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  1. iRage

    To buy

    An AE110 would be the same as the others only different. Same category of car just from Toyota. Still the Honda remains the more enjoyable car to drive. The Toyota in my opinion feels more comfortable (and more economical when new) than the Sunny, but the Sunny you get more features than the Toyota for the same amount of Money. Finding a Corolla AE110 that is good condition will be difficult. There are plenty of 11os around but most of them were owned by the Ï want to run the car for cheap" type of people so although it looks ice and shiny outside most of them are really crappy mechanically. Also...I do believe that the Corolla is way over priced...but then a good Sunny or Civic is also not too far behind. You should also look in to a Familiar...or even a Lancer. I think you will have better luck finding better specimens of the latter two cars. Especially the Lancer. (where you might be lucky enough to find a permit import that has been well cared for with a very low number of owners)..
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    Japanese Car News

    Nissan released pictures of a Juke test-mule today. Still seems to look like a joke....but then I suppose that is what its appeal is...
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    Soltron Ezi badu

    Just maintain the car properly.....at the end of the day there is no magic formula that is going to stop metal from wearing out or absorbing heat or any other natural effect that materials would have. Get a decent oil that is appropriate for the type of running you do (as that has an impact on how much the engine heats up and for how long and how much an oil needs to to able to tolerate that heat without breaking down and becoming too thin), make sure your engine's coolant system is up and running properly....running gear is running well, tires inflated properly, etc... and most importantly driving it properly (e.g. do not rev high and drive crazy when then engine is cold)
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    toyota axio problems

    What HRM said....its not that it is bad...it is decent for what the car was intended to do....gives a soft ride, because that is what the Corolla is spposed to do..transport people from A to B. It is not good for performance because the Axio is NOT a performance car. (again if three large/heavy people with luggage gets in it does tend to lower the rear end somewhat).
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    To buy

    Nissan Saloon ? You mean a Nissan Sunny ? THe Honda Civic is a more fun car to drive..the Sunny is a bit more comfy to ride in....both are relatively decent cars and because of the vehicles age; which one is more reliable depends on how well the previous owners have taken care of them in the past. As for fuel economy...both cars roughly had around the same fuel efficiency when new, but considering the age the current fuel efficiency depends on the condition of the vehicle you are looking at. The Hondas have for the most part gone to the want to be enthusiasts who have somewhat abused them...but there are some really really nice examples around owned by true enthusiasts that come up for sale every now and then...so I hope you do find one of them. As for the Sunny....well..those were mostly bought buy those who just wanted a cheap run around car and most of the the of users have been pretty cheap when it comes to maintaining them. They look nice and shiny but underneath they are just c#$p....So no matter what you buy...take it to get a strict inspection done at a proper place BEFORE buying it.
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    To buy

    Nissan Saloon ? You mean a Nissan Sunny ? THe Honda Civic is a more fun car to drive..the Sunny is a bit more comfy to ride in....both are relatively decent cars and because of the vehicles age; which one is more reliable depends on how well the previous owners have taken care of them in the past. As for fuel economy...both cars roughly had around the same fuel efficiency when new, but considering the age the current fuel efficiency depends on the condition of the vehicle you are looking at. The Hondas have for the most part gone to the want to be enthusiasts who have somewhat abused them...but there are some really really nice examples around owned by true enthusiasts that come up for sale every now and then...so I hope you do find one of them. As for the Sunny....well..those were mostly bought buy those who just wanted a cheap run around car and most of the the of users have been pretty cheap when it comes to maintaining them. They look nice and shiny but underneath they are just c#$p....So no matter what you buy...take it to get a strict inspection done at a proper place BEFORE buying it.
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    prius or axio

    Your mechanic is right. Toyota does use KYB for their shocks. What happens is the local KYB agent does not seem to have the exact corresponding part but an adaptable/compatible part.
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    Best sensible car for 3 million?

    Are you sure? It comes with a 1.8l engine, even the 4G18 is 1.6l AFAIK Yes...they do come with the Mitsubishi engines
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    Japanese Car News

    Toyota Thailand released the Toyota Majesty today.... The Majesty is the replacement for the HiAce Ventury; which was pretty much an Alphard like variant of the HiAce. It was released soon after the HiAce Premium Lounge (last 2 pictures) was showcased at TMC 2015... Would be interesting to see if this will be launched in Japan as a big brother variant of the Alphard/Vellfire; or even if this will replace the Alphard/Vellfire in Japan completely as the sister vans are supposed to get merged in to one. Considering how large this thing is and that the Alphard/Vellfire is targeted more towards families, its hard to imagine that it will.
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    Best sensible car for 3 million?

    The Emgrand EC7,which later became Geely Emgrand, has a Mitsubishi engine. Depending on the capacity it would come with a 4G13, 4G15 or 4G18 engine. I would presume the transmission was also straight from whatever Mitsubishi used. If I am not mistaken it is also one of the first Chinese branded cars to actually score well in the Euro-NCAP tests (4 or 4.5 ?)
  11. This can be a positive...if we Sri Lankans actually do it properly and diligently and actually learn some skills to build the local automotive scene. As for the Kool Utility Vehicle. Seen quite a few of them running around in Malawi Build quality and feel wise it seems to be better than the Kwid. The SA reviews seem to be decent. Complaints seem to be that the engine is lethargic and unrefined and that the base models do not have safety features that are now common in the SA market.
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    vitz or Wagon R turbo

    Agree with most of this...however the engine dynamics are slightly different. Being a Turbo charged kei car you will be straining the engine a lot more than the NA Vits...especially on long highway drives and outstation hilly drives. So the engine does get worn out a lot more...This is why I always say I will never buy a used kei car even in Japan because I see how these things get used Only exception would be a low mileage car from a city but those are as expensive as a brand new one over here. Ff 99% of your driving is done within the city then something like the Stingray will be good as that is what the car is built for. If not..then you are better off with a larger capacity all rounder. In Japan kei cars are for city use and Japanese buy cars to fit the purpose unlike we Lankans. I too feel the best option of the two cars for the OP would be the Vitz...unless you are willing to look at other brands....unfortunately you do not get the larger capacity Vitz in SL which is a lot lot better (feels almost like a different car).
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    Our new car! Thanks alot guys!!

    but ICE can also mean Internal Combustion Engine....and in the forum most of us refer to this as ICE
  14. Looking at the parts catalog of he new one and the old one..it has always been like that. One cover covers some parts of the radiator area and then the second cover sort of covers the area around the belts and the pullies whilst the side of the transmission and oi pan are exposed. Most FWD cars, especially in the non-premium category ones, come like this.
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    Our new car! Thanks alot guys!!

    Well....a CAI will have slightly better impact than a simple K&N drop in especially if you are planning on doing a ECU program....if you are not planning on doing the latter then K&N filter would make more sense (because it is still better than a stock intake but what you can gain from it still probably would be within the scope of what the stock settings are).
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