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    Honda CRV vs Mithubishi Montero

    Its easier than finding a spongecake from a bakery
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    Honda CRV vs Mithubishi Montero

    Its like comparing apples and oranges. A used iPhone x vs brandnew oranges from the supermarket. Its that different. The crv is a much smaller vehicle. It goes with the mitsubishi outlander, which is below both the monty and the sport. The Montero has tried and tested tech. While the crv has all new tech. And from how the resent hondas did in the market. The gear box issues etc. Its a gamble. The crv has an engine thats half the size of the monty and to squeeze in the horses it has to work hard which will produce early wear on the engine. The montero is a much better vehicle reliable and not that hard to maintain. It has good mid range torque making it easy for overtaking than the petrol rivals. But the monty suffers from some bodyroll in the corners comapre to softroaders. The only issue is that for your budget you wont be able to find a well looked after 2013 one. Ive been on a search for a friend and those in your budget have been hacked to death A good example may fetch close to 10million or more so if your not going to go there you might as well go to the other alternative. But what i can asure you is a well maintained 6year old montero will last more than a crv rolling of the factory. It will have less problems, and they would be easily sorted. Will be more spacious. Will hold much better value come resale time. Its more prestigious (compared to the crv). More road presence. Its a proper offroader with low ratio and diff lock if you fancy even once in a while. Been using montys for around 15 years and never let me down.
  3. Thanks everyone for the replys Yes the x is not big but i teally love its looks. If its ok in the maintainence department and i find a good indipendent mech thats the one id go for. What to look out for in these. (I've always wanted to own a jag). I dont mind the long front end of the 407 and its the only diesel option here i love the diesel Torque. A crown of this millennium is probably out of my budget. You mean the green aristo right. Its kind of old and the gs would be way out of this budget. Mark x is also a good option if there is a mint one. Not looking for a sporty car tough. A good v6 with not that firm suspension is good.
  4. Im planning to buy a luxry barge. Not much concern about the fuel economy but it should be reliable. It would mainly run long distance but ocasionaly. My budget is 2 - 3.5 million may pass the mark for a really good example The Jag x type is in the top of my list. Those having experience on the big cats please share some info on the maintainence cost and indipendent specialists etc.. The cefiro is the safe bet a 2006ish facelift is on my mind in this case. Any info on it. The pros and cons. While on nissan the skyline. Well really love to own one because of the name. Considering a 2002 ish g35. Its more related to the cefiro than the r34(which is too old for me) but still is a skyline by name. Peugeots are also on the list havent got much of an idea but what aboutthe 607. Also as a sensible chice the 407 diesel. And those in the know please share some info on the indipendent specialists and maintainence. Another totally bonkers choicewould be an old 1999 ish s class. It would be a money pit but to what extent. Anyone having openioms on Toyota camrys Verossa and Markx Other recomendations are also highly valued
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    Budget 2019

    Oh no im sorry i apologise, They can use them on sunny corrola and lancer a4 and elentra days too
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    Budget 2019

    Then there will be a huge inflow of vehicles and the rupee will drop even more. The dollar will rise to 300. Keeping old cars running is a good thing for the middle class. They can use them on a rainy day.
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    Qashqai, CHR, Vezel, Peugeot 3008

    Yep every time I hear the word I think of this. It'll eat up all your cash. The crv or the eclipse cross are better options. BTW the non permit price of the eclipse cross is close to 10mill. Which comes close to the price of a 2013 montero. So if I were you I'd bring an eclipse cross sell it and buy a Monty. Well it's the baby suv vs the flagship.
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    Qashqai, CHR, Vezel, Peugeot 3008

    I'll just say ask a x trail owner about the gearbox
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    Land Cruiser 100/105 worth the money?

    If you are concerned about the fuel economy and need a good SUV with road presence you should go for a mid sized alternative like the Montero or the prado. If you have a liking towards the easy to maintainence with no useless electronics that could go wrong. Go for the 5L model prado or the 4m40 Montero. You can get a 2013 example for 10 to 12 million. Less than a LC100 of around 2000. And if your ok with manual the manuals do in excess of 13kmpl long run and around 10kmpl in Colombo. From my experience in the 4m40 and they are very easy and cheap to maintain.
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    Coolant leak fixing.

    Pressurising to running pressure was done. No oil in the coolant. All horses clamps radiator cap and water pump replaced in the overhaul around 40 000km ago. No root cause identified Last option was to dismenttal and check the head gasket which was replaced with a genuine one around 40 000km ago. Some say it could crack.
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    Coolant leak fixing.

    Checked the cap and did a pressure check. All were ok Also checked the water pump and radiator all is ok. The mechanic had told only the oil cooler system is left. What about the liqui moli stuff. I was told it only seals at places it's exposed to the outside air
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    Coolant leak fixing.

    One of my friends who has a pajero intercooler had a coolant leak. He had checked the radiator all the horses etc and the water pump and there was no leak. He has checked for any signs of leak around the car and there was none. It had been completely overhauled around 40000km ago using genuine parts bought from the company. And properly run in afterwards. There were no issues up to now. This is a very slow leak around 500ml every 500km and the system has more than 8L of coolant. It's been always used and topped up with coolant. And it has never been overheated. He is considering using a coolant leak sealer. Went to the internet and saw some positive reviews on a product called k seal. Is there a product like that in sri Lanka. If so where to buy and is it worth a try.
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    Two door cars. Which is the worst.

    What I mean by fake is not adding the original parts I mean those places who make spoilers etc look alikes of the original and stick stickers on them.
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    Two door cars. Which is the worst.

    I actually made a list of 10. I didn't put the Porsches as they were kind of way more expensive. Well the others were put in kind of a representative way. What's said on the sera is relevant to cars like the Levin, sunny and civic hatches. And the c class one goes with the Beemer cabriolet. Anyways if someone is into them write a small note on them too for completion
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    Two door cars. Which is the worst.

    Hope these will be useful. To all you who are trying to make out with a low life chick or having a midlife crisis. Additions criticism and remarks are highly appreciated