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    Hey man - no worries I mean when I saw your Original post and the whole 'Applicants should have 25+ years experience in.....' vibe I just could not resist It's cool that you've cleared out your stance. My man @Hyaenidae - that is impressive sh*t. Yeah well - the thing is the members in this forum are a lot of like minded people which is the nicest thing here. There are many of us who are not at all professionally into Automobile engineering etc but are just purely guys who have the seemingly unfathomable obsession with cars - the type of people who remember their co-workers by what they drive than their name or what they do, people who can identify an obscure Japanese car by looking at its light, people who know what type of car would suit a different purpose ...people like me who dreamt of being a mechanic as a kid but drifted far far away and ended up writing code (ok...now I mostly write excel formulas and make Presentations). I know some people in this forum in person and they're some of the nicest people around. Some of them provided sound mechanical advice and guess what I even got some really good opinions from the people in the forum when I wanted to fix a glass roof for my courtyard. There's no discrimination, no kunuharupa, and this forum is a pleasant place as opposed to other more popular forums and facebook automotive groups - which honestly make me cringe a bit when I interact with bus mudalalis who've bought Civics, kasippu mudalalis with Allions etc) In short it's a forum of like-minded Automobile Enthusiasts. Yeah - I guess this is where IT guys with a passion for cars end up - and as opposed to other professions we spend a hell lot of time with internet access so that adds up.
  4. 6 points
    And I'd give my small nut to see his face when he realizes that his wife can shatter all those carefully structured requirements to small bite-sized pieces and get what she wants with a pout which promises his peace of mind would be just gone for the foreseeable future if she doesn't get her way
  5. 5 points
    Wonder how many boot lids it cost him before he wised up... at least two WR owners I know are on their third bootlid
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  7. 5 points
    This man doesn't have much business these days. U should ask him about the future...
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  9. 4 points
    In 2016 did any of us ever think there will be a total import stoppage and the world would come to a standstill for 6 months? Leave alone cars the way things are going will we be alive in 4 years? 4-5 years is too far down the line to make a prediction. Think of 4-5 years ago - Hybrids were killing it but now they're depreciating like crazy. Also if you observe current trends cars are no longer assets even the most coveted among Sri Lankans - Corollas and Allions and Premios will not go for crazy prices like they used to do. IF you're buying a car do not spend every cent on it so that it will HAVE to be an investment. Be prepared to lose money when you sell it - if you do make a profit that's a bonus.
  10. 4 points
    Hello and welcome to the forum. The Kelisa is quite a decent hatchback. Used to be my wifes daily driver - trouble free little car based on the Daihatsu Mira. Overall no complains at all. It's a small hatch so you have to expect it to behave like one - not super luxurious or very refined but quite decent. The car is quite nimble and handles well. The EJDE 3 Cylinder 1000 cc engine is very noisy and tends to vibrate a lot. It has around 55 BHP which is quite enough as the car is small and light. Manages hills and all without breaking sweat. The interior is quite spartan and functional, the interior build quality feels a tad bit cheap (understandable considering it's a budget hatch). Interior bits are prone to wear out a bit sooner than Japanese cars. The car is extremely simple mechanically - any decent mechanic can fix it and so simple that some minor jobs can be done DIY as well. Spares are freely available - either at the agents or at a few panchikawatta shops. Some parts are interchangeable with other Daihatsu/Toyota cars as well (For instance,break pads are the same as on the Daihatsu Hijet) The biggest issue usually is the engine mounts tend to wear out quickly - maybe due to the excessive vibration. Original Mounts are comparatively expensive so most people tend to use cheap third party mounts which just last a few months and the car starts vibrating like crazy again. That's something to look out for when inspecting. A little bit of vibration is normal but if it acts like if the car has had an epileptic fit the mounts are bust. Even this is a straightforward fix. Since the car is about 15+ years old you need to look out for other more generic issues such as corrosion, poorly done accident repairs etc. Overall the car is extremely simple and easy to maintain. What we had was one with Automatic transmission and it consistently did 10KMPL - nothing more nothing less. I'm not sure about the market price right now 2003 would probably be around 1.3/1.4 Mil? Do a price check and of course you can always bargain.
  11. 4 points
    Not really, no. Most regulars around here are just a bunch of guys who enjoy driving and discussing anything related to automobiles in general... driven by passion instead of reason, pleasure instead of practicality, beauty instead of purpose, experience instead of theory, romance instead of cost-benefit analysis... you get the picture Well, going by your requirements and approach to cars in general I think you'd be quite happy with a 1st owner company maintained Perodua Axia 2017 or newer. That's the closest you're going to get to owning a brand new car for your budget atm
  12. 3 points
    The Korean brands have come a long long way. Their design teams are lead by (or at least have one or two) ex-engineers from the likes of BMW, Porsche, etc...They do seem to have a wide portfolio that appeals to a wide audience (from grand pas to ricers to speed freaks). With the Korean automotive regulations opening up to modifications (which was apparently illegal up to a few years ago). The issue I have with Korean cars is..for some reason they do not seem to age well. Even the vehicles from 4-5 years ago...they just show age. I am talking about cars that have been taken care of...it doesn't rattle or anything....but it just looks old...so hopefully that has changed with the newer models.
  13. 3 points
    I can see lots of discussion about Forester, I have picked up my very 1st Subaru and it's a 2015 Forester XT Premium, done high km. I had many many cars over the years and never had something like this, i mean it handles like go cart and very nippy. Can i convince someone to buy a Subi 😝😜 everyf4 unsure how many original Vitz RS's in SL (My auntie got a one) i had a one and sold it not long ago, stiffer suspension, 1NZ FE 1500cc engine, not the best with the CVT but can't complain, less body roll and good steering respond but bad turning circle. regards, JC
  14. 3 points
    Fun Fact : These placards at the Ceylon Motor Show is prepared by yours truly.
  15. 3 points
    @Vega I believe @Hyaenidae 's suggestion is a good one. The Axia isn't a particularly special car to drive (I actually feel the Alto 800 of the same vintage with the manual gearbox is a far more enjoyable car to chuck about) but it'll tick most of your boxes. My view is based on a month using the Axia as a daily city run about so it might not be enough to give you the insights you need as I don't recall if i ever took it out on the highway for an example so can't comment on something like highway cruising stability etc. but it's decent little car. There's very little to go wrong. @Hyaenidae is also right about the sites member profile 😅 I don't think we've had many (any?) active qualified mechanical engineers, mechanics or technicians here right @iRage in the last 14 years i've been around that I can remember off hand. Lots and lots of IT guys though, make of that what you will😅
  16. 3 points
    I had a passo for some time (KGC30 model, 2013), it shares a lot of commonalities with the vitz so imo, the ride height is good, fuel efficiency is around 10-12 in city and around 14-17 outstation( depends on the road and conditions). Maintenance ofc was cheap as it was a newer toyota model that only i used so other than a battery replacement, a tune up and tyres there was nothing to be replaced other than regular service with proper oils at agents. Car has a good turning radius and has a more simplistic dashboard. You get standard new car features like power mirrors, ABS, airbags, VSC, smart key etc (if you get the Hana grade). Engine comes mostly in 1L 1KR_FE(which does have a noticable vibration in idle but not as bad as in the vitz, could be because of less wear on engine mounts or whatnot). The car has an eco idle mode and currently you can find a second hand one of simillar grade for about 2.6 mil. (late K or early CA numbers). Full insurance costs 62,190 at C*y*inko V*P. Service at agents cost roughly 9500-12000 depending on the lubricants needed and detailing. leg space and cabin space is a lot more than vitz and its a pretty decent ride for everyday use. Yaris/Belta also uses the same 1KR-FE engine except its a compact sedan. Never used one but you do need to know that these cars are well over 10 years old so there is going to be considerable abuse, some decent mileage and wear. You cant expect it to not have some occassional repairs. Considerably a comfy car for a normal commute. Axia seems to be the newest car you can get for your budget. most of the axias on market are post 2017 so they are considerably new. Perodua is a pretty decent car manufactuter and the brand does hold its value well in the second hand market in sri lanka. Viva's that were brought back in 2010 still go for close to 1.8-2Mil so compared to the deprecitation of other non JDM cars id say its good. The aircon is pretty decent and the car does come with factory fitted alloys and a few extras. Never owned or used one so i guess a person who owned one might have a better say on this. If you are referring to the beetle swift then yes, its a good car too. 2008 model back in 2010-ish gave it up but the car was well on its track. The car comes standard with auto climate control and extras like steering wheel controls etc for the JDM version. the engine is a 1.3L tho but the pulling power is decent. U get a standard CVT gearbox and interior space, seats and luggage wise its a no brainer that its good. Did notice that it idles a little high on hot days and the car does seem to miss gears occasionally (could be just a one off case of a defective car for me). service is almost the same as any other car at A*W p*tstop. but this too is a pretty older car considering most of them within your budget would be 2008-2010 models. Fuel wise its around 9-10 in city, outstation around 13-14 Havent owned pugs or a fit so i guess other users will elaborate on them. Aqua though is a tricy car. Its low so you are going to hit potholes and bumps with a screetch a lot more often. The car is well engineered, and the interior space is decent. has a lot of features like SWC, TRC, auto headlight washer etc and even LED headlights(depends on model). Car does around 11-14 in city and outstation its mostly around 17. the engine is 1.5L so you can expect more power compared to a vitz. downsides would be the expensive maintenance and the problem of having to find mechanics with knowledge on hybrids if something goes haywire. The car is full of electronics and the regular makabaas engineering myt not cut it. Battery replacement is cheaper now at aronud 390K done at TL. back then it was around 410K on grey import batteries. But considering all this if you are not a heavy user, i guess a regular petrol car would be a better choice. the fuel efficiency wont make that much of a difference on your pocket when you add up maintenance. My final adv would be for you to search for each of the car you narrowed down on autolanka. you might find threads about the common problems in them and make up your mind for a choice.
  17. 3 points
    damn i can only think how hard it will be for you to choose a wife
  18. 3 points
    That was fast...yes...it is a Carina ED. A few fun facts: - Toyota designed it to resemble Mt. Fuji. So if you look at the car from any direction...it looks like Mt. Fuji - When it was first launched...Toyota claimed it had the lowest height for a production sedan. It stood at 1310mm - Although it had the Carina name on it..it was closer to the Celica. - The car started a wave of pillar-less hardtop sedans in the segment. Nissan, Mazda, Mitsubishi all jumped on the band wagon after the success of the Carina ED. - ED stands for Exciting Dressy Yes..it was a Japan only model. Over to you @matroska
  19. 3 points
    Could this be Jeremy or Hammond?
  20. 2 points
    very simple. 1.implement a age and carbon emissions based tax where older vehicles with higher capacity would be more expensive to run. 2.Provide tax concessions on new eco-friendly vehicles to encourage people to switch.
  21. 2 points
    That was a good one @iRage I think @Kavvz was on the scent from the start and deserves the win - take your turn .
  22. 2 points
    Members, As far as I remember Holden statesmen cars, were a gift from Australian government for summit in 1976. Few cars imported to Sri Lanka before the conference in 1976 by M/s, Colets in Borella before you come to Raymends, funeral undertakes on the same road. At present a big Textile shop is their Colets closed their work shop. That property was a very large area covering their show room and work shop. The statesmen car model which came to SL was a big one, all were red color. All summit Holden cars were sold to general public after the sumit, few cars were converted to Diesel. All had German technology Electrical system, was Similar to VW 12 volts at that time manufactured cars. With 4 speed auto gear box vehicles. The above car was a beautiful and a stately car. Sylvester Wijesinghe Sylvi.
  23. 2 points
    It just states to refer to the owner’s manual. The manual says to use ACEA A5 0w30 or 5w30 if 0w20 isn’t available. And if using 0w20, to use Honda Genuine Oil Type 2.0. I opted for the Mobil1 0w20 oil as the Castrol Edge Pro 5w30 A5 was quite pricey and was just being wasted with hardly any burn every 5k km when the maintenance minder alert popped. Also, wanted to test this lower viscosity oil over a good 2 service intervals to see if there’s much burn at all given my standard commute and also how much of a realistic fuel economy it would provide.
  24. 2 points
    Dude no one is a fortune teller but all i can say is that Toyotas have a market in sri lanka and has held up value pretty well over the past, but you do need to make up your mind on depreciation. 2008-10 vitz cars go for around 2.5-2.7 mil and the newer ones post 2012 go around 3 mil and higher. Its a gamble to comment on the market value since some models do depreciate a lot more than others. specifically newer cars as they identify faults in it. for example the dct issue on the vezel has pushed its price to low 3.8 mil. Meanwhile the premio which is pretty much no different than an allion holds its value well, some people who bought it for 4.9-5 mil in 2010 can sell it with little to no depreciation in the current market. Expect to get a lot less than what you buy, but since vitz is a popular car in Sri Lanka you can expect to find buyers for it for the right price. When buying just make sure you get a good deal!
  25. 2 points
    Coolant change: Done! Things learned: Multi-meter test of the coolant is helpful to find how degraded coolant is. Before the coolant change the highest voltage recorded was 0.1V, after the change it's 0.02V. They don't touch the engine block drain plug at the agent, only the radiator and the expansion tank gets drained so if you're going the DIY route it's quite easy and uncomplicated work just like @Davy said. The bit on the coolant cap is indeed an air vent. There are 2 rubber washers inside said coolant cap, the one I have highlighted tends to fall off whenever you take the radiator expansion tank cap off. Make sure it's there and is seated properly before re-tightening the cap. Coolant used: Part No. MZ341015EX Mitsubishi 50% concentration pre-mixed super long life coolant premium Total cost: Rs. 4872.00 Labour - 552.00 Coolant - 5.5l - 4320.00 (about 1-1.5l of coolant was left over and I'm supposed to top the radiator and the expansion tank up over several heating and cooling cycles with it). They did run the engine with the heater on to bleed the system, but still advised to do it. Questions: The engine bay is a bit of a mess after the coolant change. I haven't cleaned the engine bay since first 2 routine services and wary to do it after seeing them using pressurized water to do it, could crusted coolant on plastic and metal parts of the engine bay be harmful in some way?
  26. 2 points
    Hi @pasindu tharaka, welcome to the forum! Please refrain from creating multiple threads across different sections of the forum. I have now merged your threads. As for your issue, I'd start by checking all the vacuum lines first for a leaks. Make sure all rubber vacuum hoses are properly secured and that they don't have cracks. Next would be the idle air control valve that you should check. It might be sticking due to carbon deposits or faulty. Do a throttle body clean and get the IACV carefully cleaned as well.
  27. 2 points
    Well out of the two models you have mentioned the Audi A1 would not meet any of the requirements above except for the ability to reverse like @kush mentioned above. However, if you are looking at a maximum 5 million budget I don't think you'd be able to get hold of a 2020 Yaris (the Vitz is no more as mentioned in the above comments from 2020 on) as the prices of Vitz model years 2018-2019 goes close to the 5 million mark. The new Yaris looks good and premium both in the inside and the outside (the rear design might not be everyone's cup of tea though) than the outgoing model and like @iRage mentioned it could be more livelier to drive due to Toyota's new global architecture chassis design. All things said 4 to 5 million is a pretty good budget to buy a car and if it was my money I wouldn't settle with a hatchback for this price point. There are many decent hatchbacks, sedans and even some SUVs, CUVs that would be falling within this price bracket which would offer many options, comfort and other advantages than the models being compared at the moment. However, its your money and its your call so you can choose the best option that would suit your needs
  28. 2 points
    Not to sound rude..but if you have to ask the question..then no..stay away from the Audi. 5mil is quite a good chunk of money. Are these the only two options you have ? Would there be any decent Korean offerings ? Yes..the Vitz name was dropped and now it is called Yaris. Test drove the 1L and the 1.5L (MT). They are both pretty nimble and actually fun. Yes the 1L uses the 1KRFE engne but Toyota swears by the fact that the engine has got some major overhauling and it is not like the previous one (I was quite disrespectful of the the previous 1L ). Only time will tell if these upgrades actually make it better. To be fair...it did feel and sound less cheap and tin can like as 3 cylinders usually sound. The thing did not feel like it had any more or less power but the way it was delivered was much better and coupled with the livelier chassis you could forgive it for not being a fire breathing engine.
  29. 2 points
    Hi hi, it's like this. They clean the Throttle body fully inside out. Clean the injectors using a specific gadget that tests the flow rate and using an injector cleaner liquid like the Wurth product. Clean the spark plugs throughly using this gadget that vibrates at a high frequency while the plugs are drowned in a cleaner liquid (atleast the Place I got it done did so) Clean the fuel pump and filter and check the hoses and fuel lines. IIRC they clean the injector rail too. Finally they adjust the idle rpm if it needs to be adjusted. But I find it weird they don't touch the PCV, EGR, EVAP and IACV systems which are equally important. Maybe some places do but mostly not. Whether it's a garage or DIY, we should get all the above mentioned components cleaned and checked once in a while (average every 3-4 years or 60k kilometers, really depends on how much the car is used). Not to mention our lankan fuel quality. I have heard of a Honda Fit GP1 that broke down one night nearby because the fuel filter got clogged. So while the question of whether it is a money grab depends on the price charged and quality of work. But other than removing the fuel tank to access the fuel pump in some models, everything else can be done at home given that owner is handy and has the necessary products.
  30. 2 points
    I also second fuel starvation issue. I have experience with this problem too. Its usually check valve or could be a fault with the ignition coils. Do you experience any misfires or rough idle? If so, check with cleaning the IAC (Idle Air Control Valve) & PCV (Positive Crank Ventilation Valve) too. Those two are usually not covered in an 'engine tuneup'. Were you observing the tune up guys do the job or did you leave the car by itself at the garage? Cause some cars have fragile components in the fuel system that should be handled with care.
  31. 2 points
    I posted it for a laugh as @sathyajithj99 initially posted one with a placard; I didn't realize until much afterwards how akward it must have been for all the married guys participating! I mean we all blow up the posted images and examine them carefully for clues right? Well, I can only imagine the measures taken so as to examine this car door on the down-low without having it cause a domestic scene. My apologies to all affected...Sorry guys!
  32. 2 points
    @Vega since you said let's stick to cars, i'm not going to address that quote above 😅😂 Regarding your point about used cars, I hate to break it to you, but no matter how much due diligence you do, you're always rolling the dice buying used. So given your aversion to risk or the need to minimize or mitigate why not buy brand new?
  33. 2 points
    @Vega props for the structured & logical approach you've taken to finding your first car👍 Just an observation but have you left a margin to factor out the confirmation bias in the responses you receive? @gayanath usually offers empirical evidence to back up his claims but the rest of us are guilty of serving up opinions which to a large extent are subjective. Of the cars you've shortlisted i've only owned the Fiesta - search the forums; i recently replied in great detail about my ownership experience of the Ford.
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    Very much so @matroska And especially this one with the port-hole windows: Its one of those cars that you'd want to preserve and have around the house to enjoy. A very nice looking car indeed and the ideal runabout for a quick 'kaade paan' run!
  36. 2 points
    Power of WagonR posted in the infamous group.
  37. 2 points
    Excellency, I believe I'm not worthy to provide my humble opinion for thy request. I am but no engineer -though I'm aware of issues . I hath but owned one car that falls in your excellency's budget of the proximity of 3 million, which is the Honda Fit GP1 which hath been extensively discussed. Would your excellency care to do a search for that particular car? There are many more models I could suggest to your excellency but sadly I'm not qualified to be worthy to provide input. The current car I own exceeds thy budget hence I'm unqualified to be honored in providing an input for your excellency. Please pardon this humble peasant.
  38. 1 point
    The sad truth ............ What should be done ?? Quote: Sixty per cent of the total vehicles registered at the Department of Motor Traffic (DMT) is not in good running condition, DMT Assistant Commissioner J.A.S. Jayaweera said. Speaking at the media briefing during the ‘Fifth National Accident Prevention Week’ Mr Jayaweera said 8.1 million vehicles were registered with the Department. “4.6 million Motorcycles and 1.1 million three-wheelers were registered at the Department. 80% of the total registrations were personal vehicles,” he said. Fifty per cent of the registered vehicles which not in good running condition were categorised under motorcycles and three-wheelers. Though the vehicle registrations reached 8.1 million, there is no sufficient road capacity in the country. At present, the road capacity is 112,000 km. http://www.dailymirror.lk/breaking_news/60-of-registered-vehicles-not-in-running-condition-DMT/108-191503 .......... unQuote.
  39. 1 point
    Holdens made their way to Sri Lanka for the non-aligned conference that was held during Mrs. B's reign in the 70s. This car may have come to SL just past that when Holdens became a bit popular. This doesn't appear to be a 60's number. I've seen late 70s Japanese vans with numbers older than this. Unlike now, importing cars needed a permit those days but there was no age limit for used imports from what I know. @Sylvi might have an idea about this model. This might not have been a hearse due to lack of any windows. Hearses would have got single digit Sri numbers those days. What I'd love to know is whether it had an auto gearbox. Aussies were among early adopters of auto boxes. The ad says transmission is automatic! For that price, I'd actually buy that car in a heartbeat if I was in SL and had the parking space.
  40. 1 point
    So curiosity got the better of me and checked the quick site for prices of the new Yaris...the G grade seems to ask a 5.9 - 6.1 mil price and the X anywhere between 5.3 - 5.5. You could always go check and see what the bottom line price is. The car sales people might be desperate enough to give some significant price cuts (I don't reckon people are buying cars liek they used to with all the curfews and pandemic business)
  41. 1 point
    Hello and welcome to the forum, The GP5 is an really nice and fun car to drive. It combines practicality with great handling and lots of pick up. Fuel economy is pretty good too. Sadly sometimes when things are too good to be true - they are. The Same DCT gearbox that is key component of the GP5's fun-to-drive characteristics also proved to be it's achilles heel. In local conditions the DCT box has proven to be troublesome. If you are absolutely new to cars then it might not be the best starting point since the potential DCT issues might come up and you will have to spend some time sorting things out...on a plus side might be a good experience too What should you look for is obviously DCT issues however AFAIK there are no clear symptoms - just something you need to be prepared for when the errors start coming up. As for the hybrid battery you can do a scan. I suggest you bargain and get the price lowered as much as possible and make an allowance for an eventual repair.
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  44. 1 point
    @iRage @AbeysinghE @HaeylM @matroska Sorry guys, was busy with stuff. Yes guys I have the following list of cars that I came up with. I would like to know if it fits my needs though. Not an easy task as I experienced to find one that works with the budget as well as well-maintained. Sedans Yaris, Belta, Lancer SC3 and others mentioned by you guys - but difficult to find for the price a well-maintained car, and too old - most cars have been heavily used and not well maintained 😔 Any suggestions? Ford Fiesta 2011 - some say this has issues with transmission Peugeot 407 Hatchbacks Vitz - at least a 2010 Perodua Axia Suzuki Swift Peugeot 308 Honda Fit/Aqua also on the list - although the NiMH and especially Li-Ion battery decays and I do not commute frequently so I wonder if this fits If you guys can say pros and cons, driving experience I always appreciate it much! I know we cannot find the perfect match but something that can last for some time. Thanks much!
  45. 1 point
    How long your brake pads last will depend on how you drive and the type of brake pads that are there. On average standard brake pads under standard, normal person driving I would say will last about 20,000 - 25,000km (again this is subjective...). Yes 58,000 wold be too high...depends on what you are getting as well. Manufacturer ones are not the best. There are many really good aftermarket options (Dixel, etc..). Look in to those as well. If you are going to spend 58,000 then see if there are better options out there (and there will be). Even the Mitsubishi part I am sure you can find genuine ones outside of the agent. Maybe our Lancer boys can recommend a few reputable parts suppliers ? DO not go for the cheapest or cheap ones...they are utterly useless and you are just putting your self and others at risk.
  46. 1 point
    Are Yaar it doesn't get more Hindustani than that the design and the name ... I can almost feel the smell the cheap plasticy interior emits in the hot sun.
  47. 1 point
    Locking this thread due to its age.
  48. 1 point
    In a situation like this if the car owner had full insurance, would the insurance company cover the loss for the business? or should the business be insured?
  49. 1 point
    Didn't most GDI's have the same issues with the fuel pump as well as problems running low octane fuel locally? The V6 was sold brand new by the agent Unit#d Mot#rs locally. Unit#d Mot#rs didn't sell any GDI versions of the JDM/Japanese reconditioned models locally. Lancer (JDM Cedia was GDI) Montero IO 2L non GDI (Pajero IO was a 1.8L GDI & turbo variant as well) Montero 3L V6 & 3.8L V6 non GDI (Pajero petrols were GDI) I'm not sure if the Magna & Verada were the exception but even those were Australian market versions
  50. 1 point
    Members, Part exchanging first started by Salgado motor sales in Negambo far back 1940s. Today there are people who has little extra undeclared funds starts, buying and selling motor vehicles. Due to high margin of profit. PK Niwasa started and there are few thousands living on this industry. Must get a inventory and mark all pars can be changed from the sales point. There is a leading importer in Colombo who imports few hundred vehicles for a month. before the tax hike. Vehicles are send to outstation sales outlets belong to him. Drivers used to change batteries tries on the way if they find extra fuel also sold. At last the said importer used a high wattage Electric SOLDERING IRON with a seal to melt all the tires and the battery. Drain out all petrol give only for one trip. Every month he had different seal with the month. That was the end of that They indulge in all sorts of activities to make few Rupees and cents, Some new mushroo unregistered car dealers also had got used to this habit. This is Sri lanka integrity is not there among most of our citizens. Most people get up in the morning to whom to hoodwink. Sylvi Wijesinghe.
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