1 pointTell him 2.6 is your price. Take it or leave it... and get on with your life He will come back to you in about a week. Selling a manual car in Sri Lanka is tougher than selling ice to an eskimo
1 pointMaximum 2.6m for a very good condirion car.otherwise its worthless.. ull probably get 9in city traffic and 14 out of the town
1 pointI have a 1985 Ford Laser (essentially the same car as the Mazda 323) which is currently getting restored. Mechanically, it is such a simple car that any competent mechanic could work on it. My car`s engine got rebuilt at home, under the front porch. Do the usual checks: Oil leaks, status of the carburetor (engine idling properly and does not hesitate under load), gear change, cooling system, etc… Consumables like suspension parts, engine mounts, drive belts, etc… are not hard to find. In fact, most spares are not hard to find. With a car of this vintage, rust and bodywork will be your worst enemy. Apart from being a 32 year old car, there`s nothing specifically wrong with this model. But as other`s have pointed out, you might have to put on a bit of effort (financially, research, minor repairs, etc.. ) to make an older car properly reliable (regardless of the model/brand)
1 pointHi..and welcome to the forum (I think you are new ?) ! You raise a bit of a tough question which can be debated for ages without a definite resolve. I know quite a few people who use cars from the 80s for their daily drive. They are immaculate in condition and have been taken care of like babies and run as good as a new car (even though they have high mileages). Some of these cars, and those like it, have changed hands and typically they run for a lot more than Rs.400K. Whether a 80s car will serve you well without any serious issues all depends on the condition of the actual car you buy. Most of the popular models of the era are rather durable cars and as a result have had rather harsh lives (and yet they run). If you do find an immaculate 80s car, please remember that you will have to take good care of it to remain in such a state (regular running maintenance, schedules pre-emptive maintenance work, prompt attention to issues, etc..). On the flip side, these cars are very simple and easy to fix. Also, if you are mechanically inclined or like motor mechanics, cars of this era would be a good base for you to learn some skills. However, as time goes by finding certain parts for these cars are becoming harder and harder. (on a side note...I don't know how experienced of a driver you are; but putting dents on these cars would hurt a lot less on your pocket than the new cars, so it would be a good starting point to get some experience in driving as well) In other words if you buy an old car, be prepared to put in some time and effort in to keeping it in good shape and getting things sorted out. When buying an old car : - try to stick to one of the more common cars, it will be easy for you to find replacement parts, etc... If you are an enthusiast then..well you will buy what your heart wants and be happy with it - pick out a few honest cars (i.e. don't trust a car just because it looks nice and shiny), then take the one/s with the most potential to a reputed car check place. - if your budget is 500K, spend less than that on the actual purchase and keep some for some fix-ups that you will have to do.
This leaderboard is set to Colombo/GMT+05:30