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  1. 6 points
    So....20 years of age and being parked outside over the last 3 years finally took a toll on her paint. The front bumper was faded...and there was a slight flaking of the paint on the bonnet. So had to get it painted as I could not stand looking at it like that.... Went to Toyota and got a few quotes and finally took it to this 70 something old dude with a garage up in the mountains with a team of old school mechanics. No paint booth other than a well curtained off ..a clean room....a lamp....and his old school spray gun. Amazing how thin, smooth and even the paint job is....so basically primer...4 thin coats and a clear coat. Took 5 days and cost as much as the Toyota dealer (the guy apparently does paint jobs for quite a few of the dealers around town). So...now she has 95% of original paint (paint from the factory).
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  3. 3 points
    Nah, its even shorter than the Kwid ne? Besides, it looks like an avocado had sex with an apple
  4. 2 points
    Long time reader finally decided to jump in the fun... hope to have a good time here. Apparently, I had registered an account here long time ago to ask some random question on behalf of my dad. But forget that, we didn't even get the van after all. Anyways, car lover ever since I was a baby, the recent discussions just made me want to start posting instead of just passively reading from the sidelines. And by that, I don't mean the cars for x million rupees budget, but rather some threads about Truenos, BZ Corollas, Altezzas, etc.
  5. 2 points
    5.Rear Brake Cylinder Washer Replacement After almost 9 years the washers of the rear brake cylinders had busted. I noticed a small reduction of brake oil level and asked the agent to check it while doing the wheel alignment as i know that the issue would be this. And I was right. Yesterday got the repair done at Unit#d Mot#rs - Orugodawatte. Not going to post much details as all info is available in this post made by Hyundai . However I was charged Rs.8,358/- for the job> Will check the bill when I get back home and update here. Edit with the price details Labor Cost - 3,450/- Cup+Boot Kit * 2 - 2,677/78 Mitsubishi Genuine Brake Fluid - 1,611/30 Vat - 619/12 Total - 8,358/20 So in comparison to what @Hyaenidae paid, the labor cost is slightly higher but the parts are slightly cheaper. They've done a full brake oil flush as well. Wonder why it wasn't done when yours were replaced @Hyaenidae. The price difference is the brake fluid and the vat.
  6. 2 points
    Sri Lankan vehicle market is mostly driven based on the tax structure. With the current tax structure, hybrid vehicles are not attractive in Sri Lankan market. No one is going to pay 4 mil+ tax for a aqua or 8mil+ for a Prius.
  7. 2 points
    The Axio is based on the Vitz and is Toyota's entry level sedan for the Japanese market. The Premio on the other hand is a mid sized family sedan. The Premio will have a nicer and more refined ride and a better finish inside. The Axio...well..it feels a bit mmore hard and jerky on the ride and the interior plastics feel cheap. In terms of tech...because you are looking at a newer Axio it will have better tech than an older Premio. Now...you need to realize than in SL there is a lot of fake sh!x for sale. The G "Superior Package" grade ONLY comes with a 2L engine. There are NONE of these in SL. Before the 2016 facelift, Toyota dealers offered a "G Superior" dress up package to the 1.5L F EX Package grade. About 2% of the so called G Superior in SL are these actual Toyota dealership installed G Superior dressup package. Because they put it on the hghest grade of the 1.5L (and 1.8L) you get things like electric seats, LED lights, etc....98% of the G Superior in SL are normal 1.5L F that SL car dealers have installed using used or chinese OEM parts. How can you know if it is a actual G Superior dressup package from the Toyota dealer...in a used car you cannot. You will need to see the auction sheet (which is faked in SL anyway) or the build-spec-sheet from the Toyota dealer in Japan. So..there is a 98% chance that you are paying a lot of extra money for some fake badges. In my view..you are better off buying a car that is actually advertised and badged and sold as a 1.5L F EX Package. When you look at the ID plate if the model number is NZT260-AEXEK then it is a 1.5L F. If it is NZT260-AEXEK-X (or some other letter) then it is a 1.5L F EX Package or a L Package or something. The Axio WxB has to have black seats with white stitching (or vice versa). WxB means white (by) black. Local dealers sold of standard G grades with WxB badges.
  8. 2 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...
  9. 1 point
    In order of preference 1. CS3 2. Axela 3. Vios Search the forum for specific discussions on the above.
  10. 1 point
    I think the Picanto is a better option than the Viva. The Malaysian interiors didn't age as well, so the Korean has a little edge. The dealership is reasonable and you can find most parts outside these days. Body parts obviously aren't as easy to find as Japanese cars but not impossible.
  11. 1 point
    @Suar.t have any ideas on this topic?
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  13. 1 point
    @danuja001, please refrain from creating multiple threads for each car you are considering. Appreciate if you can discuss your options here. Threads merged. Thread title changed.
  14. 1 point
    Factory does the wheel alignment before sending it out. Generally they do one at 1000/5000/10000 km depending on the vehicle.
  15. 1 point
    Well..the thing is most of these cars came with a system that was covered for 10years. Our guys interpreted that as after 10 years the system would degrade so much that it would need significant revamp, again this is not entirely true. There are vehicles that are nearing the 10 year mark (or even exceeded ?) where after a battery refurbishment or swap the system does work relatively well. But since battery and Hybrid technology has significantly changed and continue to change..there would be challenges to find replacement batteries, etc...for these vehicles..So there is a timeline for the system (i.e. a limited time period where the manufacturers would find it feasible to keep making replacement parts and support these vehicles).If you look at 2014/2015 models there are at the last stage of the 10 year old mark (i.e. the person buying a 2014 might be the only person who could use it. Thus, the person buying it will have to sell it for literally nothing, therefore the person would not want to spend that much on a vehicle that he would literally have to give away. However, you have to understand that cars are supposed to depreciate. So you cannot expect to buy a car for X and then hope to sell it back at X (slightly lesser or at times even more).
  16. 1 point
    my choice too... thing is it's hard to find them for sale ....but usually they are in good condition.
  17. 1 point
    depends on your requirement and what you expect of a car. Premio is an aged platform but a car that kind of handles the local conditions well with ground clearance and overall simple mechanics if you're after a decent a-b ride then that will serve the purpose. The cons : 1. You are overpaying for an old car. 2. Due to mass popularity most units are hacked, tampered and sold off with fake mileages etc...basically tough to find a clean and honest premio or an allion for that matter. WXB is a bit more techie, newer and TBH a little more interesting (personal opinion) but of course it's a hybrid and as Irage mentioned the interior and ride might not be as refined as a Premio. Again Personal preference I have driven a few premios and they've always felt to me like big sofas on wheels.. I honestly would not buy either but if asked to chose between the two i'd pick the Axio.
  18. 1 point
    Only the real 2000cc G Superior had cruise control from factory from 2007 or so.
  19. 1 point
    Not even the 2019 F EX package got cruise control.
  20. 1 point
    Actually Axio WXB has better techs over a 2013 Premio such as Toyota safety sense C ( LDW, Automatic High Beam, Auto emergency brake ) Also it has cruise control. Some Premios of that era has electric driver seat adjusters which is not included in Axio WXB.
  21. 1 point
    If I were you, I'd go for an Axio WXB 50th anniversary edition due to the red interior. A premio has a slightly plushier ride quality. Axio is comfy too. One is a hybrid, one is not. Buy the car depending on which factor is most important to you (resale, design, interior quality, economy, etc..)
  22. 1 point
    See..this is my point @gayanath....we have people shouting for permits and increased taxes. But where are the people demonstrating and shouting asking for safe school buses ? or making the private buses safe ? When the government enforced high penalties for buses they held the entire country hostage....how ? why ? we are the majority..we could have held them hostage and made them fall in line with the regulations. But we didn't..because for our population, it meant they themselves will have to sweat for it. When AIrbags were made mandatory....people went and yelled saying cars are getting expensive and that they are being discriminated because they do not have the ability to buy "expensive" vehicles with airbags...WTF ??? We really do not care that 3000+ people died on our roads. We only care when one of that 3000+ becomes one of our own family members or our selves. We rise up and shout against terrorists blowing up the country..but we do not care about people terrorizing the country every minute with lorries dressed up as buses. We yell about people making bombs and walking around with hidden weapons...but we stay shut about pancake like damaged cars being put back together and on to the street and sold off to people that are nothing but time bombs. We yell about the bakery guy whose pan raaththala is only 90% of the weight of a raaththala...but we stay shut about people selling crap for cars under false pretenses.
  23. 1 point
    I saw 3 T Cross vehicles here in SL so far. All around Colombo.
  24. 1 point
    So you are a Q2 that is 25 years old and kotang uda ?
  25. 1 point
    Turbocharging doesn't simply mean slapping on a turbo on to the engine. It will require an inter-cooler, modification to the intake piping, modification to the exhaust and you may need to other parts around the engine bay to make space. This will cost you money and time, you may have to go back and fourth to the garage to get it done right. If your idea of turbocharging is solely to get more power during your day to day drive, it would be easier and cheaper for you to sell your 1500cc Premio and get a 1800cc or 2000cc Premio
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