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  1. 2 points
    Nope..no such thing called a global warranty. Warranties are offered based within local contexts and is not transferable. The only time it is transferable is when a manufacturer's agent themselves do a transfer (usually happens when the country the car is being sent to does not have a manufacturer's agent..when this happens the agent transferring the car needs to take over all warranty responsibility or need to negotiate with the manufacturer on some sort of cost sharing agreement). So your UK model car..sold to you in UK does not have its warranty transferred to Sri Lanka when you import it over here. Mainly because of three reasons... 1. It is the cost component...when you buy a brand new car from the local agent, the local agent's mark-up includes a warranty coverage component (part of labor, admin and handling fees and facility op fees). When you buy your car abroad...all that is paid to the dealer abroad...not the local dealer ...and the manfacturer is not going to pay them for it (for standard warranty services) 2. The manufacturer does not want to be liable for warranty services that it would have to provide if you use and maintain the car in a context that it is not supposed to be used in. For the warranty to be honored by the manufacturer, it needs to know that that the vehicle has been taken care of and used according to manufacturer's specs. So if you take a Hilux designed to run on the ice planes of arctic and you run it on dry pavement and mess up the differentials...well..the manufacturer does not want to cover it. But then if you buy a car that is recommended to be serviced every 10,000km and you are too cheap to do that but do your service only once every 20,000 or 30,000km...then the manufacturer will not cover it when your engine has a huge oil blob stuck in the midle. 3. They do not want to extend a warranty to a car that they do not know if they can actually cover it with warranty....because the location you use the car in might not have skills and even parts required for warranty services. So..how do some of these JDM cars imported to SL get sold with claims of "manufacturer warranty" ? Simple....the manufacturer extends it to the person who bought the car in Japan...not to you...but typically that used to happen if and only if the exporter is a franchise owner of the brand in Japan. If you buy a car in a foreign country can you get a manufacturer's warranty over here ? Yes...depending on the manufacturer and the car. However, you will have to pay extra for it to the local agent in terms of a registration fee and such. Usually the fee is quite high. Having said that: ....irrespective of where the car was sold at...if there are manufacturer recalls that the car is subjected to...then you can get the recall sorted out at the local agent. You will have to negotiate it with them...sometimes the entire fix might be free. Sometimes you might have to pay for shipping and handling and everything else is free. Sometimes you will have to pay for labor and handling whilst only the part is free. Also...if your car is still under warranty in the home country...and you develop a manufacturer caused issue...then...what you get is pretty much at the discretion of the local agent and the manufacturer. Would maintaining your JDM car with a warranty in Japan at the local agent help in making warranty claims? Not really. It is still at the discretion of your agent and the manufacturer..it might improve your chances of reaching a favorable negotiation if something was to break. However, local agents do not take the responsibility. That is why the general regulations state that the car will be serviced at the owner's risk for all cars (it is just that for brand new cars the agent sells, the conditions in the sales contract supersede that). Based on the above reasons (the 3 main ones above), it should be apparent that even if your car has a manufacturer warranty in the country of sale, it does not necessarily mean that the local agent has the capacity to maintain it. If uncertain...the very first thing you should do is just go to the manufacturer's agent and show the car...have a discussion to see what they can maintain and what they cannot...if and what they can and might cover from the manufacturer's warranty.
  2. 1 point
    Well...then in that case he should be still able to retain his Sri Lankan citizenship (plus take on the other citizenship of his/her other parent) and it should be a case similar to a kid with parents of two different Nationalities. In which case...yes...mixed nationality kids are allowed in to govt. schools and exams and sporting events. Know a Sri Lankan-Japanese family..both kids go to Royal...one is in the school swim team (or at least was). Sorry ..no idea if the kids sat for the scholarship exam or not...as for A and O levels..well if the kids are at Royal..I don't think they will wait all this time to tell the kids that they cannot sit for these exams
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    No idea....however I am quite certain that International Schools were not allowed to compete in sporting events for national schools. Since the "free education" component is for Sri Lankan citizens who are tax payers; I would reckon once the kid renounces his/her Sri Lankan citizenship the child will not be eligible for free education and will have to pay full tuition fees. I am not sure if National schools in Sri Lanka actually have a fees table. For kids who are of mixed Nationality...the "Sri Lankan" part of the two nationalities still gives the kid the privilege of free education....thus, can attend national schools. I don't think this helps your situation though because your scenario might be a case of both parents renouncing Sri Lankan citizenship ? Why did I bring it up ? Well....kids of dual Nationality marriages are allowed to retain citizenship of both nations until they become an adult (if as adults the nations do not allow dual citizenship then they have to give one of it up). Even if the parents get divorced, the kids by descent retains the right to both citizenship until adulthood (unless one of the parents denounce the kid). So...since the child you are referring to is a Sri Lankan by birth right I am wondering if there is a mechanism for the kid to keep his/her Sri Lankan citizenship (as his/her birth right) whilst also holding the new citizenship of the country the kid's parents have chosen for him/her.
  4. 1 point
    Jeep is coming out of the Canopy place tonight. Will update with pics.
  5. 1 point
    @lkRaven nice killzone profile pic!
  6. 1 point
    I used a Teana of this gen for many years with little problems. The only issue I had was with hard shifts on the CVT: It was caused by a loose power connection to the solenoid switch inside the transmission which is a common (known) issue and was an easy fix: It just required the transmission pan to be dropped, and as far as I know (wasn't there to watch) it was soldered in place while the car was on the lift. Pan was cleaned, fluid replaced, and that was that. No other issues other than worn out lower suspension arms which were easy to replace (but that's common with all cars and I just see that as normal wear and tear). Its, a great commuter car with lots of room. Worked out well for me and I enjoyed owning it. The family liked it too, as the rear seats are exceptionally comfortable with lots of rear leg room (It has more rear leg room than most cars in its class). It was decent on fuel for a car of that size, and it was exceptional in traffic and was decent enough the rest of the time: A great all round car I feel. Its not under powered by any means: But it is however, a commuter car and not a driver's car. The Optima however is very visually striking though. Its a very clean sleek looking car. And most of the reviews on it are complimentary. You should definately test drive that along with the Teana before making your final decision. As far as reliablity and comfort is concered though: I would say the Teana might win out on that front.
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    Rust remover that I used is called "Rust remover 125" from Akzo Nobel. You have to sand the surface first, apply rust remover and scrub with a wire brush. Wash it off with water and apply primer as soon as it dries before corrosion starts again. Good for getting rust out of nooks and crannies. Multilac has a rust converter which doesn't need to be washed off afterwards. Little hard to come by.
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    Interesting....by descent or not once a citizen of Sri Lanka, he/she is a citizen of Sri Lanka right ?
  9. 1 point
    That's because of the typical Sri Lankan mentalityIMO! We do not know how to let things go when the time comes but choose to cling on to whatever unnecessary things for trivial reasons. In the end, we do not enjoy, nor are content with whatever we have now but instead keep on worrying about what we might lose in future.
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