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GK_007 last won the day on June 2 2019

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    Honda, Mazda

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    Axela 2014
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    2.0 Skyactive HEV

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  1. GK_007

    Help with buying a used hybrid car

    Well, since you dont plan to keep the car for a long time I would go with something which is very minimum in depreciation and something you can sell quickly. So I would go with the grandmas car 'Yaris'.
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    Toyota Raize first video review

    Dont know who does these reviews in Ela***, whoever it is it just lists the same features like how the ac can cool the cabin on a hot day etc. In SL you can sell even a bullock cart if it has the 'Toyota' badge in it.
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    Hole in the seat cover

    If its just 1 weeks, highly likely that it has been there all throughout but you just noticed ?
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    Advice on First Car for 6M Budget

    Hey, it seems you skipped over the very first sentence on my post where I mentioned "I am an absolute newbie". I wasn't trying to be modest by saying that, I really am a newbie. ☺️ Its nothing wrong about you, its about the crazy taxing and pricing we have here for BN vehicles.
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    Advice on First Car for 6M Budget

    A guy has 6mn and his car options are small hatchbacks, mini suvs. What times we are living in. 🤔 If I had 6mn I would not go for half/quarter of a car for the sake of being 'Unregistered', 'Peace of Mind'. Just my personal thought that I dont think its right spending anything above 3mn for a small hatchback/Kei. What a waste of money, be it any car its a pile of metal and plastic. So IMO, in very simple sense I would go for more material for the price I pay. Around that range you have many second hand options with more metal and plastic and leather may be e.g. 2014/15 Mazda 3/Axela, CRV 12/13, Kia Sportage 2012/2013, Audi A4 2011/12, If you can stretch the budget just slightly Mazda 6 2014/15. Mitsubishi Asx, prev gen xtrail, Hyundai Santa Fe 2012/13. If you absolutely need a BN one, I would vote for the new 1L Civic / CHR. (Have to spend bit more than 6mn) But its up to you, just my 2 cents.
  6. Agreed. Thank you very much.
  7. Dear all, I was thinking about applying nano coating for my car for sometime.But the high cost is putting me off, what I feel is it may be worth on a new car as there is minimal damage on the paint.e.g swirl marks. And it shall prevent future damage. But is it really worth on an old car, say 5 years old? I saw on an advert that they do charge based on number of coats. Is it worth to go for just one/two coat? Thanks a lot
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    Mazda Axela hybrid gear box oil change

    I changed all oils from the agent when I purchased the car, regardless the history. Because we can never be sure of the mileage of these grey imports. I later figured out that my mileage has been turned down by 20000kms. I am planning to stick to 40000km interval for gear oil. As I remember cost was 12k. I am using Toyota 5w 30 as engine oil. Of course user manual recommends either 0w 20 or 5w 30 from castrol.
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    Car Insurance 2019/2020

    Got my renewal next week, SL*C. Premium came as100k for a value 5.5mn. However, there was a claim that I did not get realized hoping to adjust that and will come down to around 85k. Agree with claiming process, have done couple of claims and it was easy dealing with them. And they gave a credit period of 2 months to pay the premium.
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    DFSK 580

    Or its the same person. Have you heard about 'warnapala theory'?
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    2015 Mazda 3 Common Issues

    Been using the JDM version of Mazda 3 for almost 1 year. Nothing major, fellow users of this model reported a handbrake issue where sometimes getting stuck. There is a simple preventive measure to it, a spray which will be carried out when servicing. And lookout for worn out steering wheel and handbrake leavers. Having covers for both will makesure they are protected. Anyways, if the car is not maintained properly any car is prone to issues no matter the brand/model.
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    Stepping stone

    Congratulations ! Absolutely a beauty. ❤️
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    Some Concerns?

    Oh ho, thats your 6. Too bad the car is now not with good hands.
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    Stepping stone

    Well I agree Hybrid Axela is not as exciting as a gasoline 6. And it is not quick as my GP1, have to push hard to takeover. But still it has some of the mazda genes IMO its better than a Hybrid Axio or a Prius, specially when it comes to handling department. I think Mazda has eliminated some of the weaknesses of Prius by mating Toyota Hybrid system to SkyActive 2L. e.g. The breaking is not jerky as in the Prius.
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    Stepping stone

    I saw that advert. No idea what he quoted but I think asking price on the ad is bit too high, (subjective). Are you ok with the color white for a 6 ? Just I think, white sort of hides this cars true beauty. Check for wearing on steering wheel and the hand brake handle outer material. The material used by mazda in those two areas tend to wear off pretty fast. Its almost unavoidable to get few scratches after 50k+ driving in sri lankan roads. :) As Irage pointed out, if the guy has been still running in original tires after 60k+ gives an indication user has been bit ignorant and not on time when it comes to maintenance. As Irage said, get it properly checked. Also saw 2 more cars in dark blue and red.