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  1. alpha17

    Can 6 people ride in an allion or premio

    Plenty for the 121 and 2-3 for the Allion😅 But the reason is that the area I live is filled with those undercarriage scraping places😁
  2. alpha17

    Car within 2.2Mn - 3.2mn

    If you buy a used car with odo over 100,000km, your luck depends on how the previous owners had taken care of. I had 121 for 7 years and I never had any trouble and no replacement or repair cost me over Rs.45,000. Only had to do the running repairs like tune ups, oil changes and suspesion components replacements. A relation of mine owned the same model which had done 300,000km and he also had no major or costly repairs. So make sure you are buying a trustworthy car in good condition. I would choose a 150,000km done car with service records over a 50,000km done car without records.
  3. alpha17

    Can 6 people ride in an allion or premio

    You have no idea how I have changed my plans on journeys to carry less than 5 people. Even try to balance the weight by asking passengers to switch their seats. Yes, in my book, I call it abuse😅
  4. alpha17

    Can 6 people ride in an allion or premio

    @matroska So the car is much more comfortable? Or is there a hidden story?😉 I’m a huge fan of Walter White😉
  5. alpha17

    Can 6 people ride in an allion or premio

    I totally agree with you. Even with 4 grown ups in the car most JDMs are more likely to scrape underneath.
  6. alpha17

    Can 6 people ride in an allion or premio

    I’m a humble guy my dear friend🤗
  7. alpha17

    Can 6 people ride in an allion or premio

    Oh man! I can’t believe what I’m seeing!!! You can carry 5 people + 2 enemies(killed and loaded in the boot) in the Allion or Premio
  8. alpha17

    Toyota Allion 260 Unusual Slow Down

    Check the engine mounts. Usually mounts starts failing around 100,000km. Are you sure about the mileage?
  9. alpha17

    Kia rio 2002/2003/2004

    A neighbor of mine had one, a few years ago. The car was on K plates, like KB or something. This was about 10 years ago. He never stopped complaining about the issues. He also had to met with an accident due to a problem with the steering(steering was disconnected from the front wheels). At that time the car was on brand new condition. But he said that fuel consumption is around 15kmpl on outstation. He may have used it for about 2-3 years and by the time he sold the car, it was showing the age like its been extensively used for about 10 years(eventhough he used it rarely). But I guess this was the 2005-2006 model. So the earlier model might be different.
  10. alpha17

    Peugeot 5008 vs Honda Crv Ex

    I have driven the CRV for a very short distance, including a hill climb on bad road with potholes. The 1.5 Turbo engine hesitated at the start of the hill climb, eventhough it has plenty of power. I was really amazed because the 1.0 Vitz climbed the same hill with 3 grown people on board without an issue. But the interior is nice with soft padding on most of the places you touch. Infotainment system is a bit of a headache to use, but has android auto and apple car play which is a huge benefit. But I think comfort and interior quality wise, Peugeot would be better.
  11. 2009 and above Mazda 3/Axela Lancer EX Civic FD1 or FD4 Those cars would give better drive than a Toyota but will be a bit harder to sell. GP5 is a nice car to drive despite its busy ride(specially if you are going from a sedan), but the DCT replacement will cost around 200k to fix.
  12. alpha17

    Panda Cross

    I would advice you to stay away from any Micro made car. You’d be better off with an Indian Alto. There is no doubt that at the first glance Panda will look like a bargain, but almost all the people I know had many issues related to the build quality. Poor workmanship at Micro is the main issue. In that case Marutis are proven reliable with a good history with better manufacturing quality than SL assembled Micros. Like I said, panda looks better and expensive with better options for a lower price, but durability is the problem
  13. alpha17

    Toyota Allion 260 Unusual Slow Down

    Allion is a no pickup car mate😅
  14. alpha17

    What are the micro panda's Faults ?

    Emgrand might be so. But most Kyron owners said that one service would cost around 20,000.
  15. alpha17

    Turbo charging a primeo

    Yes, but this controller lets you adjust the sensitivity of the throttle. Unlike the cable ones, the electronic throttle of the premio is tuned to give the fuel economy. So when you push it a little, sometimes, nothing happens. The controller has different settings for fuel economy and sudden response.