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Old 03-13-2018, 10:56 PM   #1
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Well guys, it's been fun

After 8 years and 10 months, my time with the Yaris has come to an end. A few hours ago, my girlfriend's little brother (18 and just starting college) bought it from me! So it's still staying in the family :) I'll get to visit it on occasion and keep tabs on it. I haven't been very active on here the last few years, with the Yaris mostly just driving along with no muss or fuss, but as soon as I sell the parts I've got laying around I'll probably be signing off YW for the last time. It's been a great decade and I've learned a TON from you guys. There have been good times at Import Alliance and a lot of good conversations with people here over the last decade. Happy Yarising, and thanks again!
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Old 03-14-2018, 09:54 AM   #2
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what did you replace it with?
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:16 AM   #3
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the yaris is a great car to hand-down to family! i hope to one day give mine to my daughter. i noticed in your garage you have lots of goodies on it- other than the supercharger what else could be available?
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:27 AM   #4
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what did you replace it with?
I've had a 1987 Mercedes 190D Turbo for about a year now that's my daily driver, and bought a 2010 Mercedes E350 a few weeks ago for a highway driver/weekend/fun car. Still have the old Hardbody as well.

The majority of the performance/custom parts went with the car but I'll have a few bits up in the for sale section soon.
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Old 03-14-2018, 11:27 AM   #5
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You’ll probably get it back from your relative someday.
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Old 03-14-2018, 11:32 AM   #6
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Very cool, but you should still stop by from time to time. No reason not to pop in and see what some of us YW stalwarts are doing and vice versa.
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Old 03-14-2018, 12:07 PM   #7
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Glad to hear it was able to go to a family member, best of luck in your future endevors
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:11 PM   #8
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After 8 years and 10 months, my time with the Yaris has come to an end. A few hours ago, my girlfriend's little brother (18 and just starting college) bought it from me! So it's still staying in the family :) I'll get to visit it on occasion and keep tabs on it. I haven't been very active on here the last few years, with the Yaris mostly just driving along with no muss or fuss, but as soon as I sell the parts I've got laying around I'll probably be signing off YW for the last time. It's been a great decade and I've learned a TON from you guys. There have been good times at Import Alliance and a lot of good conversations with people here over the last decade. Happy Yarising, and thanks again!
....now, just don't break up with that girl
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Old 03-15-2018, 02:53 PM   #9
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....now, just don't break up with that girl
lol, we've been together almost 14 years so I certainly hope we can make the next 30 or so without issue :P

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You’ll probably get it back from your relative someday.
That would be pretty amazing haha. I have no idea how long he expects to keep it, but he's loving it so far!
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Old 03-16-2018, 07:01 PM   #10
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Dude... You went from driving a Yaris to an old Merc?

I don't know how you manage that. I'd never be able to give up my Yaris now. Everything else i drive is so uncomfortable to drive. Not to mention more expensive to maintain, fuel and less reliable.
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Old 03-17-2018, 09:06 AM   #11
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Dude... You went from driving a Yaris to an old Merc?

I don't know how you manage that. I'd never be able to give up my Yaris now. Everything else i drive is so uncomfortable to drive. Not to mention more expensive to maintain, fuel and less reliable.
On the contrary, I'm having a blast driving other cars, although they are not mine. Some more reliable than others.

07 ES350
07 MDX
10 Audi A6
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Then there are other cars in-between..
08 Caliber
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Currently own a 10 Mazda 5 GT and my 07 Yaris sedan.

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Old 03-19-2018, 05:31 AM   #12
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I'm also mere weeks away from ending ownership of the Yaris,bought new in 08 the Yaris has been very reliable in its 250K service. was hoping to buy a Scion Xb but alas they arent made any more. next car will be Kia Soul.
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Old 03-19-2018, 10:19 AM   #13
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There seems to be a bit of a changing of the guard going on. Some old time members hanging up their Yarii while I've seen posts from a new group of folks that are just getting one as a first car, etc.
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Old 03-19-2018, 10:42 AM   #14
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I'm also mere weeks away from ending ownership of the Yaris,bought new in 08 the Yaris has been very reliable in its 250K service. was hoping to buy a Scion Xb but alas they arent made any more. next car will be Kia Soul.
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2azfe in the xB is junk anyways...
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Old 03-19-2018, 12:13 PM   #15
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There seems to be a bit of a changing of the guard going on. Some old time members hanging up their Yarii while I've seen posts from a new group of folks that are just getting one as a first car, etc.
Definitely noticed this as well. Many members on here who bought new '08 and '09's are now hitting the 10 year mark and are looking for an upgrade. Many younger buyers looking to buy a used car and a reliable 10 year old yaris fits their budget and needs. This is the likely reason for the transition
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Old 03-19-2018, 03:03 PM   #16
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Definitely noticed this as well. Many members on here who bought new '08 and '09's are now hitting the 10 year mark and are looking for an upgrade. Many younger buyers looking to buy a used car and a reliable 10 year old yaris fits their budget and needs. This is the likely reason for the transition
Agree.
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Old 03-21-2018, 05:07 PM   #17
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Definitely noticed this as well. Many members on here who bought new '08 and '09's are now hitting the 10 year mark and are looking for an upgrade. Many younger buyers looking to buy a used car and a reliable 10 year old yaris fits their budget and needs. This is the likely reason for the transition
Pretty much. I make over 3x what I made in 2008, so there's a lot more budget available for cars. I bought the Yaris in 08 because of the reliability, cost, and fuel economy. Now I've got enough cars that it doesn't really matter if one or two of them isn't working lol. The old 190D is insanely comfortable and the 2010 E350 is a lot sportier. The old D21 is just an old D21 but I love that little truck, drove it to work today actually.



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Old 04-06-2018, 01:24 AM   #18
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I'm also mere weeks away from ending ownership of the Yaris,bought new in 08 the Yaris has been very reliable in its 250K service. was hoping to buy a Scion Xb but alas they arent made any more. next car will be Kia Soul.
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Here it is =https://goo.gl/images/qte95V
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