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  1. ABS fault no need to replace. Let it dry and then there is a reset manoeuvre. FYI for future purposes. It can happen also after a undercarriage wash. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=%23&ved=2ahUKEwi5oo278pHlAhUVWCsKHcpoDrYQwqsBMAB6BAgHEAQ&usg=AOvVaw0VTJzWxrN8ZFOD4xbU2nov
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    DFSK 580

    Whilst I must admit the new 580 looks nice and appears to be a bargain for 6 million it's CA# series predecessor 7 seaters on the road look pretty beaten up bodywork wise compared to Japs and Euros of similar vintage. However on the other hand I also remember in 2011 hybrid vehicle owners were at the receiving end on AL forums ☺️
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    prius or axio

    Yes the originals in their worst state were far better and softer than the KYB replacements even though the mechanic insisted Toyota uses OEM KYB . However the originals were badly worn to the extent I lost about 1 inch of ground clearance and could not clear small humps that I could manage comfortably earlier which necessitated the change @ 150 K kms
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    prius or axio

    Complete suspension overhaul @ 150 K km with KYB & 555 + genuine Toyota engine/trans mounts still OK @ 235 k km. Steering rack replaced with recon @ 150k and locally repaired at 228 K. Engine overhaul impending
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    prius or axio

    Not sure about that but in my 2008 Prius the Inverter coolant pump fails once in 50000 km which is around June every 2 years ( The 3rd Gen Inverter pump is more sturdy and lasts longer). ABS Pump fails close to 125000 Km( I'm on my 2nd one which I feel is on its last legs at 235k km) Then oil consumption sky rockets after 150000 km - the issue is common to the 3rd gen also which eventually can cause the CAT to clog up. The original HV battery also shows evidence of degredation @ 235 k km as pure EV does not engage for long and acceleration is dismal in pure EV mode (3rd Gen battery is supposed to fail around 150k km in Sri Lanka). Wheel bearings shocks and the list goes on. Despite all these it's a wonderful car. Priuschat is the online knowledge base you might want to go through before making the leap of faith.
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    Sporty sedan for permit

    ICE vehicle maintenance is straightforward. Fluids, filters and belts if applicable. The Premio is solid but outdated. I'm sure lots of folk who were planning on Premios will buy Accords. It's not not a hybrid too hence no battery headaches. Do you have a young and growing family ? In a few years you might wish you bought the accord over the Mazda. I bought a Prius in 2011 from a grey importer who went out of business even before the 2 year so called warranty expired and nobody including myself initially knew how to maintain it. Read up online manuals and watched videos and actually even had to tell service guys which screw to unbolt to change transmission fluid. Now 235K on it. I'm sure there will be a learning curve but with the agents warranty backing you I think the accord might be worth a bit more thought. Mazda 3 is a pretty basic econbox with style whereas an Accord is Honda's response to the Camry and with some imagination the E Class and 5 series. The current duty structure plus the permit makes the new Turbo 1.5 L a steal for 12.6 M less 3.6 Million permit concession. I'm sure the 12.6 million vehicle has anadditional markup which may not be applicable to you. Just my two cents worth.
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    Sporty sedan for permit

    Did you get a quote for the Honda Accord
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    Sporty sedan for permit

    New 3 series with 1500cc engine coming out in a few months. 330i has a 2 L engine. C200 is also a good choice. Cars don't depreciate in Sri Lanka 😄
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    CLA

    Yes demand for c200 is high. They probably encounter a lot of time wasters. A direct visit to the showroom is the way to go.
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    CLA

    Drive both and decide for yourself. Tryout the rear seats also. Do some research on the country of manufacture.
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    CLA

    Keep away from the CLA. C200 is Fab. UK models are better specced.
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    retirement permit

    Not if it is a diesel PHEV. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/mercedes/e-class/106616/new-mercedes-e-300-de-2019-review
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    retirement permit

    https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/mercedes/e-class/106616/new-mercedes-e-300-de-2019-review
  14. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/mercedes-benz/e-class/first-drives/mercedes-benz-e-class-e300de-2019-uk-review 2 L diesel hybrid tax covered by permit 0 luxury tax. Can be had for CIF price
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