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PerfMad last won the day on August 24

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  1. There is no fun like driving a manual car #missingMyX

    1. AVANTE


      Oh yes, can't agree more. What's the progress on the Benz?

    2. PerfMad


      Couldn't find time to pay a visit broo.. hopefully next week. Not sure anything is happening due to bad weather..

  2. awesome. What the YOM ?
  3. Thanks for sharing. But the images are not visible.
  4. highly recommended only if the person has time to spend with him since he does all the work by himself. Very reasonable prices for labor.
  5. I can't believer everything happened so fast and now I have to let you go my travel partner. You'll be missed big time. 😭


    1. speed8


      Oh I saw the car posted for sale. Looks clean. Sad to see you having to let her go 😭

    2. MaleCortana


      A Honda City! We had the earlier model 300-xxxx. Beaut of a car in Champagne Gold exterior. The car was mechanically f*cked by a certain "Honda Specialist" in Malabe (starts with U ends with pul) 

      Looks like a clean car!

    3. PerfMad


      @speed8 & @MaleCortana yeah i looked after it like a baby. car was in mint condition both interior and exterior throughout. Car was advanced the very next day the ad was posted.

  6. What would be the best place to get the whole car checked including the hybrid battery health and usable capacity?

    Currently what i have in mind is Stafford & Car checks.

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    2. PerfMad


      @Dee Jay any idea how much they charge to inspect a car at stafford? may be the hybrid system and electrical system only? atleast i can get the other things checked from car checks may be.

    3. Dee Jay

      Dee Jay

      One of my friend's got a Vezel RS inspected at Stafford last year and the cost was 7,500 as I remember..

      An electrical scan only would cost you something between 2,500 to 3,000 I guess.. 

      Yes, you can get that done from car checks and the electrical system scan at Stafford and still save some 💸 

    4. PerfMad


      Thanks I hope the owner would be ok with it :D 

  7. oh I can guarantee their work. I've been going to them since 2004 to service my AC systems in couple of cars we had they does a really good job and the staff is very friendly too and take good care of ur ride too. I have replaced my compressor with a recon one like 2 years ago for my fitaria and did a full ac service along with it, and car still blows cool air without any issue. So i would say you don't have to be worried about their work. Not sure about the hybrid related parts durability since ours is like less complex it still holding up pretty well having the same cold air throughout.
  8. Did you go to the shop which is right next to ethul kotte bus stop? If yes, their work is really good and can recommend to anyone though the price is bit high compared to some other places.
  9. GP1 2013 model or FD3 is best for daily use with low maintenance cost and what would be the most reliable out of these two?

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    2. Dee Jay

      Dee Jay

      @PerfMad add a GP4 RS to the mix maybe 😉

    3. matroska


      Well two ways to look at this - GP1 (had one for 3 years) : Great little car that is very versatile and useful. Does a bit better on fuel than FD3. Avoid oil burn-affected cars you're good to go. BUT on the other hand FD3 is more mature been there and probably have the battery issues sorted out by now. Other than the battery issues there are no specific horror stories - and it definitely has better road presence and handling dynamics than the GP1 ...as long as you find a well maintained car I guess you'll be good to go. Of course 2007/8 ones are now 12-13 years old so some age will show.

    4. PerfMad


      @Dee Jay & @matroska thanks for your inputs. I'm going to looking to these cars in coming weeks :) hopefully i'll find a good condition car with service records.

  10. Ok. I think i need to make up my mind and settle on something pretty soon. Even Wife wants me to upgrade my ride 😷 
    I'm struggling between W124 and FD3/4 😶

    Any recommendations? or suggestions

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    2. PerfMad


      @Magnum i was told that FD4 is not the JDM version as well. i drove a fd4 today and compared to my City manual vtec car it has a bit of low pulling power. but i think i can live with it. but the case is having low fuel consumption. Now im kinda into gp 1 as well :D 

    3. ramishkad


      @PerfMad How many km a month do you usually run? Decision between FD3 and FD1/FD4 is a lot dependent on that. @Dee Jay has explained the basics about FD3 above. And I have to say it surely does a lot more than 9kmpl in long drives. My experience with it over 125000km, it did 9-12kmpl in colombo traffic, 13-18 long distance depending on traffic flow, and 22kmpl on highway. The car has no issues with power as long as the hybrid battery is good. Its 1300cc engine outputs 90hp and the electric motor 20. So altogether 110 hp which I would say is on par with Allion/Premio/Corolla segment. Except you have a lot of torque and initial pick up thanks to the electric motor.

      That being said, you should only get the FD3 if you run 1500km+ a month, to really profit from it being a hybrid if thats your aim. If you dont run as much, just go for FD4 or a well maintained FD1. FD3 is the worst car to have parked around - primary cause of battery failure. It's a good work horse and a high mile runner. I didnt have issues selling it but I sold it for less than I brought it from. If you are getting one, you need to either get one with a good hybrid battery, or buy one with a drained battery for less and replace it with a good battery. Running the car on a new hybrid battery hasa day night difference in performance. 


    4. PerfMad


      @ramishkad thanks for your input. Im currently doing around 1000-1500 per month (not more than that) as of now. 

      If I break it down, i would roughly do around 400-500km in city and rest is mostly highway runs.

  11. Every time I see a well maintained pristine looking w124.. I fall in love with it over and over again..🥰
    I wouldn't mind adding a petrol version to my future collection as well :D 

  12. This is totally fine. You should be aware only if this light turns red that means your vehicle is overheating. Other than that, you are good to go.
  13. one of my friend bought e46 for like 2 year ago and so far he has spent over 300k in repairs. He have rebuilt the engine as well since these N series engines starts burning oil every 100k most of the time (in my aspect this is a money pit, unless you don't concern about it very much. Interior bits cracks and melts down if you park it under hot sun for long hours. If it's me i would not spend that much on a car for just putting 20-30k kms on the clock which is not worthy at all.
  14. I don't think it can be repaired. Clean it and see whether it will resolve the issue. If not replace it since you have already found the issue by scanning.
  15. hmmm usually Honda engines are is bit noisy (I have noticed this on citys , ek3s, and even in FD models). But you won't hear it much when you get into the cabin and close the doors. If you need a bit smooth sounding engine, go for the next model which is known as fitaria.
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