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Supra_Natural last won the day on June 4 2019

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About Supra_Natural

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    Automobile Enthusiast

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    Male
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    Colombo
  • Interests
    Music, A Book or two, and Obviously, Cars and Driving..

My Vehicle Details

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    Toyota/Mazda
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    Hilux LN106/2, 6 & Roadster
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    2.8 D I4 / 1.5 I4, 2.0 I4 & 1.5 I4
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  1. Congrats on the purchase, i really do hope you got it inspected before you bought it.
  2. Ado, good to see the story, wanted to ask you about it after seeing your IG posts. It's a nice ride, you're a braver man that I would be for sticking to that interior though, I just wouldn't be able to live with it. You mentioned that the guy you got it from is a Jimny/Samurai enthusiast, I assume he has parts contacts etc? I've also got a JB33 (the 2000s model) Jimny in the stable now, and want to establish maintenance/parts contacts to keep it on the road.
  3. If it's your first car, a 30 year old highly complex BMW would not be the ideal call. If you have your heart set on a BM, then an E34 5 Series may be a better bet as they are very solidly built and have a good support network worldwide and in SL. If you want something completely trouble free though, look for something newer, and preferably Japanese (Or even certain Koreans). Man I cannot believe I just typed that... Age catching up, I guess. Then again, if you don't mind some garage time and want to actively be involved in the running and maintenance of your car on a molecular level, by all means, go Euro.
  4. Greetings all, sorry have not been as active on the form for awhile, will try and remedy that this year. Have had a Mazda 2 Sedan since March of 2016 and can confirm what people have mentioned above that it is a very very good car all round. @iRage I didn't actually get rid of it after the dump truck incident (which is what I assume you meant). Thankfully it's a pretty tough built car! It's clocked up just over 50k now and other than a few niggles, so far has been pretty reliable overall. Had the front suspension bump stop issue within a month of buying the car, they were replaced under warranty, also had an AC condenser leak that was sorted under warranty in the first year. Finally, had a AC blower issue in 2019 that took a bit of diagnosing to figure out. Other than that, all good. The car has plenty of power thanks to light weight and the skyactiv engine, while the 6 speed auto is a gem, super smooth and quick shifting. Handling is also pretty fun for a fairly basic car, I upgraded the smallish, low rolling resistance 185/65/16 tyres to 205/55/16s Toyos early on and they made a difference. Just changed front and rear brake pads at the last service too, for the first time. Service at Colonial was relatively all right, but I've switched to Mazna motors in Attidiya because they seem rather more knowledgeable and passionate about the brand, honestly. Overall, wouldn't hesitate to say go for it, as long as the car is in decent shape. Remember all skyactiv Mazdas are happiest on 95 octane though.
  5. Try out Ultimate Motor Works. They recently absorbed another smaller company (Bavarian Auto Services), which had a fair bit of experience with older BMWs. A couple of old AL members are directors of the new company too, can confirm that they know what they are doing.
  6. Bit late to this discussion, but having driven the majority of the cars on this list, I will still say that in a Lankan context a new MX5 is still one of the best fun cars you can buy for semi-sane money. The raw numbers are very low, but the sheer fun of the thing cannot really be explained in words, you really do have to try one out to get it (even I didn't at first, then I drove one). Considering our roads, traffic conditions etc, it is a great buy. Sure it's not cheap, but nothing is in SL anymore and with the right maintenance it will keep going for decades too. World's best selling sports car for a reason.
  7. Speak to this guy - Prasad - 0773573228. He should be able to help you out.
  8. Please advise me whether the renewal procedure for faded old driving license (issued in 2003) is same as explained in this threat to date.   Regards.Thanks.

  9. I would suggest talking to the agents regarding service intervals. As for the manual I assume the Mazda 3 one will work, you can probably get it online. Look at getting the UK or Australian version.
  10. Have it on the 6 and the MX5 but not the 2. I generally switch it off when I'm driving in traffic. Worthwhile checking with them how exactly they disable the Istop and whether it can negatively affect anything else. I don't see how it can affect the starter motor since as far as I know it's done via compression like you said. But it could put strain on things like mounts, and definitely does affect the battery.
  11. Great choice mate, I'm sure you'll be very happy with the car. Agents should be able to sort you out for any maintenance as I assume it's the same 1.5 Skyactiv engine and 6 speed box that the 2 has. What is your final landed price going to be?
  12. Seems like a bit of guerrilla marketing is going on here....
  13. All this time, I also thought the same thing.... But I did wonder because you never saw "Commuter model" in the brochure or anything, just High roof and mid roof. Wow, you learn something new everyday!
  14. Doesn't it come with parking sensors? All C160s I've seen have them fitted. Learn to use them, far easier than a Camera. If you MUST have a camera I'm afraid you're going to have to go the agent route and pay whatever they ask. Third parties will claim they can install one but they will invariably have to mess with the wiring to do it and doing that WILL void your warranty, not really a good thing.
  15. Hi brother. I'm in search for an E34. I need a guiding light and proper leads to find one.

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