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  2. iRage

    Japanese Car News

    Toyota Thailand released the Toyota Majesty today.... The Majesty is the replacement for the HiAce Ventury; which was pretty much an Alphard like variant of the HiAce. It was released soon after the HiAce Premium Lounge (last 2 pictures) was showcased at TMC 2015... Would be interesting to see if this will be launched in Japan as a big brother variant of the Alphard/Vellfire; or even if this will replace the Alphard/Vellfire in Japan completely as the sister vans are supposed to get merged in to one. Considering how large this thing is and that the Alphard/Vellfire is targeted more towards families, its hard to imagine that it will.
  3. Today
  4. MADNESSSsss

    Issue with Honda CR-V 2018 JDM

    Android Auto not working = probably because it's supported in Sri Lanka as a whole? 5. Could I get a link to the converter you used? Also, it shows the old bands on the display yeah? Oh well, still waiting for my dealer to send me the SD Card 😢
  5. Found this in you tube.
  6. iRage

    Best sensible car for 3 million?

    The Emgrand EC7,which later became Geely Emgrand, has a Mitsubishi engine. Depending on the capacity it would come with a 4G13, 4G15 or 4G18 engine. I would presume the transmission was also straight from whatever Mitsubishi used. If I am not mistaken it is also one of the first Chinese branded cars to actually score well in the Euro-NCAP tests (4 or 4.5 ?)
  7. nadisha

    Road from Kandy to Tangalle

    Thanks hemantha..
  8. Hemantha_77

    Road from Kandy to Tangalle

    Hello, Depends on the time you're planning to travel. If it is a less traffic time, I would suggest you to take Kandy-Kadawatha-Southern Express Way-Matara-Tangalle route which will be more convenient and faster.
  9. mcs627

    prius or axio

    Complete suspension overhaul @ 150 K km with KYB & 555 + genuine Toyota engine/trans mounts still OK @ 235 k km. Steering rack replaced with recon @ 150k and locally repaired at 228 K. Engine overhaul impending
  10. alpha17

    Tyres - What Brand To Choose?

    I currently have Bridgestone Ecopia EP150 on my car(185/65R15). Now they are on their last breath, so I plan to go for the 195/65/R15 as Toyota has mentioned this variant on tire detail sticker. So I’m interested in two models. Previously owned and proven durable(done 60,000kms) Ecopia 150 and Dunlop Veuro VE302. I have no experiences about Dunlop. Can someone share his experiences on Veuro and which is the best among them?
  11. Is there any difference between Japan made and Indo made tires from the same manufacturer? Indo/Thai ones are around 2500 cheaper than the japan variants.

  12. nadisha

    Road from Kandy to Tangalle

    Thanks davy for the input
  13. matroska

    Best sensible car for 3 million?

    well - if you want something brand new - you can go for a Perodua Bezza - I traveled in one recently it's quite decently well put together. Another option is a Toyota Yaris - due to the new permit cycle govt employees who bought these around 2009 are selling and they're actually going for quite a reasonable price (3Mill or below) most of these cars are first owner - brand new imports, agent maintained and with verifiable history and are in really good condition (specially given they are 10 years old) due to the simple mechanical aspect of these and the mass popularity they tend to depreciate slowly. If you're OK with a Manual then you can get a really good bargain.
  14. kush

    Best sensible car for 3 million?

    You should be able to get a decent Corolla 141, there are ones with less than 100K with proper service records
  15. kush

    vitz or Wagon R turbo

    I have a Wagon R which is used for the school run. It is a different vehicle to Vitz and does feel like a tin box compared to Vitz.V If this is going to be your only vehicle you will be better off with the Vitz as it rides better, handles better, has the bigger car feel. What will be lacking will be features like climate control, autonomous safety features, stop start etc.. Wagon R does not feel that is made to last..
  16. Davy

    Road from Kandy to Tangalle

    The two options shown in Google Maps when Kandy and Tangalle is punched in are basically the same you've listed except the second one goes through Weeraketiya after Embilipitiya instead of Angunakolapelessa. There's a significant difference in distance between the two where the expressway is about 50km more than the other route, but just over half an hour quicker. Directions Here You can go to Street View and check the condition of the roads (example), but when I checked, some of the images were from 2015, so it might be different now.
  17. This can be a positive...if we Sri Lankans actually do it properly and diligently and actually learn some skills to build the local automotive scene. As for the Kool Utility Vehicle. Seen quite a few of them running around in Malawi Build quality and feel wise it seems to be better than the Kwid. The SA reviews seem to be decent. Complaints seem to be that the engine is lethargic and unrefined and that the base models do not have safety features that are now common in the SA market.
  18. iRage

    vitz or Wagon R turbo

    Agree with most of this...however the engine dynamics are slightly different. Being a Turbo charged kei car you will be straining the engine a lot more than the NA Vits...especially on long highway drives and outstation hilly drives. So the engine does get worn out a lot more...This is why I always say I will never buy a used kei car even in Japan because I see how these things get used Only exception would be a low mileage car from a city but those are as expensive as a brand new one over here. Ff 99% of your driving is done within the city then something like the Stingray will be good as that is what the car is built for. If not..then you are better off with a larger capacity all rounder. In Japan kei cars are for city use and Japanese buy cars to fit the purpose unlike we Lankans. I too feel the best option of the two cars for the OP would be the Vitz...unless you are willing to look at other brands....unfortunately you do not get the larger capacity Vitz in SL which is a lot lot better (feels almost like a different car).
  19. I'm planning on a family trip to tangalle. From Kandy to Tangalle. I have 2 routes in mind 1. Kandy - southern highway road 2. Kandy-galigamuwa-rathnapura-angunakolapelessa-tangalle Is there any other better routes, (road condition & less traffic) Which route would be better regarding road conditions and less traffic Appreciate your help.
  20. Davy

    Honda Ek3 interior person near Malabe

    Hi Rajith, Welcome to the forum. What sort of work do you need to get done? Interior work, unless something like wiring or electrical which is specific to a model, is quite generic. If you want interior trims or upholstery repaired, any good upholsterer should be able to do it for you. So which is it?
  21. ramishkad

    prius or axio

    The most important question is how many miles will you be running a month? And i'm also curios to know why you havent included the Axio Hybrid as an option but included the Prius?
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  23. Hyaenidae

    Best sensible car for 3 million?

    I've been recommending this car for people who don't mind a Chinese ride and a 10 - 12kmpl average fuel economy - Geely Emgrand. Seriously the most value for money car I've seen which doesn't look like crap after the first 4-5 years of use like most Chinese vehicles. The driving experience is awesome for that kind of money. Civics and Lancers are great choices too but even the newest ones for this budget would be 10 years old while you can easily find a first owner 2015-2016 Emgrand for less than 3 mil (It was 3.1mil brand-new back in 2015). You can save the rest for years worth of fuel and maintenance.
  24. alpha17

    Best sensible car for 3 million?

    Finding good examples of a car like Allion or Premio is extremely hard these days as most of them have been beaten to death. Sometimes there might be better ones popping up for sale. But you have to be patient since you are looking for a nearly 15-17 years old car. Usually cars in this price range are less likely to be changed by a huge margin, so you might gain or loose depending on the market. Buying a hybrid like an Aqua is pretty useless if you do less than 1000km per month as the battery will degrade sooner. Mind that most of the Aqua batteries might be in their last breaths so you might have to keep some additional money for replacements. Fit is also a good choice, but again it’s also a hybrid, but IMO better to drive and looks better than the Aqua. Another fact is that hybrids’ values depreciate much faster than normal cars. I would never pay over 3million for an indian car. There are good cars like Mazda Axela, Honda Civic FD4 and Mitsubishi Lancer EX, which are better looking and better to drive than Toyotas. Most of them are owned by people who enjoy driving, so you’ll have a good chance of finding a nice one. As a drawback you might not be able to sell them easily. Best thing is to drive each one of these models and select the best model which suits you. Make sure to mention what are your major requirements other than the resale value as it would be easy for members to recommend accordingly.
  25. alpha17

    DFSK 580

    Yeah, all the facts are very attractive. I remember how the Baic X25 was introduced by micro saying that it has a Saab engine, Aisin gearbox etc etc... But “avuruddak dekak giyama thamai baba hambenne machan” Also about the CVT, I’m really curious about getting to know how to use it. Please enlighten me Doctor. They have a horrible build quality and when you do around 50,000km, shows the signs of a 200,000+kms done japanese car. A relation of mine owns a Baic X25 from the first batch and you have to use all your strength to close the driver’s door, and the car is still around 15,000km. That’s the skill of chinese people. Their quality is depended on the price you pay. There are some high end domestic brands like HongQi, which carry price tags closer to Bentlys and Rolls. Hope you remember the chinese phone craze in SL back in 2007-2009? Those brick sized phones with TV antennas, and huge displays with cameras saying 8megapixels? Best example. Most of them died or started giving problems after few months of usage. On the other hand mobiles like Huawei P30 pro, One Plus and Xiaomi gives a real competition to Apples and Samsungs.
  26. alpha17

    Axio 141 - Shocks or springs?

    Sometimes, cars which have been repaired after severe crashes indicate these kind of issues (misaligned chassis). Since there is a notable difference between the left and right wheels in height, most probably its related to suspension components.
  27. alpha17

    prius or axio

    Better to stick with a non-hybrid if you plan to do less than 1000kms per month. According to what I've heard, the 2nd Generation Prius is believed to be much more robust than the 3rd gen in the battery department. If you have the need of a hybrid better to go for a battery replaced one or set aside some cash to do the replacement. @mcs627 What about suspension component replacements earlier? Did you replaced the shock absorbers? If replaced, what is the brand: KYB or Genuine Toyota? How long did they last?
  28. Hyaenidae

    ## Post Whoring - Part 3 ##

    Forever... (For those who aint @iRage or havent watched initial D, Aniki = Elder brother)
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