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  1. fiat fan

    Suzuki XBEE

    Thanks for the feedback! Very grateful. Why does it not sell too well? Do people fancy a wagon R over it?
  2. 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


      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


      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.

  3. fiat fan

    Suzuki XBEE

    Hi guys. Whats the update on the Xbee? Im interested in the MZ 4WD version. Also are all the cars 1.0L Turbo AND Hybrid? Or separate versions with 1.0L “yes turbo-no hybrid” and “ 1.0L Yes Hybrid-no turbo”? Also what a good place to buy one?
  4. 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


      Nope. I just sold my old phone through quicksite.

    3. 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.

  5. fiat fan

    Mg 6 Turbo Petrol

    What are your thoughts on the MG 6 1800cc Turbo Petrol? It has so many damn options that I think a jap of similar category would look 1980ish.. And the ride is super awesome. God that power.And its a manual,which is fabulous. It has a 2 year or 60,000km warranty from bumper to bumper. Only thing pulling me back is its made in china and thailand. But the finishing is superb. Having used many euros, I can feel this also has the same feel to it in many ways. Please give me ur advice for me ro take a decision. Thanx... Oh its 6.3 million.
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    BMW E30 enthusiasts?

    Amen 🙏
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    Mg 6 Turbo Petrol

    Hey guys. Back after some time. We never pulled the trigger on the MG. I saw a couple of 2015s loaded going for 2.9m, what does everybody think? Feel tempted to get it!
  8. fiat fan

    BMW E30 enthusiasts?

    They all look fab. But that E30 just blasts everything else away. The e46 M3 is also very tasty. The rest urrghh not that striking. Pretty thats for sure,but nothing to go nuts over. I strongly believe cars made before 2010 was better. Specially 80s, 90s and eaarly 2000's. Mordern cars might be more reliable,small pampering details, tech infested,safer and better daily cars. But nothing can beat those oldies. Gimme buttons over screens anyday!
  9. Hey guys. Hope everyone is safe from the sad attacks going on. We will get over this tragedy.stand strong! So the reason I started this thread was, I wanted to see if we had any watch enthusiasts. I myself enjoy the marvels of a good timepiece. Though I am an amateur and never claim to be a pro horologist. I thought that maybe we could have disscuss and hang out in this thread to all watch related things. Getting bored of thel higanna posts(you guessed it). I acquired a few pieces along the years. Some great,some not so much. It is a very expensive hobby. Mainly due to prices increasing recently 10× because of social media goons who just dont value the piece. They dont care about nothing but the brand logo.But proudly show it off on Instagram and brag(ow bro rado ekak, suppa bande, elada bro?). Im sure we have many pro horologists with us in AL. If you have time. Please share your prized possessions with us. Thanks guys
  10. fiat fan

    micro kyron-5 speed

    I'm guessing ECU.
  11. fiat fan

    Any Horologists with us? Watch lovers?

    Wow you got some nice pieces. The bond will cost an arm and leg nowadays. Even I buy most of my watches on sale overseas. Is it me, or do Tissot have very good quality and extremely good value? Post some pictures in the free time if thats ok. Im sure everybody will like that 🙂
  12. 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


      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.

  13. 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


      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


      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.

  14. fiat fan

    Suzuki StingRay Seat Heaters

    Seat heaters danda epa ban thel pichenawa. (This was from a real convo. Befriended him)
  15. fiat fan

    Importing Spares from Ebay

    Yes bro. In the Q3. Lexus comes with JBL.Actually the new lineup of Audi`s now come with B & O. But personally, I like Bose better. Bose just has that punch in bass,which is heaven. You wont regret it. ps. Try to replace the speakers with Bose as well.At least on the rear 2. Soo worth it.
  16. 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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      fiat fan

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

    3. 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


      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?  

  17. fiat fan

    Importing Spares from Ebay

    Have one in my car. Not sure of the model though! Very nice indeed. Can make a lady go 💦 with the right track 😜
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    Buying BMW E34 or 520i Guide..

    Just found a old pic. Called the guy at the yard.said its was sold some time back. Actually there was 2 very similar looking cars. Sad to see 18-8006 has gotten nastier. Owner seems to have taken the rare and valuable parts out. Notice the alloy wheels it has now? Crappy.. @Octanehead any info about the current info on these?
  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


      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. fiat fan

    Buying BMW E34 or 520i Guide..

    This car was(I think still is) in the peoples leasing yard in maradana, that was back in 2010. Guess they never sold it. They used to quote 800,000. Had some work to be done. Buy it and retsore it. But at first it will not be a daily. Ask for 500,000. Because if its not sold for so many years, it means they will gladly let go. Have atleast anothe 500k in hand for restoration. Was a good car, fully loaded too. Rare. But its not a cheap BMW to pose around(for now 😉 )
  21. The prices have taken a dive to be honest. I remember looking at ads for 8 million and above,just recentky. Now its 6 million and up!
  22. fiat fan

    BMW E30 enthusiasts?

    I feel like buying E34 or E30 for use in SL. But I wont be using it all that much. Hmmm
  23. Hey guys! So I was in the country for a month and was hacked with rental cars! I was thinking of buying a car for use when I visit yearly! I was thinking SUV because we be hauling ass (5 pax) with like 4 suitcases all the time. The budget is preferably around 5 Mil(can strech to 6.5 if absolutely necessary). My options are- 2011 up -Bmw X1 (basic AF and more wagonish,but should be fun to drive right?) 2015 up Tivoli-Already have one in the family,so not that keen! 2015 up Vezi- driving feel is absent, feels weird to drive. Best avoided! 2007 ish harrier. Bit overpriced I feel, but well kitted. Driving feel ? And bit old 2010 up kyron- we actually have a few ssanyongs. They were good cars. Used to own a kyron in 2010 for few months. I used to like the thing. But now I feel its ageing badly. About 3 million, so easier on the wallet and can save about 2 million. Also any others? Fuel and resale not cared for! Reliability should be on the higher end though, but a repair or two is ok! Thanks guys.
  24. fiat fan

    SUV with 20kmpl (sarcasm)

    Tried that , but the choice is nasty. Even most high end cars were in bad shape. Biggest issue is the mileage limitations, everybody only has 3000KM per month, I usually need like 6k. Extra kms is hella expensive..
  25. fiat fan

    SUV with 20kmpl (sarcasm)

    Thanks for the suggestions bro!