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    Buying a used BMW X1 E84 diesel

    Its a 2wd station wagon car. And if you want a suv for that budget go for a santafe, sorento, or an old montero sport.
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    Montero Sport 2008

    Yes the montero sport is an excellent choice at that price point. The pickup is ok for an indirect injection engine. But as tiv mentioned domt expect 1KD or 4M41 performance. And actually it has the 4d56 out of the palathsaba pajero turbo wagon. So it will perform just like that. The engine is durable. And like the new montero sport its based on the L200 of its days ofcorse but has rear indipendent suspension unlike the cab. Anyways its a much better (a million times better choice tjan vessels , chr, crv those cross overs and wannabe suvs). Probably its one of the cheapest offroaders awailable at the moment. Comfort is ok but the vehicle shows its age. Its actually a 90s model with 90s styling and equipment. But again its a million times better than those others
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    Landcruiser Prado 2014

    You can get a 2011 - 2012 well looked after low millage diesel UK model one with all the bells and whistles for that price. Most of the England models i checked out were well looled after and had descent and reliable millages while the local models had been run a lot (rented out etc ) and had unacceptable millages or high ones most of them. So in my resent hunt i decided to go for a 2011 well looked after UK model LC4 for around your budget and im loving every bit of it. And yes the diesel torque in this is really impressive and due to it being vgt it delivers enough grunt at lower RPMs
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    Landcruiser Prado 2014

    The diesel is much more economical than the petrol. But when comparing with the montero it does slightly less. The 1KD diesel does around 12kmpl long distance and close to 10kmpl short distance (not in heavy traffic). The petrol one has much more options. Duel electric leather seats with heated seats, 3rd row electric seats. 17 speaker audio system, 18"alloy wheels a optitron speedometer to name a few. I have a UK England model one which has the best of both worlds. Its a diesel and has all those bells and whistles of the petrol G frontier. Its also more sound insulated than the local and japan models so theres no road noice coming inside. Theres also KDSS a special traction control system which also minimizes body roll. A crowl control sysyem, 2nd start, cornering active headlights (AFS) and much more. Also the sound system is a JBL synthesis 17 speaker one puting out 1060w. Overall its much more comfortable and economical than the local models. So if your in the hunt for a prado i suggest you go for a England UK model one. But check for undercarriage rust. Most of this issue was settled by having a good undercoarriage rustproofing.
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    Vehicle permit - What to do?

    If your permit is the 3.6million permit you can sell it for much more than 1.5 million. Actally you can sell it close to 2.5 million. One sales guy asked 2.3 for mine could have asked for more if i needed to. If you are bringing down one eg-chr would cost around 3.3 million but can sell off for Close to 7 million+ so youll earn the 3.6 million but if you have to take lot of loans and do a lot of gil-mart to get the initial youd be better off selling it off. But you can go for more than 2.3 million for it so remember to give the hora who tried to buyit for 1.5 million a knuckle samdwitch. If your not sure about the price check i#[email protected]
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    SUV's : Old vs New (Montero-Montero Sport--Land Cruiser)

    kThe low torque figures and power coming at high revs and the insane fuel economy is whats bad with the petrols. With the low torque some petrols like the 2L na xtrail struggle to carry its own weight. Combine that and the high reving makes it difficult to use and to fill up. Did you consider the 2008 montero sport its kind of a better option than the petrol rav4s outlanders xtrails vitaras and crvs Anyway my advice would be to go for a montero or prado which has been well looked after. Using them for some time now and hasnt missed a beat. But keep some green around Rs.200 000 for the unexpected. And get the niggles sorted out just after the purchase.
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    Turbo charging a primeo

    Its like taking a grandma to midn*ght [email protected]
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    SUV's : Old vs New (Montero-Montero Sport--Land Cruiser)

    I resently bought a Prado uk model with the 1KD engine. I took a look at a 5L with manual transmission. The 5L never matches the 150 and stand clear of it. Frankly the 5L is being used for UN (united nations) models. Anyway the 1KD atleast in UK spec has great pulling power. Didnt drag a trailer around but with 7 adults sitting comfortably climbing upto nuwaraeliya didnt even break a sweat. Mainly due to the high torque figures it passes other vehicles like nothing. The 5L diesel engine has only has 106hp and 197nm of torque. The petrol G frontier has 158hp and and 246nm of torque. The company model 1KD diesel has 170hp and 352nm of torque. While the UK (england) model 1KD diesel has 190hp and 491nm of torque. So that makes the difference.
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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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.