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  1. According to the new carbon taxation, effective from 2020, I wonder how far it is rational in the way the taxes are imposed. Seems government is either blind or unaware of loads of overused, aged hybrids with dead hybrids in the roads. According to the following news paper article government is taxing almost 3 times for more than 10 year old non-hybrids. Also I wonder whether same equation is applicable to diesels as well. Most important: According to the government , intention of this taxation is be to move people away from vehicles run on fossil fuels and encouraging them to use more and more electric cars. What benefits government has given to electric car users ? Do we get sufficient amount of electricity from sources other than fossil fuel powered generators. ? This is hilarious. Carbon tax from Jan 1: DMT 2019-01-09 19:03:09 While exempting electric cars, a Carbon Tax will be imposed on directly fossil-fueled vehicles including petrol cars from January 1, Department of Motor Traffic (DMT) Commissioner General A.H.K. Jagath Chandrasiri said today. He told the media that the carbon tax will be based on the fuel consumption of vehicles. "The tax will be charged under the 2018 financial Act and under three categories -- the manufacturing year of the vehicles of less than five years, between five and ten years and more than ten years," the Commissioner said. β€œHybrid vehicles using petrol or diesel and based on their engine capacity with a manufacture date of less than five years would be charged 25 cents for one cubic centimetre, between five and ten years 50 cents and more than ten years one rupee." The Commissioner said vehicles using petrol or diesel with a manufacture year of less than five years would be charged 50 cents and between five and ten years one rupee and more than ten years Rs.1.50 or one cubic centimetre according to the engine capacity. He said passenger transport buses with a manufacture year of less than five years will be charged Rs.1,000, between five and ten years, charged Rs.2,000 and more than ten years Rs.3,000. Charges would be made through the provincial DMT commissioners when obtaining the revenue license. β€œCarbon tax charges would not compulsory for this year but from the year 2020, the carbon tax will be a must. When obtaining the revenue license in 2020 the charged would be collected along with the charges of 2019,” the Commissioner said. All Provincial Secretaries and District Secretaries have been advised in this regard. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)
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    Honda Gp1 hybrid.

    why taking Why you are taking so much of risk on something that you aren't confident ? You will be able to find a good GP1, but you may not able to fix your mind. πŸ™„
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    Honda Gp1 hybrid.

    Has been discussed lot..
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    Hyundai Santa Fe 2013

    Seems there are not many korean car fans here. But this has been discussed in the forum before and you can search it. Both brands are doing well in SL conditions though it is not as up to the Jap models. Both Hyundai Santa fe and Tucson are popular models in SL. I know people have been using them for years without any trouble. Even one of my relatives using a Tucson, for last 5 years he haven't had any issue. Very robust and reliable engine. Comfortable ride and no issues with the suspensions (may be he hasn't met lot of pot holes in road). Now it has done nearly 85k. But its interior, finishing , features are not nitty and gritty as up to Jap. Specially seats get wrinkles, upholstery get discolored earlier than Jap models. Also the resistance to corrosion is not as up to as Jap. May be korean cars are made by metals with less Chromium (not that your car get severe corrosion after 5 years ). However these things much developed in very latest models. it may be more closer to Jap makes.
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    Suzuki Celerio 2016 or Viva Elite 2014

    In terms of safety and fuel economy, Celerio is much better.
  6. Suzuki Xbee 2WD - Rs 4.5 M 4WD - Rs 5.1 M
  7. You mean the user manual ? You are supposed to get a printed version of the user manual with the car. Here it is https://we.tl/t-AiYiRVtVCi
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    How rational the Carbon Taxes are ?

    " is there a mechanism to actually get rid of these old cars off the road ?".. good point
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    Daihatsu mira 2015/16

    Decent car. Reasonable space. Daihatsu is fully owned by Toyota. So issue with the reliability and finding spares. Only issue is less pulling power in overtaking, specially car is fully loaded. Suzuki alto and wagonR don't have that problem since they comes with s-ene option.
  10. Vitz is heavier than picanto. Suppose to be less driving discomfort https://www.otodata.com/compare/64590/174276.html
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    Suzuki Celerio 2016 or Viva Elite 2014

    In celerio you can either drive in manual gear mode or auto. Its quite nimble compared to elite.
  12. How to pronounce "Nkamapoiortieotretrektnr " ?
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    Suzuki Celerio 2016 or Viva Elite 2014

    Being able to afford for a less used and newest vehicle don't go for a used and old model. Even the latest viva elite model you can find in the market is 2014, asking price of around 2.4 for very good condition car. Celerio is much better over the altos and marutis. Its more refined in terms of engine, performance and durability. You get a better ground clearance, pulling power and spacious cabin over elite. Second hand market also not that bad as people are claiming.
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    Engine capacity in CR

    May I know the car model ?
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    Engine capacity in CR

    Well this is all because of taxation purposes. Usually tax brackets are defined in round figures. Example 660cc, 1000cc, 1500cc, 1800cc, 2000cc or over , etc. In order to prevent your car falling into next highest bracket, manufacturers intentionally fudge these numbers. You will notice those engine capacities are marked as 658cc, 998cc, 1498cc, etc in the registration documents. There is no harm for doing it because 2cc is a very nominal value which is a barely measurable performance change, even if it is tested. Also this has become a norm in the automobile industry and local authorities, customs, regulatory bodies well aware of.
  16. " 3. Is Toyota Passo 2004 a good car to buy for 2.1 million rupees or is the price too much?" You can find a good Passo car for around 2.5-2.6 m, made around 2008-2011, but with a mileage over 50k. If it is single owned, well looked after, there is no issue. Its a very reliable car. Anyway, get the car checked with a professional or local agents before giving your money away,
  17. You mean Apples = Toyota GataPolos = Kia
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    Toyota Corolla KE 50 Bonnet

    Ok. One of my friend dealing with old corollas may able to help you. I will meet him this weekend and update you. πŸ™‚
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    Suzuki Maruti Alto 2010 ECU/ECM

    If I were you, I would try the car with another ECU ( I am not sure whether security system to be unlocked for switching the ignition) and verify where the exact issue is. Take it to a professional who does alto or to agents.
  20. Daihastu, Vitz and Passo 1.0L versions are having almost similar engine performances except the changes in interior and options. These models are more refined and robust compared to small korean cars. If you worry about the second hand parts better go for one of the Jap makes. If you go for a kei model with s-ene charge, again you get a good performance and fuel economy for the price you pay. But keis are keis... smaller in size, only two passengers in rear seat.
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    Vitz safety sense

    This is a real headache if you happen to cruise regularly in heavy traffic conditions. Most of the time you will be stopped from hitting the vehicle on your front but you will loose your tail lights and boot. Keep it mind these are not meant for SL traffic conditions. All these sensors are tuned for certain behavioral patterns of selected drivers and pedestrians. Usually the SL s are very well disciplined and patient when they get into road, either as drivers or pedestrians. So it is highly unlikely those systems will exactly predict the behavior of our road users. Anyway if you really keen on testing the reliability of the feature, you can do that by passing few pedestrian crossings at crowded times keeping your feet away from brake pedal. Also please don't forget to share your experience after the test with our members. 😎 Good Luck
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    [Features] Axio VS Grace

    I am sure this is a real pain in a**.. when threewheelers and bikes crossing your way in heavy traffic.
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    Need a solution for vibration when idle

    probably Rumesh88 will be able to give you a better clue. http://autolanka.com/forums/profile/53448-rumesh88/
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    Project toyota ke-72 dx wagon

    If you are a real enthusiast of crossover/ suv/ 4x4 , try to find a one within your budget. Even a used one with good running condition will full fill your dreams rather getting into additional problems. ke72 is a very good wagon. But only a very few models without a dozen of body and engine repairs can be found. if you can make it, this is a very reliable car. This has all the regulations ; http://www.dmt.gov.lk/web/images/stories/document/act_no 08of2009_en.pdf
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    Project toyota ke-72 dx wagon

    Very Welcome to the AL Forum πŸ‘ Suppose you are not joking..πŸ˜„ Nice imagination, but there are lot of barriers to your plan. Technically you can't change the engine, color and body unless you are planning to go through the entire fitness, safety and re registration process of the vehicle. People do these kind of things within certain limits but again questioned by the law (police) In terms of safety it is highly discourage to change of vehicle height (ground clearance) . People use to put higher wheel sizes but that is even not recommended. Increasing the height means, increasing the center of gravity. If the vehicle is not originally designed for induced side forces (transverse direction) during the cornering, you will be ended up in the mortuary. Changing the engine sizes are also not recommended. It has lot of demerits..increasing vibration, unbalanced pulling power, etc. So..