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About tiv

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    Drunk Ol' Mechanophiliac

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    Off roading, photography. anything to do with automobiles..

My Vehicle Details

  • Vehicle Make
    Mitsubishi/ Suzuki/Toyota
  • Vehicle Model
    Montero/MSport /Hustler/Vitz
  • Engine Type
    3.2 DiD / 2.5 DiD / K06A-T / 1KR
  • Mechanical Mods
    Poor Potential
  • Cosmetic Mods
    Too old for that
  • Future Plans
    Nah, getting old settled down. Downsizing
  • General Comments
    Spending money on 2 suvs thereby forced to drive a vitz I hate

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  1. In the market for a large smart tv, anyone here had experience with Hisense bought in by Damro? And singer ?

    I know hisense off China is very high grade but what about damro supplies? Clueless about singer though, they have attractive options though, cant afford the giants in the trade like lg Samsung Sony etc in a large size,

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    2. Magnum


      Do smart TVs make sense in SL? I'm asking this because most or all internet connections have a data limit hence it wouldnt be possible to to get proper use out of TV without finishing off your data.

    3. □AVANTE□


      Doesn't that depend on the data limit & number of people in the house using it? It's all upto an individual's preference & affordability I'd say.

    4. alpha17


      I bought a Samsung Smart 3D tv back in 2014. It's been 5 years without any issue, but since then the operating system has become really laggy. Mine has a dual core processor and it really lacks. Day by day Samsung end supporting some apps  which have not been used by majority of owners. Other than that the picture quality is great. I only use it to plug my Portable HDD to watch movies and play music, but Smart features such as YouTube are rarely used. But using those smart TVs without a Keyboard to browse internet or you tube is a real pain in the a##:speechless-smiley-004:. For mine, ordinary wireless mice and keyboards have the support. Other than that the TV is really good and being used daily for hours by the family members.

      Just like @Magnum said, the TV always search for the best picture quality and therefore I ended up using all the data by the 17,18 of the month by the time I browse You Tube from the TV. But features like screen mirroring comes in handy sometimes. One of my relation bought a 55' Softlogic Prizm UHD Smart tv. I have to say that picture quality is not really upto the standards of my 5 years old FHD Samsung even being a UHD. I played some UHD content but quality is not there. There is the sharpness, even though the colours are really awful when compared to the Samsung. I heard some positive feedback about Skyworth as they are something like Huawei and Xiaomi mobiles. Usually I go for branded products regardless of their prices because they do last for a long time. But I heard that most products imported through Damro has a lower quality, even the car audio systems from Pioneer. Better to bring down from the duty free. Products from there are of a better grade as I remember. Both my old and new TVs are bought from Dutyfree, and the older Sony 21' still haven't given a single issue after 15 years which is used daily.

  2. tiv

    vitz or Wagon R turbo

    Get a vitz, more road presence, better resale, more space and more comfortable, the wagon r market is going to come crashing soon once the hybrid batteries get cooked, they have a loan of repairs as well sequentially
  3. tiv

    DFSK 580

    Do not buy these, expect major repairs after 50,000km , the importer thereafter charges premiums to source and import the parts, only a minor quantity will make it to the country anyhow and will be worth like 2 mil 4 to 5 years and you ll have to sell your soul to find a buyer The above statements are based on a first hand experience on a Glory 7 seater van which my in laws purchased brand new from the same importer, home used for about 60000km So far ep steering faults, replaced ac compressor, wheel bearings, ball joints, gearbox shuddering badly, diesel engine at about 50% compression, 3 of 5 doors central locks shot, power mirrors not working, fiberglass bits in the bumper cracking and peeling off, seats peeled off and recovered, the entertainment system packed up in days, and was replaced. It was purchased for 4.5mil brand new in 2016 june, current value is 2.3 mil and moving at 2 mil whereas people advertise higher prices. Also the CR mentions as "Made in Sri lanka" making it a nightmare to sell it off if a potential buyer wants a lease, and valuations will be quite entertaining as well, If its cvt as well, god bless u There are first gen hiaces that have done about 500,000 km and with fewer repairs than above.
  4. If these are shock absorbers for your Montero, they are massive and will definitely be held in the post office and forwarded to customs, you might get taxed, heavily,
  5. tiv

    Mithubishi Montero vs Kia Sorento

    Too old, the car has been almost 10 years in Sri lanka, expect most to be abused by playing V*P as well, mileages turned back, parts aren't plentiful and aren't cheap either. Also the model will be refreshed soon after so many face lifts. Does about 4kmpl in traffic and 8 to 9 kmpl outstation. There is no point of even discussing or even a comparison of a Kia and dfsk vs a montero and a prado,
  6. tiv

    Toyota vitz/ Suzuki Swift/ Audi A1

    Should have these
  7. tiv

    Toyota vitz/ Suzuki Swift/ Audi A1

    Check the auction sheet, jevic jaai, also does it have 6 speakers? If it doesnt have 6 speakers multifunction wheel is not oem
  8. tiv

    Vitz 2016 sudden "hiccup"

    Most likely being a 2016 vitz the mileage is fake, anyhow Clean throttle body egr maf sensors, Change cvt fluid as well, Worst case scenario get a Toyota inspection done,
  9. tiv

    Reverting Back From 325 Number

    You can make it a E*-XXXX number Plenty of defenders here with that
  10. tiv

    Sporty sedan for permit

    It would be helpful if there is some old site with ads from like 2014 2016 so that one can get an idea of what things costed when new, to get an idea of depreciation
  11. Yes and same goes for the depreciation, the new lineage is even worse
  12. tiv

    Toyota vitz 2018 - High speed radiator fan

    There are 2 speeds in which the fan runs, usually off or low speed during normal running The high loud setting comes up when ac is on or after climbing a very steep hill, example after max load for 10 20 mins
  13. Kandy Normal hills, Can manage, slow but not absurd. Much better than an alto or maruti 800, Can manage better if you have momentum if you travel with 4 passengers and on a narrow road with a steep incline, 20 degrees or high car will have issues pulling up from a stop or if you slow down, the above results with a zero mileage engine and fresh cvt, will get worse as they age, but in low country you ll rarely feel any Lack of power, so if you are not living 365 days in a very hilly region, it’s not an issue
  14. tiv


    So after much market research, I come with more questions, seems agent price is near 13mil in almost loaded spec and black imports range from 10.1 mil mid range upwards , so looking at deprecation, I guess we are looking at everything going near the black market price or worse? as we will be letting go of something very reliable and something that will hold value for a while, depreciation is a major concern D*MO has a very attractive warranty and free service plan, and I like the security and peace of mind of the whole transaction. yet the black imports mostly come with a service plan at merc stop, prices again almost 30 to 40k per run, break in period a few early services as well. Opinions? Fortunately or unfortunately the car has grown on me!
  15. tiv

    kr52 vs cr42

    KR52 Is petrol with 4wd, people here dont like 4wd Van's and the market is very poor Being petrol thr market will be the worst, unless its converted to diesel like most CR 41 and CR42 has the highest demand being 2c and 3c engines 4wd parts are a bit rare but can be found, these are all common vehicles so parts wont be an issue CR41 CR51 came with 2c engines and are extremely underpowered in comparison Search the forums lot of old discussions noted