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Old 05-14-2017, 10:47 PM   #37
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Daily/business courier. Haha

Main reason, truck frame is rusty and I want to repair it. So this is replacing it in the meantime.

Second reason, I did a very successful kickstarter recently and I have thousands of packages to ship. I love about 1.5hr from border and shipping the in US will save me thousands of dollars. I wanted A small hatch that was cheap on gas that could haul the packages. Plus it doesn't hurt that I love small hatches.

I really just want to get it to "Stage 0" and clean it up so it's a nice comfy car. The truck is far from comfy. However often I can't help myself so I may do small things to it here or there.
My side gig is a courier, and these cars are absolutely the way to go. My last car made it 344k trouble free miles, and was only put down due to a car accident.

My advice, carry a full size spare, cordless impact and floor jack. Aside from that, inspecting the serpentine belt, these things are bulletproof
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Old 05-15-2017, 12:56 AM   #38
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Wow that was one of those basic Festiva's ever made. Zero options. No radio, no a/c, no nuttin. That's so damn cool. My dad had one brand new back in 1991 I think. His was white but it had a few options... am/fm radio, power steering, an "upgraded" interior (more cloth and less plastic/vinyl), motorized seat belts, and I think that was it. It was an awesome car back in the day.
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Old 05-15-2017, 06:36 PM   #39
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My side gig is a courier, and these cars are absolutely the way to go. My last car made it 344k trouble free miles, and was only put down due to a car accident.

My advice, carry a full size spare, cordless impact and floor jack. Aside from that, inspecting the serpentine belt, these things are bulletproof
Definitely good idea. Was planning on full size for sure.
Ill check out the serp. belt.

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Wow that was one of those basic Festiva's ever made. Zero options. No radio, no a/c, no nuttin. That's so damn cool. My dad had one brand new back in 1991 I think. His was white but it had a few options... am/fm radio, power steering, an "upgraded" interior (more cloth and less plastic/vinyl), motorized seat belts, and I think that was it. It was an awesome car back in the day.
Ha thats awesome. If only we had the room to keep every car that was ever owned by our family. One of the hardest things in life.

Oddly enough, I think mine had a radio installed and dealer installed A/C. Or at least some part of its life it had A/C installed. I had to recharge it but the A/C still worked. This one had the power seat belts, but I replaced them with manual during plans to import to Canada.
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:49 PM   #40
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Got the interior back in so I can go get an etest/safety, seats aren't really cleaned, but I'm going to take it to a detailing place for that. Smells a lot better already, helps that everything is covered in wd-40.

Did a junkyard run on Saturday and found an 07 4dr Yaris in bad front end/side swipe. Got some missing interior parts so I also installed:
- passenger visor(last one was broken off)
- new vents over radio(last one was broken)
- shift knob, from a Camry I think.

How does the stock shift boot attach to the center console? It came detached when I bought the car and it doesn't seem to have any way of attaching it back on.

I still need a new center console and shift boot, the rubber part for the clutch pedal.
The shifter also seems to creek moving it back and forth(like from 2nd to 4th gear), I added some new grease around but its still there.
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Old 05-18-2017, 06:55 PM   #41
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Airbag light is on. Tried clearing the codes, left with 51.

The clock spring.

Its available for recall so my toyota dealer will install a new one, plus the passenger airbag is on recall too so Ill get them both done at the same time.

Thats the only thing it needed for safety. Just waiting on that.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:04 AM   #42
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There's also the recall for the seat tracks, and a recall for the seatbelt pretensioners, but it looks like you can skip the power window master switch recall.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:08 AM   #43
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There's also the recall for the seat tracks, and a recall for the seatbelt pretensioners, but it looks like you can skip the power window master switch recall.
Haha, yeah I called and they said that and I was like, you don't have to do that, no power windows. But I guess they have to look anyway. They didn't mention the seatbelt pretensioners for my car. Just the seat track, passenger airbag, and the clock spring.

Going to drop it off at Toyota on Tuesday.
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