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  1. 9 points
    Finally she’s here😁Thanking all the members who helped me in various ways💪
  2. 8 points
    My most noteworthy motoring milestone of the last decade; Leaving the wagon R facebook group!
  3. 7 points
    It's a Thursday evening... I finish work with the joy of tomorrow being an off day. I clean up the house a bit and open up AL and find out more sh!t to clean... මොන මගුලක් ද යකෝ මේ?
  4. 7 points
    I joined this forum in 2012 when I only had a rusty mountain bike with no brakes! Learned lots and finally obtained my dream. Didn't think of resale,fuel or what not. Just followed my heart! But sad to see the newer generation of car buyers, makes me weep hard. Does anybody even care about driving the damn thing anymore? instead of resale and fuel! This is not showing off. Just an Appreciation to AL and the community! PS. Its a 2 Liter Turbo with 200 horses and still does over 13kmpl city, so go f*** off with ur premios and vezis!
  5. 6 points
    Howdy fellas?
  6. 5 points
    For almost 20 years my dad has been scraping and dinging my cars, his response it's just metal go fix it. Today I dinged his Vitara by accident., hes called out war now. He went all Martin Luther King on me with the speeches.
  7. 4 points
    The elusive 1000km oil change! So I asked the retailer in UK from whom I purchased the Vitara, he insisted on the 1000km oil change, But my importer said to run it 5000km, to add the so called engineer at A*W Pitstop also adviced to run 2500km-5000km prior to the break in oil change. Also he insisted the engine was broken in on a table prior to installation and not to worry. This is when the car manual explicitly mentions to break in and to time the turbo prior to turning off Well it seems that the car knows better than all of us! It displayed this today just at 1300km
  8. 4 points
    Visit the DFSK 580 thread for your weekly dosage of comedy.
  9. 4 points
    Hi Guys.. this is my new username previously known as PreseaLover
  10. 4 points
    The only description on an Ad reads "This car 2nd Owner. Both owners are doing senior level executive jobs," like who the F### cares??? ?
  11. 4 points
    On the way home from the airport on the Katunayake expressway in a new Nissan Caravan. The driver has no regard for the speed limit, lane rules or other vehicles. I'm holding on to a bar (and my dear life) inside the van, both feet pressed against the floor. Yes, it has no seat belts. I'm asking myself "obata sathutui da dan?"
  12. 3 points
    Nature is healing! AL is healing! Teg project has an update! The Dattos have reproduced to make a fleet of them! What a time to be alive!
  13. 3 points
    All my time spent washing and waxing the car culminates in that moment when a passing by car winds the shutter down and the driver/passenger shout "car eka wikunanawada?" 😋
  14. 3 points
    Facebook group motoring mentality; summarized Everything you own does 30kmpl or you are not cool Everyone owns a beast or a babe Everything second hand is bad Car salesman have a right to make the cheapest offer, yet sell for extortion prices. A seller has to agree, Everyone wants WhatsApp pics of a classified. car salesman can facelift, but if the first owner does it, it’s a wreck 0w20 from salad to lube to engine oil. Used Turbo cars are bad, but everyone wants to Turbo their car for a premium. A newer Suv or car from 2010s 2012s are finicky, got electronics and must go cheap, whereas old pajeros and land cruisers that have been to the moon are quoted absurd figures. Every sports car or rare car has no book - commenters the group moderator or admin is a self proclaimed god of motoring.
  15. 3 points
    I don't get it....why would the cars one person can buy for Xmil Rs. be any different from the cars another person can buy for the same budget ?
  16. 3 points
    So I took the Vitara to the A*W inspection camp in Kandy today, well impressed as they are quite aware of the model and the technical aspects, however It was hoist inspection, suspension and the scan tool, which again they said is compatible with UK imports. all in all it was a good effort
  17. 3 points
    RICE LEVEL? I think Basmathi level😅
  18. 3 points
    Once in a while, an entertainer shows up in the forum saying how extraordinary a particular vehicle model is....There was Crisco Nihal, the kid who tried to sell his dad’s Cefiro and now this DFSK guy🤣🤣🤣 I really love to enter into conversation with those people🤣🤣Thanks for giving us enjoyment🤟🤟
  19. 3 points
    The Vitara bug caught me, a week in the ICU with dengue and finally bit the bullet, I bought one! Loving it.
  20. 3 points
    Drove the new Mitsu Eclipse Cross and I’m amazed by the balance between comfort and handling. Certainly comfortable as a car, while being sporty enough to rocket out the corners. Highly recommend over the Honda CRV. The turbocharged 1500cc is much more livelier than what you get in the CRV. Only downside is the fuel economy which is around 12kmpl during long runs and 6-7 round the town.
  21. 3 points
    Is it just me or are there more and more classifieds with genuine mileage - even for mainstream cars? I see people not being afraid to advertise mileages of 200,000 + this is a good trend.
  22. 3 points
    Don't want to Jinx it but I think the AL community can all breathe a collective sigh of relief today!
  23. 3 points
    I wish this forum would go back to the old days. When hybrids weren't here. Fuel figures were always absurd. Anything below 1300cc was a maruti, real old petrolheads and stories of their broken cars, projects, builds and younger petrolheads (like us - now old) speaking of drags and driving civics to extinction. A world where a Suv always had 4wd. I was just a peer back then. But I learnt a lot.
  24. 3 points
    If anyone is in a mood to make a couple of prank calls, there's a gold cefiro advertised in the classifieds, whos owner appears to be thinking very highly of the car
  25. 3 points
    Permit threads permit threads everywhere. ?
  26. 3 points
    Saw a new Suzuki Spacia - the most hideous thing I saw all day.
  27. 2 points
    Curfew trivia Insurance chap told me even the insurance companies are shocked to see how much doctors crash their cars, despite there being no traffic, curfew and no rush. Mostly on curbs and stationary objects. Array of claims So a known car dealer tells me. Hes got the most number of calls the last month, asking for large suvs for sale or rent. Reason they have a built in curfew pass status. A businessman was begging him to exchange a E350e for 2011 150 Prado So many defenders broke down, Famous repair shops are full on queued with state ones and personal ones. reason overuse and misuse propagated their inherent unreliable nature. Even 300tdi engine kits are now at 500,000 lkr due to shortages. Fuel stations say, the curfew almost stopped the movement of super diesel, most pumps are barely touched a day. Vendors say, The below single item that was sold in the craze, considering sheer numbers it was moved in. YEAST. Not groceries. Not soap, not Masks, not hand sanitizer.
  28. 2 points
    In a time of strict emissions regulations, decline in enthusiasm, autonomous & EV startups, and boring toys, guess who's back😎
  29. 2 points
    Not spam fellas https://www.autoblog.com/2020/03/14/2020-c8-chevy-corvette-break-in-period-redline-easter-egg-video/?ncid=edlinkusauto00000016&guce_referrer=aHR0cDovL20uZmFjZWJvb2suY29tLw&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAABHdRio6xkWLJ76iqCssznlMc_NZNDFJeeE3AltzJc7BR2DN9E-xdsOrlEhTZosM0XQUd0N2PLxHUg_I2KkH2zApvJpg1BJe3slrBls68vRFw0gNvSL74cLl1mCXUz-uV9LPVRPox1trJTXxVcaJNQkV6_XXo-giszLdGd04dhou&guccounter=2 A reminder to those who think breaking in a car is old talk / overrated
  30. 2 points
    Long time reader finally decided to jump in the fun... hope to have a good time here. Apparently, I had registered an account here long time ago to ask some random question on behalf of my dad. But forget that, we didn't even get the van after all. Anyways, car lover ever since I was a baby, the recent discussions just made me want to start posting instead of just passively reading from the sidelines. And by that, I don't mean the cars for x million rupees budget, but rather some threads about Truenos, BZ Corollas, Altezzas, etc.
  31. 2 points
    So I was at a friend's home and his dad (about 60 years old) came over and was talking about the Lancer he bought brand new in 1980 (11-6005) and had used it on an all-ceylon tour, trips, occassions, wedding car, what not and still talks about it like a missing family member. The stare and smile he & his wife gave me when I ran a quick license plate check and told him the car was lastly in the hands of LOLC and could *possibly* be running, was priceless! He has now made it his mission to find that car and bring it back home if it's still out there. Little things like this make life wonderful! Lancers & Lankans go together like paan & parippu it seems. Never got a proper chance to drive my dad's 2008 GLX. Oh well, someday.
  32. 2 points
    So now is everyone using 0w20 for their engine and hair as well?🤣
  33. 2 points
    Typical idiotic Lankan-buyer mindset.. I have recieved calls from 7 different people in the past 4 days and and none of them bother to read the description and try to negotiate the price over the phone. One fella told me he had a specific amount of money in hand and is demanding my car for that specific amount and tried to teach me what my car is worth in today's market as he wants to resell for a profit. My mom hearing the convo, asked for the phone and politely told the caller to take a hike. Pisses me off everytime.
  34. 2 points
    Toyota Lanka are replacing the Air Bag detonator of several models that came around 2008(Corolla 141, etc), which is free of charge. Check with Toyota Lanka whether your model needs this replacement as well.
  35. 2 points
    A suggestion to the admins / moderators Why not upgrade the whole advert experience, pics are tiny, it looks dated, and hard to find stuff. Plus due to insane charges, the “famous site” has lesser ads by the day and it’s getting hard to get hold of a good vehicle there. Pretty much there’s no competition either, so why not use this opportunity to boost the advert section. We d all love to see this forum go on in every aspect. This is the oldest site here AFAIK
  36. 2 points
  37. 2 points
    Waiting till a new profile to show up named like ; “DFSK”, “Glory580”, “DFSKGlory”, “DFSK580” or likewise including DFSK related words. Still no one in the forum😅
  38. 2 points
    Go to the Wagon R club Facebook group and look for a ‘meet up’ video Thank me later!
  39. 2 points
    Why those DFCC owners are all alike? All of them are thinking that they own the best SUV in the world.
  40. 2 points
    Hey guys! Bought a mint condition 2008 indian swift beetle from a friend! Very BIG Thanks to all the AL members for helping me avoid crapboxes along the way!!!
  41. 2 points
    I need a Honda, wife forced Toyota ☹️
  42. 2 points
    The most unrefined petrol car I’ve driven - Vitz KSP130 3cyl 1.0l
  43. 2 points
    Wanted a jimny, tried for a Copen, ended up behind a vitz sigh’ married life
  44. 2 points
    I have spent 50k on transport and mechanic costs inspecting Presea's all around the country for the past month upto today. And I'm getting tired of it. But do I settle for less? No, the hunt continues for an H' number automatic...
  45. 2 points
    Who likes to volunteer to come with me to inspect a Cefiro this saturday (would be a joy ride to downsouth) as I dont know what to check in a big engine like this
  46. 2 points
    Test drove 2 cefiro's and I swear the Presea has a better pickup than the Cefiro
  47. 2 points
    Civic Threads ...Civic threads ...everywhere i think we are in for something like the vezel epidemic of 2014
  48. 2 points
    Sold the car and waiting for new prices of Leaf / Vitz
  49. 2 points
    One more "Is it a good idea to buy a vezel" thread and i swear im gonna loose it
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