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  1. 10 points
    Dear @Roshan321, Before reading further, I suggest making a supermarket run quickly and getting yourself a large pack of diapers, because the excrement that's about to unfold for you won't be pleasant. But I'm sorry, I have to do this on behalf of all the members of the forum. AutoLanka forums has always been a place for sharing knowledge and personal experience about cars. A lot of senior members (including myself) joined over a decade ago and have slowly grown as members and gained so much knowledge. This is because most members are genuine, helpful gentlemen. On top of that, genuine members always try to learn from others without trying so hard to prove a point. My last two posts on this thread was saying exactly that. I was trying to get you to not try so hard (while getting members here also to give you a chance). Moderators including myself have been totally impartial. But you went ahead and made a mess of the situation. I'm sure you know what I am trying to bring up here so you better put on one of those diapers now. When I first read that post by @Saranga_S, I thought that it is too much of a coincidence for a new member to pop out of nowhere all of a sudden and say good about the vehicle in question. Then I read the full post and my suspicion was doubled. Then I read @iRage's response and I thought we maybe onto something here. So I had to dig in and everything started to make sense... I'm not going to tell you how I found out, but we know. In fact, we knew from the first post made by you using the @Saranga_Saccount, but I requested the moderator team (and other members who posted) to wait silently. As expected, you took the bait and responded as @Roshan321. So my question is... what do you have to say for yourself? How desperate are you to create fake profiles, post as a genuine owner, and to respond to your own fake profile thanking yourself for doing so. Maybe change that diaper before answering. Or pretend that you didn't see this - but rest assured we'll know when you read this. Finally, thanks to the moderator team (especially @iRage) for staying silent and helping me carry out this sting operation. Also special thanks to @Hyaenidae for the corporation and helping me hide one of his posts to keep things undercover until we were completely sure. --- Moderators, I'm not sure how we should proceed. We'll have a discussion separately I guess.
  2. 6 points
    Name calling will not be tolerated. You might want to watch what you say. Most of your posts of YouTube videos are spam because no one here speaks Spanish or Indonesian or Russian. If you have something to say about the car, just leave your original comments here and that's it. No need to spam the forum with useless YouTube videos that no one understands. In fact, it members wanted to see YouTube videos, they would gladly search in YouTube themselves. Also, if you believe that the vehicle is good, go ahead and buy it. If you've already bought it and like it, then good for you. You don't have to prove anything to anyone. The vehicle will prove itself over time. Also members, shall we please just give these guys a chance. You've all shared your opinion about the vehicle, and if they still want to buy it then let them. If they have bought it already, then let's just see what they have to say. We've seen worse cars haven't we? 🙂
  3. 4 points
    Update guys, ( after 8 months of ownership, Odo @ 113k) So as I stated previously My car's Ac system was not working properly. It was blowing hot air. I recharged the system once and 2 months later 'Voila' hot air all over. Realized it was time to revisit and revamp the system. So I got the entire system checked from a reputed place and the main culprit turned out to be the cooling evaporator ( Thanks to our valuable member @trinity for giving me an early tip in this regard). However my condenser was also in a pretty rough shape. So I got both the evaporator and the condenser replaced. At first I was pretty much second guessing this repair cause in order to gain access to the system the entire dashboard had to be taken out. granted if I had done this repair at the agent that would have cost me more than 100k. ( the genuine cooler at the agents roughly around 50k). luckily the Ac shop guys did a pretty decent job in dismantling and refitting the system. knew they did a good job as they took almost 1.5 days to complete the job. If the condition of the dashboard was 100% before the repair I would say now it's sitting at about 99%. There are some inevitable minor signs of a repair. However I can definitely live with 1% less. following outlines the cost breakdown. Cooling evaporator (Thai)-22k Condenser (Thai)-28k Cabin AC filter-2.4k labor cost ( Removing and servicing the system, Recharging etc.)- 12k Further as of late I had constantly hesitant cold starts+ slightly dimmer headlights. So it was time for a new battery change. So I gave up my good old 'Yuasa' Battery (which by the way has lasted for almost 6 years) and replaced with New Amaron 55D23L battery ( Thanks to our lancer enthusiast @Hyaenidae for the positive recommendation). Coming up, I am planning to plasti dip my wheels (in matte black of course😍). The paint of the wheels kind of flaking off here and there. Are these spray cans available in Sri lanka? if so how much? ( I badly want to DIY this ) Anyway I found a good place in dehiwala. They quoted 10k for all 4 wheels. Which is quite okay I presume.The idea is currently hovering in my head. Not going to leave you guys without any pics. ( Sorry I could not capture many pics. It's raining 24/7. so some are new and some are old), Enjoy and happy motoring!!
  4. 4 points
    Mate if the vehicle is actually good as it's claimed to be, that itself would quell the rumors. Facts would always trump opinion in the end. Besides, I don't understand how criticism of a vehicle in an online forum can destroy peoples dreams of buying it. Bulk of the negativity towards the 580 in this thread is based on the history of the manufacturer. You really cannot blame people for being skeptic in this case. It's DFSK who has to prove their new vehicles are actually good, not the other way around.
  5. 4 points
  6. 3 points
    Hi All, First of all I'm new to this forum. just seen this discussion and go through all comments pros and Cons of this Vehicle. I'm not sure who is doing marketing and who is posting genuine comments , but seen this all post I thought to give you my own experience as I'm one of owner of this vehicle. I bought this vehicle on 22nd April 2019 , I have been used it nearly 6 months time and driven nearly 9500 km. previously I used Nissan X-Trail 2011 one. I can't say anything about the second hand market at the moment and it will be depend on the sale of this vehicle in next 1-2 years and the condition with usage. but I can say my experience so far. It has very good space inside , very comfortable for 1st and 2nd raw passengers. even it has 3rd raw 2 seats , its bit uncomfortable for the well built adult to go there, specially when second raw fill with another 3 adults. but it's very convenient if 2 children or 2 small built adults . Dual AC working perfectly even most of the time we are switch of dual AC because front AC is capable to handle full cabin AC. If you park the vehicle in out side in very hot day and it be able to cool down the full cabin in very short period of time with dual AC. Driving experience is very good. I went trip to Nuwara Eliya, Anuradhapura, Jaffna, very comfortable drive for the passengers. my family members mentioned that it is far better than our previous X-Trail (Don't know may be because this is a brand new one) . Acceleration , pickup when over take is very good. Good suspension , one of my friend has Honda CR-V 2019 model and its hardly feel different in both vehicle about suspension (this moment I cannot say how it handle Sri Lankan road condition in long go, but so far its very good) Fuel consumption is not very good, it does 8-9 KM/L in Colombo city limit in traffic condition and did 12-14 KM/L outstation. Company telling something else but that is what I have noticed. however if you really consider about fuel efficiency this is not a good choice. overall this is my experience so far and will let you know the condition after I complete 50000-80000 km. I think we need to run new vehicle at least that much to see how it handle Sri Lankan weather and road condition. Thank You, Saranga
  7. 3 points
    OMG ! Is this the type of reviews they do in SL ? 90% of the review comprised of listing the basic features even an Alto has ! I got so sick of it that I just stopped...was there any part where they critically evaluated the performance of the vehicle and the build quality ? Fine...no car on this world is perfect...they all have issues. The positives anyone and everyone can read of off of a web page or sales brochure. If anyone wants car enthusiast to be serious about a car and give a good review there has to be a balanced expression of the good and the bad. @Roshan321....if you believe this vehicle is the best for you; then so be it. But be open when people give you critical feed back about the vehicle. This can only help you in the long run so that you can plan to manage the issues that would come up in the future. What you are doing and saying right now is similar to what the Fox said when it could not reach the grapes. Since you have obviously done more research on the vehicle than any one of us...can you please tell us the negatives about this vehicle ? Sorry I did not go through the million+1, but how is the safety rating, etc...for this car ? Also, is the model that goes to Korea, Europe, etc..the same as what comes to SL ? Sometimes manufacturers cut down on safety features for some markets..so the same car that scored well in Europe or the US will get a very poor score for variants sold in markets like SL (eg. the beetle swift...what was sold in JPN and EUR had good safety scores but the stripped down variant of the Maruti was scored low) Also, when you own a car...you need to look at the total cost of ownership. That includes, depreciation and cost of preemptive and running maintenance work etc....just because a Prado is 13mil and a DFSK is 6mil..it does not mean that your car is cheaper to own than the Prado.
  8. 3 points
    I'm not going to judge people by their vehicle choices nor requirements. Many people in this country are in struggle for their daily living and people have specific requirements to suite them. Car could be the last thing someone can worry about so that's about it. After all for whatever reason we are still in a developing country not Japan.
  9. 3 points
    Oh dear, I can’t believe an owner of a FD1 behaves like this🤣. Yes, like you said 3 years warranty is very important for a DFSK. Aren’t they giving you accomodation closer to the service center? Because you’ll be visiting that place very often. You are saying that everyone is complaining about the build quality of the vehicle. Yes, build quality is a top reason to avoid or buy a particular vehicle. A relation of mine owns a BAIC x25 (a car from chinese company similar to DFSK) but it has an engine from something like a SAAB and the gearbox is from Aisin. But the build quality is horrible. Shows the signs of a jap car used for more than 200,000+ kms even after doing 15,000kms. You need the whole strength to close the driver’s side door. You can hear many creeks and noises throughout the cabin when travelling on a bad road. That’s what you get for the low price. I won’t trust DFSK. I have driven the Glory. You get a huge list of options and 7 seating (most important thing for you) for a pretty low price. Everything is cheaply built. People like you are trying to convince yourselves from saying others that you are going to buy a chinese crap, and it’s good. So you’ll expect others to say “wow, congratz” and then you can make up your mind a go for it. You came here to ask for the opinions of the members. They said about what they know about the brand, but you are continuously saying it’s better. So there is no point of asking for the opinions. But no one is stopping you. Just go for the DFSK whatever model. Enjoy the repairs! Good luck.
  10. 3 points
    Mostly Premio owners LOL (The guys who paid more for the same car )
  11. 3 points
    Ahh Peru - one of the other countries than SL where Bajaj decided to unveil their magical creation the Qute (which is banned in India) yes that does seem very impressive. Look let's just cool off shall we - if the DFCC5080 is really good as you say let it prove its worth - there's no need for you to have ejaculatio praecox over this. Time will tell. If i was in the market wanting a crossover for 6Mil will probably opt for something like a Vitara (from a brand that was voted as the most reliable in UK - source) ... but thats because I own a car sale and part of the car mafia noh. BTW - when do U##MO plan on bringing down the Landwind X7?I'm sure it will be a hit here.
  12. 3 points
    I owned a 2011 cerato and currently own a 2011 focus. You might not be able to find a properly maintained car below 3 million. You can always find them for cheap, but especially with focus, if it's not maintained properly from day 1, it will eventually be expensive. This is true for any euro. Cerato is more nippy than the focus. Both do around 8.5 to 9 in the city. It's my 8th year with the focus and I didn't face any significant repairs. Just a broken bonnet lock, broken gear shifter Bush and simple problems like that. It all depends on how the cars were maintained.
  13. 3 points
    Here comes the pearl white knight to the rescue riding the golden stallion driving the metallic gold chariot of righteousness made in the fiery forges of DongFeng, slashing the unprofessional lazy retards who dare make a mockery of the renowned 580 apart with his sword of vehicular justice!
  14. 2 points
    Well you have the many traditional options for that price range. Resalable depends on how long you plan to keep it. If its a few years, I would stick to Toyota and avoid Hybrids. Otherwise if you want to be adventurous, http://autolanka.com/forums/topic/21020-dfsk-580/?page=8&tab=comments#comment-325705
  15. 2 points
    Like I mentioned once before on this thread, in order for this thread to remain on topic and civilised, we need to stop behaving like children. Name-calling and insults are not the way to having a good discussion. It's easy for people to be rude and obnoxious behind the anonymity of their keyboard, but remember, we are all adults and most of us are passionate about cars, So let's start with some respect to other members shall we? @Roshan321, I've said this to you once, but doesn't seem to have sunk in, so let me reiterate. Sharing YouTube videos that no one understands as a response to every comment you are up against is ridiculous. Share your original thoughts about the vehicle without spamming the thread with unnecessary posts. Other members, we are going overboard with the insults here, so please... keep it down. Moderators will not hesitate to remove posts that add no value to the discussion.
  16. 2 points
    Is it worth 4.1 million? - Yes, when compared with other Toyotas it’s better. Common problems - No any serious problems. But look if the CVT gearbox is maintained properly by changing the fluid on time (40,000km intervals). If the car has done over 100,000km, some running repairs should be done such as engine mounts, suspension, steering rack and AC compressor. Fuel economy - If carefully driven, 11-12 kmpl in traffic,16-17kmpl in long trips and around 20kmpl in highway can be achieved.(There might be 1-2kmpl differences, but trust me, the 161 is a fuel efficient car) There are some downsides I noticed. -The interior is a bit of a let down. Cheaply built, but would stand the test of time. Meter panel looks like taken out from a Vitz. -The engine is a bit unrefined and noisy when stationary, but can’t be heard when driving (This is when compared with cars like Allion and Premio) -Boring to drive with numb steering, but easier Overall I find it a bit better for long time usage than the Hybrid variant. Hybrid versions might be in their past breaths of the battery. Most of the 161 non hybrids are brought down under permits, so they have been properly taken care by the owners. That’s going to be a huge plus point when compared with the 2007 Allions and Premios which have been hacked. Any recommendations - There are Allions and Premios for the same price manufactured in 2007-2008 where you would be having an extremely narrow chance of finding a good one. They share the same powertrain, but are noticeably more comfortable and refined. The 161 is a good car for just A-B transportation with good fuel economy and less hassle for maintenance. Then you’ll have the 141 2011-2012 variant which are brand newly imported and most of them have been maintained from Toyo ** Lan**. They are designed for SL road conditions and have normal automatic gearbox (not CVT) so requires less maintenance. I prefer the look of the 141 varian over the 161 due to looks, but that’s my personal taste. Also you’ll get no Smart Key and Push start in the 141, but the interior is a bit better in the 141. The 2011-2012 version engines are a bit different than the older version, which would be better in terms of fuel economy and performance (1600cc). There are some other good cars like Mazda Axela 2009-2012 model which is more sporty to drive, but would be a bit harder to sell and harder to maintain if you are far away from a main city like Colombo, Kandy, Matara or Kurunegala.
  17. 2 points
    Try for Axio 161 for a less molested type or Corolla 141. Axio has slight edge on fuel economy but 141 is a spacious comfy car. There are good Toyotas as well as bad Hondas. It's just that the possibility of hitting a lemon is high with Toyota and less with other brands. Regardless of the brand you should always expected to do some maintenance if you buy a used car so don't spend all your money on the purchase. Lancer Ex or a Mazda 3/Axela are also really nice cars that you should check out.
  18. 2 points
    The whole "it will sell well" if it is a Toyota; followed by the belief that Allion/Premio/Axio retains it value in gold, are nothing but myths. Good, well maintained cars, irrespective of brand sell well. Crappy cars, that look and drive like crap, do not sell. It is just that 90% of the Toyotas are dressed up before quick sales and people blindly buy them for ridiculous prices. Is the Allion/Premio/Axio the best buy for you ? No...but it will be the easier buy for you (and the costliest) because there is always a moron who will buy it off of you even if it is falling apart (as long as you put some cataloy and super glue to hold things together when you are selling it). Mazdas and Mitsubishis are a bit more engaging to drive (although I do find the MItsubishis a bit plasticy and noisy) and you will have better luck finding a car that has been taken care of properly. The Corolla (export variant) is also a decent buy as there are plenty of agent imports that were imported on permits. But that car too has the same fate as the Mazda and Mitsubishi because there won't be a 100 people having orgasms over it like they would with the Allion/Premio/Axio (mind you these people having orgasms over these cars would never buy it...but just give you the thumbs up for you).
  19. 2 points
    Apologies for the confusion. I guess when the term "engine flush" is used, you assumed using one of those chemical cans and running the engine to clean it up. What I meant was to clean the engine manually (oil pan and the filter/screen inside it, crankshaft area under the engine, engine cover/valve cover and valve body) after draining the existing oil. Then fill with new oil and use new filter and drain that oil within 1000 - 2000km or so. Repeat if necessary depending on the condition of the oil. The purpose of this is to use engine oil to flush the engine instead of a chemical. You can do as many iterations as you want depending on the amount of sludge. This is a safer alternative to using a chemical. What you have read about engine flushing chemicals is true. Especially on cars with VVT as sludge can get into the solenoids and block them, resulting in issues in the VVT system (from your photo, your car has VVT as well). Sludge can also get lodged in oil lines and cause oil starvation and wear. I helped flush a friend's car once and it clogged up the oil pressure switch with sludge and it had to be replaced. The thing is, oil changes have to be done based on mileage or time - whichever comes first. If the car only does 5000km per year, the previous owner should have done at least two oil changes within those 5000km (6 month intervals). The reason is that engine oil breaks down over time. Doing short distance trips and rarely using the car still requires oil to be changed when the time is up although the mileage is not up yet.
  20. 2 points
    Buying a 260 at that price point is like copulating with a call-girl from Swaziland. You're better off looking for a 240 in good condition - one with proper registered owners (ideally) and verifiable maintenance records. If you end up buying a dressed up 260 that is rotten underneath whatever fuel savings will be negated by a massive repair bill.
  21. 2 points
    You still didn't buy the Montero is it? Again you are comparing 2 very different vehicles, very different in character Matter of taste and budget, The Peugeot is a fancy town oriented SUV, agent support is not yet commendable Reliability in our country is questionable, yet to see But looks cool and fancy, it's the trend, Trends don't always go well, ie vezel, micro suvs No idea how much Montero is a old school, nut and bolt type suv Reliable, tested, parts ample, can run it even 400000km and expect very few issues, Will hold 80% value at minimum Anyone can fix em Dont go behind others recommendations, go see both cars, see what you can afford, not just to buy, to insure and run as well Fyi a colleague got a 3008 about 4 months ago, hes burnt a led headlight, importer refused to replace, so currently negotiating with some party to get one down on his account, but he ain't complaining, personally its appalling to see such a costly car losing a heavily engineered led in such a short time. Running around in one light and having a ball with cops as well,
  22. 2 points
    I have gone through all the comments. I believe all have justified their comments. They all do not trust this vehicle and the Chinese company who manufacture this vehicle. DFSK 580 needs to earn their trust. So do not try to convince your trust on this vehicle to others in the forum. Please buy DFSK580 after selling your FD1 and then add a good hands-on review with your true experience. Then some day they will trust this vehicle if it works OK in the long run. P S., I also do not trust this vehicle and the Chinese manufacture yet. Last week I was able to inspect the vehicle at Kandy City Center, for me the build quality and materials used in the interior is not satisfactory for the price. Suzuki Vitara and SX4 offer far better interior quality than this. This is my personal view.
  23. 2 points
    Hi All Thank you very much for your valuable comments. I'm new to this Auto Lanka forum. I noticed that some of you (such as iRage and Kush) are giving a very high contribution to this forum. That means you are allocating a considerable fraction of your valuable time to solve problems of others. Your effort is highly appreciated. Thank you very much, once again.
  24. 2 points
    are you mentally challenged or blind or both ? This whole Donkey comments being thrown around by several members is nothing short of annoying and is getting really old and complete waste of any and all valuable posts and threads and actually is crossing over to spamming. Spamming is a "ban"-able offense on the forum.
  25. 2 points
    The 6MT is positioned as a more engaging drive. The 1.8 gasoline replaced the 1.5L because the 1.8L apparently offered a smoother (and quieter) ride than the 1.5L whilst giving the same economy and emissions as the older 1.5L engines.
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