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Old 08-23-2012, 06:59 AM
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-HID Low beam 6000K
-HID Fog lights 6000K
-TRD Sway bars
-TRD Quickshifter
-Illuminated door sills
-Illuminated foot wells
-Fog lights
-Bespoke radio
-50% tint all way around
-Venture shield clear bra
-S2000 shorty Antenna
-Heated seats
-TRD Wheel locks
-Full Compustar Pro 2w901 alarm system and remote start.
-OEM Audio +
-Clazzios seats
-Sound deadened entire car
-Vinyl wrapped front bumoer
-Vinyl wrapped Bach bumper
-Powdercoated wheels gloss black
-Painted spoiler gloss black

To be done
-2014 illuminated scion emblems, I am hoping to install them.
-2014 illuminated shifter.

Repairs performed all by dealership.
7year/100,000 warranty.

-1k miles Complete clutch/flywheel/everything replaced from faulty from factory.
-1k miles Sway bars were replaced for not having enough grease, etc caused damage and they were completely replaced. They would squeak/horrible noise on any bump or hill that caused flexing.
-4k miles Replaced my rear latch in hatchback from the coating rubbing off from friction and caused a horrible noise/rattle.

150k mike update, still driving like a champ.

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Old 08-23-2012, 01:23 PM
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The background of your pics is absolutely awesome!
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That was fast. lol
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Originally Posted by FreedomPenguin View Post
Update, I mentioned reverse chatter I've had. Today Toyota looked at it, they are replacing clutch, flywheel, pressure plates, throw out bearing etc everything.

Next week (: free. Stoked. I'm really glad I bought a warranty now.. 7 years 100k miles is a long time.
Can you please explain further what you mean by reverse chatter? The reason I ask is because I think I might have it in my car as well. When I am in reverse and I release the clutch out, my car shakes violently. Though I am unsure if it is because I am not giving it enough gas or not. Could you please clarify what your problem was, I tried searching the forum but couldn't find it.

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Hey that happened to me too. Insurance paid for everything
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Looking nice! But what is with this chatter you're talking about here? a sound it makes or are you referring just to the vibration? My car sounds like any other manual car in reverse. it has that whine. The problem is something more than just the whine right?
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What heated seats (kit?) did you get. I would really like that some day.
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Killer F'n Fog Lights!!
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Originally Posted by FreedomPenguin View Post
Mine would shutter, rumble, vibrate. Dealership replaced entire clutch and manual assembly warranties. Drives great now. ^.^
I wish I could hear an example. Its hard to imagine what would be so bad that the dealer was willing to replace all that stuff without hassling you.
I have a loudish whine, but I think thats normal. I dont have a crazy vibration or anything. I dont want the dealer taking my car apart anyway.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:47 AM
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maybe its because we aren't releasing the clutch all the way? I haven't had to do that for most of the times i go in reverse. if you release it all the way in reverse, I'd imagine you would have to be giving it quite a bit of gas to avoid stalling or other issues. Just a guess on my part though because I don't feel like trying that.
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I had another issue with car, the rear latch was making/creaking/every flex of car. Took it back, the latch (actual metal assembally inside the car) rubbed off its coating in only 4k miles. They replaced it all and put a order in or something to be reviewed for all cars. Foreman said its by bad design and if they dont fix the issue through a world order or whatever it was called that the dealership would take care of it as long as i owned the car.


My passenger clazzio in the upper portion of seat you can see the threading pulling apart at the seam spot. ): man, im upset, means i'll have to pull it off and have it restiched. but its nothing major, still its kind of annoyinig
So yeah, anyone else noticed it? Will post pics of the stitching later
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Like it. A lot.
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Update- This last tank weather has been in 40s-50s and the odometer is saying 26-27mpg and im at like 220 @ 3/4 of tank. when i'd already be on empty.. im quite happy if this turns out to be true when I have to refill.


A picture from driving around today with my gf killing time.
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My car just hit 14k still running well, about to drive from alaska to ohio, but taking a ferry part of the way. Sucks it decided to snow heavily a few days before I venture on my drive... This was just in last 24 hours.

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looking nice! i recently hit 14K too. there is a snowstorm going on in my area right now. car plows through just fine. had a rough time up my driveway, it's up a small hill. traction control got me up there though.
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lol another from an hour ago
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keep plowin them streets
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Wow that is wild! We will never have that in Miami.
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Just drove 800 miles through canada, 38mpg averaged in 6th @ 55mph 2100 rpm and snow.

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did that photo say 38.6mpg? I believe that's pretty much max on this car. I was able to get no better than 38.5mpg in my experiments when i first got the car haha.

amazing photo. you have the best scenery up there..
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