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  1. Hyaenidae

    Recirculating condemned cars

    Yes, by "it" I meant this whole fiasco, including the name of the car sale.
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    Recirculating condemned cars

    Once she gets her replacement car take it to the social media with the evidence she has collected. Make sure another unsuspecting buyer won't fall into the same scam.
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    Warranty And Free Service

    It's not like Europeans are way better at it, apparently, VAG's DSG transmission has a high failure rate in India just like Honda's DCT in Sri Lanka... But unlike the majority of Japanese and European consumers, Sri Lankans run their cars to the ground so Japanese cars becoming less and less reliable is more of a concern to us - and the manufacturers don't seem to give two hoots. #BringBack121sand240s
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    Warranty And Free Service

    You can buy a recon Toyota with the agent's warranty in Sri Lanka now. Toyota Lanka has started importing used vehicles certified by Toyota Japan to Sri Lanka.
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    Reliable JDM auction places?

    Well Toyota Lanka imports used JDM Toyotas now. Not sure where they get those from, maybe auctions? http://www.toyota.lk/__trashed-2/
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    ## Post Whoring - Part 3 ##

    Did you ever try Hot Pursuit 2010? Loved it to bits with all those weapons (EMP, Spike Strip, Jammers etc) and stuff. Online gameplay was awesome too.
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    To buy my 1st car

    You can safely assume that a KIA Picanto would be reliable as much as a Japanese alto if not more over time.
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    Suzuki Wagon R

    Well, the general consensus is that if you're using fully synthetic oil, OCI should be 10,000kms/1 year. OFC the agent would advise you to change oil every 5k kms or 6 months, double the profit for them after all. Guess they would threaten you with voiding your warranty if you do otherwise.
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    Tips of Maintaining a Black Car

    It's Mitsubishi Rally Red (my cover pic)
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    Tips of Maintaining a Black Car

    Waxing helps, it fills up microscopic swirl marks and prevents further damage - My 5 year old car is mostly free of swirl marks compared to most newer cars
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    Kia Picanto vs Wagon R (both brand new)

    YES. Aside from obvious safety issues, reselling a lower grade Picanto will be difficult, potential customers would definitively be put off by the lack of ABS in a car made in 2019.
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    Anything & Everything About Coolant......

    The main reason for different coloring is to avoid people mixing different kinds of coolant. There are several kinds of coolant - IAT, OAT, HOAT, Recycled, etc etc. Mixing 2 kinds of coolant is not recommended. Refer to your users manual to select the proper coolant for your car. It should say something like this: (This is the recommendation for my car, yours could differ) "Ethylene glycol based non-silicate, non-amine, non-nitrate and non-borate coolant with long-life hybrid organic acid technology (HOAT)."
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    Mitsubishi Lancer CK

  14. Axio non-hybrid - Reliable, no-nonsense people carrier, sounds like the obvious choice 240 - Good choice if you can find an exceptional example (1/2 owners, Service records from day 1, etc) Nissan Bluebird - No idea FD1 - Looks great, drives great Mazda 3 - Looks great, drives great, better fuel efficiency than the FD1
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    Suitable Octane for 660cc Cars

    My user manual says I can use 90 RON "As an emergency measure"... Still contemplating if I should try a tankful of 92. Never used anything other than 95 since the very first fill-up
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    Suitable Octane for 660cc Cars

    Take a wild guess ­čśů
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    Suitable Octane for 660cc Cars

    @kush was this the 1500CC variant (4A91) or the 1600CC (4A92) one?
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    Premium vehicle to buy for 3 - 4.5 million?

    Plus this moves threads made by other members who wait patiently to get their questions answered into the "load more" void and they go unnoticed and unanswered.
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    Engine coolant - Toyota vios

    Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy http://autolanka.com/forums/topic/15374-how-to-flush-and-re-fill-radiator-coolant/
  20. FWIW out of all the options listed above the best option for me would be the CS series If you can explain what you expect from the car you're going to buy we'll be able to help you find it. But I'd advise against the Fit Aria CVT. That car is a world of trouble.
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    Premium vehicle to buy for 3 - 4.5 million?

    You should PM a mod ( @Davy ) and send all the links of the posts you have opened so far on this matter - and ask him if he could merge them all to one thread - "Best vehicle for a 4 - 4.5 million budget". And get your username changed to "Posthard" or "Spamhard" while you're at it
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    Importing Spares from Ebay

    First phone I bought from eBay was a old Sony Ericsson; they promptly detained it and had to pay the tax (less than 1k tho) to get it released. Bought about 6 smartphones after that, all of them arrived to the doorstep with no issue. @alpha17 if you can get someone working at the customs/post to accompany you I don't think there would be any issues; you'll prolly get the item cleared with zero tax
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    Toyota 141

    92 is more than enough