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  1. matroska

    Can 6 people ride in an allion or premio

    a little off topic but many many years ago - late 90's a pre-teen version of me went with my dad to a garage and there was a sedan - if i remember correctly an ae80 or a b11 that had suspension modified to carry moonshine on pot holed roads (as per the mechanic) .... so maybe your car has that modification done too 😛
  2. matroska

    Can 6 people ride in an allion or premio

    hahaha that explains it 😄 ....
  3. matroska

    Can 6 people ride in an allion or premio

    Sounds a bit like me... What is your car?
  4. matroska

    Can 6 people ride in an allion or premio

    1.No 2.No 3.No. If you regularly travel with a family/group of 6 people maybe invest in a 7 Seater SUV.
  5. matroska

    Peugeot 5008 vs Honda Crv Ex

    Don't have any experience with the Pug. The CRV scores on second hand market. Fuel economy on the CRV is around 5-6 KMPL in the city so I would not call it economical.
  6. matroska

    Newest Vehicle Colour change Process at RMV

    I wonder if this applies for legal engine swaps too?
  7. matroska

    ## Post Whoring - Part 3 ##

    I don't know the practicality of this but if like India started producing the Maruti800 after Suzuki discontinued that model - we could have made simple motors like that here - maybe starting off with something like the 110.
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    ## Post Whoring - Part 3 ##

    SL Market would be happy if they kept making the 'Dolpin' with small incremental cosmetic updates - just look at the obsession with the 'Vits' and the 'Aliyan/Pramiyo'
  9. Turns out there are so many 80's cars now transplanted with Auto gear boxes... and asking for ridiculous prices 😄 

  10. Guys - how much trouble would i be asking for  with a late 80's Corolla II with a Diesel Engine?


    1. alpha17


      A friend of mine owns a petrol one from the same era. A really nice car to drive but he blowed up the engine after getting it performance tuned by a wrong guy. This car was not in perfect shape. Interior bits started to show their age. It was not taken care of by the previous owners. But all the options worked. Dunno about the diesel. But since it’s a Corolla, will run without much of an issue and any makabass would be able to fix. Or else you can swap a new engine🥳

    2. matroska


      @alpha17 - Thanks for the info. Didn't check the particular specimen since it seems to have had a gearbox translpant. There's also this tempting looking 2 door red corolla2 (petrol) unmolested and in great shape 

    3. alpha17


      @matroska 2 door version looks really cool. My friend's one was not in that much of a good shape. But the engine and gearbox felt bulletproof. We had endless fun with it by doing countless burnouts and speedings over 130+ kmph. The car felt really steady and nimble. After abusing it for around 1.5 years he wanted to tune it for more hp. The work was done by a horrible guy so ended up blowing the engine. Now he had replaced the Turbo engine from a Starlet GT. Also replaced the dashboards with a better one. Now it is better. With the diesel I dunno about the performance. But I think finding spares wouldn't be much of an issue.

  11. I'd go with the CRV too - It ticks most of the boxes and is quite a comfy ride - not to mention it has decent power and overall a good Crossover SUV.
  12. matroska

    What is your ultimate dream car?

    yeah...the latter is more probable i guess..
  13. matroska

    What is your ultimate dream car?

    win the lottery OR get elected to parliament 🙂
  14. matroska

    What is your ultimate dream car?

    Kind of difficult to pinpoint one BUT I just have this inexplicable thing for the Datsun 240Z - I know I'll never own an actual one but thankfully my father gave me a 1/18 for Christmas a few years back.
  15. matroska

    Aqua vs Fit

    This has been discussed multiple times. Do a forum search please. Good luck.
  16. A simple google search shows that the car is manufactured in plants in Hungary India etc - the UK version probably gets manufactured in Hungary - this should be fine : no cause for concern.
  17. matroska

    Digital Camera Photography

    ...with wedding cars in the background
  18. matroska

    Honda GP1 Oil Leak Issue

    Read this post : Not quite sure what you mean here - BUT in the GP1's CVT box when you do accelerate while in a lower speed sometimes there is a jerk but I wouldn't call it a vibration. Get it checked at the agents Sta###rd - costs 4500/-
  19. matroska

    Nissan Presea

    mata bayai oii...
  20. matroska

    Honda Insight 2019 vs Toyota Premio 2019

    To be perfectly honest this is a rather new car so no one really knows too much about it : having said that there was a bit of uncertainty when the new civic came out as well in 2017 - 2 years later it's a relatively popular car. All depends on your requirement and the type of person you are, what stage of life you're in etc. Last year I was out looking for a car and one of my relatives strongly recommended buying a Premio/Allion (used ~2013) I actually looked for a few just to see what the big deal was about - and it was an OK practical car but it jusn't wasn't my type of car maybe if i was 10 years older and hit my 40's with Kids and stuff I would have gone for it but I didn't . So the best thing is for you to figure out your priorities. If you want a reliable car that will get you A-B with minimal fuss then you might consider the Premio - if you are more of an enthusiast, a bit of a car guy and the whole process of driving a car powered by the latest technology excites you then the insight. Actually that will be a waste of permit - cos the 1.0 T engine has one of the lowest Taxes - the permit allows a maximum of 3.6 Mil tax free but the tax for a turbocharged 1 Litre engine is around 1.8 M so that's a loss for him
  21. It's Permit Thread time again!!!! 😛 


  22. matroska

    Honda ge6 Vs lancer 2005-2008

    [1] The Jazz/Fit will do better than the Lancer usually (assuming both are auto boxes) BUT given their age accuracy of fuel consumption may vary . [2] Lancer is comfortable than the Jazz [3] In what context? Other than re-sale the lancer and the fit are better than the IST in my opinion. The Jazz is a nice nippy car with lot of space (and headroom) ideal to be used as a family car. it's a hatch with station-wagon like space and interior dimensions. The CVT box can be bothersome if not well maintained. Due to it's dimensions etc Jazz/Fits are ideal city traffic drivers. The Lancer is a typical sedan with good handling dynamics and a fairly comfy ride. If your typical use of the car is a lot of city suburb driving and drop kids at school, carry your kids folding bikes etc , do shopping, you have a dog that travels in the car etc the jazz might be a good choice. My personal preference is of course the lancer.
  23. [1] I don't think it's good to promote a particular business as it's against the forum rules. Best bet is to talk to your friends who imported a car and contact someone who arranges personal imports. [2] Can be true can be false. you really can't say. [3] far as i know this is a warranty given from a particular garage - who do a couple of labour-free services (you have to pay for materials) and a 'warranty' that covers only engine and gearbox (something that is very unlikely to fail within the warranty period) - in other situations for example : if your AC stops working after a couple of months - you will find out that it's not covered by the warranty. P.S : a colleague who imported a new car and had the warranty from the above mentioned place went there for his 'free' service this week and found out the specified engine oil for his car is NOT available at the place
  24. matroska

    Digital Camera Photography

    pics of die casts allowed? 😄
  25. matroska

    Corolla AE110 vs Cefiro A33

    You are comparing Apples and Lawulu here... the only common factor between these 2 are the price. The AE110 WAS a reliable car which by now is hacked to death due to the mass appeal. You're going to have a tough time finding one that is in good state AND one without open books. It's a normal A-B car. The Cefiro is a different beast - very comfortable and has nice pickup with that 2L v6 engine. Had one in the family and it was one of the more pleasing cars to drive. If the car doesn't travel daily (like office and back trips) the additional fuel consumption will not be a big factor and you have a big comfy car for the long distance trips. So it will cover your requirements #2 and #3 HOWEVER both cars are quite old so we really can't give a verdict on #1 - for instance our forum member @PreseaLover had a horrid experience with a cefiro this does not mean they're all bad this also does not mean the 110's are as rock solid like they were 10 years ago. So Keep some cash aside to sort out any potential issues.