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    Civic 1.0T service

    Hello, My car (Civic 2019/feb manufactured 1.0T sedan, brought brand new in oct2019, imported from uk, made in turkey) now got 4800km on the clock after using for past 3 months. The maintenance minder says I have 26 more days to service and according to how maintenance minder counts, I think it can clock over 6000km before reaching 0 days. 60% of 4800km was in express ways. Didn't use it much in traffic (less than 50km, normal traffic, less than 10km reasonable traffic) so far and probably will not have to. However used it for short distance rides (~2 to 3 km, about 200 times) 1. Should I go for 1st service now or should I wait for maintenance minder to reach 0, which will happen by early February. 2. After 1st service should i wait for next service minder to reach 0 or better to do it early, when about 30 days remaining? Im asking this because Im not sure whether the maintenance minder can account for higher temperature and driving conditions of sri lanka. Thanks
  2. I sold our permit to buy this. No lux tax 2 months ago. I saw indian version too. I was planning to lift suspension 😥 if GC was too bad. Not sure this is acceptable with hatch bcs it has adaptive suspension and sedan does not. However adaptive suspension system in civic seems to be pretty basic. Talk to stafford too. They told me they are going to import civics from feb 2020. That will be 1.5T version according to them at the time. However it will be missing lot related to Honda sensing package and for me that was unacceptable. since you are considering corolla, are u looking for stick shift?
  3. I bought Civic sedan 2 months ago. It has Ground clearance of 124mm with driver and so far had no issue. Hatch and sedan has only 1mm difference of wheelbase. However UK brochure says ground clearance of hatch is 129mm with driver. I used it in concrete roads and poor roads. But I was careful. I was also looking at 3 sedan. But agent wanted 3 months to import.
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    2C Engine Injector Cleaning

    Thanks. But this was years ago. Still got the car though. I did 150000 km in this car without even with a single flat tire and without police fines. Still starts every morning with no fuss. However very noisy from day 1 till now. Did repair gear box and injector pump, but engine was not touched.
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    [Civic 2018] One year later...

    Did any of you tried http://www.autohack.org/ I recently bought Civic 10th Sedan 2019 and fuel figures are mostly similar except in E01 I got 4.3l/100km. But I was only doing ~75km/hr as still I have only done 750km.
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    Honda CRV Thailand Vs JDM

    What are the chances of agents warranty is applicable in a trouble of new vehicle? When I asked about Civic 1.0T, stafford {their subsidiary} told me it is engine, gearbox and suspention only for 2 year, 40k km. Do you know any place to look at statistics of different manufacturers, vehicles, markets etc?
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    Purchasing a new car.

    No budget this year according to cabinet decisions.
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    Best option for duty concession permit

    Civic 1.0T UK version is around 7.3M price. Both hatch and Sedan available. Cheaper to sell permit as tax for this is only about 2m. Mazda 3 is 1850000JPY + 500000LKR + tax (approx tax is 1950000 for permit) from agent
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    To buy

    Toyota CE110 (diesel) current market is around 2m. For me for last 9 years average cost per km was about Rs15 including everything (fuel, full insurance, license, all repairs, tyre, services etc) (over 50% express way driving) Never once stranded for 140000 km I used. Not even flat tyre. Did repair gearbox, fuel injectors and fair share of running repairs. Not touched engine. But probably must do in next 30000km
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    Sporty sedan for permit

    Checked out A5 and it is 9.2M for a permit from the agent with 2yr warranty. It is 15cm short and 2cm thin compared to Accord. The agent suggests that depreciation of 2M in 3years from full duty paid price assuming current duty schedule.
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    Sporty sedan for permit

    Audi A5 is 13.8M upwards from agent. Didnt checked it yet by visiting showroom. But will do soon enough. I looked at CLA from a car sale, not agent and it was 9M for permit too.
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    Sporty sedan for permit

    Mazda 3 sedan from colonial is 1.5l and says it is from Japan. But japan mazda site has only hatch backs and no 1.5l too. So agent getting special mazda 3 sedan from japan? The details given to me by agent says county of origin as japan. Also the 3 has 165mm ground clearance, which seems to be excellent. My current ce110 has only about 150mm and every now and then It tastes ground. What is not sure for me is whether it actually has 150mm as i changed shock absorbers about 7 years ago. It is tempting to forget about resale value and go for accord to experience that once in life, but now noticed ground clearance is only about 140mm and car is much wider too.
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    Sporty sedan for permit

    I got attached one. Thay gave me an old print since I was in a hurry. But everything is accurate except for the date.
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    Sporty sedan for permit

    Attached all details I received. Hope this is not against the rules here.
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    Sporty sedan for permit

    I checked with colonial motors about mazda 3 sedan 1.5l 2019 and their price CIF is 1.82m JPY. From japan honda website, Honda Civic sedan 1.5t costs little over 3.1m JPY with honda sensing option. Does this mean Im loosing a lot if I go for Mazda 3 sedan? Many recommend mazda for driving fun. Mazda 3 doesn't seem to have paddle shift and Honda seems to have more advanced cruse control. Also honda seems to offer much more power.