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Old 02-12-2009, 08:47 PM   #19
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my best investment.. is the yaris itself....hehehe i know it sound cheezy.. but it is..
Best investmentThe yaris itself.


Worst investment Alpine CDA-9855, Precision power A600/4 amplifier, A/D/S 345CS component speakers and a 400$ install/custom job.

Worthy mention The S trim kit (known as the Aero kit in Canada) for the sedan is a great addition to the car. Without it, even the sedan looks like an egg :P
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Old 02-13-2009, 12:54 AM   #20
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Best Investment: NST SSK (I drive with the seat pushed all the way to the back for more comfortable legroom, but without NST SSK, it was a little hard to push the gear into 5th that I had to ues my middle finger to barely put it in gear.)

Worst Investment: Well...this is why I am in this thread. Not trying to make any bad investment. Which means, none so far for me.
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Old 02-13-2009, 10:13 AM   #21
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BEST INVESTMENT: The rear window wiper option. I didn't think it was important but now use it all the time.

WORST INVESTMENT: Power windows, feels ridiculous on this type of car.

WORTHY MENTION: Sony MP3/USB unit and 14" 5 spoke Motegi wheels, both lifted from my previous car, 2000 Civic HB.
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Old 02-13-2009, 12:55 PM   #22
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Best investment Buying a Yaris
Worst investment there wont be any as i bought the car to save money so wasting $$$ on chrome shiny bits and pieces defeats the purpose of the purchase.
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Old 02-13-2009, 01:20 PM   #23
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Best Investment Yokohama Avid TRZ tires

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Old 02-13-2009, 01:41 PM   #24
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Best: Megan Coilovers and NST drivetrain products (shifters, bushings)

Worst: Virtual Fuzzy Dice air freshener -- it hangs right in my line of sight.
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Old 02-13-2009, 02:16 PM   #25
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Worst investment $80 paper thin(cardboard box that can shipped in was thicker)hood insulator
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Old 02-13-2009, 05:28 PM   #26
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Best: Tanabe DF210's/aftermarket wheels

Worst: nothing yet..

Honorable mention: Micro Image/Garm/Cali Yaris
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Old 02-13-2009, 05:48 PM   #27
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Best investments: 15-20 bucks a tank @ 2.05/gal, tein springs, dash mat, tint, reusable air filter (k&n).

Worst: Sadly I don't ever learn, first gauge set up (2nd is way nicer looking), cheap eBay power/keyless kit"S", Weapon R seat brackets, Redline shiftboot (probably because of my choice of fabric), aluminum lug nuts.

Worthy mention: Tanabe touring medalion, 6000k h.i.d.
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Old 02-13-2009, 05:51 PM   #28
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My best investment would have to be my GPS...

Worst? none so far since the car is still stock =]
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Old 02-13-2009, 06:24 PM   #29
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Best- TRD sway bar, along with better tires.

Worst- Parrot Bluetooth speaker, it doesn't work very good when driving.
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Old 03-12-2009, 04:41 PM   #30
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Best investments: Haven't sunk any money in the car yet. That is my best investment.

Will probably get a GPS unit and maybe some plastic mats to protect the cute factory mats that came with the car.

Worse investments: getting an aftermarket alarm / keyless entry installed at the dealership without shopping around for prices first.

This is a really cool thread. All yours.

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Old 04-07-2009, 07:40 PM   #31
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TRD rear sway
Worst none I 'm carefull where i spend
Horourable mention JDM tails, Double Din HU
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Old 04-08-2009, 03:16 PM   #32
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Love My Yaris....

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BEST INVESTMENT: The rear window wiper option. I didn't think it was important but now use it all the time.

WORST INVESTMENT: Power windows, feels ridiculous on this type of car.

WORTHY MENTION: Sony MP3/USB unit and 14" 5 spoke Motegi wheels, both lifted from my previous car, 2000 Civic HB.

I love my power everything available; the Nitro in the tires; the installed 5000 GPS that is concealed in the passengers side glove box including a backup camera; the roominess inside the yaris; the color, all are nice, the scan guage,the radio and cd and the MP3; Put the trim on the doors and on the back where it opens in a liftback; Sold my new Lexus and the only thing I miss are the cornering lights on the Lexus...NOTHING ELSE...Love my 2DR liftback....
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:10 AM   #33
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Best: Center Arm Rest:-) Much more comfortable on the road.
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Best: Kenwood built in bluetooth, awesome with my iPhone UBS connection
or
Best: Boston S series Speakers
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Best: Enkei rims
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Best: Auto Gauge Tach

Worst: My wife says, "that's it:-)"

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Old 04-09-2009, 05:22 PM   #34
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I personally can't see owning this car without the TRD shocks, springs and rear sway bar. I had the dealer install all three before driving it off the lot.

I drove a stock model a couple of months later and was astonished by how poorly it handled. With the exception of the rare frost heave, the TRD suspension sacrifices little in terms of ride quality.
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:25 PM   #35
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Best (where to begin): TRD lowering springs, NST SSK cabin and engine, Infiniti speakers and Fusion 10" 400W sub, and window tinting.

Worst: None yet, I read reviews of products before buying.

Honorable mention: Weathertech wind visors (I like the way they look and help keep wind noise down - not to mention keep rain out when window is cracked)
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Old 04-10-2009, 02:49 AM   #36
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worst: paying some to smoke my tail lights, but only putting 3 coats because thats what the can said and i'm a paranoid girl. the guy told me it wouldnt look as bad ass i wanted, but I wanted to "follow the rules".. and now i regret we didnt do more coats whenever i look at my car =( and i dont trust myself to take out my lights, nor do i want to pay him again

best: buying my yaris!!! hopefully my FUTURE best mods will be window tint, debadging/blacking badges, and sway bar. eventually.. i hope.. lowering isnt out of the question either, i just really want to see how a lowered car drives first..
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