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Old 08-10-2017, 11:13 AM   #1
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First Yaris Purchase - Low Mileage 2007 Yaris

Hello all, my name is Lukethecoder, and I'm a student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville studying computer science.

I recently discovered my love of the Toyota Yaris, and found a nice little beauty that only has 66K miles on it! The only issue is the clear coat is peeling off (which I've heard is a common issue for the first generation Yaris, is this true?).
I wanted your opinions on it, given that I am brand new to the world of the Toyota Yaris.

Here is a link to the Craigslist posting of the car: https://knoxville.craigslist.org/cto...257515854.html

Also, if anyone happens to have a Carfax subscription, could you run the Carfax on the car for me? I'd hate to buy a subscription to look up one car... The VIN is JTDJT923075058811.

I appreciate your input!
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:51 AM   #2
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Thing should last damn near forever. If it checks out okay I say go for it. My 06 Scion xA (same platform) has 278,000 hard miles on it and runs great.
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Old 08-15-2017, 05:54 PM   #3
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Thing should last damn near forever. If it checks out okay I say go for it. My 06 Scion xA (same platform) has 278,000 hard miles on it and runs great.
You don't think the clear coat peeling will be an issue?
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Old 08-15-2017, 07:02 PM   #4
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Use the clear coat to your advantage to take a bunch of cash off the asking price. Them grab some 2 stage clear coat in a rattle can and sand off the old clear coat to put down the new stuff.

It will take some time but it will last a long time
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Old 08-15-2017, 08:01 PM   #5
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Use the clear coat to your advantage to take a bunch of cash off the asking price. Them grab some 2 stage clear coat in a rattle can and sand off the old clear coat to put down the new stuff.

It will take some time but it will last a long time
Do you have a particular brand of two stage you'd recommend? I am new to clear coat repair.

Also, what about plasti-dipping the car? Something like this: www.dipyourcar.com
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You don't think the clear coat peeling will be an issue?
Well it may not look as nice but it will run forever. If you're worried about the appearance you can repaint it.
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Old 08-15-2017, 10:53 PM   #7
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Also, what about plasti-dipping the car? Something like this: www.dipyourcar.com
DipYourCar is very cool! I think you'd still have to sand the peeling clear coat to get good contact surface.
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Do you have a particular brand of two stage you'd recommend? I am new to clear coat repair.

Also, what about plasti-dipping the car? Something like this: www.dipyourcar.com
I haven't used anything personally but I've heard good things about Eastwood products. Just make sure it's a 2 stage and not a single stage clear coat
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