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  1. Engine capacity/ compression/ Octane rating/ power out put/ turbo / naturally aspirated will only have partial dependency on the fuel requirement. It is the sate of tune of the engine by the manufacturer, you have to go by their commendation. Even a 2.0 L naturally aspirated engine may need 95 octane based on the state of tune.
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    Best sensible car for 3 million?

    You should be able to get a decent Corolla 141, there are ones with less than 100K with proper service records
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    vitz or Wagon R turbo

    I have a Wagon R which is used for the school run. It is a different vehicle to Vitz and does feel like a tin box compared to Vitz.V If this is going to be your only vehicle you will be better off with the Vitz as it rides better, handles better, has the bigger car feel. What will be lacking will be features like climate control, autonomous safety features, stop start etc.. Wagon R does not feel that is made to last..
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    vitz or Wagon R turbo

    Only Vitz will tick most of your requirements par from fuel consumption Vitz will be basic in features where as the Stingray will have all the bells and whistles
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    Axio 141 - Shocks or springs?

    If there is a height difference L and R it could be more than shocks, and definitely explain the handling issue. With the mileage your upper mounts may need replacing too. Best is to dismantle and check. Check the height of the springs too you could compare L & R side by side which gives you a general idea.
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    Regarding audi A1 and Q 2

    DSG will not give immediate issues it took few years to surface them in Honda. It will also depend on your driving conditions. Stop starts and crawling are the killers. There are useful tips on how to drive DSG on the web.
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    Lancer Box Vs Nissan B11 !!!

    There are few mint maintained throughout with agents with no expenses spared (owned by Jem merchants) i don't think they will sell. Has seen a GSR Turbo ages ago Most of the ones for sale are molested Try Rathnapura/ Kurunegala car sale places
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    Mithubishi Montero vs Kia Sorento

    Any Chinese better avoid they are cheap for a reason
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    Best Gps Navigation System

    Use your smart phone, if you want in the screen get a head unit with Apple Car Play/ Android Auto
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    Sporty sedan for permit

    With that wheel base and 140mm it will kiss the ground more often. It will be a night mare to drive, issue with most cars with long wheel bases. Remember BMW 5 series (F10) had the same issue. The price fro the permit is very high for the accord. For same money you could get a C-class or a Audi A5 which has more features.
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    Sporty sedan for permit

    I don't see any features which is not standard in a Wagon R these days apart from dual zone for the climate and leather electric seats. Any way it is not a grey import intended for some other market they should be able to give proper support as always.
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    Sporty sedan for permit

    Oops i was referring to the Civic Hatch and Saloon, power figures from Honda Japan official site, compared with official sites from UK and Thailand
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    Sporty sedan for permit

    Out of curiosity did some research on why the JDM Hatch has more power and is expensive than the Saloon. Hatch engine power identical with UK spec Saloon with the Thailand model, Thailand does not produce the Hatch as it is not popular in this region. May be Hatch is UK built and the Saloon Thailand. May be iRage will be able to shed some light in to this
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    Sporty sedan for permit

    You will loose more on the accord as that segment cars depreciate more. 2007/8 Corolla and Camry will be same price now although Camry was double the price new. Worried about depreciation settle fro the CRV. Euros will be nightmare to sell in 5-8 years, and you will have issues so a warranty is a must. Most of the JDMs are made in Thailand if not the whole car majority of the parts.
  15. Better to send someone with a letter, our office assistants go and get it done.
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    Sporty sedan for permit

    Yes i believe they are waiting till Thailand manufacturing starts. Very unlikely they will get the 1.2L as it will be mostly for JDM and some specific developed markets, may not be offered in the saloon outside Japan. Even with the tax advantage of the 1.2T unfortunately we will not get the better vehicles in the range (CH-R, Corolla Sport), when i inquired they tried to push me to a Yaris Active, piece of s**t made to south Asian morons who will go and buy any crap with a Toyota badge and a boot. However they do bring JDM through a subsidiary, prices are ridiculously high to justify. Decided to go my own way got down mint Corolla Sport GZ with optional part red leather/ suede, TRD body kit, 9" audio Navi, nice dark blue paint job all the optional safety ++ Was fortunate to get the car for over Yen 1 Mn. less than the list price new. Auction grade 5 AA. If you decide to go out of the box there are good deals.
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    Sporty sedan for permit

    You will to register with a local rep to get access, google and see there are few sites which gives info. You are correct there will not be a flood of vehicles but there are few which is reasonable considering the size of the market. Majority of them as you said are accident repaired, to get a good car you may have to wait patiently and lucky. Generally auction reports are reliable as they are done by Japs. This will be also verified by the independent export inspection certificate too.
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    Sporty sedan for permit

    You should be able to pick a Civic Sedan 1.5L with less than 5000km (2018-19) from Jap auction for less than JPY 2.2 Mn. Approx cost in SL around Rs. 6.2 to 6.4 for the permit.at Hatch will be more expensive as it has more features and is more powerful too 182 PS vs 173 PS
  19. New safety ratings give marks to active safety features like auto brake, pedestrian detection, if not available will get low ratings However they are good on protecting the occupants in an accident, you will have to go through the full report and make a conclusion.
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    Sporty sedan for permit

    They will not get the new Corolla around Aug/ Sept but not the 1.2T. It will be the same 1.6 currently available. Extra duty over the permit will be over Rs. 2.0 Mn. not worth the price. That is why decided to get down the Sport before the prices start going up in Japanese auctions.
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    Sporty sedan for permit

    Stafford should be able to get down the Civic 1.5T you will need to get in touch with you. Everybody is getting down CRV as the duty is same so the cost is marginally high
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    Sporty sedan for permit

    Will be too expensive
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    Sporty sedan for permit

    Germans will be Rs. 10-11 Mn + Permit, unless you opt for CLA which will be around Rs. 9 Mn. + permit Japs, Mazda 3 (new), Civic 1.5 L, Accord 1.5 L if you can stretch Or wait for the new Corolla hopefully JDM saloon will come in 1.2L, I got down the hatch (Corolla Sport) paid only Rs 265K duty.
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    Honda Civic 2018

    Car maintenance schedule is based on mileage/ days/ number of hours engine was running/ number of cold starts etc.. so your vehicle might indicate a service before a specific mileage or time. In some vehicles once you you exceed the mileage/ days over the tolerance car will go in to limping mode. Better get it serviced.