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  1. tbird

    Cheapest car with cruise control.

    I think the Kia Picanto you find in Sri Lanka doesn’t have cruise control
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    Cheapest car with cruise control.

    The Ford Fiesta has Ford MyKey option and you can program one key with a speed limit, let’s say 70. Then you cannot exceed that speed when you use this key. I guess this is the best option for you since you are planning to use cruise control in a non motorway and which is bit risky since other vehicles are not running in constant speed
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    Honda Fit Gp5 - Car Service

    I also had a GP1 and faced in to this problem and changed the 12v battery and purchased Panasonic maintenance free battery with same spec and it did not give any trouble
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    Which octane suitable for car?

    Well it is a 1.3 naturally aspirated engine, so you can pump 92 octane without an issue
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    Which octane suitable for car?

    What is your car Manufacturer ? Model? Manufactured year? The information you have added shown in many global car models and can be applicable where ethanol fuel 9 is available. However you should have similar text for petrol octane rating in same page or earlier or next page
  6. tbird

    Perodua Axia is it a good car to Buy ?

    My wife is using Kia Picanto 2016 model, it is a good car in general and build quality is good compared to the other cars you have mentioned (not comparing Picanto with Aqua). We also short listed Picanto and Axia from the list we prepared and finally decided to go for Picato for below reason. 1. Build quality is better than the Axia 2. Warranty is 5 years or 150,0000 km 3. At that time it was cheaper than similar spec Axia 4. My wife loved Picanto and she was able to pick the color she want. Fuel economy is between 10-11 km/l in the city. 2017 Picanto looks better than 2016 model. And it has some additional options like touch screen infotainment system but try to pick the model with ABS if you go for the Picanto. We did not go to Alto automatic and Celerio automatic due to safety issues and bad build quality. Rejected Grand i10. It was very expensive 3.49M at that time for the model with ABS (and it had driver air bag only). The Picanto and Grand i10 shares same engine, gear box and chassis. Hope this helps.
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    Budget 2019

    I saw a newspaper article today, some financial specialists have done a research on current vehicle market and they found that there are unregistered vehicles available in vehicle importers yards which can full fill the next five year vehicle demand. This is including cars, three wheelers and motor bikes. They state that bringing down such amount of vehicles in a short period is a main reason for the foreign currency crisis
  8. tbird

    KIA PICANTO white smoke

    Kia gives 5 year or 150,000 km warranty for Kia Picanto, if you faced in to this issue when you reach to 60,000 km (you have another 44000 km) take it to the agent, if it is a manufacturing fault they will fix it for you. One thing, you need to maintain the Picanto at agents (Malabe or Kurunegala service centers) to maintain the warranty. If you purchased this Picanto from the 1st owner, ask him to transfer the warranty under your name. My wife has Picanto 2016 purchased in March 2017, it has 5 year warranty and I'm also in Kia Picanto club Facebook group and not one has reported this kind of issue or rumor.
  9. tbird

    Tire Pressure - Vitz KSP130

    If you convert above figures to 'psi' which is the main unit used in our fuel station air pumps, Front 250 kPa = 36 psi Rear 240 kPa = 34 psi
  10. tbird

    Honda Civic 2018 vs Honda Vezel RS

    My bad. It should be corrected as 95 Octane. 95 Octane or above must be used for these turbo cars
  11. tbird

    Honda Civic 2018 vs Honda Vezel RS

    And you will get higher fuel cost as well, since you must use 98 Octane for Civic and the fuel consumption is considerably lower than the Hybrid Vezel
  12. tbird

    Ford Fiesta

    I saw a post published by Ford Agent Sri Lanka published, for Ford Fiesta hatchback (2019 Model), check their facebook page. Call them and ask whether it has normal torques converter auto transmission or DCT. I think this 2019 Fiesta has their latest 8 speed torque convertor automatic transmission which comes with 2019 Focus as well.
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    Duty & Tax for Importing a SUV below 5m

    I think the new price of MG ZS is around 5.2M according to MG ZS users Facebook page due to new $ rate
  14. tbird

    kumho tyres

    My wife's Kia Picanto came with Kumho tires and it is now 12600 kms, did not experience any issues and tire noise is bit high
  15. tbird

    The Ford Focus Thread

    Yeah, this is true. Initially Ford provided brittle plastic hose from coolant reservoir but most of these brittle hoses were cracked with the engine temperature since this is a turbo charged engine. There was a recall and replaced the brittle plastic hose with a flexible rubber hose to resolve this issue. That lady mentioned in the BBC article has started the Facebook page called Ecoboost nightmare, when I go through those posts, it seems some have not fixed brittle coolant hose (they call it degas hose) after the recall and according to most of these posts (specially from ladies), they have not checked whats under the bonnet and if they check it regularly they can see coolant loss. As precaution I check the coolant level every weekend and specially check coolant level and engine oil level before starting a long journey