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Old 05-29-2009, 12:27 PM   #1
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Louisiana?

Any Yaris owners from Louisiana here?

I'm in Baton Rouge and I've only seen a few around town, 2 of which are in the parking lot at work.

I've had mine since February and was just wondering if there were any others around here.

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Old 08-17-2009, 11:41 PM   #2
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Yes , A few in Slidell....
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Old 08-26-2009, 09:51 AM   #3
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Thanks for replying. I don't see many of them around here and of the ones I see, very few are hatchbacks.

I admit I bought mine on a whim because it was the cheapest brand new car on any lot in Baton Rouge and I needed a new car right away, since my other car was totalled when it was hit from behind.

I've had it since February and I love it and plan to drive it for a long time.

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Old 09-07-2009, 04:23 PM   #4
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Hey Red Stick I just bought my 07 Red Hatchback Aug.1 2009 and love it I live in St.Amant ,La. but work near the Capital look between the "USS KIDD" and "Hollywood Casino" parked next door to the "Welcome center", building looks like a fire station but it's not Look for the red yaris when I'm there. Wayboo
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Old 09-23-2009, 02:40 PM   #5
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Great!

Next time I'm in that area, I'll look for it.

Where did you get your Yaris? I got mine at AllStar Toyota on Airline.

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Old 09-26-2009, 02:35 PM   #6
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Hey Redstick I'll be headed to the (Cruising the Coast) coming up in October in the Gulfport Mississippi area this thing is huge just do a search on it if you don't already know of it check it out everybody this place is jumping for two weeks. Car shows galore:
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Old 09-26-2009, 02:59 PM   #7
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Hey Redstick I'll be headed to the (Cruising the Coast) coming up in October in the Gulfport Mississippi area this thing is huge just do a search on it if you don't already know of it check it out everybody this place is jumping for two weeks. Car shows galore:
I'm sorry I didn't tell you where I found my Yaris I located it on autotraders it was in Gulfport it has electric windows and door locks electric mirrors the nice sound system with cd and optional plugins I also did the seat modification that I found in Yaris world where you lift the driver seat in the front bolt holes using washers it helped with the uncomfortable seat,talk to ya later Wayboo.
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Old 10-22-2009, 02:50 PM   #8
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Hey Red Stick I just bought my 07 Red Hatchback Aug.1 2009 and love it I live in St.Amant ,La. but work near the Capital look between the "USS KIDD" and "Hollywood Casino" parked next door to the "Welcome center", building looks like a fire station but it's not Look for the red yaris when I'm there. Wayboo
I think I saw your Yaris last week. I went to the Welcome Center for a meeting and saw it in the parking lot. Looks very nice, very red.

I've had mine 8 months now and I love it too. Great mileage, even in stop and go Florida Blvd. traffic, rarely below 30mpg. It's a great car and I don't want to give it up.

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Old 10-29-2009, 12:13 AM   #9
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Hey RedStickHam that was the right place where you saw it mine is getting 36-37 mpg every tank with the air cond. on, I havent been in Yaris World for a little while to check up on post for I've been doing a lot of online job hunting for the State is taking bids to get contractors to take over where I work and if it happens we may or may not get hired on I work for the ( DOA-Office of State Buildings ) I will try to keep you posted if I get another job and my Yaris won't be their anymore.
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Old 11-03-2009, 11:37 AM   #10
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Hey RedStickHam that was the right place where you saw it mine is getting 36-37 mpg every tank with the air cond. on, I havent been in Yaris World for a little while to check up on post for I've been doing a lot of online job hunting for the State is taking bids to get contractors to take over where I work and if it happens we may or may not get hired on I work for the ( DOA-Office of State Buildings ) I will try to keep you posted if I get another job and my Yaris won't be their anymore.
That mileage is great! I usually get around 32 with the A/C on, I got a little more last fill up, since I haven't been running the A/C much. The biggest hinderance to my getting mileage that high is my drive to work. I drive straight up and and down Florida Blvd everyday from O'Neal Lane to near the Capitol Transit building, stop and go all the way. I seldom get on the interstate.

Sorry to hear about your job situation, I hope everything works out for you.

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Old 11-08-2009, 09:37 PM   #11
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I have to say that most of my milage is on the interstate coming and going from St.Amant but when I went to the Cruising the Coast in Biloxi I got 42 mpg but it was a very short run trying to check just hwy. milage talk to ya later.
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:27 AM   #12
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Hi everyone!

Name's Jhon and currently live in the French Quarter. I just bought a 2010 Yaris (Black Sand Pearl), 3-door Liftback...its sweet! I am in the US Air Force and a Florida Native, so I do road trips back home to Miami Beach all the time.

BTW, I bought the Yaris cause I was t-boned a couple of weeks and my Echo was totalled. I had her for 8 years and now she is gone. :(

Oh yea, I got my car from Toyota of New Orleans, but since I wanted a "manual", they had to transfer the car from New Iberia to New Orleans...the salesman was like, "No one drives a manual"...strange comment. ;P

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Old 04-18-2010, 09:12 AM   #13
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Hi...names Jhon (aka TEMPLAR). I am FL native from Miami Beach. I am currently stationed in New Orleans, and so for the past 3 years and live in the French Quarter...so I do tons of road trips back home to Miami Beach all the time, plus making a stop in Orlando, Tampa and Pensacola here and there.

BTW...here's a pic of my new 2010 Yaris...w/ a pic of my GF. ;)


Here is a pic...more to follow. :)

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Old 04-29-2010, 01:05 PM   #14
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Hi everyone!

Name's Jhon and currently live in the French Quarter. I just bought a 2010 Yaris (Black Sand Pearl), 3-door Liftback...its sweet! I am in the US Air Force and a Florida Native, so I do road trips back home to Miami Beach all the time.

BTW, I bought the Yaris cause I was t-boned a couple of weeks and my Echo was totalled. I had her for 8 years and now she is gone. :(

Oh yea, I got my car from Toyota of New Orleans, but since I wanted a "manual", they had to transfer the car from New Iberia to New Orleans...salesman was like no one drive a manual...strange comment. ;P
Hi there! Sorry I didn't respond sooner, haven't had time to check in lately, but am glad to see another Louisiana Yaris owner.

I was able to find one with a manual transmission on a lot here in Baton Rouge. I admit I bought it because it was the cheapest brand new car in town at the time, but I like this little car. Mine is white, gray interior, gray pinstripes.

My situation was similar to your's, except it was a rear end collision and I was driving a Hyundai Accent I had for 5 years and had paid off 3 months before. I used the money from that car to put a down payment on the Yaris. I also got a settlement from my injuries and put that towards the car as well, so it will be paid off within a year.

I looked at a couple of Toyota dealerships here in Baton Rouge, and this one was the only with manual that wasn't equipped with everything. All I have is floormats, a sound system, 15inch wheels, and pinstripes. I didn't want one that was fully loaded, just wanted something to get back and forth to work in.

Anyway, great to see another Louisiana Yaris owner here.

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Old 05-01-2010, 08:10 AM   #15
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Since I bought my Yaris a few weeks ago, I've seen about 5 Yaris owners around NOLA. And 2 of them (Silver and another Black), live and work down the French Quarter. I even raced with a WHITE Yaris on HWY 10 about a week ago...it was nice cruising thru Kenner. ;)

BTW, I did see a Yaris here in NOLA car wrapped in DOMINO'S PIZZA...it was kewl...too bad I didn't have my camera...next time I see him...I will have to take a pic. ;)
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Old 05-01-2010, 09:31 AM   #16
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Wow, I'm from Baton Rouge, but a lot of my family live in Pineville. Joined the navy and now I'm leaving in Virginia
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Old 05-01-2010, 05:28 PM   #17
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Since I bought my Yaris a few weeks ago, I've seen about 5 Yaris owners around NOLA. And 2 of them (Silver and another Black), live and work down the French Quarter. I even raced with a WHITE Yaris on HWY 10 about a week ago...it was nice cruising thru Kenner. ;)

BTW, I did see a Yaris here in NOLA car wrapped in DOMINO'S PIZZA...it was kewl...too bad I didn't have my camera...next time I see him...I will have to take a pic. ;)
I've seen several of them around town here in Baton Rouge, but I see more of the sedans than I do the hatchbacks. I saw a silver hatchback and a blue hatchback today, along with a black and a blue Yaris sedan.

I've cruised I-10 through Kenner many times. I used to live in the NOLA area and in fact, grew up in Kenner. I haven't been back that way in a few years though, since taking the in-laws to the Quarter.

I'd like to see that Domino's Yaris, I bet that looks cool.

Later...

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Old 05-03-2010, 08:10 AM   #18
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I ran into 2 more YARIS vehicles this weekend...2 red. The YARIS world is growing in NOLA! ;)
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