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  1. 9 points
    Its been a while....its been 6 years since we have had her in the family and we have put 23,000km during that time. She has been extremely trouble free and have never missed a beat. Toyota sure does not make cars like this anymore Just yesterday took a pic of my little beauty next to the new Corolla Touring Wagon. The old girl looks cuter and more slender... Car during last year's cherry blossom season After a coating of Soft99 Fusso Mirror Shine Random pics through-out the years...
  2. 7 points
  3. 5 points
    I've always personally felt - when you're ready for a Euro you just know. You wouldn't actually ask from anyone. "When in doubt go for Japanese" Now if you want something a little less bland than the Toyota (No offence meant - it's ok for many people) you could consider something like a Mazda 6 definitely in your budget and quite the car. The Raize is of course a Vitz on steroids that gives you the bragging rights at Chandana Maama's next anniversary party that you drive a 'Toyota Jip ekak....thel suwandata duwanawa' but I don't think that's what you're after.
  4. 4 points
    Did you know that there was a point ot time when the FBI was hunting down folks (especially brown ones) who wore F91W? https://thenextweb.com/insider/2015/10/20/how-the-casio-f-91w-became-the-worlds-most-versatile-and-dangerous-watch/ https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.spiegel.de/international/world/al-qaida-s-watch-of-choice-wearing-a-casio-enough-to-become-terror-suspect-a-758913-amp.html
  5. 4 points
  6. 4 points
    Has anybody actually driven the Vega or at least seen the Vega being driven?
  7. 4 points
    Maintenance cost : a. How did you maintain your Premio ? Did you take it to Toyota Lanka and buy all the parts from them and get them to fix everything ? Or at the very least did you always import the parts from Japan and get a reputed garage that is as technologically on par with Toyota Lanka to carry out the repairs ? Where di you do your services ? In one of the fore mentioned places ? If the answer to yes to these questions is yes...then your Audi is going to be the same price to maintain as your Premio. Note: No Kumarage parts stores and Nanadasiris parts stores selling Genuine Toyota parts does not count (95% of the time they are either fakes or compatible parts that are infact intended for various other export model cars and not the exact part with the exact part number intended for the Premio. b. When the Premio required a service did you take it to get serviced exactly at the recommended mileage or the exact recommended time period (which ever comes first) ? When a problem came up did you go to the agents or a reputable garage as good as the agent to get it sorted out promptly ? Or did you go to these garages and get a quick and cheap fix done ? or did you go to your neighborhood mechanic and get it sorted ? If you answered yes to the first to questions and no to the last two questions...then you will find life with an Audi quite easy. With Euro premium marquees like this you need to be very diligent in how you maintain your car. Fuel Consumption : Will not be as dreamingly low as your Premio (most Premio owners would claim they get 17++kmpl in in their daily Colombo traffic burdened drive to work)....however it will be normal...so expect to get anything from 8 - 12 kmpl depending on your driving style and pattern and the spec of your car. But you will get 1000 times better smiles per miles in your Euro than in your Premio. Part Availability Reputed parts suppliers and the agent are always there. You will not be able to walk in to any random corner parts shop and find parts for it like for a Toyota vehicle (I would not buy parts from these places ever even for a Toyota for the note indicated under Maintenance cost). Do you find and like the comfort of the Premio ? If yes...you will not like the Audi...the seas will be firm and the ride will be firm and you will dislike the car. Alternatives you should be looking at....a Mazda 6. Toyota Camry (if you can find one within your budget..probably can't because its over priced since it s a Toyota). To be honest you really do not have much of upgrade options from a Premio unless you are willing to compromise on what you are asking about...
  8. 4 points
    Poor guy if he takes this seriously....he has a nice comfortable car and you try to put the guy in a raised hatchback
  9. 4 points
    markat aka ftt mcn ...primiyo gatt kiyanne idamk gatta wge bro bedg intariya ekak gnn mcn
  10. 4 points
    F grade - Fail G grade - Godak fail
  11. 4 points
    I wonder why the study was so keen on getting more cars with larger engines registered...for the government to rethink the tax structure wouldn't they need to give good reason as to why larger capacity engines need to be brought in ? Sri Lankans should have the freedom to buy whatever car they want and if there is a good public transport system people will fall in to habits like in Japan, Singapore and HK where the car is used only for family/weekend/pleasure outings but use public transport for work and stuff. So public transport is key...and that also might help with reducing the number of used cars in a small island. However, how are our foreign currency reserves ? Cars are highly taxed to discourage people from sending out money and larger engine cars are quite expensive than the smaller engine ones....one could argue that people will buy only what they can afford...but are we Sri Lankans really that sensible ? We have plenty of people buying cars they cannot afford.
  12. 3 points
    I would say no, as a beginner not this age of bmw at least. also to add to the others, do not expect it to hold up value, even though u take care of it or upgrade it. These were 7mil up cars when new also do not get too finicky with the mileage as these are high mileage capable cars, look at the service history, go ocd on that and get a thorough inspection done, most cases the inspection alone puts you off the idea as this country is is full of people who don’t maintain cars well, and short term money makes who flip cars for a profit, especially euros which they buy dirt cheap from the owner or lease yard, do a facelift or paint touch up, shoddy work beneath and sell it to a poor bum saying bmw luxury ultimate V*P blah blah This is taking into account that you are investing a certain lump of your finances into buying your car and hoping to enjoy the car. If you can manage to withstand the financial turmoil, Any car can be made to look good and reliable.
  13. 3 points
    Well, Galant is my first car and I still own it after 6 years. Since then I've driven quite a few cars. But none connects as the Galant does. So much so that I'm planning to get a second boring car just to drive in Colombo. It's been one forgiving car so far. I usually drive it like I stole it. You should take it on a winding, well-paved road. Absolute bliss! Even with just front-wheel drive, it goes where you point it at - very little understeer. Comes with rear-wheel independent suspension. Not many of the econoboxes of today have that. The car has enough power to overtake those annoying 40ft container trucks two at a time in Kadugannawa and generally a blast to drive around. I've found all the parts I wanted from Sri Lanka, including a set of Tein Coilovers, the OEM spoiler, the OEM Strut bar and an OEM Momo steering wheel among so many other sensors and bits and pieces. It's not a Toyota. So finding the parts take some effort. But a few of us are dedicated enough that we have a running list of vendors who carry parts for the car. Get a Galant with the 4G63 SOHC engine. Should you want to put a 4G63T (the one found in the Evo) in it, it's a very straight forward swap. If you want to go mental, go get a VR4. There are a couple of cars with the 4G63T swap. Once done, it's a very potent sleeper car.
  14. 3 points
    Bro.why is it that you always post a single sentence on every thread with either, 1.just buy a premio 2.Raize Z Grade ? I would like to know what you are smoking sir.
  15. 3 points
    Updated list! Add more if you guys know something I missed. One thing is for sure, our future generation cant complain about the lack of enthusiast cars in the country!
  16. 3 points
    Getting back on track..I do believe that before anything else the government needs to introduce proper (and stringent) vehicle inspection process to make all vehicles actually road worthy. Then introduce a proper road tax system which would encourage people to actually use eco friendly and energy efficient cars. Following that....just change the import duty structure to something more reasonable and less complicated and less asinine. If the road worthiness inspection is stringent on one hand it will discourage car sales people from bringing in junk (which is what the 3 year age limit was suppose to stop anyway..anti-dumping), make the roads safer on the other hand, and on the extra hand they can be bit more lenient on the age restriction of the car. This is pretty much what UK, Aus and Japan does. You can bring any aged car in to the country, but if what you bring in is junk you have to spend a lot to get it road worthy (thus even if it is old people are only going to bring in decent condition units) and then because of the old tech and the eco harm who ever buys one has to spend a lot in road taxes. So those who do bring in old cars are usually enthusiasts bringing in decent cars...not bargain hunters. Needless to say the public transport system needs to be improved for this to be effective....but perhaps if the taxes are introduced the government can be made to be a little bit more proactive about fixing the public transport service. Besides..the government can make a lot more money from people using the cars than those importing new ones....but then there is going to be a whole lot of the population who are going to be yelling and screaming about their personal freedoms being violated. This actually would not mean that they cannot afford a car...in fact they would be able to afford a decent a car....it is just that they are discouraged from using it on daily basis (and they shouldn't have to...we all pay taxes..the government should give us cheap transportation rather than buying themselves luxury barges)
  17. 3 points
  18. 2 points
    Reconditioned means refurbishing and fixing things that need to be fixed. Cars can be reconditioned, rims can be reconditioned....tyres CANNOT be reconditioned....well you can..but you do not want a reconditioned tyre. Reconditioning tyres would mean grooving out worn out threads...fixing patches...filling up any wall cracks....i.e. you cannot recondition them (unless one's definition of reconditioned is giving it a wash and putting some tire polish on it). So they are USED tyres. Don't let anyone charge you extra claiming they are reconditioned. Personally I would not buy used tyres in Sri Lanka. You never know how long they have been lying there on racks or how they were stored and what they came off of in what condition. In Japan I would be a little bit more open to it... You can use different sized tyres although it is not recommended for long periods of time. An equal ride height balance on all four wheels is required. Without it...your suspension is going to lose its telemetry....when the telemetry is lost..then things start to get effected negatively....tyre wear will be uneven, shocks and bushes start getting stressed at different angles, etc...leading to premature wear and tear. So using different sized tyres on any car for long periods of time is not recommended UNLESS the overall rolling radius of the wheels are the same. If the different sized wheels are on the same side (back or front...not left or right) things are a little better. On AWD vehicles it is especially bad because the systems use the tyre's "roll" to figure out if a tyre is losing grip or not. A smaller tyre would roll a lot more than a larger tyre within an X distance..so the system can get confused and engage the AWD system unnecessarily. SO in AWD vehicles all wheels; front, back, left and right, need to be equal.
  19. 2 points
    2014 Mitsubishi Outlander 2.2D. Hi, had this error displayed intermittently along with 4WD service required - and then going into limp mode. Could clear the fault by my OBD fault code reader but only for it to return after driving for 1/2 -1 mile - worryingly. Fault code reader would show P0106 which mentioned 'manifold pressure etc' which then led me to suspect the EGR valve - perhaps - clutching at straws. Anyway, cutting it short, removed the EGR valve which wasn't very dirty - but gave it a clean. Then looking at the unit that the egr valve attached to, and poking inside with my finger I thought there seemed to be a bit of 'crud' where a small ( about 8mm) rubber pipe was attached to the outside - and went up to a sensor. Taking off the small rubber hose I poked a wire through the metal tubing, which was partially blocked, into the unit. Repeating this with the wire to unblock the pipe, I re-assembled everything. Bingo! took for test drive - perfect - no more warning lights on the dash. So there I was thinking I had major 4WD problems or more and it turne out to be a small blocked pipe by the egr valve.
  20. 2 points
    Another use of WD40, the smell keeps the wife away from your project car and tools.
  21. 2 points
    You are looking at the 240 Series Premio. The F grade only came with a 1.5L engine. The G grade came only with a 2.0L engine. The same with the 260 Series The F grade came in F and F L Package. The G came in G EX Package. The 1.8 variants came in X grade and they were X, X L Package and X EX Package. The best way to see the difference is to look at the catalog. Here is the catalog : http://cdn.toyota-catalog.jp/catalog/pdf/premio-3/premio-3_200205.pdf You will notice that all models pretty much have the same features...it is just like the type of meter cluster, headlights, wheel type, etc...is what is different (apart from the engine). The catalog is in Japanese but you can use the Google Translator app to see everything in English
  22. 2 points
    What you drive is matters in SL, it's a symbol to show others how rich you are. I have noticed a new fashion during my last visit to SL, Most of the younger generation hang the car key with a key tag on the belt guide as you need to park your car at a car park and others don't know what you driving. πŸ˜€ I am sure attitude change needed before everything. regards, JC.
  23. 2 points
    I'm not sure what the fastest production car is but, Aftermarket mods, I guess its sachas starlet gt or Ashan Silvas evo,
  24. 2 points
    So I did a google search on this CV axle dilemma, here's what I came across so far: Trinity was absolutely correct when he said "Apparently replacing just the CV joint is not on the agents books". Here's what the workshop manual says: "As for the EBJ assembly, only the EBJ boot can be replaceable, and other parts cannot be disassembled." As you can see the inner CV joint can be replaced rather easily and since it is "in the book", the agent might be doing it too. Replacing the outer CV joint, or the "EBJ" as the workshop manual calls it, is not recommended by the manufacturer. This isn't an issue exclusive to the Lancer, same outer CV joint design is employed in many cars. It seems that the outer CV joint replacement isn't a common job anyways, atleast in Sri Lanka. If the outer CV joint goes bad the entire CV axle is almost always replaced with a reconditioned or "Thaiwan" one. Unfortunately for us EX owners however, either of those are not very feasible, as @trinity has experienced. The outer joint for the EX is easily found on eBay (link above) but you'll have to find a technician who is willing to do the job. However, it seems that you don't have to cut the joint off the axle if you have the correct tools or the experience: CVJ/EBJ removal explanation: https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2181123 Hydraulic press method: Cutting method: CV joint puller tool: So what I learned from @trinity's experience is that we should check the CV boots more often... Thanks again for sharing, mate! Starting today, I'll be taking a good hard look at the CV boots atleast once a week 😁 probably each time I wash the car.
  25. 2 points
    @Ferdinando1992 the Primera has some very respectable sporting pedigree with heaps of wins in the British Touring Car Championship in the late 90's. If it's looks you're after the Camino's came with a decent body kit and spoiler if that helps
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