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  1. This is just an idea after reading the thread. If you are ok with a crossover, you can consider nissan qashqai. I saw an advertisement from the Nissan agent for nissan qashqai, as I remember permit price was arounf 5.8M with 3 year warranty. This is a brand new car. The risk is minimum than the Axio or Corolla 1.2T, since Axio and Corolla are grey imports
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    Accident Repair - Honda Civic 2018

    Usually insurance companies have a clause for agent repair and you need to pay additional premium for this. I usually ask whether they have included agent repair to my policy otherwise I ask them to add it to the policy and include the extra premium. Just check with the insurance agent and also read the policy carefully. I used to have c******o insurance and they have included it in their policy but I had a very bad experience with them (agent forgot to upload the pictures taken when they issue the policy to their system and I found this when I met an accident, and they refuse to pay saying the pictures and file were not completed in their system. The funny thing is they accepted it their fault but no one took the ownership and asked me to chase the agent to upload pictures and complete the file. I chased the agent few times but he said he lost the pictures and asked me to sent pictures and a scan copy of the book and it took them more than two weeks to complete my file. Then they said the time given to the claim is expired and I had to chase the agent again to get the claim. The claim was 16000/- and usually I do not take this type of minor claims but I had to take to confirm my file was OK.Then after the the first year they sent me the renewal amount as 177000/- and the initial amount was 106000 and they have increased 77000 due to above claim. This was not acceptable) So I went with SLIC for a premium 95000/- and they also have agent maintenance.
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    How do you remove tar spots?

    I use LIQUI MOLY tar remover, purchased from an online store (Sri Lankan store), it works great. You need to spray little bit on to the tar spots and wait, after few minutes, tar dissolves and you can easily wipe it
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    Vehicle for Doctors permit

    You can go for Nissan Qashqai from the agent. I saw an advertisement and permit price given was 5.5 or 5.7 millions as I remember. If you are in to crossovers, you can check this vehicle. According to the agent they are providing 3 years warranty. You can contact the agent A*W to get more information.
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    Peugeot 5008 2019 Vs Montero 2013-2014

    What is your purpose. Are you planning to use the SUV for hardcore off-roading ? or just to have nice, comfortable 7 seater soft suv to carry your family and enjoy the comfort and the drive. If you are planning to use it for off road activities, Montero sport will do the work, but if you want to have a brand new, comfortable, high-tech soft SUV, then 5008 will do the work. If you don't mind the resale value and if you are not in to off roading, just go for 5008, who knows we live to re-sell the vehicle, so you can enjoy the brand new, luxury (compared to Montero sport) and high tech ride. This my view
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    DFSK 580

    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.
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    Road To N'eliya

    Yes, avoid Colombo-Peradeniya-Gampola-N'eliya road, the traffic at Gelioya usually 30 min to 1hr these days you can avoid Gelioya and go to Gampola via Galaha road (the road via Peradeniya university but again the road from Colombo to Peradeniya filled with traffic
  8. Nice!! Love the color.
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    The Ford Focus Thread

    Nice, congratulations!. Good to see another Focus owner with the same model in AL. Yes, the hatchback is more practical than the sedan version I have.
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    Honda Gp1 hybrid.

    Please go through the above threads, this issue is not available in all GP1s, there are range of VIN numbers with this issue and later this was fixed by Honda. I remember this detail is in one of above threads. If you are looking for a GP1, get the VIN no (Chassis no) and check whether it is within the range.
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    Honda Gp1 hybrid.

    Yes, the first cleaning was done around 48000 km, and if I did not sell it, I have to do it around 100,000 km if it do not show symptoms earlier, otherwise have to do the piston change
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    Honda Gp1 hybrid.

    I've also used Fit GP1 2012 model for 4 years (2014-2018) and I agree with matroska for all his comments. I loved the car and traveled around the country and it did not give any issue except the oil burning issue. I spent 30K to clean the sludge after dismantling the engine then serviced the car in 5000 kms or 6 months intervals and I did not get this issue afterwards. I also had 75% of usable capacity of the hybrid battery when selling it. It took 3 days for me to sell the car after advertising it.
  13. Well if you go to Kia picanto, you will be able to find a good specimen with company warranty. Kia Picanto 2016 has 5 years or 150000km company warranty however rear leg space is not good for adults over 5' 5". Since the car has company warranty, you can expect all the services are done in time.
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    Honda Civic 2018

    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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    Renault duster

    Can you buy Duster in Sri Lanka?, haven't seen any in Sri Lanka and it is not listed in A*W web page as well