be costly to fix (but then that is what insurance is for as well) but as long as you are confident it does not mean that the cost and difficulty of finding parts for a brand new car should keep you away from it. Once you have it for a few weeks you will be used to it and things will be fine. You will ahv the same anxity no matter what you buy. Even the Yaris you will find parts for it..it is jsut that you will have to wait for awhile. If you are a bad driver....just go for a used car and get some experience...then buy an expensive car.
  19. iRage

    141,Belta,Yaris or Camry (2007 to 2011 models)

    Be more specific of what you want. The Yaris/Belta are entry level small sedans, the 141 is a sub-compact sedan, and the Camry is a compact sedan. The Yaris/Belta feels cheap and has less bells and whistles, the 141 will feel a little better than the Yaris/Belta and have a few more bells and whistles (depending on the grade you buy) and the Camry will feel a lot better than the other cars on that list. So which is the best determines on your requirements. None of these cars have any significant defects. You jsut need to make sure they are properly maintained (look for service records, etc..) which includes changing CVT fluid. So look out for the CVT transmission. Go get it inspected. I hink you will find more Camrys that are in better condition than the Yaris/Belta and 141. The Yaris/Belta and 141 were popular cas amongst budget users and they do not maintain their cars properly. Then just before selling it they would do things like tamper the mileages and then make the car look shiny. So..no matter what you get..get it inspected.
  20. Hello, Friends, I am planning to buy 141, Belta, Yaris or Camry (2007 to 2011 models) car, but i am new to Toyota, can you kindly tell me which is the best and what are the things that i need to check before purchasing above vehicle.. Thank you
  21. misnad

    Honda Civic 2018

    Yup, it was with 1234yf. Condenser alone cost me 45k. The rest was gas and service.
  22. roosht3

    Yaris 2020 hatchback

    Yes. That's the one. It looks nice and better. That's a concern even I had. Base model import can cost less around 4.7m. With my added options price increased by a million. Another thing to worry about. I think I have driven more than 10K kms on. And also driven heavy vehicles around colombo. But I have never owned a vehicle and rented vehicles occasionally
  23. iRage

    Importing a Brand New vehicle from UK

    but....if a grey import can be registered as "brand new" that does not mean that the agent records are going to be there. Seriously doubt any proper/strict verification of the actual condition of the car is being done when they do it..so the "Brand New" record on a grey import is just a lost cause because we do not know how trustworthy the importer is. Now..if the book says Brand New and that is accompanied with the agent's actual invoice, and delivery notes...then that is a different story. But this paying extra to get Brand New put on your grey import does nothing except create a false sense of security. But then..at the end of the day..it is the condition at hand that matters.
  24. Sam B

    Honda Civic 2018

    Did you refill with 1234yf too? How much was the condenser?
  25. iRage

    Yaris 2020 hatchback

    By Yaris 2020 I am guessing you mean the latest model. It is wonderful. Feels nice and well built. The 1000cc engine in the past model has been an extreme disappointment. Toyota says the new Yaris' 1000cc has been improved a lot but that simply cannot be determined to be true or not until we see the car on the road (it still has not been delivered to customers). Now....5.5 mil on a newly released car is a lot of money. Body parts are going to be expensive. How experienced of a driver are you ? If you are a new driver/relatively/inexperienced; then you are going ot put some dings in a shiny new expensive car and fixing it can get pricey. So if this is the case..but a used one..get some experience behind you..and then go for the new Yaris once the car has hit our markets here and we know what the car is actually like (the 1000cc).
  26. misnad

    Honda Civic 2018

    Ah just got it back and it’s really good to see the car back to normal. So no more smelly mold either. They’ve done a comprehensive job and serviced the entire AC system too. Got this done at a place called Sakura Auto A/C and they’re right down the end of Anderson Road. They have another branch on Hospital Road near the Budhdhagosha bus stand. Total bill was 68k. Here’s hoping this unit lasts longer than the previous one!
  27. kush

    Importing a Brand New vehicle from UK

    It does give some authenticity to the vehicle when all documentation is in place. Any one will prefer to buy a agent imported vehicle with full service history from the agent over a car without proper records. As iRage mentioned in the case of a gray import whether it is registered brand new/ recondition/ imported zero mileage will not matter much over the condition. But i know it pays if you keep proper records, all my previous car were sold with a mere test drive and comprehensive set of records.
  28. I always check them with agents at the time of service on their recommended intervals. If you are going to get it done at your friendly tire shop make sure they use the correct spec. i.e. Car Manufacture, model, with year and other spec like 1.3L/1.6L etc. as there are small differences.
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