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Everything posted by matroska

  1. Why would you want to clean the fuel tank specifically? Is 53 k the overall mileage of the car? It's a bit too low for a car of that age.
  2. I'd avoid the 121 like the plague - simply because it has to be one of the most abused, traded, cheaply maintained cars in Sri Lanka along with it's predecessor the 110. The average 121 probably has changed hands more than the average 1000 rs note. If I had to pick one of the Toyotas you mentioned I'd probably stick with the Yaris, from my experience there are a higher percentage of unabused Yarii (yarises) out there compared to 121s or 240's - there are many brought for permits which enjoyed a considerably fair amount of TLC from their first owners. If you want a fun practical hatch (sadly your Uncle next door will not approve) you could consider the GE6 - as the others above mentioned maintenance cost will not be drastic if you use genuine parts. I've done a fair bit of used car hunting for me, friends and relatives and my personal experience is that it's really really difficult to find a clean, honest mainstream car - specially Toyota in SL . I've usually stuck with the left-field choices (read NON_TOYOTA -other than the EP71 in my avatar) and they've never actually disappointed
  3. Well I have to admit CVT's are a kill joy - the one thing I don't like about my current car is also the CVT transmission 😐 The holy-trinity of the mid-range sedan section. majority of Civics and Lancers are below that budget (a little long in the tooth now) so since you have a healthy budget best bet would be a Mazda. A slightly less exciting yet solid alternative to the above - an old school tough Toyota. Out of Traditional A/T, CVT and DCT I've driven - the funnest is the DCT by a country mile BUT given how they've been prone to wear out locally it's better to stay away from them ...
  4. yeah my bad - didn't mention the 'pre-owned' part ... which happens to be the way to get popular cars not intended for Sri Lanka like Vitz, with some sort of agent involvement.
  5. well based on the engine size based-tax the tax would amount to 1300 * 2750 = 3,575,000 add the CIF value of the car to that you'll end up somewhere above 5 Million easily Also i just saw this - As far as i know The Terios is 4wd
  6. True - Most of the Honda's are grey imports since The agent never actually got on board with the vehicles that became popular with the 'tax-based-trends' so apart from the permit holders no one would really buy from them. A#W were relatively quick to react to the sudden kei-influx and jumped into the Wagon R bandwagon.
  7. Ok - it seems the best way forward for you is to test drive all the above and feel what suits you (this usually works) and if you still have doubts the best option might actually be a vitz since (a) It will not body-roll as much as your every (b) If you really feel after a while that the car does not suit you it will be the easiest to get rid of (usually)
  8. any particular reason for a compact vehicle (i.e limited parking space or frequent travel on narrow roads etc) ? Most of your choices will have a certain amount of body-roll (not as much as the every) The boon/passo is the same as the Vitz engine wise but for some reason the new passo feels a little bit more refined than the vitz actually (maybe it's just me - i feel as if the Passo vibrates less than the vitz) overall if practicality is your thing you get more value for money with the Boon/Passo ...the RS Vitz is super rare. A non-hybrid Honda Fit (GE6) would fulfil your boot-space requirement ...body roll isn't too bad. but noticeable unfortunately .Ground clearance is not stellar but OK.
  9. This is the same thing that Toyota does with "[email protected] Sure" in SL - they sell stuff like the Vitz even though they were not actually meant for the SL market, Honda though have completely distanced themselves from even mentioning any affiliations they just provide 'warranty' from the actual agent. Guess the agents had to get in on the tax-reduced bandwagon i mean other than the permit holders no one would consider buying the 1.5 Variant of the Civic the agents are offering....(nor the accord for that matter)
  10. welcome to the forum. Your heart seems to be in the right place 🙂 overall the CS1 is more car than the perodua ever will be despite being older. When it comes to cars being logical is good but at the same time it HAS to give you some pleasure otherwise you're going to get sick of it soon. I'd go for the CS1 if I were you - as long as you put in a bit of effort to finding a good unit.
  11. As someone who spends the entire day in front of a PC I really don't fancy PC gaming nowadays .. What sets RR apart from stuff like NFS No Limits is the realism and there's just so much to do than nitrousing your way and upgrading your car which sadly get's a little repetitive and the whole underground/boss racing thing has been flogged around for 15 years now. GT racing 2 for me is a bit limited but still OK .. Should try this out as well ^ BTW anyone tried Gear Club?
  12. Hello welcome to the forum - i assume this is the Kei-class pajero with 660 CC? The symptoms you mentioned are a bit vague - could be a problem with the spark plugs or issues with the fuel injectors. Other members will hopefully shed their insights. Also it would be good if you can have a more meaningful topic for the thread - 'Jerking' just sounds awkward
  13. GTA San Andreas is now Free from Rockstar themselves - also I think GTA V is being offered for free on Epic games. https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/grand-theft-auto-v/home
  14. the mileage as per OP is 68,000 - tampered you think?
  15. While the non hybrids are rare if you can find one its a good choice. Its a solid car that will hold its value than the hybrid
  16. Well it would depend on your requirement and condition of the car - how much mileage has it done? Since it's a hybrid a bit of inherent risk is there in terms of the battery etc. If you have a buffer for any eventual issues and if you do actually do a lot of miles (so that the fuel savings outweigh the relatively higher maintenance costs/repair costs of a hybrid) and if you have really set your mind on it then go for it. You can get the car fully checked at the agents before you purchase just to be sure.
  17. Ok now I'm even more confused.... and i really don't think it's a girl .. probably a 6'5" Nigerian dude
  18. There's a place in Nugegoda if you take your CAR they do the necessary CHECKS ....for an okayish fee...i've been there few years back they were ok even though some forum members have had different opinions about them.... or alternatively you can take it to the agents - for instance Toyota's local agent will do a comprehensive check if you request them. There are several other places but i have no experience with them
  19. anybody else getting spam messages in the A/L forum inbox?

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    2. asrock


      Ado why Im not getting any? I'm very disappointed 😪 

    3. matroska


      @asrock umba wayasa wadi 😛 

    4. asrock


      @matroska Ado I still got the moves 😝

  20. Well OP if you must then the best option would be to go for a Toyota Corolla 141 (161 is hard to come by) ...relatively less hacked specimens are out there (compared to Allions and Premios) , they have good ground clearance, made to be run in local conditions and they are absolutely simple mechanically so basically they're easy to fix. A 2011/2012 car will cost you less than 4 Mil you have an ample financial buffer for any potential repairs
  21. Well here's the thing - you really can't predict resale value a LOT of factors depend on it. But I really don't agree with your friends idea about a Mazda being difficult to sell....there's a bit of a stigma spread around by car sale folk. You can't sell any car for profit now you'll just have to accept depreciation. For instance I know two people who really struggled to sell an Axio and a Premio a while back. Anyways your mazda has already gone through initial depreciation (the poor sod who brought it b/new has already taken the hit ) if you buy say an unreg new car the depreciation will be even more. Since depreciation is common why dont you select a car that you like and suits your requirement than think of re-sale? Note that the korean SUVs will not fare any better than the Mazda regarding depreciation. Parts and maintenance-wise Mazda don't fare too badly and there are 3rd parties who undertake Mazda repairs so it's not like having a rare euro. It's like marrying a woman you don't actually like just because it seems she will not ask for big compensation when you're divorcing her. If you really really want to 'feel' good about resale then you can consider a Toyota but imagine getting a hacked disaster and spending days and days in garages you'll hate yourself for taking that option then.
  22. Well at least it aint DCT .... seriously though isn't everything CVT now? CVT boxes are such killjoys 😐
  23. Sight for sore eyes...nice pics - that's one fine car The FD series was ahead of it's time, the interior was a class of its own and had excellent build quality.
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