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  1. !!Urgent!!Any thoughts on the Dunlop LM705 tire? It was introduced during the end of the last year, so no reviews can be found.Any user? How was the earlier model, the LM704? Specifically says that these are much more comfier and less noisy.

  2. Is Crooober.com a reliable way to bring down parts from Japan? Anyone who used it, please enlighten me...

    1. AVANTE

      AVANTE

      They are reliable..but they don't ship to srilanka. Do they? Because I tried to order parts & accessories for my car & moped yet they say shipment isn't possible 😕

    2. Ruslan

      Ruslan

      Never used it, i'm using amayama.com, partsouq or megazip (Last resort) to get down things. amayama is pretty much reliable. using partsouq to trace the part numbers. Ordered set of Brake Hoses for Vitara (Sieken and Miyaco for rear) reasonably priced (8k Rs for all 4) waiting for the shipment 🤪

  3. Toyota vs 555(Japanese) OEM Stabilizer Links for my 2013 Allion: Which one is better?

    1. Ruslan

      Ruslan

      Had Used 555 on Previous car. they hold up really well against local conditions. purchased both lower ball joints plus stab links. Make sure your getting it from Reputed agents only (Ruhunu Motors & Douglas & Sons) there are counterfeights all around. i'm using their Part catalog for precise matching http://555com.siga.jp (Use DEV tools in your Browser to bypass login page :) ). couldn't find 555 for Vitara and ended up getting Genuines from Agents (Pricey).

    2. iRage

      iRage

      Just the stabilizer links ? Well..if you get the original 555 they are pretty decent....and would not be that much off than the original Toyota part. The issue with either is finding the genuine unit...with the Toyota part you ahve some assurance by going to Toyota Lanka but they charge a premium on their parts. Even if you go to the reputed Toyota part dealers outside, there is no guarantee that you will get the Japanese spec part as opposed to a Toyota export model part that is compatible with the Allion (true parts for the JDM and export market would come from the same factory but sometimes the tolerances are a bit different).

       

  4. Been reading a post about Axio and reminded me of many many things. Anyway, the most significant thing is that Toyota watered down it’s quality and refinement after the 140 series. I’m not talking about the all new Corolla series, but the 160 series Axio. Yes, the 140 X grade had less options than a doctor sunny and the interior was plasticy. Still the colour combination of the enterior, design shouted that you are in a class above of all the Vitz and Belta owners. But the 160 series interior is lacking this plush feeling. Interior is dull and you get the same feeling like you are in a Vitz. Also noticed that the engine is more noisier and unrefined, where the 140 series sound deadening was closer to that of the Premio and Allion.

    Then finally, Toyota rolls out the “just” Corolla crushing the Axio and even the Allion, Premio in terms of options and looks. The ride might be better too due to the independent rear sus.

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    2. alpha17

      alpha17

      @fiat fan Software glitches are somewhat acceptable as they can be rectified through over-the-air updates...But the CLA and A classes are not meant to be the ultimate Mercs in the lineup. So purposefully, they are designed with cheaper materials, but cannot accept the poor fit and finish. We’ll see how they would hold up against SL conditions.

      But I see some horrible cost cutting in the new Toyotas. 2016-After Premio/Allion got some features reduced. There was a cool light in the center console which lit up when you unlock or in the near proximity to the car. It was removed...I really love that light which was there from 2007 models and at that time there this was a bit of a never-seen-before-thing in their class.

      In the Axio, it’s seen everywhere.

    3. Ruslan

      Ruslan

      Axio 160 is more of a Budget piece of shit to me 🤮. Finally Toyota is getting their act together and replacing it with a "Proper" Sedan this time. i still loves 90's Engineering, those are rock solid beasts. Analog Rules. 🤗 

    4. iRage

      iRage

      Well..the 140 series Corolla Axio was based on the same platform as the export 140 Corolla/Allion/Premio....the only difference was that they cut down the dimensions of the body panels to meet the "Japanese" road sizes. The Corolla is considered to be the car of Japan because that is the first car from Japan that made it in the global market next to the Land Cruiser. Being the car of Japan the Corolla catered to all walks of life..so the 140 series Aio had the basic variant all the way up to a classy variant (i.e. the Luxel). 

      With the 160 series things went hay wire....I believe it was a period where Toyota was having trouble redesigning new models for their lineup and figuring out where to invest in terms of redesign, especially when Toyota was learning the value of an integrated  platform from Mazda (SkyActiv) .So the 160 Axio redo was plagued with uncertainty stemming from not knowing what to do with the Allion/Premio, Vitz, Aqua which all needed redoing, Crown getting reworked whilst the Mark X was hanging, etc...and it seems like Toyota put all its efforts in coming up with the CHR, Yaris and the new Crown as models and then working on the TNGA platform. The TNGA was a smart move...working on the CHR was smart, working on the Yaris was also smart as hatches were the only segment un-effected by crossovers. The Crown was a gamble which paid off but short lived. However, the stupid move was moving the Axio 160 to the same platform as the Vitz/Belta/Yaris...yes....the 160 Axio went a step down. The Japanese considered it an insult to the industry but Toyota was stuck with it. IMO they should have stuck with the same platform as the previous model (which they still used for the 160 Corolla, Allion/Premio) and just stuck a new body on it....but I guess they went down a platform level because they were hoping that the Allion/Premio can be used to sail through their sedan demands (which did not work).

      The new Corolla is a pretty nice drivers car...had the pleasure of driving them the last few weeks. Nice handling..good firm ride...I would say I prefer it a lot more than the new Mazda 3. Only hitch is...it feels like a bloody cave in there...the rear is dark and taping down....my wife is not very tall..5ft2inch and she was bumping her head getting in and out....

      The center console light you talk about were always an option in the Allion/Premio (and other models too). It is just that during a certain time they would have been offered as a standard add-on by the dealer. As sales of the twin models died...well...none of the dealers actually cared to offer these add-ons because they were making money in other models and the Allion/Premio is just a waste of everyone's time.

  5. Am I the only one who thinks that the new 2020 Corolla Touring looks the best out of the sedan, hatch and wagon?

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    2. matroska

      matroska

      completely ot but why do sri lankans hate wagons? 

    3. iRage

      iRage

      I think it is the simple fact that actual wagons were converted to hearses and that has created a stigma for the whole body style. So anything that had the same body style was hated. Actual wagons were as pricey as sedans (eg. Fielder and Axio) so because of the stigma I would say they preferred to go for the sedan ?

      Interestingly what we call wagons are actually van variants of the body style...the DX Wagon..is actually not a wagon but a stripped down business variant...same with the ëlephant back Corolla..the wagon variants of these were the KE73G and then the AE101G (G/L Touring wagons). Same with the Nissan AD series....but then again these actual wagon variants were as pricey as their sedan counterparts....

    4. matroska

      matroska

      yeah the popular 'wagon's were all Vans - bland and minimal. There was a Sprinter carib for sale on a fb car group a couple months back...those are extremely rare. Guess since we are not 'practicality' oriented people we prefer sedans (compared to  europe for instance where you rarely see a sedan) 

  6. What do you guys think of this car? It was purchased by one of my friends, a few weeks ago. An Allion. The car was manufactured in 2017, imported by a permit holder, and registered in 2018 November. When he brought the car home it had done around 4900km. It’s sure that the SL user had used the car rarely since the windshield writings are still there. The insurance was expired a few months ago too. Everything just feels as new. But when he asked me before buying this car, I advised him to check whether auction sheet is true. He couldn’t find one, so he just went and bought the car from a sales guy. The car is in brand new condition, but I’m still unable to believe the mileage done in japan. Altogether the car had done only about 5000km... but for whole 2 years, considering the fact that it was in japan for 1 year it’s a bit puzzling me about any hidden truth...I don’t know, it’s the feeling I get. There was another one made in 2018 with around 10000km and I adviced him to get that one instead, as the mileage done is unbelievable. Somehow he bought this for around Rs.80,000 less than the 2018 one...What’s your idea?

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    2. alpha17

      alpha17

      @iRage thank you for your long explanation. Avante, @Klord and @tiv you guys too. It’s kinda made me puzzled about the extremely low mileage. Now, it seems not to worry about much...

    3. Klord

      Klord

      @iRage Which organization if I may ask? I am also a development worker. working for World Vision now. 

    4. iRage

      iRage

      Well...used to work for CARE..then the WorldBank..then Crown Agents...now i work for Chemonics :D

  7. Being suffering from dengue and endless work in the office finally back in the forum😃. Had plans for the year end...Wished for some enjoyable driving in the central highlands during the Christmas time. Everything just washed away due to a damned mosquito😔

    1. AVANTE

      AVANTE

      I was wondering where you were! Glad to hear you are okay! Surely there must be alot of good behind why you missed those drives. God intends the best for all of us! Welcome back & happy motoring :)

    2. alpha17

      alpha17

      Thanks mate😃

  8. New version

    ️I’m a politician but I’m not a thief

    ️I’m a prostitute but I’m still a virgin

    ️I have a 2002 Corolla 121 but it has done only 95000km😅

     

    1. AVANTE

      AVANTE

      Foreign case, who has been the 1st owner of a 121 but hasn't used it much and with a genuine 95K mileage: BuT thAts noT TruE!!!

  9. Is the Merc W212 E200 pre facelift a good choice in terms of reliability? I’ve seen many commenting about Mercs return to the days before 1995 from this car. Seen few with over 150k kms looking rock solid without wear in the interiors.

    I’m not expecting Toyota like reliability, but if it has no serious issues costing 2-3 lakhs a time (like the infamous BMW N47 Timing chain failure) I wouldn’t hesitate to take one home just for sheer comfort and prestige! Seems a bargain for 7-8 million than paying for a 2016-2017 Premio. Would buy something like a Viva Elite or WagonR for bad road trips😅

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    2. tiv

      tiv

      It’s a dream to drive and sit in though, I didn’t even notice the hum after driving noisy 3pots and large diesels

    3. alpha17

      alpha17

      I also read about the airmatic problems, so it won’t be there in the E200/E220 as 99% of them has the normal adaptive dampers unless purchased as an option.

      @tiv that’s something to think😌 Thanks mate

    4. alpha17

      alpha17

      @tiv is it a diesel one? Seems that 2.2 cdi diesels are prone to this timing chain problem with a replacement cost around 900 euros. 

  10. Waiting till a new profile to show up named like ; “DFSK”, “Glory580”, “DFSKGlory”, “DFSK580” or likewise including DFSK related words. Still no one in the forum😅

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    2. Car Doctor

      Car Doctor

      No one will start a profile after seeing how you people are judgmentally criticizing DFSK 580. Already it’s visible in the roads! It will definitely find its way with out autolanka! 
      ( PS you can now see how Autolanka judges will chase after this post! Ha ha ha )

    3. alpha17

      alpha17

      Here comes the guy😅

    4. AVANTE

      AVANTE

      It's fascinating how marketers can lose their dignity and stick to a specific car brand no matter what :0

  11. (Not an Ad😁)For everyone who seek for high quality cables and connectors such as mobile phone(Type C, Micro USB 2,Lightning), Audio (AUX cables, Stereo to RCA converters) and little gadgets like card readers, chargers I highly recommend UGREEN brand which can be imported through Ebay. I ordered few cables and pretty satisfied with their build quality. I know the ones available here in SL are extremely poor in quality and that’s why I’m recommending them for anyone interested after my personal experience.

    1. tiv

      tiv

      Remax brand has also been quite reliable and well built.

  12. The X-Trail seems a nice bargain for the price, starting around 5.4 million, but I'm aware about the gearbox issue. I mean can this issue be rectified permanently or it keeps popping up after every 30k-40k kms?

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    2. sathyajithj99

      sathyajithj99

      DCT is in both hybrid and gasoline models, so

    3. tiv

      tiv

      Well I have a friend of mine, got one of these in 2015, they own a large chain of vehicle dealerships here and have property In Japan, the facts being said as the vehicle was absolutely pristine off the factory, zero mileage, it was black and had all the autech kit as well, they ran the car in their garage plates until a special no was available, I can’t remember what it was, the fella put an infinity sound system as well , so it was not bought to be sold, but as soon as it was touching odd 10000km, they suddenly got rid of it, back then no one had experienced this issue and I was like why ? The fella told me it developed a gearbox issue and apparently the whole model had started issues in Japan, sad part is some poor chap got the end burden but to them business is business. Probably their warranty tried.

    4. alpha17

      alpha17

      @tiv Thanks for your information mate. It’s just the low price and the road presence grabbed me. I heard about the gearbox issue earlier, but never thought that it would be as serious as this until reading some posts and your info. No wonder for their eye catching price tags😅 Reminds me of the Navara. Then got the chance to drive an Outlander gasoline version which had the Rockford Fosgate audio system. Man that’s the bomb! The sound system alone make me want the car so badly. When driving, it’s okay, but feels heavy and well planted, and absorbs most of the small potholes. But uneven surfaces gives a bit of jolt. Sadly the interior parts feel very cheap and brittle, but almost all the vehicles are PHEV so wouldn’t be a good decision for my weekend usage.

      @sathyajithj99 Both have CVT mate

  13. Why those DFCC owners are all alike? All of them are thinking that they own the best SUV in the world.:hah:

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    2. Car Doctor

      Car Doctor

      Some of these experts talk big on condemning vehicles with out even knowing the brand of it! They think they no everything! But in the actual fact they only have a big head because they were in the auto Lanka forum for a while! 

    3. AVANTE

      AVANTE

      OH GOD THE DOCTOR HIMSELF IS HERE! God bless us and save our souls 😲

      I hope I have been using my cvt in the right manner

    4. alpha17

      alpha17

      @Car Doctor Mr. I-know-it-all guy,

      Let me break it down for you. Your DFCC might be a good car, but the Glory 330 which is indeed from the same manufacturer left a bad reputation in SL due to numerous issues. I myself have driven one, which felt alright to drive, but most of the interior parts seemed to be built not-to-last. For the price you pay(4.2 million at that time) will get you a brand new car with a lot of options. I have not seen a recently registered 330, which implies about the bad reputation it left during the past 2-3 years.

      Yes DFCC(I prefer it calling this) Glory 580 might be better in terms of durability than the 330 since most manufacturers try to rectify problems when introducing newer models. But I personally think even the 580 might hold up well against time than a jap or euro vehicle. There are several reasons:

      -A car maker cannot increase the quality or reliability(specially the reliability) to that of industry leading manufactures in 2-3 years. I think you might have heard the story of Mercedes Benz from 1995-2009. The company took nearly 1.5 decades to bring the reliability to the level they had 15 years ago, which one of the best car companies in the world. So the quality cannot be leaped unless DFCC shifting the production to Toyota or Honda.

      -Those budget oriented car makers’ technology is not up to the level of jap, euro or korean cars. Yes, you car has most options like dual A/C, sunroof, power shutters and power mirrors. But those options were in the old 1995 Pajero. They still don’t have the required technology to develop driver aid systems and safety systems(which have now become a standard for all the vehicles) such as Lane Departure warning, auto brake, auto dimming headlamps and adaptive cruise control.

      -CNCAP rating is not up to the standards of JNCAP. Safety is a major concern while most SL people neglect it for the price. But this 5-10 lakhs saving could be the killer in your next accident.

      -Testing of vehicles are also not done thoroughly as other manufacturers, and that’s a major assistance to the reduced manufacturing cost.

      -Most of the vehicles which came cheap to SL like Kyron,Rexton,Actyon,Baic X25 were sold like hot cakes at the introduction, but later no one bought them. That’s because their bad reliability.

      I know you still won’t accept it, because you paid over 6 million to a Chinese vehicle. We as members want to share our experiences honestly, without any bias. We had bad experiences with the 330, and still It’s a relatively new car brand in SL. So we are unable to recommend it to another saying it has all the options. But you people talk like it’s the best SUV in the world giving various price figures compared with other vehicles. A good car cannot be measured by the amount of options offered at the lower price, but it’s the dependability. That’s why the Toyota Corolla has been the best selling car of all time regardless of the lack of options.

      I joined to this forum in 2012 as newbie without knowing much about vehicles. I gained so much knowledge and information from here. Now I have gained much more experiences than I were in 2012 after driving every car that I could get my hands on and collecting information. So think wisely before you say pointless things in this forum, and don’t think that you know everything. You owners started saying it’s the best suv and we tried to explain you the truth but still you all would say it’s the best.

       

  14. RICE LEVEL?

    I think Basmathi level😅

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    2. matroska

      matroska

      hahahha crystal clear buddy :D 

    3. Magnum

      Magnum

      @matroska The number should have given you a clue :D

    4. matroska

      matroska

      @Magnum - yea it appeared after i inquired 😛 

  15. Saw an Axio Hybrid passing by, revving the engine...Man!! It sounds like a sewing machine🤣🤣🤣

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    2. iRage

      iRage

      Why on earth would you rev a Hybrid ?

      And how on earth does @hrm no what a cat getting electrocuted sounds like ? (strangely, I do not recall my father in laws car making any weird noises in the winter...damn..now I am going to be tormented by this till I find out....and winter is still a good 2 months away !)

    3. hrm

      hrm

      @iRage It's a loud meow sound (when the engine kicks in). Then suddenly it stops (cat dies :( )

    4. alpha17

      alpha17

      I mean there is nothing left when you rev over 4000rpm... @hrm I recall what you say😂. When you start the car, engine comes to life and again, after sometime, the engine stops. And the cat thing is totally true😂. And one thing I recall...when the engines of the hybrids stop, the silencer makes a sound like farting:D

  16. Sometimes having thoughts to move onto a new Civic Hatch... Only reason that keeps me pulling away is the low ground clearance, which is a must for me:wacko:

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    2. AVANTE

      AVANTE

      @alpha17 95 on an allion is unnecessary right? Unless of course you are pumping that IOC stuff (i dont remember the name).

      Also, since it's now lower why not just slam or hellaflush that allion with some Modellista or similar body kit & add a twin turbo setup, an ECU chip & 650cc injectors along with hoosier drag radials and some brembo brakes. Just saying...

    3. iRage

      iRage

      You should know....driving around with worn out shocks is not only a safety hazard but can lead out to other components wearing out prematurely. It can even lead to interior bits starting to make little vibrations....

    4. Magnum

      Magnum

      I got like 100-120mm of ground clearance at the front of my Hiace and the front tyres are further away from the front bumper compared to a car. You get used to the lower ground clearance after a while, your driving style will change over time. For example, when you come to a start or end of a hill/slope you will get used to going over it at an angle and also start spotting the smoothest line to tackle it :D 

  17. Once in a while, an entertainer shows up in the forum saying how extraordinary a particular vehicle model is....There was Crisco Nihal, the kid who tried to sell his dad’s Cefiro and now this DFSK guy🤣🤣🤣 I really love to enter into conversation with those people🤣🤣Thanks for giving us enjoyment🤟🤟

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    2. matroska

      matroska

      Here's the Crisco thread if you're bored read this - comedy gold. This is from 2009 10 years ago... I joined the forum in 2012 if i remember and somehow someone mentioned this and was one of the first threads i read beginning to end. 

       PS: NOw I have a craving for some Krisco....dammit 😐 

    3. amsandun

      amsandun

      Quote

      Guys, its getting really tiring to see thread after thread, post after post of people asking about the fuel consumption of this and that car model.

      My advise is if you have to worry about how much your car is doing on gas, sell the bloody thing and take a bus!

      If not just look after your car properly, pump the specified fuel, stop pouring in all the muck you see at 3am on As Seen On TV in to you engine and just enjoy your vehicle.

      A 2-4 Km per liter difference will not make you a happier human being, especially when you are stuck in Colombo traffic during the school rush on a hot day with AC full on!

      Cars on SL roads average 6-12 Km/l if your car is within that range, shut up and drive.

      Like I said, if you have sleepless nights over this minor issue, sell the car and bus it!

      this comment by @VVTi on crisco nihal thread is the most valuable note for anyone looking for a car. If you love and value your ride and take good care of it, that's all that matters. Resale value, should it be a high priority, will hold reasonably irrespective of the fuel economy if the car is well taken care of and in good nick. Just my thought :)

      But the fun is unlimited all through the thread. :D  

    4. alpha17

      alpha17

      I totally agree with you Avante about the Swift. I haven’t driven the your generation (what they used to call beetle model) but the older gen (jeep model😅) is driven frequently. Really fun to drive. Nimble and easy. I hope the newer one is miles better than those mainstream Toyotas to “drive”.

  18. What the hell is wrong with Toyota now!!!??? They’re trying to make luxo barges like Lexus LS sportier, while letting the Supra to be designed by the BMW. What a shame!!!

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    2. AVANTE

      AVANTE

      Well anyhow the supra is still the sportiest one compared to the LS anyday

    3. ajm

      ajm

      without cost-sharing synergies, they cant afford the development cost of rare models. If the Supra was inhouse developed, would cost many times more!

    4. iRage

      iRage

      Well...there always have been sportier barges...nothing new....A lot of people think the Supra was Toyota's flagship car  that showcased Toyota's engineering prowess. Not true ! What the Supra was was Toyota's flagship sports car...the big kahuna on top of the speed chain.

      The Supra has always been built with borrowed parts...and from guess what !!! ??? luxo barges ! During the first generations the parts came from cars like the sportier Carina, Mark II, etc....then with the Mark IV Supra...even the much loved 2JZ-GTE was actually designed for the Aristo (to compete in JTCC)...so Supra has always been a borrowed tech car and what truly showcased Toyota's engineering capabilities were the barges. The only exception is the LFA where the LFA was Toyota's halo car.  The way they have mapped out the DNA for the current cars is the LFA is the Halo car and the Lexus brand borrow things form that....in the case of the standard Toyota line...the root of the DNA strand starts with the Le Mans winning Hybrid car.

      As for cars becoming sportier....well..Toyota's focus has always been to build average cars....they are not exciting nor are they very awe inspiring. However..with just a small tweak in a few small things (lie putting a strut bar or a few more weld points) the car takes on a completely different characteristic.

  19. Is there any difference between Japan made and Indo made tires from the same manufacturer? Indo/Thai ones are around 2500 cheaper than the japan variants.

  20. Drove the new Mitsu Eclipse Cross and I’m amazed by the balance between comfort and handling. Certainly comfortable as a car, while being sporty enough to rocket out the corners. Highly recommend over the Honda CRV. The turbocharged 1500cc is much more livelier than what you get in the CRV. Only downside is the fuel economy which is around 12kmpl during long runs and 6-7 round the town.

  21. Have noticed that newer Honda models are a bit hesitant at the start of a a bit steep hill climb(road to my house). All the DCT models struggles to find a gear and sometimes almost stops. So I thought that the problem might be the DCT system is a bit late to engage or troubles to find the right gear. When I drove the new 1.5 Turbo CRV, same thing happened even with no passengers, where even the 1000cc Vitz climbs easily. Once drove an ES5 but didn’t notice that issue.

  22. Has anyone used Rakuten Global to bring down parts to SL?How is it?

    1. Magnum

      Magnum

      From what I'm aware of Japanese online sellers generally use an expensive shipping agent hence your shipping cost would be high and they wouldn't undervalue the product like Chinese sellers, so if there is a customs tax involved, it would be high as well.

    2. alpha17

      alpha17

      @Magnum I have to bring down door mirror puddle lamps and they cost about 11000yen. So I’ll try another way

    3. Magnum

      Magnum

      There must be a shipping cost calculator. I once ordered a paint touch pen from Japan through eBay and I remember the seller used an expensive and fast courier. 

  23. Today drove a 2018 WagonR and I’m really impressed about the improvement from the previous generation. Previous one indicated some hesitation when starting to climb a hill, but this one did it like a breeze(still the engine cries).Also the engine is tuned to give better low end power in order to cruise around 40-60kmph reducing that pathetic engine crying. The engine is now able to build up the speed much faster. Another major improvement is the comfor. The seats are now way more softer and when travelling on a bad road, your bottom will feel less bumps and jolts. The looks of the exterior and the center placed speedo really looks awful for me.

    1. matroska

      matroska

      Hate the colors on the speedo - looks like a job done by an apprentice at some local graphic design shop. Overall the new gen IS better than the previous - decent space, pickup and relative comfort for a tiny car - a generally decent package for the price you pay and that size is suited ideal for a our crappy tiny roads so it's an obvious hit. 

       

    2. alpha17

      alpha17

      @matroska yeah mate. I agree about the speedo😁. Only thing that has been destroyed is the look. I cant stand the rear end look and the fz version’s front end look🤢

  24. Toyota US had brought a Toyota Crown to let the US people do some test driving(few years ago) and reviewers had described the Crown as a Japanese Cadillac. Most reviews had praised about it’s comfort levels.How is it compared to Euros? Any experiences?Really like to drive one😁

    link https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.businessinsider.com/review-toyotas-crown-royal-saloon-hybrid-2013-8

  25. I’m really impressed about the fuel consumption of the Allion A15.Yeasterday had a journey to Anuradhapura through Matale and returned through Ella(340km) and It cost me only Rs.2700 using 95 octane.So the car had done closer to 19 kmpl which is kind of impressive for a car that weights 1.2tonnes plus 3 grown up people and using AC all the time.As I remember my 121 did around 15-16 for the same route.

    1. iRage

      iRage

      Well...on outstation runs that probably is the upper end of what it would average (with no highway runs). The RAV4 does about 13-14 on a similar run. The 121 on the other hand..well the transmission type would play a difference, plus the 121 would have had a bit more wear and tear...and also newer engines tweaks and tech do add towards fuel efficiency.

    2. alpha17

      alpha17

      The compression ratio is 11:1 as opposed to the 2012 model while having 1 hp less and 4Nm less torque

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