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Old 03-09-2018, 07:46 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I had no idea you could still get crank windows in 2005.

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Old 03-09-2018, 08:10 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I think crank windows are still kicking around on utility vehicles. I had them on a brand new Nissan cargo van I rented in 2013.

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Old 03-09-2018, 10:32 AM   #23 (permalink)
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The base versions of the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage and Nissan Micra have crank windows and manual locks in Canada. (Cranks in the rear, power in front in the Mirage though.)

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Old 03-09-2018, 08:51 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
Nice find! How many miles? What's it replacing
I actually bought it just for a temporary driver between cars. Rebuilding crashed ctsv in my garage right now. <-- that's a real eco machine eh? Just filled the tank on the corolla, we'll see how we can do despite winter formulation gas and cold winter weather. I expected my daughter to bust me this morning for not letting it warm up before taking her to the bus stop but she didn't notice.

Edit: forgot to add, 140k miles, 4 almost new Pirelli tires, a new looking Toyota brand battery, embroidered Toyota floor mats that I don't think have seen a shoe because they are covered with Toyota branded rubber catch all mats. Oil change shop sticker on the windshield says it was changed 200 miles ago. Was a nice find.
Get bored very quickly. Vibe, Saturn, and crv all long gone. Been a while but I'm back in the game, gunna see what I can do with this Corolla.

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Old 03-09-2018, 11:35 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by davelobi View Post
speaking of vanilla, I just picked up an 05 corolla, 5sp, crank windows. My 6 year old had never seen manual windows. I showed her, she tried em and exclaimed "that's cool ".
Now that most of the cars I've driven in the last 10 years have power windows, I'm starting to miss the good old crank windows that still seem less prone to fail.

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