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Jason Bourne

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  1. AutoLankans, is there a workshop around Kandy you could recommend for a suspension repair/replacement of a corolla 141? Is this "Willies Automobiles" any good? Or are there better places? Don't want to go to the agent and get myself fleeced. Thank you in advance!
  2. Gents, I'm planning to buy a car for personal use... So the requirements (in order of importance) would be - Budget : 4.0 - 4.5 million Year : 2012-2013 or newer Engine capacity should exceed 1450CC Should be a Sedan / Crossover Ease of maintenance. Procuring spare parts and competent workshops should be rather easy Fuel economy Resale value Going by these requirements I'm guessing my best option would be a Toyota. I won't be able to visit Colombo every time I'll be needing spare parts... I have shortlisted Allion 260 (2011-2012) and Axio 161 (Non-hybrid) 2013-2014. Please mention if there are any other brands and models you know that would suit my requirements... Your recommendations, suggestions, opinions, any kind of insight is deeply appreciated.
  3. So, update: Battery warning light came on and stays so the alternator seems to be defective, could this be the reason for the hose blowing off (due to radiator fan not working properly?)
  4. So during a journey a coolant hose blew out - fixed it again with a new hose clamp, same thing happened again. Fixed it again and while filling up the system again with water noticed that the lights are dim. Called a garage. Mechanic advised to fill the radiator and keep the engine raced for a while for the batteries to charge. While racing the engine hose blew out again, strangely, as soon as the hose blew all the lights started working properly again. Managed to reach home with the radiator cap opened. What could be the issue? Head gasket? Alternator? Blocked radiator?
  5. WTH is this guy on about if he hasnt even bought the car yet? If he's convinced this is such a great car so far as to call everyone else who have doubts about it "idiots" why wouldn't he go ahead and buy it instead of trying to convince the doubters of the forum how great a car this is?
  6. They have introduced the Z100 as an entry level hatchback, don't know the price though
  7. I'd choose the Lancer among these three, considering: - Lancers are well-known for their durability and reliability - Japanese. You can't beat Japanese when it comes to troublefree motoring - Agents carry all necessary spare parts for this model and they have a good service network around the island, plus their charges are lower than most agents, so relatively cheap maintenance - Reconditioned spare parts are available If you're patient, you'll be able find a brand new import maintained by the agent for your budget.
  8. Well OP didn't specifically ask for a Toyota or a common model so...
  9. Comments made during the honeymoon period tend to change after 2-3 years of marriage with a Chinese.
  10. Can I have the link, for educational purposes ofc
  11. That's your car being a law abiding vehicle
  12. Are you sure? It comes with a 1.8l engine, even the 4G18 is 1.6l AFAIK
  13. That 50% saving will be lost if you pay the correct tax
  14. Guess 90% "capable off road" SUVs in Sri Lanka aren't being used beyond the paved roads anyway, but for some reason it seems to me like a souped up Bolero, something feels wrong with it but I can't put my finger on what
  15. It's cheap to buy, expensive to run... you can feel its cheaply made too. Nissan had to recall a bunch of Navaras because those literally broke in two (google navara broken in half) After the D22 series its not being manufactured in Japan, I guess that's one reason for the poor quality.
  16. That workaround doesn't work. Locking the transmission in 1st or 2nd gear doesn't stop the DCT from slipping when crawling forward - the only viable workaround is avoiding crawling as much as possible, specially when going uphill / when the car is loaded
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