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    Honda | Datsun | Toyota
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    Civic | Sunny| Starlet
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    P10A2 | A12 |2E
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    Restore a 34 year old car to an absolutely reliable daily runner.
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  1. matroska

    Japanese Car News

    Less 'aggressive' than the previous version - and still retaining the bubbly/friendly family hatch genes of the original Fit from the early 2000's
  2. matroska

    Toyota yaris or toyota belta

    Belta : *Japan Domestic Model * Interior is supposed to be better *some say the car is comfier than the Yaris. *CVT gear box * Supposed to have better fuel economy over the Yaris. * Some Belta's don't even have the tachometer (RPM meter in Kohuwala terms) . Yaris : * Is the export variant and always comes with the 1.3 L engine *The car has more ground clearance and made of more durable material to survive the perceived harsh conditions locally present. *Fuel economy is supposed to be a little worse than the Belta. *Yaris were imported brand new for permits 10 years ago - there are both Auto and Manual variants. Now that these cars are 10+ years old fuel figures may vary - i.e you could find a Belta that does worse than a Yaris and vice versa. There are many B/New Yaris still with the first owner with verifiable service records and all maintained at agents so the chance of finding a well maintained Yaris is higher than a Belta. Also due to public perceptions the Belta 1.3's are priced higher than Yaris usually What I'd do if I were you : Look for both cars - buy one with a good maintenance history, apparent honest seller and good condition irrespective if it's a Yaris or a Belta. Avoid 1.0 L Beltas. Also I wouldn't pay extra for the Belta over a Yaris. If manual is ok with you Manual Yaris are going for pretty low prices.
  3. matroska

    How to switch to 92 octane from 95

    There is nothing 'inferior' about 92 octane - just because the price is higher on 95 does not mean it is 'better'. Unless stated explicitly by the manufacturer on the user manual (or mentioned on your fuel cap) there is no need to pump 95. 95 is required if your engine for instance is a small turbo charged engine. The Alto is a simple car and will run fine on 92. Just pump 92 at your next fuel station.
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    Any Korando User???

    Drive Systems International went bankrupt and was acquired by Geely in 2008 or 2009. They made gearboxes for Ford earlier but after that ended their main buyers were Ssangyong and Mahendra. Ssangyong is also owned by Mahendra now. Well kinda true... makes sense if you view these non-mainstream brands as disposable commodities but that is certainly not the case in Sri Lanka. The Ssangyongs have depreciated more than hybrids and that says something!
  5. matroska

    Which is better Indian Alto or old japan alto?

    Manuruwan - can you keep your questions in one thread? @Davy -can you merge these two ....
  6. matroska

    Toyota Premio 260 GearBox Repair

    🤦‍♂️ dude puts his email address just like that... I'm willing to bet his Car Would be a 2007 or 2008 Premio with a number like KP-5388
  7. matroska

    Honda Fit GD1

    Its just a good old jap hatch with a bit more space than usual...nothing expensive the CVT issue was due to people not doing the oil changes in a timely manner. http://rayazmuthalif.wordpress.com/2008/07/08/how-to-avoid-cvt-gearbox-failures-in-honda-city-fit-jazz-a-sri-lankan-perspective/ A friend of mine owns one...actually she's been driving it for ages now and boy she meets with an accident at least once a month and her usage pattern...is well lets just say she doesn't maintain it well and that thing still keeps running.
  8. matroska

    Which is better Indian Alto or old japan alto?

    Jap Alto is a better car hands down but your choices will be 10 years old and may have potential issues.
  9. matroska

    Geely Panda v Tata Nano

    It looks basically like a tuk with 4 wheels...I think it did not get clearance in India due to safety concerns.
  10. matroska

    2008 Daihatsu Mira Engine Oil Reducing

    welcome to the forum. Firstly rename the thread heading to something meaningful. Secondly - do you observe increased blackening /soot build up on your exhaust pipe?
  11. matroska

    Car Insurance 2019/2020

    [1] Con######## [2] Full [3] 89 K (with Terrorism cover added in April) for a car worth 6M [4] Dear lord I do not want to find out [5] Refer [4]
  12. This is true - both cars i sold were both maintained at agent and the buyers appreciated it and were bought by the first people who came to inpsect.
  13. matroska

    Help me to find a car

    You're welcome... Axio 2007 is ok as long as you find a good car which is a bit difficult these days. Also the 2007 Axio had an issue with the dashboard deteriorating (starts to develop holes) due to our extreme heat. But if you can find a well maintained Axio around 2008 it would be a good pick. Comfort wise GP5 is more comfier than the rest ... GP1, Yaris and Belta are more or less in the same boat when it comes to comfort but GP1 has much more space inside (headroom/legspace) if you're a tall person you're going to appreciate it.
  14. matroska

    Honda grace ex yom 2014/12

    4.1 is quite a low price for a Grace TBH... But this isnt the only grace in town nor the only car available for you...if you are not comfortable with it just skip it. A 47% battery is okayish as the others said you need to be worried about DCT more than the battery cos when it comes to Honda hybrids their achilles heel is not actually the Hybrid battery itself (except FD3) but rather other issues like DCT or GP1s oil leak issue.
  15. Well heres the thing ... The whole Kobe/Sterling warranty thingy is more or less a farce as of late. It's a 3rd party warranty remember? Technically the correct procedure is Toyota as they are the agents. But the vitz is such a widely used basic uncomplicated machine, that its really unlikely for someone to mess it up so if the agent does quote crazy prices consider a reputed 3rd party service.