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  1. 5 points
    First of all, Tarragon is a car sale guy. Obviously the review will be targeted at peddling overpriced pieces of sh*t like Premio and Allion. Like any car sale guy's review, it will not contain any technical depth or knowledge about the actual Japanese market (like irage pointed out). Buyers have much better options than Premios and Allions for 7.5 mn price range. So car sale guys are desperately looking for fools to sell the allions and premios.
  2. 5 points
    First of all, Sri Lanka is NOT the land of honking. If you think that's the case, you haven't been to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam or any other Asian country, even Thailand for that matter. Honking is relatively less in Sri Lanka compared to most of our neighbours. I am not promoting honking at all. I don't want morons who sit in front of a computer to tell the whole world that we are worst at something when we are really not. Secondly, it is very unethical to blatantly copy-paste tonnes of text. I would say it's more unethical than honking at random.
  3. 4 points
    Isn't it nice when you have some kind of AV system installed already when u r spending more than 7Mil? Its up to the user to get it changed or keep it as it is. its not something that car sellers has to decide, these are all marketing gimmicks made by car sellers. Good old days we got some really good AV systems like pioneer carrozzerias. BTW, this is not a forum like elakiri, people here knows and has some taste on good vehicles.
  4. 3 points
    Great to be back tho. Need to rescue this forum from the thel hingannas!
  5. 3 points
    Wow! These techs are like from out of this world. I can't recall these even existed in the past decade or will exist in the near future. Maybe that's why these cars are so expensive, even close to a brand new Audi A4 or a BMW 3 series. Keep it up your good work fellas. By the way it's too bad to hear that they dropped Premio G Superior package. As I heard there's no such grade for 1.5L version, but comes with1.8 L version. But Toyota Japan specially manufacture these 1.5L G Superior version for Sri Lankan millionaires( redi mudalalis) who are so concerned about saving some fuel on their daily 5km cruise to their business place a.K.a.redi kade.
  6. 2 points
    Every time I see this interior, it makes my heart leap. There should be a picture of this dashboard in the Sinhala dictionary under the phrase "Budu Ammo!".
  7. 2 points
    the fact that you can take criticism (constructive or otherwise) hopefully is a sign that you (even if you are a car salesman) are sincerely trying to achieve something more than just peddling off cars. So I will continue to give you the benefit of the doubt.
  8. 2 points
    It is really impressive to see the interest within you for the content and thank you so much for these genuine, factful feedbacks and criticisms. This is a real push to figure out how the future work should be carried out. Our target is to make information available organized. There what we realized with these expert ideas is that the information should be related to different levels of justifications which would match all the levels of knowledge and expertise that the readers possess. This is just a beginning, meaning we can enhance but you are the drive force. Thanks again and keep in touch. Let's grow together...
  9. 2 points
    Not true...like I mentioned in my previous comment...please do your research when stating facts and figures (which apparently have disappeared again) if you want credibility from actual car enthusiasts. Toyota had the G Superior and G grades only for the 2.0L variant NOT even for the 1.8L variant as you have mentioned. With the current facelift I believe the 2.0L now comes with G and G Ex Package. I am not sure if you have noticed, but Toyota is trimming down the grade variation for the two models (in the Premio you will notice that 1.8L grades and 1.5L grades have overlap)...that is their typical strategy for phasing out the model (in lieu for a new model or a complete exit) As for the 1.5L G Superior... the Premio dealership line (Toyopet stores) did offer an official "G Superior" package as a dealer option package for the 1.5L variant. So whilst on paper the 1.5Ls were F grade you could get an official Toyota dealership G Superior accessories package on it. Granted these options were merely cosmetic and were far less than what you would get in the actual 2.0L G Superior and G grades. To be fair to your statement....yes true...there is a strong possibility that our devious and loving car sales people (and I am sure most of them did) just made up their own "G Superior" packages for the 1.5L.
  10. 2 points
    2 out of the 3 technologies mentioned in the articles are available in my Dash cam (although imperfect).
  11. 2 points
    Wow and apparently "The two models has come with significant design as well as technological improvements. " Redi mudalali's neighbours will surely be impressed.
  12. 1 point
    This is what car buyers exactly want👍Awesome mate!!Waiting for the next part😃😃😃
  13. 1 point
    Nice....the new face looks much nicer Will you be blackening out the red circles ? (on a funnier note...now you know what your car would look like if you went mad and decided to put 4 huge fog/driving/spot lights on the bumper :D)
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  15. 1 point
    Well done mate and truly deserved Glad to see one living the dream and may u win more to come... hopefully i can cheer you next time around.
  16. 1 point
    As I said before, if this isn't the cherry on top, I don't know what is. Not everyday can we submit our daily into a drag race and win. Congrats machan! Kudos to the pit crew as well. Sounds like they had their work cut out for them.
  17. 1 point
    Oh it’s you! Ela Ela yes Machan I went through hell with this car. Nobody builds hondas 4 times! That’s insanity. Glad and it’s all worked out in the end. I’m relieved. Now just enjoying the car without the drama
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  19. 1 point
    @iRage the AL blog is different to AL forum. For each blog posts, there will be a dedicated thread to comment and It's designed to highlight each blog posts published by the blog owner. Therefore it's better to comment under respective blog post.
  20. 1 point
    Yes... The video-graphy has improved quite a lot (you guys even got a helicopter to do fly overs ! <--- sarcastic humor) Sound quality has improved a lot...editing needs to be a bit more smooth...sudden cut offs..sudden changes in sound levels, etc... So a few questions: 1. By pushing it a lot and staying within a higher power output band did you effectively reduce its range ? 2. Presuming you could have gotten to the "next-exit" or a charging station. How long would it have taken to re-charge ? 3. thought it was funny how you considered getting stuck on the highway being bad but getting stuck on a normal road not bad Personally I thought you guys covered a lot more in your Allion/Premio review than the Leaf review though Also, perhaps you should just have one thread for your reviews ?
  21. 1 point
    Well..most of the tech has been around for sometime...even with Toyota...its just that they were either limited to the high end models or was only available as an optional accessory. Its just that now Toyota is bundling it up under its safety improvement banner and rolling it out on to the entire line up. Even out of the Japanese brands Toyota is quite late to this game....
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  23. 1 point
    Transcend DP220. I meant forward collision warning and lane assist. The FW collision warning tends to give false alarms at long distances and the lane assist will bleep even when you legitimately overtake. I've only enabled these features to activate only when the speed is 100+. Otherwise it's just annoying. The camera has good video quality and GPS but don't buy it just for the collision warning or lane assist.
  24. 1 point
    Its really confusing to figure out what you are trying to say...sorry. You get manufacturer options/packages and dealer options/packages....please look up the difference of the two. I have no idea what you mean by "toyota normally doesnt offer customizations between different versions". Different versions of what ? What happens is Toyota only has the base grades and packages. The dealership line (the entire dealership line) quite often takes those base grades and offers additional packages that you can add on top of that.These packages are Toyota authorized packages. Usually the packages are offered on a particular grade/model. However, in more cases than none, some components of these packages can be purchased separately for different grades. Manufacturers like Toyota does not offer true customization. They only offer a select set of choices for each model/grade..which is not pure and true customization you might get from a European marquee. When you order a car from a Toyota dealership you pick and choose the specs from the manufacturer and then the specs from the dealer (most would not even realize which is which as they really don't need to). So when you say you order a car from scratch from the manufacturer...you actually don't get a car from scratch from the manufacturer....you get a car from scratch where the manufacturer does a certain part and the dealer does the finishing (in some cases even things like fog/driving lamps, body kits, etc...are installed by the dealer...nit the manufacturer). I don't know what you mean by the previous 1.8 came in a different chassis. The previous as in the pre-facelift variants ? If so...not true. The chassis (as you call it) is the same between the 1.5, 1.8 and 2.0 variants and entire series came on the T260 frame. The 1.5L was NZT260....NZ because it had the 1NZ engine...the 1.8 was ZRT260 because it came with the 2ZR engine and the 2.0L was ZRT261 as it came with the 3ZR engine but 261 to differentiate it from the 1.8L. In the model codes the last letter+digits identify the frame/model type..the first few letters indicate the engine....just because it is NZT260 and ZRT260 and ZRT261 it does not make it different chassis.
  25. 1 point
    Yes factory releases the car in Japan without the AV system..unless its some sort of integrated system..but the brand new car which the Japanese customer gets has the AV system more often than not....so it is just that almost all cars that are brand new to SL come without one. Which unfortunately get fitted most of the time with crappy Chinese models. Not to sound rude, but to be honest it really doesn't sound like you check anything in your reviews or some comments (thus, the comment about the G Superior...any look at a catalog would show that G Superior was a 2.0L variant EDIT: Just saw the previous post about making a typo sorry....or the fact that the safety features are bundled as part of Toyota's Safety Sense package which is starting to get rolled out on the entire line up). Also, most packages (like the G Superior) that come out have separate fliers which gets changed quite frequently. So interesting to find out how freq you do get these flyers and catalogs. Like I said in my previous post...if you want car enthusiasts to take your reviews more seriously you need to be more professional in your journalism (which is what you are doing....but then again professional journalism in SL is a joke 90% of the time so really can't hold it against you) 1. Site references for your facts and figures properly....For example...how did you get your fuel figures in the review ? Manufacturer gives only combined cycle figures....but you have separate city and highway figures...how did you get it ? did you test it yourself ? or are you just repeating what owners or car sales people say ? (which is complete hog wash) 2. Show some substance in your deductions/analysis...You stated that the Allion has more ground clearance than the Premio. If both cars have the same tire/wheel size, same frame, same suspension and the Premio doesn't have any under hanging body kits...how is it that the Allion is higher than the Premio ? Is it the weight ? (if so would Allion and Premio have different fuel figures ?). 3. Also..if you did do the background checking you should know that this particular model is not the NZT frame. It is the T260 series frame. The same car with the 2.0L engine is ZRT261 (which I am sure you know since you look at the catalogs). Like some of the above comments show...right now the review is just some guy filming two cars saying the same flowery lines the car sales guys feed to the every day Joe... Anyway...kudos....hope the output gets refined in the future...there are quite a few scenic and quiet places for filming.
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