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Old 01-01-2007, 10:16 PM   #11
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Two beeps of the horn for my Scion/Toyota brethern!

I just got home from a nice little vacation in South Dakota and my first chance for my car to stretch its legs. I am not pleased with the mpg as of right now but as I break in the engine I am sure it will get better. I don't even have 2000 miles on it yet.

The paint scheme on my avatar is what I would paint it to resemble if I was a little more of a risk taker. I will probably two tone it in a couple years, but it would either be with a dark metallic grey on the bottom half or a dark metallic green.

The comment about the ignition system is mainly because I haven't found a thing out there that is better than stock. Perhaps there is a reason for that.

@ AlexK - The Xa is not throttle by wire. I read somewhere that they added that in for the first time for this platform when they designed the Yaris. As far as I know the Echo, Xa, Xb, and Yaris all have the same/very similar drivetrain.

I added my car to the Garage. A couple pics of me the day it arrived and my mods I have done to it.

Love, Peace and Chicken Grease!

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I have a Yaris. Two beeps of horn! Just want to say Hello!
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Old 01-02-2007, 06:45 PM   #13
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I have an 06 matrix xR... beep beep............ (silence)... hey! It's a Toyota!
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I have an 06 matrix xR... beep beep............ (silence)... hey! It's a Toyota!
Technically it's a "Pontiyota", but who's counting? (Vibe twin is made in the same GM/Toyota joint plant in California where the Corolla/Prism once shared assembly lines) I just rented an xR automatic on a long trip and was very pleased with it. I'll do an official write-up later, but I was able to manage the low 30's with nearly all highway driving: great handling and seating, but the gearing seemed to be off and it shifted too much. I still consider it a good choice for FE and utility.

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oh yeah... forgot about that. it's just so disappointing that the matrix is too heavy to achieve better gas mileage ... i might just give it up and ruin my credit.... yikes!
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Just added my '97 Escort to the Garage and all of the past gas log entries from as far back as I care to type them.
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