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  1. The difference of 2.1 million is the price they pay for a permit in the black market.
  2. With a 1.2 you get the full value for your permit as the tax is 3.85 million and the permit is only 3.6 million. If you go for a 1.5 gasoline Axio the tax will be very high and not worth it. There was a 1.3 gasoline Axio but it is not as good to drive, not that economical and probably has a lower 2nd hand market.
  3. For a budget of 5 million assuming you have the 3.6 million permit, you can go for a zero milage 1.2 T CHR or the 1.2T corolla manual transmission. The 1.2 gives the best value for the permit as the tax comes to around 3.85 million so you end up paying only 250000 as taxes out of pocket. The other options are hybrids such as Vessel , Axio hybrid.
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    Why Honda?

    Toyota is the automotive equivalent of a Bosch fridge. Cold, uninspiring and guaranteed never to go wrong (if maintained properly). Most owners probably are just as cold and uninspiring and there is nothing much to discuss as things hardly go wrong.
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    MG ZS 2018 vs Rav4 2007

    Why not consider a Toyota Rush/Daihatsu Terios? You will be able to find a newer car than the RAV 4, which will be more reliable and durable with better resale value hopefully than the MG.
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    Japanese Car News

    And better visibility for the back seat passengers. If you are under 5ft 6inches the only things that you can see from the CHR rear windows are the sky, treetops and rooftops!
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    Japanese Car News

    50mm longer than the Vitz
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    Japanese Car News

    150mm longer than the previous generation Rocky in the picture
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    Japanese Car News

    It's 55mm longer than the Yaris and 365mm shorter than the CHR
  10. If you drive like a granny it will give excellent gas mileage. However, any attempts of spirited driving will sink the fuel efficiency below that of a 1.5 sedan driven in a similar fashion.
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    Japanese Car News

    It has a ground clearance of 185mm, up to 4 usb ports, 360 camera etc. Probably more practical than a CHR with better visibility and similar boot space. The interior is not as upmarket as a CHR though and probably will not be as good to drive. Will be a good alternative for anyone considering a Suzuki Vitara or a Toyota CHR.
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    Japanese Car News

    New Toyota Raize, 1.0 Turbo 3 pot, compact SUV for under 2 million yen. Likely to be hugely popular in Sri Lanka.
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    Japanese Car News

    Could be a blessing in disguise
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    Japanese Car News

    It may be the end of an era for Sri Lankan motoring. Unless they offer a 1.2 CVT later or the present tax structure changes, the new version of the corolla which dominated the Sri Lankan market for over 30 years will end up being more expensive than a BMW 3 series, mercedes C class or an Audi A4!
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    AWD definitely better but will have a lower 2nd hand market and slightly reduced fuel efficiency.
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    Service Interval 5000 miles or kms?

    Depends on the conditions the vehicle is used in. In Sri Lanka most agents recommend a 5000km or 6 months interval which is fair enough given the traffic, dust, hot and humid conditions. If you do a lot of long outstation runs you may be able to stretch that a bit. In Europe, it is common to have service intervals in excess of 10000 miles. However the traffic and environmental conditions there are totally different and even after 10000 miles the air filter for example looks brand-new accumulating less dust than running 5000km in Sri Lanka.
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    Engine Braking

    I can't see any benefits of engine breaking. Besides being costly to repair, it can potentially kill you when traveling downhill or on slopes due to loss of steering & brake power and will be a real hassle if happens in heavy traffic.
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    Budget 2019

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    Toyota vitz 2016 safety

    Depends on how you drive. If you are gentle on the throttle, it delivers excellent fuel economy. However, if you are a heavy footed driver who wants it to perform like a 1500cc car, it will give worse fuel figures than a 1500cc car.
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    bus import

    To work part-time as a conductor
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    Vitz Ksp90- Whistling Sound From Silencer

    I had the same problem. It turned out to be due to deterioration of a rubber pack where two springs are attached to two screws fastening the silencer tube to the muffler just to the front of the right rear wheel. The noise disappeared after applying some grease and has not reappeared for more than a year.
  22. You mean like Volkswagen and Audi diesels?
  23. <blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="sasika" data-cid="284385" data-time="1444526783"><p> I think you should study more on this aspect. Diesel is both cleaner and economical than petrol. At least Euro Diesel engines</p></blockquote>
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    Toyota Vitz Service Requirement

    You have to change CVT oil every 40,000 km. Make sure you use original Toyota super CVT oil. It costs around Rs. 12,000 to get this done at the agents.