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  1. 4 points
    Here's a write up on my Daily Driver - the new Civic 1 Litre Turbo - I've so far done just a bit over 1500 Km's and since the engine was new didn't really push it to the max and I have not yet been able to do a really long trip or a drive uphill to BUT I will continue to update the blog based on the experiences as well as services etc. For a start I will touch the basics as well as all the cosmetic stuff and then get into the overall driving experience and later on the services etc. There is also a dedicated thread in the forum that is quite informative. But I hope this blog will also prove useful to someone. First of all the basics.... In a nutshell the 2017 Civic is the 10th generation in the line up. The particular model I have, and is getting popular in SL goes under the model code FK6 and has a P10A2 engine which has a measly 988cc but is turbocharged. The car is made in the UK (at Honda's Swindon Plant). I have heard that the agents now bring it down as well. (6.2M for the SR) There are 3 grades for the 1L turbocharged civic. SE, SR and the EX. The SE is the most basic model with the EX being the highest (the Tech pack is a further extension of the EX) There is roughly a 5,000 GBP (~ 1 Mil LKR) price difference between the SE and the EX. The SR on the other hand sits comfortably in the middle - it does not have stuff like adaptive damper system that comes on the EX. The Honda UK website lists down the differences of each grade under a section called 'Build your Honda' or something. If you're interested do have a look. There are 7 colors available and the Rallye Red is the standard . Every other color will cost around 500 GBP more . There is also the "Orange Line Pack" - which is basically an accessory kit that adds a touch of orange into everything - I've seen a few such cars in car sales in SL. Though I initially contemplated Sonic Grey, ended up with a Polished Metal Metallic specimen. With the 2017 Budget a new tax structure was introduced and under the engine capacity based taxation you'd be paying 17.5 m in taxes (1,754,976 LKR to be precise) for a brand new car with reasonable creature comforts and a bunch of bells and whistles which costs something between 4-5 mill based on the grade ( see above ) First Impressions For me the new Civic hatch looks like someone started designing and spent too much time doing a good job with the front and then ran out of time to design the posterior and hastily put an end to it. This explains the rather weird looking behind. The Sedan version I have to admit looks better. There's also waay too much plastic in the rear so much so that it looks like a joint venture between Honda and Arpico. There's a bit of aggressive styling at the front. The car is quite wide and it has a solid ground hugging look to it. As for the supposed vents you see at the front and the back - well those are fake. They're simply pieces of plastic made to look like vents. And yes it does have fog lights. I like the factory fitted black 17" alloys. Note the SE comes with 16" Alloys as opposed to the 17" found in the SR. Being a brand new car it came with a humongous bible-like user manual (thankfully in English) - along with the wheel lock nut as well as the tool kit and the tire repair kit (glue and the inflator which by now we are used to) If any of you intend to buy one from a regular car sale make sure they give you your wheel lock nut.
  2. 3 points
    That is no reason to replace the ECU. Don't waste your money. Run away from that mechanic as fast as you can. The first thing you need to do is get a diagnostic scan done to make sure there are no error codes. The ignition signal in OBD2 systems works by sensing the Crank Position Sensor signal. So get your Crank Position Sensor checked out. It maybe as simple as a bad Crank Position Sensor. Don't blindly replace the ECU without checking simple things first.
  3. 2 points
    Running behind Japanese is a just a mania in our country. with that, ppl miss so much of good stuff. If I had thought that much about resale value I d miss that nice Picanto I own now. Besides, just compare the latest Japanise crap with a 1.0 l picanto. I dont think anybody have to explain you the difference.
  4. 2 points
    Hi, no offence but dont think selling your car and re financing to get another car of higher price will help your situation. If your sole purpose of selling the 121 is to get out of the crisis, what I believe is the best to buy something of lower price at least temporarily. In that way you get out of the crisis. And being used both ICE and Hybrids I can tell you, you will not get the financial benefits of fuel unless you keep it a very long time. I mean 'very' long. Because you will face higher insurance cost with the newer car and 'any' car can breakdown and issues can be there.
  5. 2 points
    Option 2 all the way, The aquas here have aged and been hacked, most need a new battery and redone to fool buyers. An aqua with a faulty hybrid system is not at all economical to run let alone repair. A vitz unreg as a direct import or from a credible source is a far better option I bought 2 keis to cut down fuel costs after using thirsty diesels, quite happy with the decision , garage visits have gone so low that the mechanic calls to find out if I went abroad or died.
  6. 1 point
    Sri lankans compare apples with gata polos.
  7. 1 point
    Maybe the mechanic tried to do this and couldn't get the ECU to respond? That would explain him declaring the ECU is FUBAR. @OP, is your mechanic reliable? Did he try an OBD reader on your vehicle?
  8. 1 point
    Just read this! Great writeup mate! And nice colour choice! 😍
  9. 1 point
    If I were you, I would try the car with another ECU ( I am not sure whether security system to be unlocked for switching the ignition) and verify where the exact issue is. Take it to a professional who does alto or to agents.
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    If resale is your worry, go for a Toyota. Its like a cheap maradana whore. You can do whatever you like with it and shove it off to the next guy. If you like to enjoy your ride, go for the kia. You cant find a maradana whore who looks and feels like priyanka chopra. You need to decide where to compromise.
  12. 1 point
    I once drove a Honda FIT GP4 and had to sell if off due to my wedding matters. After the GP4 I drove a old 2 door Alto for sometime 😊. Things happen in life , being able to adopt to any situation is maturity. To your question selling the 121 and buying the Vitz will only give you worry free ownership. Not so much fuel economy to even think about. I also don’t think you will appreciate the smaller cabin with less bells and whistles. You will lose out some comfort on long journeys. IMHO you are going to do a downgrade.
  13. 1 point
    What's the deal with this stupid hideous impractical body kits on the prado, so hard to find an unmolested used one of the last generations. With that kit they can't even clear a road divider, forget off road.
  14. 1 point
    Might be tough....Delkanda now is more full of parts for newer cars and cars from the 90s like E100 Corollas...but still no harm in trying...but ask if they know of any yards with old cars and part stripping. May I ask what is wrong with the bonnet ? How badly is it damaged ?
  15. 1 point
    As these are fairly older parts Try delkanda Also the places in kurunegala which is not that far for u
  16. 1 point
    I have a Ford Focus 1l ecoboost similar to your Civic engine. Ford recommends Castrol 0W 20 complies with the A5/B5. Local agent did the oil change using Castrol Edge Professional full synthetic 5W 20 which complies with A5/B5. I guess you may be able to find Castrol Edge Pro 5W 20 as well from the local Castrol agent or any other oil store who has high end oils. My engine use 4.6l liters so had to purchase 5 1l cans. The total cost was 14850/- and have to change in 6 months intervals according to our extreme driving conditions.
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