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  1. RWD

    Garage Floor Material

    +1 on homogeneous tiles. Its not too pricey. If you buy during Avurudhu and Christmas there are lot of sales. Had the same decision last year and went for them. If you really can't afford it buy some Chinese tiles. Still better than the other options.
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    Stepping stone

    strangely enough when I owned the Mazda3 and used the visit Colonial for services there were always loads of 6's in the body shops which had gone through very bad crashes. I am not talking about regular dents and dings, but high speed damage. I was surprised considering its not a really an out and out sports car and the kind of profile who buys these cars are hardly the boy racer types. I guess the 2.5 skyactiv is eager enough to want to give it some go and people get into trouble with their generally mediocre driving skills which are exposed at high speeds and state of our roads and traffic conditions. Colonial's body repairs were not the neatest and I am sure you will be able to spot the imperfections so do your research with the agents before you buy. I was looking for a used 6 myself last year, the 2.5 one but the asking prices were a bit too much and I was not satisfied with the condition of many of the cars that I saw. Agreed with what some of the other members said, the steering wheel, hand break and gear shift material wears out very fast so don't worry if those parts look a bit tired. Its more a material issue than owner neglect.
  3. The car takes a while to break in. But 8km/l is normal in colombo traffic. It will do much more on expressways. I have a civic hatch and the first 1000kms had very poor fuel consumption. Once things had loosened up it got much better
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    Japanese Car News

    yes sadly I feel that's the end of the road for the newer Mazda's under the current duty structure in SL. Since they are not into turbocharging and are sticking to their big displacements no chance of the newer 3's and 6's catching on. Which makes the old 2.5 6 a nice proposition to own. Still looks the part today.
  5. My daily driver is a Civic hatch mate. Same as yours.
  6. Ya well I meant 4 passengers in total including the driver! My car, my rules. So no more than 2 people in the back seat. I once told a friend to find his way back from Hikka because I was already carrying 3 passengers. So he took the bus home! Safety and suspension first!
  7. Call me a stickler but I usually don't allow more than 4 people in whatever car I've owned. 5 or more and you risk the possibility of the car bottoming out over our glorious roads. I definitely would never do it on long trips and but the typical Allion and Premio owner in SL doesn't care about stuff like that so each to his own.
  8. since you are considering used, a Mazda CX-5 2014-2015 (pre-facelift) can be had for around 7-8 mil
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    Honda Civic Sedan 2019

    First time I have heard that this is a factory fault. Even if it was- the 2019 models should have rectified the it as its a facelift. Having said that I have got the errors before on my 2018 hatch and according to the user manual it can happen when the sensor gets heated or dirt and dust build up. The lights have gone away after driving for a few minutes. On your second question- when it happened to me it affected my Adaptive Cruise Control but other functions worked. But like I said all the warning lights went away after driving a few kms. Once Stafford scans the car let us know what the outcome is.
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    2017 Civic Air Conditioning

    Yes 0 mileage and no signs the car was involved any crashes or anything. I find it hard to believe there was debris damage locally. I did a couple of expressway runs but the car is primarily driven in bumper to bumper Colombo traffic and its not like we hit very high speeds in Sri Lanka. I too drive like a grandma and never exceed the speed limit. I have escalated it to my importer but it came with a limited warranty so I have my doubts they will assist. But there is no way a condenser should pack up so early. The AC repair guys said a whole bunch of Civics have come in recently for the same problems so it sounds like a QC issue.
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    Japanese Car News

    Well to be fair the 4GR V6 and that aisin (of my memory serves me right) gearbox was way ahead of its time for a Japanese car launched in 2005. The S package even came with electric dampers and some specs came with auto park. So it was a very sophisticated proposition at the time considering that it wasnt really a part of its luxo barge lineup. Agreed it now looks dated with all the Dct gearboxes and the small capacity turbos, hybrids and electrics but you are right - I was waiting to see if they would drop in the same engine that was used in the IS200T in the newer Mark X's. That may have given it a fresh lease of life. Can't beat the responsiveness of that V6 though! What a motor.
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    2017 Civic Air Conditioning

    Chiming in here the AC in my 2018 Civic Hatch stopped cooling as well. Turned out the condenser had massive leaks in multiple places. Car had only done 5000 Kms. Got a new condenser and had to refill R1234yf gas. Total cost 130K!! Seems to be an inherent problem with inferior materials used on the condenser. A quick search says that this is a common issue. Also as the car is low to the ground and has a front grille that has large openings the condenser can be prone to debris damage. May be worthwhile for anyone buying a new civic to get this checked out before taking delivery from your importer.
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    Japanese Car News

    Sad to see the end of the mark x. I guess this was always on the cards with volumes for this car on a downward spiral since each new generation. I owned a 2005 GRX 120 250G S package and it remains the best car I have ever owned. You don't see too many on SL roads now(wonder where all of them went?) but in S package trim it still looks neat and hasn't aged with its simple classic RWD design with a long bonnet. Definitely looks better than the GRX 130 which resembles the Camry way too closely for my liking. I saw plenty of cars in Singapore but lot of them are riced up. Heard they have a big active membership there and in Malaysia.
  14. + 1 on Mazda's and their reliability. The newer ones in particular seem to be very solid. The only issue I have heard concerns the I-stop which drains the battery because of our traffic. That's only on the 2.5 versions. Colonial simple disables the system on the cars here.
  15. 18.5 to buy a 6 on a permit eh? Phew- if that's the case I'd put my money down on a used 2016 6. They go for around 8.5 mil or so. Get the 2.5 litre one- has a lot more oomph than the 2.0 litre ones and a lot more toys and it has a better looking front grille. Most of these cars must still be maintained at Colonial so you could always get it checked there.
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