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  1. This is very true. You will be save more money from your Vitz than Prius or Aqua. The reason is both cars are very old for Hybrids and you have to spend lots of money for maintenance and repairs. I was owns a 2008 prius. If you want upgrade from Vitz go for higher grade Petrol Car. If you badly need hybrid for save money from fuel go for Brand new Hybrid.
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    GP 1 performance issue

    No not engine oil burning issue. May be this is only for me. As per Mechanics opinion smell is coming from Hybrid Battery cooling system (Fan). and he says what exactly what you have posted "When the hybrid battery is low engine will try to charge it then performance go down".
  3. Agreed with TheflyingFox and Matroska I have experience with both Toyota and Honda Fit. on Aqua you can never trust about battery other than full test with T......Lanka. On Honda fit Battery issues will be very less and must check for chassis number to avoid recall range. GP1-1200002 to GP1-1242186 GP1-8000002 to GP1-8000091 You can easily avoid above range by checking chassis number display on the to of the engine bay and also on passenger side door frame. I have checked 12 cars 8 is within the range and other 4 out of range.
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    kumho tyres

    I have recently changed my 4 tires to Dunlop SP Sport LM704 (Japan) which is great tires (Comfort, Road Noise). On the tire it says Sumitomo Rubber Industries. Is Dunlop also Sumitomo or Dunlop use their rubber?
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    Honda GP 1 battery condition

    Is this true? Any one can confim it
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    GP 1 performance issue

    Is you feel some burning smell inside the car when accelerating hard? I have experienced same exact issue what you have also in GP1 2011 . Battery capacity is also 25%. Mechanic says burning smell from Battery and low pulling power due to weak battery capacity. When turning off Eco mode pulling power is ok. it seems common thing for old GP1.
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    2008 Suzuki Swift Oil Leak

    Like Davy said this would be Oil Control Valve for VVT. In Suzuki Swift M13A Engine leaking oil from this Oil Control Valve is a very common issue for old engines. Mostly leak happening from power connector of valve. You can replace it with used Japanese one removed from engine (cost will be Rs 4000 to Rs 8000). I have tried to repair it with sealing with glue but not succeeded (M13A Engine).
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    Honda GP 1 battery condition

    Is this GP1? Which year is it? This is excellent usable capacity. May be new battery installed
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    Honda GP 1 battery condition

    Did you purchase this car.? I have heard most of reconditioned GP1 and Vezels have 40% to 50% Usable capacity (when the time register in Sri Lanka) so 7 years old GP1 definitely has half of that percentage. Then 25% usable capacity is normal for 2011 car right? (If previous owner didn't replace the battery). I think presently all GP1’a in that range with original battery. if anyone buy GP1 these days have to ready for battery replacement in near future.
  10. I don't know why people always expect this kind of high fuel figures from cars and always lie about their cars fuel figures. Like Crosswind says Maruti and nanos will give you close figure. Nissans can never come to close. I can agree with mcs627 From my own experience the only car give you best fuel figure is 2nd Gen Toyota Prius I owns a one few months back and it gives 15+ in City and 25+ out stations. Sometime it was over 30. if Toyotas fuel calculation system correct it will be amazing figure. But like matroska says it was 2007 and price will be over 30 lacks ( in Sri Lanka;s Tax system when cars getting old and wasting price getting high) No Depreciation. People can buy a car use it and abuse it as much as can and when repairs comes dressed up it sell it for higher price Amazing. (Specially magical Toyota's). So never by old Prius for that amazing fuel economy.
  11. I can't believe Suzuki still have this issue on their cars. From my experience on Suzuki Racks most of time fault is with steering column (Intermediate Shaft) see my previous post on this In this case as thirtyone's post it will also with steering column (Intermediate Shaft) my experience with 2003 Suzuki Cruze but on 2017 Swift?. It will definitely steering column (Intermediate Shaft). on the tie rack wears it self it can be replaced or repaired but it will not solve the noise you have to repair shaft also. in my case as above my previews post shaft replacing didn't solve the problem. few weeks later noise came back and i have repaired it again. I think this is their manufacturing fault.
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    Chevrolet cruze 2004

    No. The inner CV joints of Chevrolet Cruze are different than Suzuki swift. Although Swift and Cruze same car the only parts different is this CV Axle. Outer CV joints are same but not inner ones. Unfortunately you can't find brand new inner CV joint for Cruze in Sri Lanka. If you lucky some one one import it . Japanese used ones also very rare to find and available in whole axle if found very expensive due to unavailability.
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    Honda FIT GP1 - Engine Oil Burning

    Is your car within the recall chassis number?
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    Honda FIT GP1 - Engine Oil Burning

    Thank you very much for your explain. That mean some cars will give problem and some aren't. I have read lots of reviews regarding Honda Fit GP1/Honda Jazz on the web. most of them says Honda Fit is a very relabel car. They didn't even mention this error may be due to this only occur on JDM cars. You are correct most of Sri Lankan hybrid service persons aware of this problem and they all says it has oil burning issue. It will cause price reduce of this model. Thanks
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    Smart key for toyota allion

    I have brought on for Toyota Prius from place called Rex.... Motors at Colombo. You can search its advertisement at ik...... website as smart key. cost is Rs.4500. But i think its also too expensive for just for plastic housing.
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