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  1. Don't forget the Mazda Interplay cars. The glanza/starlets are perfect for ehat they do so an alternative isn' required (not easy to maintain those alternatives the same as a toyota either)
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    SKODA to enter Sri Lankan market

    Hmm..well that's not simply clever.
  3. Wicked! That's like the mini's japanese cousin who failed college, a drug addict & is now a Yakuza member and up to no good. How hard is it to find parts for a 'DeTomaso' conversion? Wonder how many have gone around doing it. Still, nice car @john cooper
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    ## Post Whoring - Part 3 ##

    R.I.P (must really hurt when it breaks)
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    Kia Picanto 2012

    WagonR hybrid, swift (indian 2011 facelift), nissan march K12, toyota passo are within your budget and year range. If you really want a picanto, @kush can guide you through it A to Z.
  6. Welcome to the forums! Per your requirements, the Mitsubishi Lancer CS1, Corolla AE100/110, Vios & Sunny FB15 comes to mind. As this is your first car, take a friend/mechanic with you. When you find a car that has a good interior/exterior/suits your desire and if the price is according to the correct market value, then do a full professional check-up for that car (car checks, greasemonkey or at any reputable inspection/service center). There's a guide here in this forum on the topic of how to buy a used car. Read that. Listen for abnormal noises, check emissions report/service records & go for a test drive. Don't buy a car because the paint looks shiny or because the interior looks cleaner than your bedroom. Good luck on your purchase!
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    Toyota Axio Digital Meter

    @Suar.t have any ideas on this topic?
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    Kia Picanto 2012

    They are reliable & pretty basic cars. Although parts won't be a problem, almost everything has to be bought from the agents and that could be costlier than a similar hatchback like a vitz or swift. If that's your concern, a toyota/nissan/suzuki is a better choice. Didn't you try searching the forums? The picanto has been discussed before.
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    Toyota Aqua Airbag Ribbon Replace

    Sorry, I don't. Which area are you from btw? Someone else in the forum can surely recommend a good place though.
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    Toyota Aqua Airbag Ribbon Replace

    I think you meant multifunctional. Did they do an ECU scan? You'll have to spend upwards of 15,000/= for the ribbon itself, depending on where you buy the part.
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    Toyota Axio Digital Meter

    That light has different meanings. Anything from low washer fluid,low engine oil to a problem with your vehicle's electronic safety features like ESP/ABS/TCS. Isn't there any warning messages on the display screen? Also, get an OBD scan. How is the battery condition by the way?
  12. Most EP71s are rust buckets by now, so alot of potential project cars for sale now. A friend owned one and almost alot of things broke on it. Judging by your requirements, a corolla/B310 is the best car for you. Also, FWD = good grip in the rain, lots of tire wear upfront, not as fun as an RWD when cornerning, hard to do clutch maintenance, usually lightweight compared to their rivals/counterparts in the same segment. RWD = Drifts, powerslides, more fun in the corners, scary to drive fast during the rain/bad weather. @matroska having fun all by yourself eh? We need a blog!
  13. Man, I still chuckle everytime I hear DFSK Glory. Nothing glorious about losing compression in a cylinder or having a door handle come out on you. Kangkung Stirfry.. now thats a name I'm gonna use for my cat.
  14. Then I take back my vote. This falls in the 'priced too high to become a revolution like the S-presso, Ignis, Ciaz, Duster, Nano, Attrage & Grand wagonR'
  15. +1 on the fruit sex Indian consumers are so obsessed with fuel economy that the manufacturers don't care how much they ruin the wheels on the cars. Look at the size of them, looks like it was stolen from a child's electric toy car.
  16. As Shylock from 'The Merchant of Venice' by the great William Shakespeare says: "I am content."
  17. Don't we have another voting option? Indian vehicles aren't horrible. Just not as solid as a jap car. But 100x times way reliable than DFSK trash. As far as revolutions go, only the alto/maruti 800, scorpio (police) & batta (haulers) managed to achieve that in srilanka for their respective categories. Not sure how the KUV100 will be though.
  18. How many DeTomaso/GTi cars do we have here? Never even seen/heard of any. Do you have a pic of your car?
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    Current market trend for hybrid cars

    There are exeptions, cars like the Fit GP1 Hybrid and 2014/15 WagonRs still have demand and hold their values alright (not best,not horrible either). But then you look at the Fit GP5, Vezel, X-trail and some less common hybrid models like the Hyundai Ioniq, those lose value like a forest fire due to being an uncommon model or having unreliability issues. Your friend is right in the fact that after 5 years of typical use in our lankan enviornment, a hybrid will start having repairs, battery issues & other issues not related to the hybrid drivetrain. If manufacturers truly want to save the planet, they should do something about these hybrids because these cars get expensive and are throwaway items after 5-10 years. Also, what @iRage says is pretty much all of it summed up.
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    Current market trend for hybrid cars

    That's gonna start happening soon. With UK trying to move the petrol/diesel ban upto 2035 and manufacturers like VW investing billions upon billions in EV and cutting their lineup of fossil fueled cars, I'll be damned if the government doesn't even hiccup a teeny tiny bit in the next 5 years. Like you said, city limits first atleast.
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    Current market trend for hybrid cars

    In another 5-6 years, there will be a trend for EVs, just like the present hybrid trend. It's not necessarily diminishing but demand for sports cars & old fuel guzzlers have gone down for sure. Crossovers, Kei cars & new Toyotas rule the market for now. In short, my take is the trend will be there for a while but don't expect a good resale value thanks to our fear for new tech, high maintenance costs & the influx of hybrid cars here.
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    Axio, Premio or Grace?

    Misread the model year. Surprised that the 2013 premio doesn't have cruise control. I thought they did.
  23. No specific requirements mentioned. But as per your desire, go for a Corolla AE110. I don't wanna recommend an FB14 because most of them are botched/abused. You have a better chance at finding a good AE110 than a Sunny.
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    Axio, Premio or Grace?

    If I were you, I'd go for an Axio WXB 50th anniversary edition due to the red interior. A premio has a slightly plushier ride quality. Axio is comfy too. One is a hybrid, one is not. Buy the car depending on which factor is most important to you (resale, design, interior quality, economy, etc..)
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