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  1. Crosswind

    Best car to buy?

    Here's my suggestion. See if you can stretch your budget a bit and get a diesel Corolla 141 from 2007 or so You won't have hybrid battery problems that you may face in Aqua or Fit You can pump ordinary diesel and the car will be perfectly happy The worst repair you can get is an engine overhaul. The 2C engine in the 141 can be overhauled for less than half the money that will cost you, if you had to replace a hybrid battery Engine parts are probably available in every little parts shop in the country Almost any makabass can repair it The car is more spacious and much more powerful than any of them in your list Only flip side is you have to learn to live with a manual gearbox, which is not a problem after you get used to it.
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    Government Permit

    The Minister of Finance is Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa. Why don't you give him a call?
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    Project Moggie - Painting

    Simply wow... i'm sure moggie will look better than a CBG- number Axio or something
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    DFSK 580

    I have driven three different Geelys in the past. Geely CK (Abans Geely) had a 1.5 litre Toyota 5A-FE engine, made under license by Geely. The car was far lighter than a 110, yet the pulling power was terribly low. The other two were Pandas with 1300 CC engine, which had worse pulling power than a 800CC Maruti. Geely vehicles are known to have ECU problems, that caused low torque. Although agent is pointing at the gearbox, I suspect that this has something to do with the 580's ECU. The Chinese may be good at copying mechanical bits but when it comes to creating their own software, I'm sure they have no clue what they are doing. Also I'm pretty certain that the 145hp/300Nm they have mentioned in their specifications, are random numbers pulled out of the sky. In any case, its good that you shared this post and I hope every word you stated here is true.
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    Autolanka Funniest Moments

    I only saw the bottom half. That's all that matters
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    Autolanka Funniest Moments

    Autolanka is full of homos!
  7. Crosswind

    Advice on importing a damaged vehicle

    Go to a bank which deals with a lot of these stuff. They know the process inside out. Don't go to stupid little banks like *TB or go to the smaller branch of a big bank. You will end up being misled. I can recommend Commercial Bank Foreign Branch in Fort. Those guys deal with dozens of these stuff every day so they are well versed with the process and all types of special cases.
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    Advice on importing a damaged vehicle

    That's rubbish. The importer is obviously trying peddle one of his own stock. In vehicle business, do not even trust your own parents.
  9. Crosswind

    Advice on importing a damaged vehicle

    LC value doesn't matter. Customs will have their own valuation for every vehicle and they will use it as the basis to calculate taxes. If the customs value is 3 million, then your taxes will be calculated on that value, even if you pay 1.4 million or 10 million for the actual car. And your logical fallacy is faulty generalization.
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    Toyota Raize : the new kid on the block

    You bloody laputas need to stop this now. You guys are making my brain and leg num. I'm going to grab the both of you and stuff you inside an s-cargo, and the both of you will end up looking like snails.
  11. Crosswind

    Tuning new 2019 CR-V

    All the reviews you read were either from different conditions or are plainly fake. Be happy that you get 9kmpl from a CR-V.
  12. Crosswind

    What is the best hybrid to buy

    Are you sure it wasn't 34.646175 km/l?
  13. Crosswind

    Toyota Raize : the new kid on the block

    You forgot the Passo On the other hand, Vivas, Avanzas and Wigo/Axia are also essentially Daihatsus... On a different note, Daihatsus, even with Toyota badge, don't have a good record for reliability (compared to actual Toyotas like Vitz and Vios)... so I would expect Raize to have some reliability issues... But for the average Sri Lankan, it's the badge that matters.
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    Vinyl Sticker Advise

    If you can live with the scratch, just forget it and move on. That's the best option. If you cant, then go for a paint job. You may not get a 100% match on the colour though. It should cost you about 5000 Sticking vinyl is a DIY job really. You can get a few square metres for less than a 1000 and stick it yourself. There are plenty of tutorials on Youtube for vinyl wrapping. I vinyl wrapped a part of Fiat Punto dashboard sometime ago. Removing it was a challenge but there were step by step instructions on the internet for that. For a bumper, it's pretty simple. It is actually against the law to change the colour of a vehicle (even a part of it). But nobody seems to care about that. If you wrap the whole car in vinyl, one or two cops may stop and ask you about it. They may ask you to remove the vinyl, but that's about it. Here's the process for changing a vehicle's colour, courtesy of our resident joker @PreseaLover´╗┐
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    Japanese Car News

    I might be the only guy who wants to disembowel the person who decided to name it 'Rocky' The Rocky of yesteryear was a handy little offroader, compared to this compressed frog.