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BuBi last won the day on January 16

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    Under powered Inline Four
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  1. Scotty is right machan. Things get even worse for 1000cc 3 pot engines which are designed only to get better gas mileage and emission standards.
  2. The time has changed machan. Not too long ago engine manufacturers didn't know how to produce a compact engine with sufficient power to efficiency ratio. Therefore, they had to produce strong engines get larger number of horse power. But now technologies have improved and they know how to get large number of horses out of a relatively compact engine with great fuel efficiency. Though it is a catchy marketing slogan there are hidden gremlins associated with those engines. Longevity is one thing that must be sacrificed. As I said earlier Vehicle manufacturers do not care whether their product would last more than 10 years. They have sacrificed a lot to achieve the impossible feats like strict emission standards, safety and fuel efficiency all in one go. We have to realize the fact that we do not live in the 90s. In conclusion, human factor is an important aspect of deciding the reliability of a vehicle but the vehicle design process is a much more important factor to consider as well. We must not forget that.
  3. Do not get this engine confused with regular naturally aspirated engines machan. There are strong stresses affecting a turbo charged engine. You will not find the longevity of a normal engine from a turbo assisted engine. It is a physical certain. Manufacturers' do not care either. They are planning the obsolescence now. They don't want people to use their vehicles more than 10 years. It hurts countries like us of course. But, what can we do? P.S - Engine is the main component of a vehicle's reliability. Other parts contributes also but without the engine, nothing would matter.
  4. I also have a doubt regarding the 1L turbo engine. Considering the stresses involved, it might not last 100,000 kms.
  5. BuBi

    Micro Geely MX7

    Cheaply built and cheaply last.
  6. BuBi

    Express-Way Updates

    The thing is that they have already acquired the required lands on either side of the road. I don't see why they do not put an exit there. That would have been the saner and wiser thing to do rather than bottleneck the Kerawalapitiya road. They just need to put 4 in/exit ramps and toll booths.
  7. 4500km? That is too regular no?
  8. Well it is always wise to keep the motor in pristine condition. Generally it will cost about 10,000 LKR to do a proper EFI "tune up".
  9. BuBi

    A Car around 1.9 - 2.0 Million

    From the list. I prefer the P11. However, machan that mileage is not accurate. It should clocked well over 175000.
  10. The prize does not justify the cause.
  11. BuBi

    Best car have second hand market

    You are correct. Anything can be sold to the correct prize.
  12. BuBi

    Nissan Skyline

    Don't buy this if you know nothing about it macho. It has some failings that will cost a hell of a lot to fix.
  13. BuBi

    Nissan Skyline

    That car is not for you son. Don't even think about it. Look for something more docile.
  14. Is it worthwhile to dump 3.6 mil on a manual car? My suggestion is to look for a auto car in these price range.
  15. BuBi

    Suggestions for a Newbie

    Well there trannies are susceptible to failure if not well maintained by able mechanics. Good mechanics are hard to come by all around the country. What type of civic are you looking for? ES series? They also have a tranny problem because the earlier models were wrecked by our own people when they used general purpose gear oils in Honda trannies. Take a good look at the Trannies.