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GK_007 last won the day on June 2

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    Axela 2014
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  1. GK_007

    Stepping stone

    Congratulations ! Absolutely a beauty. ❤️
  2. GK_007

    Some Concerns?

    Oh ho, thats your 6. Too bad the car is now not with good hands.
  3. GK_007

    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.
  4. GK_007

    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.
  5. GK_007

    Japanese Car News

    😍😍 Even the 2L will be outrageously expensive here. Dont think they be ever imported to SL unless someone with a permit makes a sensible choice. Which usually does not happen in SL. Haven't seen post 2015, sixes or in that case many threes here.
  6. GK_007

    Frameless Wipers

    Have seen them in Lau*hs Service stations.
  7. GK_007

    IMA battery warning on GP1

    Use google translate app to translate the japanese text on the display. This app is pretty handy, when you have installed japanese language, it can translate real time using the camera. You just have to turn on the camera of the phone and capture the text.
  8. GK_007

    What is your ultimate dream car?

    The MX 5 ❤️
  9. I have not owned one, but have driven both the premio and 6. Comparing the 6 with the premio is a disgrace to 6. Very good road presence, proper handling, proper steering feel. Cockpit of the 6 is somewhere you will enjoy being in, high quality materials soft leather used all around. Specially the post 2015 cockpits has a leaner dashboard because the multi info display is not embeded in to the dash. Not the fastest, had to push the gas a bit to get moving. The car I drove was 2.0 may be 2.5 version would be better. I prefer my Axela on this aspect, think this is due to Axela having cvt. @Quiet correct me if I am wrong, 6 has conventional box right ? You know the exterior, only thing I dont like about the design is the long chrome lining on the boot just beneath the badge like a moustache. 😒 As @matroska said hardly you will find a 6 owner abusing the car. Most cars here are maintained at the agent or at Mazna, but as long as you follow the basics of car buying e.g. checking maintenece history you will not be in trouble. All the 6s are agent imports so mileage is also trustworthy. AL member @Quiet can tell you more as he owns one and there were few threads in the forum as well. I have never used non genuine parts to my GP1 or Axela, so comparing both I see not much prics difference in terms of consumables like filters, oil etc. Specific parts like headlights are pricey because due to unique tech like adaptive headlights. I dont think you should be too much worried about repairs in a 2016 car, given routine maint has been done on time. *However note that you have to pay the luxury tax for 7 years, and the second hand value drops due to the funny SL car market. No offence if you are one of the majority, who buys cars in SL as 'Investment' to run with zero cost and sell at profit then its not the car for you
  10. GK_007

    [Civic 2018] The Drive...

    I must say your writing skill is absolutely brilliant bro, to the point and makes the reader want more. 5 stars !!!
  11. GK_007

    Premio 2010 or Mazda 3 2014

    Premio has a cvt whilst Mazda 3 has a conventional auto box. So yes premio will slightly be economical on fuel. Premio has soft suspension whilst Mazda has slightly rigid suspension which helps in better handling. Having said that 3 is no means uncomfortable. May I know what your current vehicle is ? Because the feel is relative. Reliability wise, both cars will score the same. Mazda 3s are brandnew imports by local agents so if you can find a car post 2014 that will have couple of years agent warrantie left as well. Highly unlikely you will get a specimen with tampered mileages. On the other hand Premios are gray imports. We never know what they went through. You will not be able to make profits out of using a Mazda after 5 years. But the same point could be used to negotiate for a lower price when you are buying. You will miss some bells and whistles from the Mazda Axela which is the JDM, however you will get all you need in SL context. It will help you if you can test drive both cars. p.s. I am biased towards Mazda anyways
  12. GK_007

    Shock Absober testing place

    Can recommend c*r c*re Wellawatte.
  13. GK_007

    Any experience with colonial motors

    Being a very recent Mazda owner I just had couple of interactions with colonial which was good in terms of customer service. But price point of view being the agent,It was very expensive as expected from any agent. I was able to do the same job with a genuine part at Mazna. I would also suggest you to check with Mazna as well. I came to know about them from Autolanka as well, there were previous threads in the forum about both colonial and mazna, where there have been both positive and negative experiences. Search the forum.
  14. GK_007

    Complex Cash flow issue hybrid vs Vitz

    Hi, no offence but dont think selling your car and re financing to get another car of higher price will help your situation. If your sole purpose of selling the 121 is to get out of the crisis, what I believe is the best to buy something of lower price at least temporarily. In that way you get out of the crisis. And being used both ICE and Hybrids I can tell you, you will not get the financial benefits of fuel unless you keep it a very long time. I mean 'very' long. Because you will face higher insurance cost with the newer car and 'any' car can breakdown and issues can be there.
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    5.5 million car options?

    I Can recommend Mazda 3/Axela 2014-2015 if you are not bothered about second hand market value. Good ground clearance, Good handling, Decent Economy.