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Changes in Motoring
Changes in Motoring

By May 2015, Motor would have completed 20 years as a publication! In that time, we have seen many a change happening in motoring and motor vehicles, and indeed in vehicle ownership in general.   Just look at some facts: Back in 1995, 95% of cars on the road in Sri Lanka were man ...

Road Carnage. Whose Fault?
Road Carnage. Whose Fault?

Of late, there has been a heated debate among the general public as to what to do about the traffic situation in the country and indeed what to do about the spate of serious accidents. As usual, the Police says that they will strictly implement the (traffic) law. We have heard this before, and belie ...

Dying Manual Gearboxes
Dying Manual Gearboxes

I remember a time, not too long ago in this paradise land of ours, when automatics were dismissed as nothing but trouble.  They consumed more fuel, had lack-luster performance and were a nightmare to fix – or so they said. Most of all, real men (with apologies to the fairer sex) drove man ...

When Driving Becomes Obsolete!
When Driving Becomes Obsolete!

Just when we thought that we were transitioning from the Gasoline age to the Electric age, we are about to hit yet another milestone in motoring. Driver-less cars. The stuff of science fiction? No. Sooner than we think, we may actually have to say goodbye to the joy of driving our car on that favori ...

Chinese and Indian built cars
Chinese and Indian built cars

We have had Chinese built cars in our market for “yonks”. And we have seen that with each passing year, the quality of these Chinese built cars have improved by leaps and bounds. Also, all the while the Chinese have been “collecting” some of the world’s presitigeous bra ...