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    Best sensible car for 3 million?

    Had Micro imported this with a 4G15 engine this would've been a hit in Sri Lanka... people run away screaming as soon as they hear "1800CC"
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    Best sensible car for 3 million?

    I've been recommending this car for people who don't mind a Chinese ride and a 10 - 12kmpl average fuel economy - Geely Emgrand. Seriously the most value for money car I've seen which doesn't look like crap after the first 4-5 years of use like most Chinese vehicles. The driving experience is awesome for that kind of money. Civics and Lancers are great choices too but even the newest ones for this budget would be 10 years old while you can easily find a first owner 2015-2016 Emgrand for less than 3 mil (It was 3.1mil brand-new back in 2015). You can save the rest for years worth of fuel and maintenance.
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    ## Post Whoring - Part 3 ##

    Forever... (For those who aint @iRage or havent watched initial D, Aniki = Elder brother)
  4. The driver claims seat belts were on
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    Japan car DVD setup unlocking through Erc

    Glad to be of service! (It worked, right? )
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    Our new car! Thanks alot guys!!

    How about a Swift sport ICE transplant That would be cooler than ICE itself
  7. I'll just leave this here
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    Our new car! Thanks alot guys!!

    It means "In-Car Entertainment" Picked that term up from team BHP forums https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In-car_entertainment
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    ## Post Whoring - Part 3 ##

    IKR? can't get better than than the car I'm a hopeless fanboi of featuring on the latest trailer of the racing game series I'm a fanboi of... I fanboi'd so hard it hurt
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    Our new car! Thanks alot guys!!

    Ah, finally! Congratulations!! Pls post an update when you do the ICE system upgrade...
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    ## Post Whoring - Part 3 ##

    @K.o.N.o.S @matroska WHEN YOU SEE IT
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    My New Ride : Mistubishi Lancer CS1 GLX (A/T) YOM 2007

    Fewer scratches = more shine
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    My New Ride : Mistubishi Lancer CS1 GLX (A/T) YOM 2007

    Standards be damned amirite
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    Honda Civic 2018

    So I guess you don't have to reset the service reminder manually?
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    Toyota vitz 2018 - High speed radiator fan

    Members @tiv and @amsandun own Vitzes, If you can record a video and upload to YT how the radiator fan works they might be able to say if there is anything amiss.
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    My New Ride : Mistubishi Lancer CS1 GLX (A/T) YOM 2007

    High-level repair stations such as D*MO / Platinum Auto Spa might be doing that, but not the average workshops
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    My New Ride : Mistubishi Lancer CS1 GLX (A/T) YOM 2007

    I highly doubt that anyone can know if there is enough clearcoat to cut just by looking at it.
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    Honda Civic 2018

    How long has it been since the last oil change?
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    Quality of Sri Lankan Service Centers?

    Indeed. I'm sure his BRATT thread inspired many to become Lancer owners
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    Quality of Sri Lankan Service Centers?

    Okay, so... I don't let them do body washes for obvious reasons. I've seen the piece of rag they use to wash the cars with lying on the dirty floor more than once. I just get an underbody wash done, especially informing them not to direct water at the engine bay from the underside and not to use kerosene to clean the underbody. That's it for the washing and cleaning part. They're really good when it comes to maintenance work; I mean, once the mech who attended to my vehicle knew the exact amount of oil that goes into the engine, with and without the oil filter replacement! That's really something, considering they work on many models every day and the Lancer EX is not a model they get to work on frequently. I'm yet to meet a fellow EX owner there (perhaps we'll meet there someday?) You'll have to tell them to do the tire rotation and the correct tire rotation pattern when they take off the wheels for cleaning though, otherwise, they'll just fix the wheels as they were. They'll check the fluid levels and make corrections if necessary. The best thing about them is that they let you stay near the car as they work on it so you know exactly what they're doing and you can ask them to do the work the way you want, and they would comply without question. They have a comfy lounge with creature comforts and all, the security will casually mention of its existence, but if you want to stay near the car like I do no one's stopping you. Hawking them like that paid off once or twice when they attempted to correct the coolant level with tap water instead of distilled water. Overall, I'd say the experience has been positive, mainly because of me being near the vehicle for the entire time and informing them of the work I need to get done and the way I want to get the work done.
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    Quality of Sri Lankan Service Centers?

    If it's the Katugasthota workshop I've had plenty of experience with them; I get mine serviced by them and the Kurunegala branch
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    My New Ride : Mistubishi Lancer CS1 GLX (A/T) YOM 2007

    Yep! since you've taken off a considerable amount of the clear coat off it'd be a good idea to replenish at least some of that with this ceramic coating. If you can get it done before the new scratch-free layer of clear coat accumulates scratches the glossy finish will last a long time too.
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    My New Ride : Mistubishi Lancer CS1 GLX (A/T) YOM 2007

    You just spent 10k on a cut and polish, 1k being the tip, surely another 2k-3k ain't gonna break the bank https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000002460593.html
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    My New Ride : Mistubishi Lancer CS1 GLX (A/T) YOM 2007

    According to what I have read, the clear coat is about 2 mils thick (1 mil = 50 microns, 1 micron = 0.000001 meters) To avoid premature clear coat failure it's not advised to remove more than 0.5 mils (25 microns) of clear coat for the lifetime of the vehicle Source About 0.3mils of clear coat gets removed when you do a cut and polish Source So, only 1 cut and polish if you want to stick to industry standards; but you can do it about 5 times before you take off the entire clear coat.
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