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    Frameless Wipers

    Have seen them in Lau*hs Service stations.
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    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.
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    What is your ultimate dream car?

    The MX 5 ❤️
  4. 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
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    [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 !!!
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    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
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    Shock Absober testing place

    Can recommend c*r c*re Wellawatte.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Sorry, my bad. Yes Its 2.0 Sent from my [device_name] using http://AutoLanka.com mobile app powered by Tapatalk
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    Nissan Bluebird Sylphy G11 ? Ample space, comfortable ride, will give decent typical 1.5 ICE economy. Bit boring to drive though. There is a 1.8 version as well. Sent from my [device_name] using http://AutoLanka.com mobile app powered by Tapatalk
  13. Haven't used or owned one, but what about Honda Accord like 2010-2012 ? Falls to the same category of Luxo barges isn't it. May be some one who has experience with them can shed some light. Sent from my [device_name] using http://AutoLanka.com mobile app powered by Tapatalk
  14. Hi All, I am on the look out for a new car, and have drilled down to 2 options Mazda 3 2015 Or a Honda CIVIC 2018. My budget is around 5.5-6.0 max Currently used Mazda 3s are advertised around 5.5-5.8mn and Civic 2018 SR will be around 6.0mn range. I'm so glad if you guys can give your inputs in selecting one between them. I expect to use the car for least 5 years and will be driving around 80kms per day. (in both heavy traffic and suburban areas). I am happy if I can get a combined gas mileage of around 12-14. (average) I have couple of concerns, 1-Transmission - Mazda 3 comes with a 4 speed conventional auto and the Civic has a cvt. I currently own a cvt and got so much used to it, so feel I should stick to a cvt due to its smoothness. (However I am yet to drive a mazda 3) 2-Ground clearance - Mazda 3 has 160mm and Civic only has 133mm 3-Civic is 0 mileage whereas 3 is used. 4-Resale value-Suppose mazda 3 will depreciate more. 5-Since I will be on the road for like 3-4 hours per day wish the ride is comfy. 6-Value for money-price point civic has more features and seems worth for the money. 7-Mazda gets an agent warranty but civic not, as a agent I have'nt been with colonial not sure about their work. TBH I am more biased towards civic, have seen some good reviews on civic however the low ground clearance and I feel doubtful about the longevity of 1L turbo engine. I went through previous posts on this, given the complexity of this engine mazda 4 cylinder 1.6 is simple and less likely to go wrong in the long term is'nt it. Please help me in deciding. Highly appreciate your opinions on above, thank you. Any users of above cars or both ? *Im not in to axios, premios, priuses, vezzels etc.
  15. Thanks RWD. [emoji4] Yes, it was a difficult decision. Risk is there with the hybrid battery, and value depreciation. But did not worry too much, as I fell in love with everything else. [emoji4] Sent from my [device_name] using http://AutoLanka.com mobile app powered by Tapatalk
  16. Thanks Irage Previous owner has put up a matt black sticker on the roof and the side mirrors. Don't think they blend well with the rest of the car though, thinking of removing ..
  17. Thanks. Yeah, ground clearance is not bad. Mazda has couple of cms more than the civic. Will post some more pics soon.
  18. Thanks a lot everyone for the valuable opinions on helping me out to decide. Was struggling to decide between the new civic hatch and Mazda 3. Finally Mazda won over Honda, however its not a 3. But an Axela 2014. Given the prices these days for 3s, even though I had to spend more for the Axela. Feel its worth it given the options and the fuel figures since I am doing close to 80kms a day. Considered 6 as well, but given the larger size and asking price, and fuel figures gave up the idea. Again thank you everyone for your help, has been following mazda threads for long time old threads on Mazdas from @Supra_Natural, @iRage, @[email protected], @Nirosha indeed made me a mazda fan and still learning from your informative posts. Keep up the good work guys.
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    Cheapest car with cruise control.

    Honda Fit GP1 Sent from my [device_name] using http://AutoLanka.com mobile app powered by Tapatalk
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    License Plate Frame And Sticker; Help Please

    @kusumsiri thanks a lot.
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    License Plate Frame And Sticker; Help Please

    Yes, an English number. Is it illegal if we put up the number on our own custom plate ?
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    License Plate Frame And Sticker; Help Please

    Related to this, can anyone tell me currently is it illegal to use number plates that are not issued by the government ? Because before this English numbering system came for the number plates, the era where - and sri plates were not issued by the government.
  23. So it seems in terms of fuel efficiency, Mazda 3 1.6 is almost on same grounds as Mazda 6 2l skyactive is'nt it ?
  24. yeah indeed. you are not concerned about the 1L motor ? Man under the hood that looks like a whole mess. will it work long years. only sumanadasa will know is'nt it