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  1. Guys, any place to get a car inspected in kandy? Audi specifically. Thank you

    1. AVANTE

      AVANTE

      Not a single reply? Sucks for us Kanda uda guys, atleast we have some curvy roads. 

    2. tiv

      tiv

      If it’s body condition etc I have a guy, more or less universal painter with a bit of ocd, good enough to catch even a 10sqcm touch up. As for mechanicals I doubt there are any.

    3. fiat fan

      fiat fan

      Thank you bro. I actually dropped the idea as prices are inflated by 1 mil for the Audi's on sale.

  2. Guys, whats the procedure to get a "Special No" when you register a new car? Plus can it be done on a car purchased with a finance?

    1. varotone

      varotone

      There used to be a system where you can get a vanity plate of your choice (provided a vehicle is not already registered under that number) at the time of registration. It was valid for 5 years only. After that, you have to change it to the regular number that you should have received at the time of first registration.

       

      Now there is a new system in place where you can reserve only the number in advance with the ongoing sequence of English letters. The payment depends on how far ahead the number you want to reserve is. You can pay the amount and reserve the number before you actually apply for registration. Unlike the old system, this doesn't expire in 5 years.

    2. fiat fan

      fiat fan

      Thank you so much bro. Inwill check further on this!

  3. Saw a BMW X7 M sport for sale on the quick site for 58.8 million rupees. My life savings are targeted at less than half that! 😰 

    Any idea what pulls in that much money?

    (Buyers must have other luxuries,etc right?)

    The US surely isn't!

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    2. fiat fan

      fiat fan

      @AVANTEThe X7 is a 3.0 V6.  Plus the M sport starts at 78k usd. Apparently thats the only x7 in south asia. So they have a huuuuge mark up on it. It started at 625 lacks. The cost was below half that.

      @speed8 the X7 should be nowhere near the Bentley pricing. 

    3. speed8

      speed8

      @fiat fan thought so, even a top spec X7 shouldn't be nowhere near the exclusivity of a Bentley.

      Btw anybody finds the new BMWs eye pleasing? 

    4. AVANTE

      AVANTE

      Shish.. 625? That's too much extra dough. Could get a nice GTR and bank the rest for a family hauler that offers the necessary luxury without the exorbitant pricing. 

      Also @speed8 exterior looks good but the interior is where it's at😌

       

       

       

  4. Ok peops. I got a story for u gents. 

    I used to have an Audi A4 B5 since 09' upto 2014. Loved that car to bits. Gone through more men than a maradana hooker, but less than a model in SL. Treated badly,not run for years,j***a$$ owner etc etc.

    Not the base base model,had a few options in it. But it was a 96' model year(the b5 came out in 95) so it was kinda old and sad looking because just after two years, the 97' came up with a facelift that really put it out there(bastards). 

    Like 5 watunoth ithuru tika danawa. Sub karan yanna yaluwane. Lol. Lemme just open a thread,its gonna be a long one. 

     

    But let me leave this here...

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  5. Soo, The Alfa deal fell apart. 😐

    Suggest me a good car under 2.5

    Welcome to wild card options.

    No ecobox japs and indians pls.

    Something like an alfa 🥰

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    2. AVANTE

      AVANTE

      That's what I meant with 'somehow'.. 😅

      I checked the ad, it's been up for sale for more than that nah? Also, must appreciate his attitude to keep such a car and stick to that price. No other alfas for sale so far right? The neighbor next door is a Nissan fanatic and has a Y32 Cedric. I could ask him if he knew any Y33s up for grabs. 

      2.5 mil is a nice budget really. 

      Might be a bit of a pain to live with depending on your personality.. A WRX GC8? 

      A Classy BMW E36, even better if you could grab one of the two 318is here. 

      Sweet W124s are in your budget too. 

      I know you said no econoboxes but the Swift Sport is a hot box. 125hp and just 1000kg to tug around. 0-100 under 8 sec. Perfect for our country roads except it's a bit too stiff. All this provided you could find one for sale. If not, a mint Glanza V if you are into hot hatches but I think it's too small for you. 

      The Kia Cerato may be just a Korean econobox but its quick alright and looks smart.

      What about a JZX90/JZX100? The 110 cars look like an upscale version of the older premios so meh. Can't even guess the bloody thing has a Beams engine in it. Whats your idea on the Verossa? 

      So many options lol

    3. iRage

      iRage

      Well..I am pretty sure the Docs cars will be way over your budget..irrespective of the "ehmmm" factor.

      For your budget you are probably looking at a stock 90/100 series Grande or something...but even then the good ones now fall in the the 2.5 - 3.0 mil bracket

      There was a Accord Euro R for sale a few times...that might be worth a look....

    4. RWD

      RWD

      How about a Nissan Primera HP12. Awful looks but that SR puts out 200 + BHP driving the wheels and that sweet 6 speed manual gearbox that just goes snickerty- snick. Sounds great too.

      Very rare but I remember seeing a few for sale.

  6. Can someone tell me why we have a bunch of spammers popping up?

    1. Davy

      Davy

      Probably Chinese hackers now bored after being in containment at home and looking for random websites to spam. :P 

      But seriously, we get spammers all the time, and moderators delete and ban members as soon as we see them. It does seem like there have been quite a few during the past couple of weeks.

      @MADZ, have there been any changes in the forum registration process lately? It's been a while since I registered, so I'm not sure how it happens now, but I assume there is an email verification step before people are allowed in? 

      We encourage members to use the "Report" button (on the bottom of each post) to report them as soon as you see them. 

       

    2. MADZ

      MADZ

      @Davy today I applied some security peaches and also upgraded the forum to the latest version. Let's see if that fix the issue with spammers. 

      Thanks for all the members who report spammers ..it help us to keep the forum clean!

      Cheers and have a great weekend!

       

       

  7. guys, is the ETC in action for all the highways, or just katunayake highway?

    1. varotone

      varotone

      Still works only on Colombo - katunayaka

    2. fiat fan

      fiat fan

      Thank you brother. Any idea if the southern highway would implement it?

    3. matroska

      matroska

      Only Katu. Also does not work if you enter southern via the interconnection from the Katu expressway. 

  8. Ok guys. I really want to buy a sporty car. Max budget is 3.5 million. Give me some options guys. Thank you

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    2. AVANTE

      AVANTE

      Oh, Romeo is a boat sailor it seems :P

      you can get brand new parts for the 156?

    3. fiat fan

      fiat fan

      @iRage no worries bro. Will do once I bring her home.

    4. fiat fan

      fiat fan

      @AVANTE hahaha this is a TA bro. Much stiffer and sharper handling. Nothing german though. Still a sailorman 😛

  9. So I just noticed, we have post approval for any post with a senstive word? When did that happen? And why is "KG" written in sinhala term a red flag?

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    2. fiat fan

      fiat fan

      Oh I forgot. I need the red plate in front with the engine no and chassis no. 

    3. Hyaenidae

      Hyaenidae

      How do you know if a 15-year old car is really "in showroom condition"?

      Plastic-wrapped seats.

    4. fiat fan

      fiat fan

      I know a lot of people who still have the poletheyene 10 years later 🤷‍♂️🤦‍♂️

  10. So there is a V8 Jag S type. Tempted to pull the trigger.hmmm

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    2. AVANTE

      AVANTE

      Save your money and wait for something rare to come up in the classifieds. You never know! You got lots of options tbh, search patiently.

      When I mentioned Alto, I actually meant the hardcore japanese Suzuki Alto Turbo Works:  Recaros, 5-speed manual, stiff suspension, turbocharged & intercooled with 15" Enkei wheels. If one can come across an SWK tuned one (Suzuki Works Kurume), its an even better treat! The best part? The whole package weights at 670kg (small, under 700kg, FWD...classic mini anyone?)

      An HKS BFV, a 4-point harness, 175 width sport tyres & a nice chip for the ECU and it will easily keep up with anything less than a 2.0L.  I live for the little things in life😆

      Indian alto is another level though lol. My uncle used to cram all 6 members of his family including his belly into one and go on a trip to nuwara eliya. No, Im not bluffing.

    3. fiat fan

      fiat fan

      That does sound good. But still 660 doesnt give a punch bro. I would say go for atleast 1.6. Maybe a Lancer EX?

    4. AVANTE

      AVANTE

      I follow the philosophy of "drive a slow car fast"..in srilanka its very very hard to push the limits on anything above 1500cc. Nothing like driving on the edge! 

      Also, I have seen people the japanese get north of 150hp out of kei cars and my objective is just half of that. Once I do get bored, I would move on to something bigger. Either a 660cc or a 1300cc starlet GT.

      I also have a japanese moped with a 5hp, aluminum, fuel injected, liquid cooled engine of 50-LOLs-CC. And I was expected to get bored but suprisingly I've never been bored with it! But the power is hell lacking when you need to do some overtakes on the A1.

  11. I see ur from mawanella. I used to live in kadugannawa few years back. Howdy neighbor 

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    2. fiat fan

      fiat fan

      I visited in 2018 mchn.for sure bro. Want to settle down in Kadugannawa again. No matter where I go, I always miss being in Kadugannawa, its boring and awesome at the same time

    3. AVANTE

      AVANTE

      It's a mix of both the mawanella like climate & the kandy like hill-climate. Have a few friends there. Once you get used to it, life can be boring wherever you are, just have to find a way to do something that makes us happy and makes our existence matter at the same time. Have you moved to the U.S. with your whole fam?

    4. fiat fan

      fiat fan

      True I agree.Good scenic places to drink around kadu though. They were. But now half of the family moved back.

  12. Guy I know has a Jag X type and S type. He wants to sell one. Should I pull the trigger?

    It will be a weekender. KMPL/market / not C numbers and all that typical jargon is not relevent for me.

    I can put 200,000 aside for repairs every year.( Got others cars that burn my wallet 😰)

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    2. alpha17

      alpha17

      Going for the S type means pulling the trigger at yourself😅

    3. Magnum

      Magnum

      The S type with its smooth curves is a real beauty though.

    4. fiat fan

      fiat fan

      Sorry for the delay guys. I actually locked myself out again 😤. The X type was sold and I have decided not to go with the S type. Thank you

  13. Was locked out and finally got the account reset! Been reading all the way though 

    1. AVANTE

      AVANTE

      Forgot password?

  14. Anybody in the stock market ? Trying to enter myself! I just want a good explanation on how it works. Youtube didn't help and also Im interested to know our peoples views and thoughts on it. Thanks as always...

    1. alpha17

      alpha17

      AFAIK you should be ready to loose the money that you are investing. That’s how you start the game. This is what I’ve heard🙂

    2. varotone

      varotone

      In the Sri Lankan context or stock markets in general?

      If you want to learn how stock markets work and gain theoretical knowledge about investing, there's a lot of books. Start with for dummies and move on with Beating the street - Peter Lunch, intelligent investor- Benjamin Graham. There are text books (I don't know the names) if you want thorough knowledge.

      If you want some practical knowledge in investing in the Colombo stock exchange, (CSE) go meet a stock broker. Central depository system (CDS) conducts one day workshops for investors. More info here https://www.cse.lk/home/banners

      Doesn't take much time or money to get started, mind you, it's a different ballgame in CSE. Many pump and dump schemes with manipulative big players.

  15. Am I the only person who thinks that ads on the “Quick” site are way too overpriced? Not just Cars, but most items posted...

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    2. BlueRaiden

      BlueRaiden

      Nope. I just sold my old phone through quicksite.

    3. JayZ

      JayZ

      Selling a car or house, i understand. I was trying to add my laptop.  I got a quote to pay 2500 to put it online. wtf

    4. fiat fan

      fiat fan

      Thanks for the comments guys. Yes they are expensive. But I was actually talking about the "prices of the Products", not the price to post an ad.

  16. Guys.

    How good is a 2000-2005 pajero /Montero ,off road? 

    Like a v6 petrol version.

    Can it do what the 120 prado does?

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    2. fiat fan

      fiat fan

      Thanks. Yeah we were planning a off road trip. Will a 110 stock defender do better? Mild is what we had in mind. But mud bogging would be fun. We have the choice of Montero or Defender.

    3. tiv

      tiv

      Stock 110 would do wonders, even at mud bogging, will need a good set of tyres though. unless they are thoroughly done up or in a new state, reliability will be a concern. Comfort is out of the question though, if you are planning to go into mud, take another backup car as well because even a competition level off roader can get stuck given the right conditions

    4. fiat fan

      fiat fan

      Thank you brother. We took a 150 prado with some mud tires. Damn that thing can do wonders. Sadly 99% of them run in tarmac.

  17. Guys, How come the Alto Lapin hasn't hit the shores that much? Looks nice and the interior is pleasant. Much better than the boxy one. Also I feel like lowering it and “do some upgrading” would do wonders

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    2. vag2

      vag2

      looks classic. i doubt if it will get pedestrian safety approval in western markets due to the vertical front. I think that is why the old mini had to taper off the front grill.

    3. iRage

      iRage

      but kei cars are not designed for Western markets...they are for Japan by Japan. 

      In Japan the frontal pedestrian safety requirements are more to do with height and non forward pointy shapes and does not mandate a slant. 

    4. fiat fan

      fiat fan

      Thanks for the answers everyone. Sadly due to the nex tax scheme. We will stick with the current car.

  18. Hey guys! Whats the best Kei car for about 3.3m ? Its for an old lady. Dont like the wagon R. Thanks

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    2. fiat fan

      fiat fan

      Thanks guys. Wbt the honda N wgn? Do we have the N one? Also I found a Mitsu EK?!

    3. tiv

      tiv

      Haven't seen the N1, N wagon is like a wagon r, 

      Same with the Ek wagon, personally I love the ek as it shares parts with the mitsu line and agent support is there, pulling power of all of the above are behind the wagon r, thus why there is a following.

    4. matroska

      matroska

      The Mira is OK - a bit under-powered but ok for an old lady. The cheapest would be the Kei Alto. 

      Hideous as it may look something like a spacia might be something the elderly prefer as it is relatively easy to get in and out of the car. [P.S : I think it's pricier than the Wagon R - i don't know the price of it just a thought that it would be good for an elderly person ] 

      The best looking one would be the EK IMO. 

      Non Kei - I don't think you can get an unreg vitz for 3.3. A passo maybe for around 3.4... Axia maybe?  

  19. Bought a Lexus UX for my mother. If anybody is interested in knowing about it, shoot away! Thel wadsa karanwa machan. Towme 15 wada karanwa. Market ekath hodai! 😉

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    2. MrCat

      MrCat

      which in engine? 2.0t or hybrid? cant really read the badge at the back :D 

    3. fiat fan

      fiat fan

      @alpha17  It sits lower than the Audi, so better comfort and more car-like. But I prefer the Audi,because the driving feel is much better and it feels like a suv. The Lexus has more tech inside along with the safety stuff(God I hate that beeping), which my mother likes. I prefer minimal tech. Just me the road and 15 Bose speakers for me. 😁 

      I honestly cant see any difference in build quality. Both are top notch.

      But surprsingly, almost everything on the lexus is optional(and very costly). The base doesnt even have gas struts for the hood 🤷🏼‍♂️.

       

      It starts from 31k USD and all the way to 46k.. ours has all the options you ever need and it was 37k.

    4. fiat fan

      fiat fan

      @MrCat Its the 2 liter NA. Dont like them hybrid stuff, it drives boring as it is!

      We got this at launch. So there was no hybrid at that time anyway. Sadly AWD was only on the hybrid, but we dont really need that in Cali. 

  20. Anybody else living away from SL and missing it badly? I rather be in dsi pol gaha lakuna slippers ,eating a kottu and riding the 138. than be away from SL,wearing gucci and driving bmws!drinking starbucks!

     

    F u to that asswit who gave that Aussie part last week. Shove that F’ing UTE up ur cucky ass! Begone THOT.

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    2. Crosswind

      Crosswind

      Grass is always greener on the other side! 

    3. Hyaenidae

      Hyaenidae

      The Algae's Always Greener ;) 

    4. hrm

      hrm

      I second that. With all the creature comforts there  still you miss SL badly.

  21.  I joined this forum in 2012 when I only had a rusty mountain bike with no brakes! Learned lots and finally obtained my dream. Didn't think of resale,fuel or what not. Just followed my heart!

    But sad to see the newer generation of car buyers, makes me weep hard.  Does anybody even care about driving the damn thing anymore? instead of resale and fuel!

    This is not showing off. Just an Appreciation to AL and the community! 

    PS. Its a 2 Liter Turbo with 200 horses and still does over 13kmpl city, so go f*** off with ur premios and vezis!

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    2. tiv

      tiv

      Congrats bro, in a way its good thel higannas don't see this

      or else they'll come to justify how a 2litre can do 13kmpl!

    3. fiat fan

      fiat fan

      Haha IKR. Actually Im surprised my self. But I noticed that the RPM stays around 1.3 even when cruising at 60MPH. I guess since the engine is bigger, it doesn't need to work harder. Flooring is thel higanna killer mode(5kmpl, soo worth it)  

    4. MrCat

      MrCat

      Nice one.!  Great Buy.!

      Drove this last Saturday. IMHO the current A4 is the best in class when it comes to technology and interior.! The Audi Virtual Cockpit is a ripper.!  Driving Dynamics are a pretty average but. Its like a big sedated Golf GTi.  My mind says A4 but the heart keeps going back to the BMW 3 series. Trying to decide between the two..

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  22. 2 Idiot's alert on the forum!

  23. Anybody got a decent car for rent for one month ? (nov end to dec end) . No Alto and tiny cars pls. Manual would be cooler! (Will not run to the ground doing 100 in 1st gear, blasting sahara flash) thanks guys

  24.  

    I want a Jimny damn it!

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    2. Indrajeedez

      Indrajeedez

      @iRage Wonder how much it would cost irage....as in Sri Lanka. It seems like a good option to do a bit of traveling around. 

    3. iRage

      iRage

      Well..over in Japan the Jimny XC seems to be going for about 1.8 - 1.9 mil yen (both from the Suzuki dealer and outside dealerships). There are a few with ody conversion kits (to look like a Land Cruiser and a Hummer) that are priced at like 2.3milyen...

      There is a base Jimny Sierra for sale at 2.1 mil yen.

       

    4. fiat fan

      fiat fan

      So mayybe we can get one under 4 million? 

  25. Daihatsu Copen, yay or nay?

    1. terrabytetango

      terrabytetango

      Only if manual. But I would suggest manual S660 instead.

    2. fiat fan

      fiat fan

      Hmm I had the same thing. Any other convertible for around 5 mil?

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