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    Japanese Car News

    wow, did they copy the face from the Donkey 580?
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    Engine stopped suddenly with a short warning

    warning on first photo says brake system check
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    DFSK 580

    again comparing building standards with Automotive standards, looks like a potential candidate for a dummy to be put on the first Donkey 580 to be crash tested according to Euro N-CAP🤑
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    DFSK 580

    so this magic SUV is going to shutdown all the car mafia sales and make people dump their 20 year old Allions and Axios and line up in front of UML to beg to be on a 1 year waiting list to buy it? 🤩 Do you even know if this vehicle has been put through a environment and road test in Sri Lanka? Is it a tropicalized version? if so, please provide references. At least then people might believe you and think about recommending it for someone with deep pockets and shallow brains, if not for themselves.
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    DFSK 580

    Another newbie giving a car review for DFSK. Trying harder will make it less appealing for any prospective buyer here, because we can sense guerilla marketing much sooner than you guys think,ROFL
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    DFSK 580

    Reallyy? so keep explaining us what motivated you to post some random stuff out of nowhere on a Monday morning without having any ulterior motives? If you like the Chinese soup keep enjoying it, no one gives a [email protected] about it so far. Hopefully if its as good as you say, this car will change the bad reputation of Chinese cars under SL conditions. And if you do have some connections to the agents although you deny it, please ask them not to let down the buyers of this vehicle this time.
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    DFSK 580

  8. too much negativity? Airbags won't deploy if seatbelts not worn, not only due to design or assembly issues. Just give them some time and see, otherwise our country never progresses..
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    intank pump only activated during start and idle, the power is deactivated at higher than idle because Pumping is mostly done by the main pump. If you just keep sending insane amount of fuel with a more powerful intank pump,it will just come back to the tank via the return valve. Therefore you need a complete upgrade with injectors, main pump first as kush said.
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    are you having some startability, idling issues? Usually the intank pumps only helps in low revving range. After that the intank pump shuts off.
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    Nissan Navara

    fuel system problems are very common and expensive to fix, most our mechanics not able to diagnose properly. Seems not compatible with our regular diesel. Toyota would be a safer investment.
  12. did you try ebay? https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Front-Complete-Struts-Shock-Absorbers-Assembly-for-Kia-Optima-Kia-Magentis-06-10-/153067275232?_mwBanner=1&_rdt=1
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    why are you keeping a 20 years old car that you rarely use?
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    New toyota yaris ATIV

    yaris is not JDM, probably European version. Parts availability may be an issue( or people will think so), 2 nd hand market will be less.
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    Micro Panda 2018 AMT Transmission 1000L Problem

    Chinese gearbox calibration, maybe it emulates "🐼" movement in the jungle
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    Nissan leaf

    There were many discussions about this. It seems they are hard to get than the Nissan leaf itself. The agent gives no support because the vehicle is not released for SL climate.
  17. Land sale business seems equally crooked as the car sale business, just read about "nil-Kanda" scam in yesterdays paper, the mastermind is a "doctor"😇
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    VW Golf or Peugeot 307 (YOM 2007/8)

    BMW is the luxury brand which would be easier to sell. The other two are practical EU models.
  19. EU and JP/US are both stringent, but focused on reducing different areas of emissions. The former on CO2-reduction(global warming) and the latter on NOx-reduction(respiratory disorders). Diesels emit less CO2 because they are more efficient than gasoline counterparts to produce same HP/ Torque , but require complex NOx treatment which adds to the retail price. The rough calculation on pure economical sense is to go for a diesel if annually doing more than 20000kms.
  20. I agree with the rest but this point. EU regulations of the time were no less stringent than Japanese, but at this time they chose to INNOVATE instead of abandoning diesel. The common rail system and pump injection(VW) which brought a lot of sales was a result of that. Now it's become challenging again for diesel passenger cars, but even BMW recently confirmed that diesels will be around for next 30years because 1. One has to take the electrification hype with a pinch of salt ( charging infrastructure, battery raw materials) 2. Its extremely hard to reach fleet emissions of CO2 < 95g/km without diesels which emit less CO2 I think the real reason why Japanese abandoned diesel passenger cars was the local market preference ( Japanese families drive shorter distances and care more about engine vibration during the weekly shopping ride of 10km) and the high costs of innovative technology (exhaust after treatment systems etc) not being offset by their small(er) market share. This is proven by that Toyota kept releasing diesel cars in EU markets until recently)
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    Audi A1 or the Honda civic 2018 hatch

    both are European developed models, with European powertrain technology inside. One has a Japanese badge.
  22. yes, unfortunately that changed at the end of 90s when Toyota gave up diesel engines for light vehicles, depriving the mid size families from the affordable and spacious motoring option.
  23. Talking about Vitz, there is a price difference of of 3.6M to 4.4M between the model years 2016-2019. Is it worth it?
  24. Hybrids are an intermediate technology to bridge a gap and achieve good fuel consumption. They are costly and complicated to build, provide poor profit margins to car manufacturers and depreciate fast when ageing( battery issues). On the other hand their existence is being challenged by two factors. 1. Advances and cost improvement of new technologies like pure battery electric or fuel cell, which are less complicated than hybrid 2. improvements of existing petrol and diesel, synthetic fuels, bio fuels with combustion engines, which can achieve similar mileage(almost) as hybrids made 5 years ago, also with less fuss and long term problems one reason diesels are unattractive in developed countries is the governments continuing to impose driving bans on vehicles that have higher Nox emissions, and for high-performance petrol engines the bans on higher CO2 emissions is a problem when buying. But I dont see any possibility of such bans in SL in the near future. therefore if you care about resale value AT ALL, go for the KDH diesel.