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Old 09-29-2016, 11:20 PM   #1
Drives: 2008 5 sp. LB
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Idahoi
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2008 HB 5 sp 2 door

White, tinted windows, cruise and air. Rear sway bar. Brand new tires less then 50 miles ago, as I didn't know I was going to stumble into a plug in Prius I could afford. 102,000 miles, I'm the second owner, the original buyer was a banker, so take that for what it's worth. Oil pan and coolant heater. Always hangared, I mean garaged, no dents or rust. Synthetic lube in tranny and engine. Aftermarket rear sway (?) bar

Vortex generators on rear of roof! I'm an airplane guy and had them laying around, and damn if they didn't make it track better at freeway speeds, my theory is that they keep the airflow more attached at the rear and not so turbulent. I wrote about it here, if you search.

Located in SE Idaho $3500.00 I have it for sale locally for $4000.00 and have so far gotten two good hits but they fizzled when they found out it wasn't an auto!

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Old 09-30-2016, 09:34 AM   #2
Drives: 2007 2-door hatchback
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Vortex street shedding Tercel tracking instability generators

I once drove some 300 miles on PA interstates covered with inches of snow because road crews were off for Christmas day. Sharp skinny 155-80/13 tires (new, but not aggressive tread pattern) on 89 Tercel EZ Hatchback w/ rear seat removed. Car wagged it's tail continuously at speed, which was disconcerting until I determined it was otherwise well planted and controllable. There were SUV's etc. that ran off the road every mile or so. Maybe 2 vehicles passed me the whole day.
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Old 11-29-2016, 01:48 AM   #3
Drives: 2008 5 sp. LB
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Oddly enough (the odds are way against it) the buyer was a guy who is also a pilot, he flies commercial medical transport and was buying car for his teen age daughter (so I guess it is a chick car after all). I knew I had it sold when after we discovered we both flew, I then pointed out the VG's on the aft roof deck, I already had him hooked, that reeled him in!
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Old 12-05-2016, 09:50 PM   #4
Drives: 2007 yaris 3 door
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cool. do you have any more MVG's lying around?
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